Gerard Robinson, Florida Commissioner of Education, addresses students while attending the College Summit Florida Awards at Miami-Dade College’s Wolfson Campus on Monday. PATRICK FARRELL / MIAMI HERALD STAFF
Over 300 College Summit Peer Leaders and educators from 13 Broward and Dade high schools gathered at Miami Dade College – Wolfson Campus to celebrate their hard work getting into college and support of their peers along the same journey.
The event not only honored the students, educators and high schools building a college-going culture, but featured special guests. Gerard Robinson, Florida Commissioner of Education and Miami-Dade Assistant Superintendent Nikolai Vitti both shared their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to reach their goals. This past school year, 3,500 South Florida seniors participated in College Summit. As Mr. Vitti announced, the next school year, College Summit will expand to work with high school freshmen and juniors and reach more than 14,000 students in Broward and Miami-Dade. Read more in the Miami Herald coverage of the College Summit Awards.
Additional guests at the event included, Madeline Pumariega, Miami Dade College –Wolfson Campus President; John Ise, The Children’s Trust; Angela Woods Director, Darden Foundation and Community Affairs; and Peter Pruitt, Deloitte Office Managing Partner Florida/Puerto Rico; and College Summit partner schools.
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