By: Ruben Escobar, CGSHS Senior
Through the trill of the Capella Group’s harmonies and Latin classics, the Coral Gables Senior High’s faculty and student body gave parents of prospective Gables students a taste of what the school has to offer. Club sponsors and their student boards put together science fair-esque booths to entice the next generation of Cavaliers. With their chants and greetings, the event encouraged them to enroll and apply to nationally-recognized magnet programs including the National Academy of Finance and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.
On the evening of November 13th, the school’s Parent Teacher Student Association put together this year’s Academy Night in the gymnasium with help from volunteers. All of the school’s academies were present to inform incoming students of their activities and opportunities, such as internships, college-advising, club involvement, and lectures. Each academy was represented by a member of the faculty, such as IB chemistry teacher Elizabeth Kiely and Gablettes director Erika Diaz with the Visual and Performing Arts Academy; they stood with their respective academy to answer questions for students and parents, as well as advertise their academies.
Student officers of the clubs present handed out visiting eighth graders treats, such as cookies and candy. The Future Business Leaders of America chapter, the Interact club, the Engineering Club, and the Gay Straight Alliance Club on campus known as “Paradigm,” among others, were represented at the event.
The night concluded with a presentation from the IB representatives and a speech from principal Adolfo Costa to thank all those involved with putting the event together.