MIAMI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IS AN “A” SCHOOL CONGRATULATIONS STINGAREES!
MIAMI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL IS AN “A” SCHOOL CONGRATULATIONS STINGAREES!
The Official Alumni Association that supports
Miami High School in Miami, FL
The Official Alumni Association that supports
Miami High School in Miami, FL
We are a Florida not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Current Association Executive Committee Officers are:
Sara Rodriguez '71 (President)
Jorge R. Cibran ‘71 (Vice President)
Maria E. Dieguez Prieto ‘72 (Secretary)
Patricia Garcia Cabarcos '71 (Treasurer)
Marysol Rivero '89 (School Representative).
The Miami High School Alumni Association's mission is to promote the preservation of Miami High School, to organize its alumni into a group to support the school, to offer scholarships to deserving seniors, and to raise funds for the preservation of the school.
The Miami High School Alumni Association has donated over $211,000 to Miami High students and organizations since 2009. The Association's contributions to MHS and its students include $139,250 in scholarships, $5,000 to the four-time State Champions "Lady Stings" Girls Basketball Team towards the cost of new uniforms and championship road trip expenses, $3,000 to The Million Dollar Band “Winter Guard” towards the cost of new uniforms, $3,000 to the Junior ROTC supporting their competition and college exploratory trip expenses, $1,000 to the FAME program, $1,500 to the Choir and Drama programs, $8000 towards replacement of four Royal Palms at Colombia Park, donated eight Mediterranean style lamp posts for placement at East Patio and to various other programs and services as requested by the school.
Membership provides support to our school, its students, and school programs.
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$100 for Lifetime Membership
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All submitted membership applications are on an individual basis. All memberships, except lifetime, are based on calendar year, and renewals are in the month of January. See "Download" section for Membership Application.
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Miami Senior High School is a public high school located at 2450 SW 1st Street in Miami, Florida, and operated by Miami-Dade Couny Public Schools. The school building is famous for its architecture and is a historic landmark. Miami Senior High School has a rich alumni base, with many graduates of the high school going on to varied, prominent careers. Miami High School website (http://www.miamiseniorhigh.org/)
Founded in 1903, it is the oldest high school in Miami-Dade County. The high school originally served the earliest settling families of Miami in the first half of the 20th century. By the late 1960s, with an increase in Miami's population, its student body grew at a fast pace. Beginning in 2010, Miami Senior High underwent a four-year historic restoration, renovation, and remodeling project at a cost of approximately $55 million. Project architect Thorn Grafton of Zyscovich Architects, who is the grandson of Miami Beach pioneering architect Russell Pancoast, was one of the people who undertook the renovation project. History of Miami High School (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFueIR3INi8)
Completed in April 2014, the project did away with the dropped ceilings that had accommodated an old air conditioning system, and restored the original high ceilings and decorative cast-stone vent screens in the halls. It also reopened the original second story arcade, removed an office expansion that had blocked part of the courtyard, and restored the original 14-foot arched windows and steel-trussed cathedral ceiling in the old library (now a media center). Restoration video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wn7xpc3p0Q)
The next Alumni Association Business Meeting will be held on
Saturday, September 18th, 2021
Miami High School Media Center
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MHS Million Dollar Band Reunion Date TBD Contact JeannieHeitz@yahoo.com
Class of '61 60th Reunion. Bob Cowan '61, Chair. For info, www.miamiseniorhigh61.com
Class of 1964 55th Reunion
Class of 1970 50th Reunion TBD
Class of 1971 50th year Reunion
July 15-17th, 2022
Cory Llopiz Cibran or Miguel San Pedro email@example.com
Class of 1991 30th Reunion. Contact Ruby Ulloa on StingareesReunion91@gmail.co
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL BENNY VALDES:
“It is an honor and a privilege to announce that Miami Senior High School has been designated an A school for the 2018-2019 school year. I feel it is important for me to acknowledge that you the alumni network has had just as an important role in our success as our faculty and staff. We are grateful for your commitment whether through scholarships opportunities, workshops or simply through the constant support you offer all our faculty, staff and students, you are truly Stingarees for life!”
Benny Valdes, Principal
#7461 Miami Senior High
MHS Alumni Association Members showed their generosity in answering the Stingaree Alumni call to help!! Your contributions were hard at work in making the 2021 MHS Alumni Association Scholarship awards a rousing success!
It has been a long road with many challenges for Miami High seniors Class of 2021 but that did not deter the Stingaree spirit of our Scholarship recipients from shining through. On March 20, 2021, amid big smiles and cheers, $20,000 donated by our alumni resulted in 32 scholarships awarded to deserving seniors planning on attending an accredited college, university or accredited technical school. One student was awarded $1500, two students received $1250, six students were awarded $750, and twenty-three students received $500 each towards the cost of their continued education. They are an incredible group of Stingarees who deserved our help and as always...our Stingaree Alumni Family delivered!!!
This years' scholarship application required student information such as GPA, teacher recommendations, in addition to an essay, a video and an interview. GPA's were very high for the applicants this year and the essays were particularly impressive. It was inspirational to read about the challenges they had already faced at such a young age and how they were able to overcome them. The videos, which involved a "Shark Tank" pitch for a theoretical invention or product, were also impressive and creative. The last step in the process was a virtual interview conducted by our Scholarship Committee with each candidate. Even via Zoom, the personality and vibrance of these Stingarees was apparent. We also introduced the students to the Alumni Association and informed them that as graduating seniors, they all qualify for MHSAA membership for three years - for free. We know they will make us proud.
Deep gratitude to the 2021 Scholarship Committee:
Cory Llopiz Cibran '71, Chair
Nelson Cartaya '80
Donna Argo Somerville '71
Santos Perez '77
Orr Rivero '71
Tuli Chediak '79
Patricia Garcia Cabarcos '71
THANK YOU to all the alumni and corporations who contributed. STING PRIDE!
Thanks to member dues and donations, the association has awarded over $139,250 since 2009 to graduating seniors. Our scholarship amounts are modest but they make a big difference by recognizing as well as encouraging these young Stings to further their education. To make a donation to our scholarship fund, please see the website donation button.
Atlanta:Contact Barry Sanders’60 at firstname.lastname@example.org 678-316-7244 (Asst. Jean Kallman Corbin ’50).
DC/MD/VA: Contact: Marsha Kleiman ’60 Contact: Marsha at email@example.com 301-977-1494 This group has been inactive but Marsha will be happy to pick it up again if any interest to meet for lunch again.
Miami: Contact Fred Darwick ’52 firstname.lastname@example.org 305 854-7017. Next Luncheon, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 11:30AM at Sports Grill 9090 SW 97th Avenue, Miami, Fl
NE Florida (Jacksonville Area): Contact Linda Gross Matthews ’61 email@example.com for next luncheon information.
North Central Florida/South Central Georgia (includes Valdosta Georgia, Gainesville, Alachua, Marion County, Florida & towns along the I-75 corridor. Contact: Lois Nevins ’47 firstname.lastname@example.org 386-418-0242 .
The Villages: (includes Ocala, Leesburg, Mt. Dora, Tavares, Clermont, Tampa & Fruitland Park. Contact: Marcie Sperber Arrendale ’60 email@example.com or cell phone: (305) 282-4004(Asst. Rita Gruber Bryan ’59). The Next luncheon is Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at the Arnold Palmer Legend Restaurant in the Villages, 1635 Palmer Way, The Villages, Fl. 11:30-2:00pm
Orlando: Contact: Judi Nelson Avant ’59 firstname.lastname@example.org 407-877-3733 or 407-376-3624. Next luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Tallahassee: Contact: Sherrie Miller DeBoer ’62 email@example.com for next luncheon information.
Tampa: There is no local contact person for this area. The Tampa area is currently meeting at The Villages' luncheons. See above under The Villages for contacts and details..
Treasure Coast: Contact: Bruno Diaz, firstname.lastname@example.org This luncheon is held on the 3rd Tuesday of February, May, August & November each year. We meet at the Golden Corral, 5901 Okeechobee Road, Ft. Pierce, Fl. 34947 at 11:30 AM.
The Miami High School Alumni Association conducted the election to select officers for 2021 on November 7, 2020 and subsequently on December 19, 2020 in the Miami High School Faculty Parking lot.
The Executive Committee as of January 1, 2021, are:
President: Sara Rodriguez ‘71 (middle right)
Vice-President: Jorge R. Cibran ‘71 (middle left)
Secretary: Maria E. Dieguez Prieto ‘72 (far left)
Treasurer: Patricia Garcia Cabarcos '71 (far right)
Directors-at-Large for 2021 (Left to right on photo)
Miguel San Pedro '71
Joe Rubio '71
Luis Sanchez '70
Cory Llopiz Cibran '71
Donna Argo Somerville ‘71
Isabel Fine '72
Marysol Rivero '89, School Representative (not pictured)
Let's congratulate our new Board of Directors and help them continue to uphold the traditions of Miami High.
Our goals for this year are:
Join us for an exciting year. Please help our Alma Mater and its students by donating to the MHS Alumni Association to help us reach our goals. We all want our Royal Palms to "stand proudly underneath our summer sky".
Stings helping Stings
If you have not yet joined the Alumni Association, or know of fellow Stings that have not yet joined we urge you to take a few minutes to join, renew and/or donate so that our Alumni Association can continue to help. In keeping with our school’s tradition, there are many opportunities for alumni to help Miami High School. Serving as a board member is just one of the many ways an association member can serve their school.
How do I become a member of the alumni association? Please click on the "Membership" button on the web page. Membership applications from the newsletter can be mailed to the association or provided to an association board member. Please fill out the application completely and provide checks or money orders when submitting by postage mail. PO BOX 260993, Miami, Fl. 33126. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH VIA REGULAR MAIL!
How may I donate to the alumni association? From this website, locate the "Donate" button and process your donation. Otherwise, mail or provide in person your donation. If by mail, please provide your full name and class graduation year on the check or money order. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH VIA REGULAR MAIL!
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History of Miami High School
Gil Amelio - CEO of Apple Computer
Alfredo Amezaga - MLB outfielder, Chicago Cubs
Charles Albury '39, was in the "Enola Gay" (Hiroshima) & copilot of the "Bockscar" (Nagasaki)
Desi Arnaz (1917 – 1986) Band Leader, TV producer, star of I Love Lucy
Atari Bigby - NFL, Greenbay Packers
Steve Blake - NBA Guard, Detroit Pistons
Eddie Brown - former NFL player
Jeff Coopwood - Emmy-nominated Actor, Broadcaster and Singer
John Dasburg - CEO of Burger King
Jim Dooley (1930 – 2008) NFL Head Coach and Player, Chicago Bears
Allen Edwards - College Basketball Player and Coach
Doug Edwards - NBA Player, Atlanta Hawks
Joseph P. Farina - Retired Chief Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit Court
Robert L. Floyd (1918 – 2007) former Mayor of Miami, State Representative, Judge, and Miami Sheriff
Luis Garcia - former MLB Player, Baltimore Orioles
Christopher George (1931–1983) Actor and former Marine
Wilfredo "Willy" Gort - City of Miami Commissioner - District 1
Edmond J. Gong (1930 – 2015) first Asian American elected to the Florida House and Senate
Bob Graham - Florida Governor and US Senator
Heather Graham Pozzesser '71 - Bestselling author
Philip L. Graham (1915 – 1963) Publisher of the Washington Post
Anthony Grant - former Head Basketball Coach, University of Alabama
Carol Hanson - former Florida State Representative (1982-1994) and Mayor of Boca Raton (1995-2001)
Udonis Haslem - NBA Player, Miami Heat
Steve Hertz - MLB Player and Israel Baseball League Manager
Lindy Infante (1940 – 2015) NFL Head Coach, Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts
Sedrick Irvin - NFL America (Detroit Lions), NFL Europe and Arena Football Player
Jamaal Jackson - NFL Center
Andre Johnson - NFL Wide Receiver, Tennessee Titans
Lonnie Johnson – NFL Player
Donald Justice (1925 – 2004) Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet
James W. Kehoe (1925 – 1998) Lawyer and Judge
Veronica Lake (1922 – 1973) Actress
Mike Levy - founder and former CEO of Sportsline.com, now CBSSports.com
Marquand Manuel - NFL Player
Frank Martin - Head Basketball Coach, University of South Carolina
Raul L. Martinez - Former Mayor of Hialeah
Delrish Moss - Miami law enforcement veteran appointed as Police Chief of Ferguson, Missouri
Gardnar Mulloy (1913 – 2016) Tennis Player
Dr. Eduardo Padrón - President of Miami-Dade College
Alfred Browning Parker - Architect
Jerry Parr (1930 – 2015) Secret Service Agent credited with saving President Ronald Reagan during assassination attempt
Roscoe Parrish - NFL Wide Receiver, San Diego Chargers
Juan Pena, former MLB Player, Boston Red Sox
Manolo Reyes - City of Miami Commissioner - District 4
Ed Roberts (1941 – 2010) designed the first commercially successful personal computer in 1975
Marcos "Shakey' Rodriguez (1952-2020) Head Basketball Coach - Won five State Championships at MHS.
Mandy Romero- former MLB Player, San Diego Padres, Boston Red Sox, Colorado Rockies
Al Rosen (1924-2015) MLB 4x All Star and MVP Baseball Player
David A. Siegel - Businessman
Donald Slesnick- Former Mayor of Coral Gables
George Smathers (1913 – 2007) U.S. Senator
Eric Smith '60 - FL House of Representatives 1973-1978, Jacksonville City Council
Paul Smith '54 - International film and television career
Bob Stinson - former MLB player, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Houston Astros, Montreal Expos, Kansas City Royals, Seattle Mariners
Mario Valdez - former MLB player, Chicago White Sox, Oakland Athletics
Brent Wright - professional basketball player in Europe
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Inner-city Miami schoolteacher Jane Hetzko (Diane Venora) gets her knee broken when she stands up to the school's gang leader, Juan Lacas (Marc Anthony). Her boyfriend, mercenary combat specialist Jonathan Shale (Tom Berenger), goes undercover as a substitute teacher to take down the punk, but soon discovers that Lacas is merely an underling for the real criminal mastermind. Assembling the team from his last jungle raid, led by his right-hand man, Joey Six (Raymond Cruz), Shale declares war.
High school friends Pee Wee (Dan Monahan), Tommy (Wyatt Knight), Billy (Mark Herrier) and Mickey (Roger Wilson) want to lose their virginity. But when they're kicked out of a strip club after the owner, Porky (Chuck Mitchell), takes their money, they plot revenge. While they try to get back at him, they deal with other teen troubles, including Pee Wee's worries that his "equipment" is shrinking, their sexually opinionated gym teacher (Kim Cattrall) and a spy hole in the girl's locker room.
After being abandoned by her husband, depressed music teacher Roberta (Meryl Streep) lands a job teaching violin to underprivileged children in Harlem, New York. Despite initial friction from school principal Janet Williams (Angela Bassett) and the students,the program succeeds and attracts public recognition. After 10 years, however, the program is suddenly shut down following budget cuts. Roberta, together with Williams and her former pupils, works to hold a fund-raising concert.