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Meet the 2015 Broward Silver Knight Award winners

Read this story in The Miami Herald.


North Broward Preparatory School

Jocelyn Roth found her calling for global philanthropic work after participating in a leadership-training program through BBYO, a teen-led Jewish youth movement. Within two years, she became its international chairwoman of global education and philanthropy. Since 2013, she guided a team to raise more than $45,000 to help Jewish youth attend enrichment programs in North America, and was chosen to revamp decade-old curricula for two international service trips to Bulgaria and Argentina.

Jocelyn is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a National Merit Semifinalist. She is co-founder of her school’s community magazine, Brainwash, and a member of the Senior Thespian Troupe. She earned a perfect score of 800 on the SAT reading and writing sections, and a 740 on the math section. She will be attending Yale University to study quantitative economics.

Honorable Mentions: Jude Alawa, American Heritage School; Cole Bianco, University School of Nova Southeastern University; Silvia Moreno, Pompano Beach High School.

MUSIC & DANCE Julia Sabra

Pine Crest School

After Julia Sabra visited the United Cerebral Palsy’s Early Beginnings preschool in sixth grade, she felt an immediate attachment to the students. A year into her involvement, Julia learned that government funding for the toddler program would be cut. To help the program continue, she started raising funds by hosting monthly pizza, smoothie and bake sales at her school.

Julia found a job as a music specialist at a local summer day camp and donated her earnings to the Early Beginnings preschool. She also supplements donations to UCP by organizing, producing and directing the bi-annual ‘‘Playing for Change’’ charity concert at Pine Crest.

Julia has performed as a concert pianist with the Hallandale Pops Symphonic Orchestra and was a recipient of a Music Club of Hollywood summer study grant. She has been named an AP Scholar and is president of her BBYO chapter.

Honorable Mentions: Nafeesah Attah, Plantation High School; Dalit Merenfeld, University School of Nova Southeastern University; Hannah Parr, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School.

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