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The 2021 Silver Knight Award Winners Shined Brightly — Even In A Pandemic

MIA_0215SilverKnight052021.jpeg Award winners celebrate during the 63rd Annual Miami Herald / el Nuevo Herald Silver Knight Awards on screens with a Zoom display on a screen in the foreground
Al Diaz
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Miami Herald
Award winners celebrate during the 63rd Annual Miami Herald / el Nuevo Herald Silver Knight Awards with Nancy Meyer, president, Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, and hosts Monica Richardson, executive editor, Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald, and Rick Hirsch, managing editor, Miami Herald, on Thursday, May 20, 2021.

Through a most challenging school year, Silver Knight Award winners have given it their all.

When the coronavirus pandemic changed life as they knew it, some Silver Knight winners were stirred to action.

Julianne Rodriguez at St. Brendan High in Miami-Dade programmed a robot that could connect families with their loved ones in senior living facilities and hospitals that couldn’t allow visitors. Madison Sullivan at West Broward High in Broward made over 1,200 fabric masks, each delivered with a note of encouragement written by children from a local elementary school, complete with their own artwork.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.