Palmer Trinity announces Silver Knight candidates

Pictured (l-r) are Sara Abassi, Jenna Fusfield, Sabrina Rodriguez, Renee Dobrinsky, Brittany McDonough, Marina Bryant, Hallie Parten, and Cameron Cookson.

Pictured (l-r) are Sara Abassi, Jenna Fusfield, Sabrina Rodriguez, Renee Dobrinsky, Brittany McDonough, Marina Bryant, Hallie Parten, and Cameron Cookson.

Palmer Trinity School has announced this year’s Silver Knight candidates. The Silver Knight award is highly prestigious and competitive. In order to qualify, nominees must have an excellent record of service to their school and community and must excel in a selected academic category. A minimum unweighted GPA of 3.2 is required. This year’s candidates are:

Music: Sara Abbassi

Sara has been involved with the PTS Orchestra for years. She has been instrumental in Palmer Trinity’s Pink Octobers since middle school and is a counselor at the Bereavement Center.

Journalism: Jenna Fusfield —

Jenna has held the position of yearbook editor for the past two years. She also has authored an amazing “Doodle Book,” which has been distributed to children in hospitals in the area. Jenna is founder of the Random Acts of Kindness Club and is involved outside of school with Friendship Circle and her temple.

Art: Sabrina Rodriguez —

Besides her involvement at PTS, outside of school Sabrina has been an active Bereavement Center counselor, member of Friendship Circle, and SOS.

Science: Renee Dobrinsky —

With a strong passion for animal advocacy, Renee founded the Palmer Trinity Second Chance Club and has been energetically providing service to various shelters in town and at Ventana de los Cielos, where animal therapy is provided for autistic children. Renee is a Gold Star Girl Scout, having done her project at Miami Children’s Hospital.

Social Science: Brittany McDonough —

Brittany is the current treasurer of Student Government, and the co-founder and co-president of Second Chance Animal Care. She also is a member of NHS, SNHS and Mu Alpha Theta.

World Languages: Marina Bryant —

Marina’s service record is long and varied. Her passion is toward the homeless, starting the CPHI club at PTS in her ninth grade year. Marina also was the winner of the Red Cross Spectrum Award for Women last year.

General Scholarship: Hallie Parten —

Excelling in all academic areas, Hallie has been giving her time and effort with Breakthrough Miami since its inception at PTS.

Mathematics: Cameron Cookson —

Cameron took AP Calculus as a junior and currently is in Differential Equations/ Multi Variable Calculus class. He is the winner of the RPI medal and vice president of Mu Alpha Theta. As an Eagle Scout, Cameron did a project with the Shake-a-Leg foundation.

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