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For Immediate Release:
May 25, 2017
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Melonie Burke
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William H. Turner Technical Arts High School and St. Mary’s Cathedral Middle School take the top prizes at Commissioner Jean Monestime’s Sixth Annual Haitian History Bee



Commissioner Monestime congratulates the winners of the Sixth Annual Haitian History Bee. Pictured at left are Mecca Marcelin, Master of Ceremony,Ragaston Paul, Executive Director of SONS of Little Haiti, Prof. Jean Claude-Exulien, Historian, Steeve Louis, Emmanuel Sanon from William H. Turner Technical Arts High School and Christina Fils, Armstrong Theophile from St. Mary's Cathedral Middle School with Commissioner Jean Monestime, District 2 and Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, District 9.
(Photo by Armando Rodriguez / Miami-Dade County)

(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – William H. Turner Technical Arts High School and St. Mary’s Cathedral Middle School were the big winners of Miami-Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime’s Sixth Annual Haitian History Bee Championship held on May 24 at the Stephen P. Clark Center in downtown Miami. The two schools each won the top spot in their respective categories. Steeve Louis and Emmanuel Sanon competed on behalf of William H. Turner Technical Arts High School while St. Mary’s Cathedral Middle School was represented by Christina Fils and Armstrong Theophile. In second place, Rolaindjy Desir and Bastien Gaelle represented Miami Edison High School while Madelinne Muralles and Maya Jean-Bazile represented St. Mary’s Cathedral Middle School. In addition to trophies, each of the winners received a Galaxy Tablet, courtesy of the Miami Dolphins Foundation.

The young contestants spent two hours facing off with their peers on questions regarding Haitian history.

“This annual event is a great way for young people to get excited about learning Haiti’s fascinating history and its impact on our hemisphere and the world,” Commissioner Monestime said. “They all did an outstanding job.”