News Flash Home
The original item was published from 12/4/2013 9:37:22 AM to 12/4/2013 9:39:34 AM.

News Flash

City of Homestead News

Posted on: December 4, 2013

[ARCHIVED] Councilwoman Fairclough Recognizes South Dade News Leader for Inspiring Students

During a Special Presentation at the November City Council Meeting, Councilwoman Patricia Fairclough recognized members of the South Dade News Leader and the Homestead Police Department for their participation in the Homestead-Miami Speedway and South Dade News Leader Student Art and Writing Contest. Three very lucky Homestead students representing local elementary, middle and high schools were the recipients of a truly unique award made possible by the South Dade News Leader and the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The week before NASCAR’s Ford Championship Weekend, November 15-17, the three Grand Prize Winners were greatly admired by their classmates as they each were chauffeured to school in an authentic race car. The students were also escorted by two City of Homestead police officers. The Grand Prize winners were chosen over hundreds of essays and works of art submitted by local students about what it would feel like to ride a NASCAR car. The three Grand Prize winners Jesus Luis, from Somerset SoHo High School; Brandon Bustamante from Keys Gate Charter School Elementary and Liam Leider, from Atala Montessori Middle School also received two tickets to each of the races (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) during the Ford Championship Weekend. Six other winning students were also awarded race tickets.

In addition to commending Homestead Police Officer Mario Arzuaga and Oficer Carlos Garcia for escorting the Grand Prize winning students, Councilwoman Fairclough also presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the Publisher of the South Dade News Leader, Dale Machesic, and Doris Meneses, a staff member of the local newspaper who created the contest last year in effort to bring pride and awareness to the Ford Championship Weekend and the Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“In appreciation for your collaboration and in inspiring the creativity of our children throughout southern Miami-Dade County. Through your efforts to instill excitement for art and writing in these young minds, you are helping to paint a brighter portrait for Homestead’s youth,” read Councilwoman Fairclough from the award presented and closed by naming the periodical a “champion for children.”

Fairclough NASCAR presentation

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in City of Homestead News

CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: March 7, 2023
Solid Waste Schedule Flyer - Featuring Garbage Truck Picking Up trash

HPS Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: March 2, 2023
Turkey Point Siren Testing

Turkey Point Siren Testing March 3rd, 2023

Posted on: February 28, 2023
Flyer describing Surplus Auction on Saturday Feb. 18 2023 at 9 A.M.

Homestead Surplus Auction

Posted on: February 17, 2023
Flyer for SW 328 St Miami-Dade County Project

New Roadway Project Along SW 328 ST

Posted on: February 16, 2023
CDBG Survey

CDBG Plan Meeting

Posted on: February 1, 2023
Pink and White City of Homestead Breast Cancer flyer January_February

Free Breast Cancer Screening Information

Posted on: January 25, 2023
SW 4th ST repaving flyer

SW 4th ST Repaving Project

Posted on: January 13, 2023
Roby George Park Pool

Roby George Park Pool Closed

Posted on: January 3, 2023
HPS Sanitation

2023 Solid Waste Schedule

Posted on: January 3, 2023
Town Hall with Vice Mayor Guzman (Orange Flyer)

Town Hall Meeting with Vice Mayor Guzman

Posted on: December 27, 2022
Colleague Helping Research Grant

Homestead CRA Industry Day

Posted on: December 2, 2022
Hurricane Ian Update Graphic 9.28

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 28, 2022
Hurricane Ian Solid Waste

Hurricane Ian Updates: Solid Waste

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 27, 2022
Hurricane Ian Updates Graphic

Hurricane Ian Updates

Posted on: September 26, 2022
Closed for memorial day graphic

Memorial Day Closures

Posted on: May 27, 2022
Truck Bypass Flyer

Krome Avenue Truck Bypass in Effect

Posted on: November 12, 2021
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead October 2021

Posted on: October 19, 2021
Election Results

2021 Homestead Primary Election Results

Posted on: October 5, 2021
2021 Tribute to City Staff

2021 Tribute to City Staff

Posted on: September 14, 2021
Labor Day Hours

Labor Day City Closures

Posted on: September 3, 2021
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead August 2021

Posted on: August 17, 2021
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead July 2021

Posted on: July 13, 2021
Inside Homestead

Inside Homestead June 2021

Posted on: June 10, 2021
Memorial Day

Memorial Day Closures

Posted on: May 27, 2021