One young lady was diagnosed with Stage IV pediatric cancer and created a support group for teenage cancer patients. Another took a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich and turned it into 3,000 to feed the homeless. And a young man whose little brother has autism started a school club that’s raised $70,000 to help autistic children.
Such are just a few of the amazing accomplishments of the 30 high school seniors in Miami-Dade and Broward counties who were named 2015 Silver Knight award winners Wednesday night in a ceremony honoring the best and brightest of this year’s high school graduates. The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald created the program and have carried it out since 1959, a 56-year tradition.