Major Changes Coming to Miami Lakes

The Harbinger

By Abigail Castro and Alexandra Reboredo 

A lot has changed in Miami Lakes since its incorporation in December 2000. There are more homes, schools and businesses that have replaced many of the town’s iconic cow pastures.

Miami Lakes is growing, but it is also working hard to hold on to its small town feel.

Home to weekly farmers’ markets, movies in the park and open Town Hall Meetings, Miami Lakes is one of the few, if not the only, cities that advocates community involvement and allows these events to rest on voluntary efforts. Now, as part of Mayor Cid’s campaign initiatives, the Town will be seeing many changes in the upcoming year.

“These events are organized and run by volunteers–by residents–by people who go to the committee meetings,” says Mayor Manny Cid. As the only candidate in the 2016 mayoral election who grew up in the town, he knew…

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Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart Visits MLEC

The Harbinger

By Alexandra Reboredo

There is always something going on at Miami Lakes Educational Center. Everyday, the halls of the school are traveled by ambitious students, a group of them being those in Dr. Raffington’s finance class, who were recently visited by Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart.

Those Entrepreneurship students participated in the “Capitol Hill Challenge: Stock Market” game, an online simulation of the global capital markets where our students engaged in investments, as well as personal finance. Each group was given a starting budget and the goal of making the most profit.

One of the participating groups presented their firsthand experience, as well as their final portfolio. Migdielis Diaz recounted her group’s experience of investing in company stocks like Apple, AT&T, and CVS, and how those affected their personal balance.

Although her group placed in the 1,000s out of over 3,000 participating groups, they were eager to have learned the ins-and-outs of…

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