Miami Winners More than Sun, Fun


These students were driven to enter this contest, which is part of the Ford Driving Dreams Tour. The program that brings educational resources to high schools, including high-energy pep rallies, career and college preparedness grants and scholarships.

Students submit an essay describing what drives their dream and how it will positively impact others for a chance to win available prizes. The top essays are selected by a panel of educators and community leaders. The contest reinforces the importance of education while pursuing a dream, and giving back to the community.

Congratulations to all the FDD Tour "What Drive Your Dream?" essay contest winners in Miami.


Miami Jackson Senior High School
Vanzell Dupont, grand prize winner
Tiarrah Ingles, second
Jessica Rodriguez, third
Pedro Padrón, fourth
Sabrina Brutus, fifth


Booker T. Washington Senior High School
Liurys Alvarez, first
Michelle Lawrence, second
Cecilia Morales, third
Kay Edwards, fourth
Demetrius Jackson, fifth


Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School
Nicole Johnson, first
Jorge Caraballo, second
Jessica Hernandez, third
David Santos, fourth
Rey Hernandez, fifth


Miami Senior High School
Yulonda Richards, first
Tran La, second
Fabuola Pierre, third
Dianelys Requena, fourth
Abiel Rojas, fifth