Silver Knight Spotlight: Sophie Barry

Ariana Silva, Staff

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The Silver Knight Award, a prestigious honor for 60 years now, honors extraordinary Miami-Dade and Broward high school students. The nominees are regular teenagers who decided to be proactive and provoke change in their community.

Sophie Barry is one of Coral Reef’s own nominees for the 2018 Miami Herald Silver Knight Award in the English category. It all started at twelve years old when she was searching for her Bat Mitzvah community service project. She wanted to do something more than the already outstanding raising money for charity.

Therefore, she made a decision to plan birthday parties for the children living in the Mother Seton Village. She spent four years in this project, realizing how fortunate she was to live in a situation where as she said, “most of my concerns at the time rested in what color pillows to have on the couches during cocktail hour.” Her love for making a difference led her to taking the next step with “Sophie’s Scholars.” Each quarter she reaches out to the family services coordinator at Camillus House, a place where impoverished and homeless families can seek refuge while enduring through tough times. She reviews the kids’ report cards and gives out academic-related awards. The awards are passed out at a ceremony involving Sophie speaking about how important school is and how an education can lead you to bigger and greater things.

In addition to this, she holds tutoring sessions, hosts parties, and donates school supplies. This inspiring project is one in which she serves as a role model to so many children with aspiring dreams and the motivation to reach them.

Coral Reef Senior High is honored to have students such as Sophie, who know that one ordinary teenager can make a difference. We look forward to the future of all of our Silver Knight nominees and wish them the best of luck throughout the rigorous application process.

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