The NAF Academies of Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Scholarship Recipients Honored by the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board and Partnering Organizations


The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board, in collaboration with partnering organizations, proudly awarded scholarships totaling $13,500 to twelve exceptional students from the NAF Academy of Hospitality & Tourism (AOHT) programs in Miami-Dade County Public Schools. This momentous occasion took place during a special graduation ceremony held on May 25, 2023, at Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus. The event celebrated the achievements of the scholarship recipients and their families, highlighting their dedication and passion for the hospitality and tourism industry.

The scholarship recipients and the respective scholarships they were awarded are as follows:

GMBHA/W South Beach Scholarship – $2,500 each:
• Erika Enriquez
• Dario Munoz
GMCVB William B. Talbert Scholarship – $1,500 each:
• Christina Hope-Borges
• Jaylene Prieto
GMBHA/Heafey Group Scholarship – $2,500:
• Fabiola Quereguan
GMBHA Scholarship – $1,500 each:
• Sheila Viera
• Ismael Dorvil
Chef Richard Ingraham Scholarship – $1,000 each:
• Giselle Garrido
• Jaylene Prieto
• Stefan Saint-Jean
George Neary Achievement Award of Excellence – $2,500:
• Anna Fridkin
DeAnne Connolly Graham Arts & Entertainment Memorial Scholarship – $1,000:
• Jaylene Prieto
Ann Fields Education Scholarship – $1,000:
• Sofia Tapias

The Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Advisory Board, in its commitment to preparing industry leaders for tomorrow’s workforce, supports Career & Technical Education students in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. As one of the three local NAF Advisory Boards, the Academy of Hospitality and Tourism Board aligns with the national network of education, business, and community leaders known as NAF. Together, they strive to ensure that high school students are college, career, and future-ready.