Christopher Columbus High School

A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Student Life

Silver Knights

2021-22 Nominees

Columbus has had more Silver Knight Award winners (24) than any other private school in Miami-Dade County (16 won in the last 7 years).

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  • Ryan McMillan

  • Fernando Mendoza

  • Benjamin Boyers

  • Andrew Falconi

    Digital Media 
  • Kevin Cordero

  • Justin Aguiar

    English & Literature 
  • Hans Bendixen

    General Scholarship
  • Manny Naccarato

  • Christian Ebo

  • Jan Andretta

    Music & Dance 
  • Lucas Martinez

  • Gabriel Perez

    Social Science
  • Marcelo Andreu

  • Javier Cunat

    Vocational Technical
  • Juan Pablo Garcia-Casals

    World Languages

CCHS Past Winners

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The Miami Herald Silver Knight Awards is one of the nation’s most highly regarded student awards programs. The purpose of this Awards program is to recognize outstanding students who have not only maintained good grades but have also unselfishly applied their special knowledge and talents to contribute significant service to their schools and communities. The Silver Knight Awards program was instituted at the Miami Herald in 1959 by John S. Knight, past publisher of the Miami Herald, founder and editor emeritus of Knight-Ridder Newspapers and 1968 Pulitzer Prize winner.
The program is open to high school seniors with a minimum 3.2 GPA (unweighted) in public, private, and parochial schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. Students may be nominated in 15 categories: Art, Athletics, Business, Drama, English & Literature, General Scholarship, Journalism, Mathematics, Music and Dance, New Media, Science, Social Science, Speech, Vocational-Technical and World Languages. Each school may nominate one student per category.
Nominees from all schools appear on a designated day to be interviewed by a panel of independent judges. Each panel of judges selects one Silver Knight and three Honorable Mentions in that category. Names are not revealed until the Silver Knight Awards ceremony. Silver Knights receive $2,000, a Silver Knight statue and a medallion presented by American Airlines. The three Honorable Mentions are presented $500 and an engraved plaque.
Christopher Columbus High School | 3000 SW 87 Avenue | Miami, FL 33165 | (305) 223-5650
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners. 

Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.