Wednesday, February 20, 2019:

Late Friday…..The Girls Varsity Soccer Team (14-6-2) lost to Lakeland Christian in the State Semifinals 1-0.  Congratulations to all of our coaches and players on a great season.  It’s the 3rd time in 6 years that the girls have made it to the State Final 4.
 
In Tuesday’s Athletic Action…..The Girls Varsity Basketball Team (24-1) beat Westminster Academy 68-36. Koi Love led the way with 20 points, 20 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 2 steals, Karina Gordon had 16 points, Maria Alvarez added 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals, and Sydney Shaw had 10 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals.  The Girls will travel to Lakeland to play P.K. Young next Wednesday.  It is the 7th consecutive year that the girls have qualified for the State Finals.
 
Today…..There are no athletic contests scheduled.
 
On Thursday….The Varsity Baseball Team hosts a pre-season tournament at 4/7pm, the Boys Varsity Basketball Team travels to Westminster Academy in the Regional Semifinals at 7pm, the Girls and Boys Varsity Water Polo Teams host Hialeah High School at 5/6pm, the Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team travels to Gulliver at 4pm, the Boys and Girls Middle School Tennis Teams host Divine Savior at 3pm, and the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team travels to Palmetto High School at 4pm. 
 
Free EKG Testing…… Every three days in the United States, a child suffers from Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart unexpectedly experiences an electrical malfunction, which leads to an irregular heartbeat. The use of a pediatric electrocardiogram (EKG) is critical to help diagnose asymptomatic heart defects, which may not otherwise be evident.  SCA can be the first sign of a heart condition, with over half of the children experiencing no symptoms at all prior to fatal cardiac arrest.
 
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has created a life-saving initiative for children.  The focus of this unique heart screening series is to create an awareness of the importance of pediatric heart screenings in an effort to identify children at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
 
Harrison’s Hearty Helpers led by Miami Country Day School’s student “Harrison Breslow” has enlisted the help of Nicklaus Children’s Hospital to bring FREE EKG screenings to our Miami Country Day School students in grades 6-12.  The voluntary heart screenings will conveniently take place on Wednesday, March 6th between 9am-5pm in the Health Room.
 
Earlier today we published the online form “EKG Screening Permission (form 1 of 2)” to your MyCountryDay parent account (http://www.miamicountryday.org/MyCountryDay). This form only needs to be completed by one parent or guardian and will be available through Friday, March 1st.  Once you complete the screening permission form, you will be presented a link to download a second form required by the hospital to provide a medical background to be taken into consideration while they perform the actual tests. Please complete both forms no later than Friday, March 1st.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Chuck Sennett, Athletic Director, at 305-779-7249 or Yvette Cintron, School Nurse, at 305-779-7261
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