MONDAY TAKE: Dolphins’ Media Day Was A Huge Hit - Again


By now, everyone knows about it. A Media Day that goes viral and it is admired and watched nationally.

The Annual Miami Dolphins Media, which is held at Hard Rock Stadium is truly an event – and this past Saturday – it was the epicenter of high school football.

No matter where you looked, there were teams, coaches, media and members of the Dolphins’ Youth & Community staff.

Under the direction of RaShauna Hamilton and Twan Russell and a staff that also featured Ann Hake, Sydney Wade, Dave Brousseau and others, over 100 schools poured in over 12 hours – and by the time the final school left – there was not a story that wasn’t told. 

When the day was over, more memories were made as photos, videos and cell phones were there to capture the moment – with media members from all over the region and state taking full advantage of this unique opportunity.

Defending state champions Chaminade-Madonna, Cardinal Gibbons and Miami Northwestern. So were powers St. Thomas Aquinas, Miami Central, Deerfield, University School, Western, American Heritage, Christopher Columbus, Miami Palmetto, Champagnat Catholic, Carol City, South Dade, Gulliver Prep and Booker T. Washington.

They came from Palm Beach County – where Dywer, Palm Beach Lakes, Palm Beach Gardens, Pahokee, Glades Central, Forest Hill, Cardinal Newman, Atlantic, Park Vista, Boca Raton, West Boca, Spanish River, St. Andrew’s Academy, The King’s Academy, Wellington and American Heritage Delray took full advantage.

Broward schools left a mark – with Miramar, Coral Springs Charter, Pines Charter, Coconut Creek, Westminster Academy, Archbishop McCarthy, Northeast, North Broward Prep, Monarch, McArthur, Fort Lauderdale, Boyd Anderson, Plantation, South Plantation, Somerset Academy, Pompano, Everglades, Blanche Ely, Taravella, Coral Glades, Pine Crest, Cooper City, Dillard, Hallandale, Douglas, West Broward, Piper, Cypress Bay, Flanagan, Nova, South Broward, Stranahan and Hollywood Hills came out.

Miami-Dade County was there in full force – with Varela, Hialeah Gardens, Doral Academy, Mourning, Miami Beach, Monsignor Pace, Southridge, Coral Park, Everglades Prep, Jackson, Belen Jesuit, American, Ronald Reagan, Goleman, Braddock, Homestead, Somerset Silver Palms, Edison, Norland, North Miami, Ferguson, Sunset, Miami High, Florida Christian, Killian, Coral Gables, Dr. Krop and Hialeah-Miami Lakes.


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