After the Clinton Global Initiative-University opening Plenary Session held on April 16, 2010 at the University of Miami, President Clinton greeted attendees at the foot of the stage. At the beginning of most sessions, commitments were presented to the audience before the panel discussion began. Photo by Jessica Hodder
Coconut Grove, FL. Nov 11 2010. Amanda Cancio, 17 and a junior at the Academy of Arts and Minds, volunteered to sing the national anthem and "God Bless America" and also wrote a poem for the American Legion Post 182's Veteran's Day event. "They came to my chorus class one day and asked my teacher who would be interested in singing--so I raised my hand," she said. Her poem was entitled "Listen." Cancio described it: "It's about how kids don't know how the troops feel---I'm a kid, I mean, I don't know anything, you know? But it doesn't mean that I can't listen and understand and feel what they're going through." Photo by Jessica Hodder
Images from the inaugural match of the World Series of Boxing held at the Miami Airlines Arena on November 23, 2010. The two teams boxing that night were the Miami Gallos and the Los Angeles Matadors. The Gallos finished out the evening as the victors of the event, but there were some very close matches. The ultimate goal of these athletes is to train and qualify to box in the Olympics. (Left) Boxer Jose Luis Meza Ochoa of the Miami Gallos takes a break during the first round of his fight against Fernando Martinez of the Los Angeles Matadors for the bantamweight division (115-126 pounds). (Right) Ochoa boxes against Martinez during the third round.
Redshirt junior Malcolm Grant tries to inbound the ball to sophomore forward Reggie Johnson during a University of Miami Hurricanes basketball game against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets held at the Bank United Center on Thursday night, February 3, 2011. The Canes ended up winning the game with a final score of 59-57. Photo by Jessica Hodder
Number 2 racquetball player in the world, Rhonda Rajsich (grey), plays Jo Shattuck (blue), ranked number 9 in the world, in the finals of the womens' pro open during the 11th Annual Great Balls of Fire Tournament held at the wellness center on the University of Miami campus. Photo by Jessica Hodder
Allison Bramblett, 9 years-old, casts a glance at the competing teams for the Amateur Athletic Union's Regional competition for jump roping in South Florida on May 21, 2010. The competition lasted over five hours and was held in the gymnasium of Miami Beach Senior High in Miami Beach, Florida. Allison has been jumping for three years and is a member of "Jumpin' Beanz," a team from Bet Breira Day School in Miami, Florida. Photo by Jessica Hodder
An alligator lounges in the freshwater slough alongside the Otter Cave Hammock Trail on an afternoon in April in Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. December through April marks the "dry season" for the Everglades: the time when its ecosystems are most lively and when the park is at its peak with visitors. Photo by Jessica Hodder
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