We welcome 60 new students, sports, academics, service, too

By Gloria Burns….

Elementary School students gather for photo to send to Sunil’s Home.

The start of the new school year welcomed 60 new students to Miami Christian School and a variety of sporting, academic, and community service projects that challenging all to strive for their best.

The MCS Lady Victors began with an undefeated volleyball season thru mid- September with a 4-0 record. MCS football team at 1-1 is looking forward to a competitive season while golf, cheerleading, and cross country seasons are in full swing.

Serving the greater community, MCS hosted its first blood drive in September for the Community Blood Center. Students and staff donate blood throughout the year helping the community while also are earning scholarships based on the number of donations made during their high school years.

MCS has once again partnered with Best Buy of Doral, this time in a technology venture. This is part of an ongoing show of support from Best Buy and its general manager, Thomas Mejia. “This is not the first time that Best Buy has come to our aid , “ notes Teri Logan, J.D., “and we feel fortunate to have this relationship with such a generous community partner.”

Elementary and middle school science classes are preparing organic gardens for a Fall planting. Proceeds from the sale of their produce will benefit Sunil’s Home, an orphanage in India, after learning about the orphanage from “Mama” Lynn Bauer. Through last year’s sales and other projects, the elementary school students and the school’s Beta Club raised enough money to buy the orphanage 3 new computers and printers Bauer recently visited MCS bringing each elementary school student a letter and a handmade bracelet from their brothers and sisters at Sunil’s Home..

In alumni news, Alyssa Nieves (‘10) recently earned the AP Scholar Award for her performance on Advanced Placement tests. Nery Martinez (‘00) having studied in Paris for six months, is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social and Public Policy at George Washington University where she’ll lend time to Congressional campaigning for local candidates. Lauren Rivas (‘10) received an academic honor from Congresswoman Ileana Ros Lehtinen for her work her senior year at MCS.

Finally, Miami Christian is involved in the School Choice Scholarship and VPK 4 programs and has rolling enrollment. For those interested in a quality college preparatory education for their children, contact the school via the website at www.miamichristian. org or call the admissions department at 305-221-7754, x771.


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About the Author

Gloria Burns
A graduate of the University of Florida with a major in Spanish, Burns has an extensive background in advertising, marketing and reciprocal trade, travel as well as non profit consulting and management. Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist writing Gloria’s Gab, a column that focuses on the non-profit activity. Burns was Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee for 6 years and then served as the first Executive Director of Coral Gables Community Foundation for 14 years after which she helped the emerging Community Foundation of Pinecrest. Active in many non profits, she received the 2015-16 President's Best Member Award from the GFWC Coral Gables Woman's Club, 2012-13 CGWC Leadership Award, 2012-2013 Rotarian of the Year Award as RCCG Public Relations Chair and Fund raising Co-Chair, 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and honored by the City of Doral as one of their first recipients for the Doralian Women's Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education; helps coordinate charity partners for the Westin Colonnade's Annual Give Kids the World Breakfast; serves on the board of directors of Doral Business Council; is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club; serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and is Publicity Chair; and is a member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee. Gloria is also an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where sings sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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