MCS Seniors received $5 million in scholarship offers

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Miami Christian School graduates have a long history of receiving multiple scholarship offers over the years. In fact, of this year’s Class of 2017, 82 percent of the grads received more than $5 million in scholarships and grants for their four years at the university level. They were also accepted to more than 45 different colleges and universities.

Among the long list of recent graduates receiving impressive scholarships is Ricardo Mesa, who will be attending the Barry University Andreas School of Business on scholarships and grants for four years equaling $138,040. Mesa also plans to be involved in one of their Business Learning Connections. Yet another high achiever of note is Julitza Lopez who will be attending American University on scholarships and grants totaling $280,960 over four years.

MCS athletes garnered many scholarship offers as well. Basketball stand-out Josh Rosario will be attending Barry University on a four-year basketball scholarship. He was also offered basketball scholarships to Fairfield University, the University of Kentucky, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Wesleyan University.

Omar Aguilar will attend Dean College on a baseball scholarship this Fall. Nelson Porras, in addition to receiving baseball scholarship offers from Arizona Christian University, Keiser University and Rollins University, was a recipient of the One Blood Scholarship, for his work throughout the year in donating blood and getting others to donate their blood as well.

At the graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017, Miami Christian School Head Lorena Morrison recognized Joanna Clark for her 34 years of service to the school upon her retirement. Dr. Morrison led the Senior Class in a standing ovation for her, praising her for her dedication to her students and to MCS over more than 3 decades. She will be missed.

As summer comes to an end, students are completing their summer reading, enjoying the last days of vacation, and looking forward to the MCS Back to School Bash on Aug. 21. This is a fun day during which students come together to see old friends and meet new students as well as get their schedules and lockers for the coming school year.

Classes begin Wednesday, August 23. MCS is located at 200 NW 109 Avenue. For a school tour or admissions information, call 305-221-7754 (ext 771).


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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. Active in many non profits, she received numerous awards across the community. 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 she sings in the choir. She can be reached at gloria@communitynewspapers.com

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