Miami Christian School basketball team wins district

Miami Christian School basketball team wins district

Mrs. Rafuls and third grade class mark ‘100 days of school’.

Both Miami Christian School men’s and women’s basketball teams won their respective District 15, 2-A Championships during Florida High School state playoff action in February.

The men defeated Champagnat Catholic 72-45 for the District title before heading to a Regional Feb. 20 to lose to nationally-ranked and undefeated defending state champion Boca Raton Grandview, 81-67.

After the District win, Eduardo Camacho, was named the Miami Herald’s “Athlete of the Week” for scoring 31 points and having 12 assists in the District win.

Miami Christian School basketball team wins district

Lady Victors added their District 2-A title.

Meanwhile, the MCS Lady Victors defeated Hebrew Academy 59-14 to become the District 15 2-A Champions for 2016 before also losing a heartbreaker against Grandview 51-49 in the regional quarter finals.
Basketball and homecoming became a combo at MCS with a week of fun activities followed by the homecoming basketball game. This year’s Homecoming Court included: Freshmen Prince and Princess, Marcos Pedraza and Andrea Babun; Sophomore Prince and Princess, Miguel Diaz and Samantha Delgado; Junior Prince and Princess, Anthony Munoz and Keitlyn Babyn; Senior Prince and Princess, David Pretty and Jesica Garcia; Senior Prince and Princess, Alex Martinez and Samantha Santiago; and King and Queen, Aldo Ripley and Victoria Vila.

Miami Christian School basketball team wins district

MCS team celebrates as District 2-A Champs.

Crowning of the court followed a week of “Spirit Activities” as high school classes competed against each other in games and dress-up opportunities to win Spirit points.
MCS elementary school students participated in a Hundredth Day of School event with different fun activities and parties. Mrs. Rafuls’ third grade class dressed up as if they had aged one year for every day in school, providing some hilarious takes on what the youngsters believed they would look like as centenarians.

Finally, congratulations to the MCS students who participated in the District 20 Honor Band held on Jan. 30 at Ransom Everglades. Those participating included Sharon Berkely on the flute; Samara Shute, oboe; Joshua Caleman, trombone; and Chrissy Rosillo, clarinet.

Miami Christian School basketball team wins district

Homecoming King and Queen, Aldo Ripley and Victoria Vila

Enrollment is now open for the 2016-17 school year. Those desiring a tour of the school can call 305-221-7754 Ext. 773 for an appointment.

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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

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