Miami Christian School well represented in Doral

Miami Christian School well represented in Doral

Bowling team (l to r): Jeffrey Yaniz, Alex Yaniz, Ricardo Mesa, Cody Stevens, Daniel Cortes, Kenny Zaidner

Miami Christian School’s Associate Head, Teri Logan. emceed the Doral Business Council’s Sept. 10 luncheon at the Miami Airport Convention Center, moderating a panel that included Michael Pappas (Keyes Realty), Carlos Gazitua (Sergio’s Restaurant) and George Capo (El Dorado Furniture). The panel addressed the topic of multigenerational family businesses and, with Dr. Logan’s wit and interesting commentaries by all, the program was a great success. Afterwards, audience members visited workshops and a business expo where MCS hosted a table to answer questions and promote the school to the greater Doral community, aided by Donna Gehring and Coach Chris Cuadra.

In campus news, congratulations are in order for new class officers following elections. Our new student leaders include: Seniors: Lazaro Diaz, President, Sonali Khiyani, Elizabeth Rosillo, Vice Presidents; Juniors: Victoria Vila, President, Sebastian Dayoub, Jessica Garcia, Vice Presidents, Aldo Ripley, Treasurer; Sophomores: Neils Junco, President, Julitza Lopez, Nelson Porras, Vice Presidents, Ricardo Mesa, Treasurer, Alekzander Reyes, Secretary; Freshmen: Jaqueline Gonzalez, President, Allison Bean, Christine Rosillo, Vice Presidents, Bryan Pineda, Treasurer.

On the sports front, our victorious MCS athletic teams enjoy great seasons as Girls’ Volleyball, Boys’ Bowling, and Cross Country are in full swing.

Miami Christian School well represented in Doral

Girls’ volleyball team in action.

The MCS bowling team is undefeated, having beaten Gulliver, Miami Springs High, Belen Jesuit and Columbus. They have not only won every game, but every match in every game as of mid-September.

In other campus news, George Lockhart was the invited speaker for Spiritual Emphasis Week with special chapel services enjoyed by secondary students during a week of daily assemblies. Pastor and missionary of Vision2Hear, Fayetteville, GA, Lockhart spoke for the series with an inspiring and challenging message for students.

Leading the charge for scholarship offers, MCS Senior, Elizabeth Rosillo received the first college acceptance and scholarship offer of the 2014-15 year. Elizabeth has been accepted at Southeastern University and offered an initial four-year scholarship of $30,000.

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Miami Christian School well represented in Doral

George Lockhart addresses students during Spiritual Emphasis Week.

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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. 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

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