Miami Christian School applauds students for achievements

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As the school year comes to a close, awards, scholarships and recognitions abound.

Recently, the Mandarin Chinese course students of Miami Christian School participated in Florida International University’s Chinese Speech Contest. The students performed in the talent show singing the beautiful Chinese folk song, “Jasmine Flower.” Also in the mix, were two of the high school students, Chrystal Castillo and Veruskafill, who received Honorable Mention Awards from the Level One Chinese Speech Contest.

Miami Christian is very proud of Johnny Rez, graduate of the Class of 2008, who performed at the Latin Billboards in April. A link to his video may be found at

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the National History Day Competition this year: Christine Rosillo, Allison Bean, Jaqueline Gonzalez, Bryant Pineda, Mark Rodriguez, Jesica Garcia, Victoria Vila, Julitza Lopez, Linda Russo and to those who placed to go on to State. Those competitors include Julitza Lopez and Linda Russo, who won 1st place for their “FDR’s New Deal” exhibit; Mark Rodriguez, who won 1st place his “Christa McAuliffe’s” Website; and Bryant Pineda, who won 2nd place for his “Apollo 11” exhibit.

Before graduation, more scholarships offers were received. Most recently, Jazmyn Allen has been offered a financial package to play basketball at Webber University with scholarships and grants in the amount of $68,380 over four years.

Linda Russo was accepted to St. Thomas University with the offer of $46,000 Presidential Scholarship, and to Johnson & Wales University offered a $48,000 Presidential Academic Scholarship. She was also accepted to Florida Atlantic University and Miami Dade College.

Former AC Milan Player, Davide Favaro, will be hosting a Youth Soccer Camp on the Miami Christian School campus this summer from June 20 – August 5 for youth aged 7 – 17. If you are interested in more information or reserving a spot for this event, please call 1-844-645-2668 or text “summer” to 727-494-6468.

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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

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