Miami Christian School donate time and talent for Special Olympics

Miami Christian School donate time and talent for Special Olympics

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Miami Christian School high school students have big hearts and learn the importance of community service. While it is not required as in other schools, it is always expected and these students never disappoint.

On Sept. 19, one group supported Special Olympics Bowling at Bird Bowl and yet another group students served for the Special Olympics Skills Soft Ball event in Cutler Bay on October 2. In total, 76 students were involved contributing a total of 304 community service hours.

Participating in Special Olympics was a first for many of the students as it was impressed upon them the joy of serving others in a meaningful way. Yureysy Vasquez was specifically pointed out by the Special Olympics Regional Manager as a “rising volunteer star.”

In other news, Miami Christian Fall Sports are enjoying good seasons. The Varsity Girls’ Volleyball Team, under Coach Juan Carlos Rosario, defeated Westwood Christian in three straight sets to become the District Champions. The Varsity Football team, under Coach Nick Turnbull, is ending their season strong and distinguished themselves recently by defeating Merritt Island 20-10.

The elementary students have been hard at work in the Organic Garden growing plants, herbs, and vegetables to enhance their giving to charities. Through sales from this garden and additional collections, the school been able to donate more than $1,000 to a family in the Bahamas that needs help rebuilding.

In addition to raising funds with their garden, the elementary students also had their annual Dads and Donuts day. On this day, fathers drop off their students and then stay for a quick morning meal with them on their way to work.

Finally, in other campus happenings, Miami Christian’s participation in the national “Prayer at the Pole Day” is also a mainstay at the school. On this day once a year, MCS students gather to pray for their nation, its leaders and the school.

Registration for the spring is now open. To make arrange a tour, call 305-221-7754 (ext. 773).

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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 , non profit consulting and management. Before joining Miami's Community Newspapers as a columnist and marketing specialist, Gloria was the Executive Director of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee (6 yrs.) and first Executive Director of the Coral Gables Community Foundation (14 yrs.) and the Pinecrest Community Foundation (1 ½ yrs) . Burns' volunteer activities led her to become a columnist for Community Newspapers writing Gloria’s Gab, that focuses on the non-profit activity, and a host of an online show, Gloria's Gab LIVE. Gloria serves the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables as Civic and Charity Chair, and is involved in the club's International Committee. She is an active Life Member of the Jr. Orange Bowl Committee and is Secretary of the Merrick Festival. She serves on the board of directors of the Coral Gables Woman' Club as Publicity Chair and also coordinates the club's monthly fundraiser for various charities with Gringo Bingo at Clutch Burger. In addition, Gloria participates in numerous other charitable events and is a member of the Business Forum Group, Profit Inc., the Greater Miami Festival & Events Association and the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce. In other volunteer activity, Gloria helps Miami Christian School with fund-raising and PR; is an Ambassador and volunteers for events for A Safe Haven for Newborns. She is an active member of the Music Ministry at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church where she enjoys singing in the choir every weekend.


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