Jr. Orange Bowl Honors Athletes

The Junior Orange Bowl has awarded six scholarships to student athletes at the annual Miami-Dade County Public Schools Scholar Athlete Luncheon that recognized one male and one female student from 37 Miami-Dade County Public Schools for athletic and academic achievements.

Four scholarships honored students who participated in tennis, golf, cross country, or basketball and two additional scholarships were awarded to tennis participants.

Charles Knight, JOB Vice President, made the presentations to: Tori Burstein, TERRA Environmental Research Institute, GPA 6.1, cross country, basketball; James Alexander, Miami Jackson Senior High, among top two percent of his class, basketball; Jasmine Rose, Miami Central Senior High, ranked in the top three percent of her class, basketball; Roman Garcia, Miami Sunset Senior High, top one percent of his class, a Silver Knight Nominee; cross country.

Knight also presented the Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Scholarship to Alicia Loredo of Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High, GPA 5.2; and to Alexander Setuain of North Miami Senior High, GPA 6.6.

The scholarship program annually awards over $10,000 across 15 events to Florida high school and middle school students and student-athletes.

The Junior Orange Bowl is set to begin its 66th Festival Season with over 15 athletic, academic, and cultural events for youths, featuring the Junior Orange Bowl Parade through downtown Coral Gables, produced by volunteers.

To become part of the JOB team, tel. 305-662-1210 or email jobc@jrorangebowl.org.

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