Sports, Academics and Service Take MCS Stage

MCS Students and staff convene for “See You At The Pole” Day.

With classes in session, students took a break to receive an update on one of their favorite charitable outreach projects (Sunil’s Home Orphanage) from Lynn Bauer, of Bauer Financial Services and board member of the orphanage.

After her latest trip to Sunil’s Home Orphanage in India in mid-August, Bauer brought news during elementary chapel, updating the students on the children and home they help support with their organic garden.

Just prior to Bauer’s recent visit, the students held a fundraiser for the charity and are planning a holiday drive beginning this month to assist in Sunil’s endeavors.

From left: Allison Bean, Elizabeth Rosillo and sister, Chrissy, volunteer for American Diabetes Walk.

With fall upon us, many sports are in full swing with varsity offerings in cross country, bowling, football and girls’ volleyball. Although the teams are all competing well, the bowling team is undefeated and swept a double tournament last week again Belen and Gulliver, 7-0. Alexander Yaniz continues to consistently score above 200 in each of his games.

While MCS doesn’t require community service hours for graduation, it’s something that comes naturally at the school. In the last month alone, MCS students were involved in the 5K Freedom Run, the American Diabetes Walk as well as the most recent Heart Walk at FIU on Oct. 6. Whether students participate through their service clubs or individually, they may be seen giving back throughout the year.
In other campus news, MCS welcomed youth pastor David Stocker, one of the featured speakers during the school’s Spiritual Emphasis Week this month. Horeb Christian and Gladeview Christian Schools also brought their students to the MCS campus to take part in the activities.

US Olympic Gold Medalist in Weightlifting, James Henderson and MCS student Jancarlo Llaser (facing camera).

In addition, James Henderson, a US Olympian gold medalist in weight lifting, was also a featured speaker. Henderson inspired the students describing the importance of making personal choices in their lives.

Students celebrated religious freedom at “See You At The Pole” Day, the global day of student prayer begun in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. More than two decades later, millions around the world pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September. The ‘Day’ is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God, a student-initiated, studentorganized, and student-led event.

Miami Christian School is a fully SACS and ACSI accredited college preparatory school, with strong programs in academics, athletics, and activities. Students may participate in Advanced Placement, Scholars, Honors, and Dual Enrollment programs, and the school also offers ESOL and an ESE Resource room. Victor Academy is a fully SACS accredited online program for those interested in non-traditional education.

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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. 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 2011 Florida Federation of Women’s Club Volunteer of the Year for the District 11 and the Rotarian of the Year Award. Among her list of current responsibilities, Burns co-chairs two annual student recognition breakfasts for the Coral Gables Friends of Education, co chairs the Doral Business Council Forum and is a DBC Ambassador, is Parliamentarian and serves on the board of the GFWC Coral Gables Woman’s Club and is on the board of the Rotary Club of Coral Gables and sings in the choir of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. She can be reached at

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