Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Anne DiBernardo - Florida Catholic
MIAMI | Three eighth-grade girls in need of aid to continue their education in Catholic high schools received $5,000 scholarships last month from the Miami Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Archbishop Thomas Wenski presented the scholarships at the MACCW’s annual awards luncheon May 18, during the group’s 61st annual convention.
The MACCW Scholarship Fund was established in 1996 and has since awarded over $266,000 to 61 deserving graduates from local parochial schools — not counting this year’s recipients.
St. Bernadette graduate Ashley Muckunlall will use the money to attend Archbishop McCarthy High School in Southwest Ranches. Her eighth-grade teacher, Christina DiBaboo, described Ashley, a native of Guyana, as a young lady of the highest integrity.
After losing her dad to epilepsy, her family migrated to Florida. Ashley said she would like to become a neurologist, so she can learn more about the brain and help others who suffer from brain disease.
Blessed Trinity graduate Gena Escanaverino plans to attend St. Brendan High School in Miami. Blessed Trinity Principal Terry Perez describes Gena as a humble, loving young lady who commits fully to all she does.
One of the last conversations Gena had with her father before he died two years ago was about his desire for her to pursue a career in technology. Gena said she knows that no matter what happens in high school and life, God will guide her in the right direction, and her late father will be right next to her.
Christy Ramonvil, a graduate of St. Mary Cathedral School, will be attending Msgr. Edward Pace High School in Miami Gardens. She said she wants to take advantage of their advanced courses, extracurricular activities, and spiritual discipline. Her goal is to make a positive impact in the world as a prominent businesswoman.
St. Mary’s assistant principal, Katrina DeLaFe, describes Christy as focused, involved and devoted to school, church, and community activities.