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Six local students receive scholarships from the Coral Gables Community Foundation

Posted on: May 19th, 2014 by Jade Lleonart
Executive Director Mary Snow with scholarship recipients Michael Hammond and Gema Baltodano.
Executive Director Mary Snow with scholarship recipients Michael Hammond and Gema Baltodano.

(Coral Gables, Monday, May 12, 2014)  The Coral Gables Community Foundation recently awarded scholarships to four Coral Gables Senior High School students and awarded two more scholarships to students from Gulliver Preparatory Academy and Miami Senior High School.  On Wednesday, April 30th, the annual Awards Ceremony at Coral Gables Senior High School was held. The following Gables High seniors were recognized by the Foundation for their academic excellence and outstanding service to their school and community:

Michael Hammond | $1,000 Ralph V. Moore Scholarship for Cavalier Excellence

The Ralph V. Moore Scholarship for Cavalier Excellence is given annually to an outstanding student who embodies the values of long time Principal, Ralph V. Moore. The award emphasizes the importance of leaving a legacy at Coral Gables Senior High School. Michael Hammond is the epitome of what the Ralph V. Moore Scholarship represents.Highly involved with the Gables High community, he also holds an excellent academic record. Throughout his high school career, Michael has been Team Captain of the Varsity Golf team and a member of the Florida Business Leaders of America, International Baccalaureate Honor Society, Key Club, Italian Club, Mathematic Honors Society and a number of other organizations. He plans to study at the University of Pennsylvania.

Patricia Passwaters | $1,000 Lady Suzanna P. Tweed Scholarship

Lady Suzanna P. Tweed created a scholarship fund with the Coral Gables Community Foundation to help deserving students continue their education. Patricia Passwaters is the recipient of this year’s award. Not only is Patricia a talented writer, having been involved with the school’s online newspaper Cavs Connect, journalism society, yearbook and other literary endeavors, she has also served as Student Council President. In addition, she has received numerous honors for her writing and academics. She plans to attend the University of Florida.

Gema Baltodano | $1,000 Grant & Bridget Daugherty Scholarship

Created to assist Coral Gables Senior High School students who intend to study nursing, Gema Baltodano is the perfect recipient for the Grant & Bridget Daugherty Scholarship. She intends to become a neonatologist and care for infants in poor health. She has previously volunteered at Miami Children’s Hospital and with an outstanding academic résumé, she is well on her way to a successful career.She will be studying nursing at Florida State University later this year.

Tracy and Marlene Kerdyk with scholarship recipient Bryan Medina.

Tracy and Marlene Kerdyk with scholarship recipient Bryan Medina.

Bryan Medina | $1,000 Kerdyk Family Trust Music Scholarship

The Kerdyk Family Trust Music Scholarship is given annually to graduating seniors who have shown an interest in music during their high school years. Overall academic success, a love for music and an intention to study music are factors in the evaluation process.Bryan Medina is one of the recipients of this year’s award. Bryan is a talented musician, having served as Captain of the Coral Gables Senior High School Cavalier Chorus. He is an honors student and also plays guitar for school functions and events around the community. He plans to pursue music as a career and will attend Florida International University.

Because the selection committee was so impressed with two Gables seniors, the Foundation’s Board of Directors decided to award a special scholarship from the Coral Gables Community Foundation Scholarship Fund to those two students: Michael Hammond and Patricia Passwaters. These students will receive a one-time $2,000 scholarship to use at the colleges they plan to attend in the fall.

Tracy Kerdyk with scholarship recipient Daniela Rodriguez-Firmani

Tracy Kerdyk with scholarship recipient Daniela Rodriguez-Firmani.

In addition to the four Gables students listed above, two more high school seniors received scholarships. Daniela Rodriguez-Firmani, a student at Gulliver Preparatory School, received a $3,000 scholarship through the Kerdyk Family Trust Music Scholarship. Tracy Kerdyk presented the scholarship award to Daniela at Gulliver on May 9th.

Miami Senior High School student Yesenia Dulce-Rapalo received a $500 scholarship from the Miami High School Class of ‘61 Scholarship Fund, created by alumni to support students from their former school.

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About Coral Gables Community Foundation

The Foundation looks forward to recognizing and helping deserving local students at the end of each academic year.  Community Foundations are not subject to most of the IRS requirements placed on scholarships established by private foundations, and are, therefore, a more attractive alternative for individuals, businesses, or private foundations who want to establish a scholarship fund to help local students.  Community Foundations also provide students with a central source for multiple scholarships.  For more information on applying for a scholarship, visit gablesfoundation.org.  The Coral Gables Community Foundation is a non-profit §501(c)(3) charitable organization established in September 1991 by community leaders with the mission of fostering public initiatives that enhance the quality of life for people living and working in the “City Beautiful”.

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Congratulations to Monica Larrea

Posted on: May 10th, 2013 by admin

2013 recipient of Kerdyk Family Trust Music Scholarship and Lady Suzanna Tweed Scholarship.

Andria Hanley and Monica Larrea

Congratulations to Gables Senior Jake Mekin

Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by admin

@CGCF Executive Director Andria Hanley and Scholarship Recipient Jake Mekin

Administered through the Coral Gables Community Foundation, the Ralph V. Moore Scholarship for Cavalier Excellence is given annually to an outstanding student who embodies the values of long-time Gables Principal Ralph Moore.

Awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates not only academic excellence but involvement in extracurricular activities and service to school and community, this award emphasizes the importance of leaving a legacy at Coral Gables Senior High.

This year’s winner of a $1000 scholarship is Jake Mekin.  Jake is an IB student with a 6.19 weighted GPA and is in the top 8% of his class.  His leadership in Interact Club, specifically the End Polio Now campaign, Prochat, the CHARLEE program and Breakthrough Miami, prove he truly walks the walk, just as the late Ralph Moore would have wanted to celebrate and recognize.

It’s Scholarship Application Time . . .

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by admin

Grant and Bridget Daugherty Nursing Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be a Coral Gables High School graduating senior who will major in Nursing. The applicant must also have a minimum 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) and demonstrate financial need. This $1,000.00 scholarship is for one year. SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA 1. Minimum 3.0 GPA 2. Coral Gables Senior High graduating senior 3. Must major in Nursing 4. Demonstrate Financial Need VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP $1,000 APPLICATION DEADLINE  April 12, 2013 SUBMIT TO  Andria Hanley, ahanley@gablesfoundation.org QUESTIONS  Andria Hanley, ahanley@gablesfoundation.org, or 305/446.9670

Download the Application Forms here.

_______________________________________________ The Kerdyk Family presents Manny Hartman with a check

Kerdyk Family Trust Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is given annually to a graduating senior who has shown an interest in music during his/her high school years.  Overall academic success, a love for music and an intention to study music are factors in the evaluation process.

Named after long serving Commissioner William H. Kerdyk, Sr. and continued by his family today, this scholarship fund was established at the Coral Gables Community Foundation and applicants should be honored for consideration of this award.  Bill Kerdyk, Sr. had a love of music he shared with his own children and established this scholarship fund to help students who also have a love of music.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

  1. Overall 3.0 GPA
  2. Coral Gables resident or attends school in Coral Gables
  3. Pursue a course of study in music in college

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP  variable, typically $1000 or $2000 APPLICATION DEADLINE Friday April 12, 2013 to Andria Hanley, Executive Director Coral Gables Community Foundation 1825 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, PMB #447 Coral Gables, FL 33134-4418 QUESTIONS  ahanley@gablesfoundation.org or call 305-446-9670

Download the Application Forms here.

________________________________________________ Lady Suzanna P. Tweed

Lady Suzanna P. Tweed Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is given annually to an outstanding Coral Gables High School Senior to help with the cost of college. The fund was created by Lady Tweed before her passing in 1994. It reflected her love for children and her desire to help deserving students continue their education.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

1.   Demonstrate all around excellence in academics, athletics and/or extra-curricular activities with a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher 2.   Attended Coral Gables Senior High at least two years, including the senior year 3.   Enroll as a full time undergraduate student in a post secondary community college, vocational technical school or state or private four year college or university 4.   Pursue any recognized course of study 5.   Demonstrated financial need

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP  variable, typically $500 -$1000 APPLICATION DEADLINE  April 12, 2013 SUBMIT TO  Andria Hanley, Executive Director, at ahanley@gablesfoundation.org QUESTIONS  Andria Hanley, ahanley@gablesfoundation.org or 305/446.9670

Download the Application Forms here

________________________________________________ Principal Ralph V. Moore pictured with Verneka Silva at left and Pat Clarke at right

Ralph V. Moore Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is given annually to the graduating senior who has shown the most dedication to Coral Gables Senior High during his/her years of attendance. Academic achievement and financial need may be additional factors in the evaluation process.

Named after the late Ralph V. Moore, upon his retirement as Principal of Coral Gables Senior High School, through a fund established in his name at the Coral Gables Community Foundation for his years of service to the school and his community, applicants should be honored for consideration of this award.

SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA

1.   Exemplary service to school and community 2.   Demonstrate all around excellence in academics, athletics and/or extra-curricular activities with a minimum weighted GPA of 3.0 or higher 3.   Attended Coral Gables Senior High at least two years, including the senior year 4.   Enroll as a full time undergraduate student in a post secondary community college, vocational technical school or state or private four year college or university 5.   Pursue any recognized course of study

VALUE OF SCHOLARSHIP  variable, typically $500 -$1000 APPLICATION DEADLINE  April 12, 2013 SUBMIT TO  Andria Hanley, Executive Director, at ahanley@gablesfoundation.org QUESTIONS  Andria Hanley, ahanley@gablesfoundation.org or 305/446.9670

Download the Application Forms here.

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Gables Foundation presents 2 scholarships on Cavalier Wednesday

Posted on: May 1st, 2012 by mbokor

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The Coral Gables Community Foundation was among participants at the annual “Cavalier Wednesday” awards ceremony April 25 at Coral Gables Senior High School.

Students from all four grades were recognized but the stars of the show were the graduating seniors. Recognized for their academic excellence, outstanding service to school and community as well as artistic, business and spoken word talent, there was much reason to celebrate.

The Coral Gables Community Foundation, represented by Executive Director Andria Hanley, presented two scholarships at the event:

The Ralph V. Moore Scholarship is given annually to an outstanding student who embodies the values of longtime Gables High Principal Ralph Moore (1977-1993), who passed away in August 2010. The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior who demonstrates not only academic excellence but also involvement in extracurricular activities and service to school and community. This award emphasizes the importance of leaving a legacy at Coral Gables Senior High.

The 2012 winner is Armani Abreu, who has a 6.29 weighted GPA and is in the top 4% of his class. A four-year athlete in swimming and volleyball as well as NHS and IBHS, Armani has also been class president for four years. A consistent leader and doer, Armani holds true to the values Ralph Moore thought were important.

The Lady Suzanna P. Tweed Scholarship was created to reflect her love for children and her desire to help deserving students continue their education.  Criteria include academic success and demonstrated need; the 2012 winner has a significant amount of both.  This year the funding for this $1,000 scholarship is provided by the Coral Gables Community Foundation on behalf of Lady Tweed, who passed away in 1999 at age 99.

The 2012 winner is Jieyi Wu, who wants to become a CPA and appreciates all the support she’s receiving along the way. Jieyi helps run the school credit union, has received the Rotary Award, is a key member of the End Polio Now initiative, and stays after school every day to help make the school even better. Jieyi is a lovely young lady sure to be a successful CPA.