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Check out our Award Winning Class of 2019! We Are so proud of you!
Matthew Griffith (c/o 2019)
Saint Ignatius Scholar Winner
Jesuit High School
Awarded to students who score in the top 2% on the national High School Placement Exam.
Autumn Martinez-Robinson (c/o 2019)
Hurricane Scholarship Winner
Bishop McLaughlin High School
All Around Freshman Award given to one freshman each year and is based on service, academic effort, and parish involvement.
Sydney Keleske (c/o 2019)
Pope Francis Merit Scholarship Award Winner
Tampa Catholic High School
Awarded to students who score in the top
2% on the national High School Placement Test
Other Notable Alumni
Garrett Adams, Villa Madonna class of 2013, and a senior at Tampa Catholic High School, won 1st place out of (his category) 2500 participants in the Hillsborough County STEM Science Fair held at the Tampa Convention Center in 2016. Adams built and programmed a drone for the purpose of carrying life-saving devices to swimmers in distress. It is believed that Adams’ drone is faster in aiding swimmers than a human lifeguard. Garrett is also currently working with a group of engineers and AAA in Orlando for the development of a drone that will carry necessary supplies to stranded drivers (dead batteries, flat tires, etc). Congratulations Garrett!
L.J. Ruth (c/o 2018) is an actor, model and voiceover artist. He can currently be seen in the movie Baywatch, starring “The Rock” Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron. L.J.’s voice can be heard on TV, radio, in video games, apps, and children’s audiobooks both nationally and internationally. He shared his talent with Villa Madonna, appearing as the "Croc" in Peter Pan Jr.
Dominique, class of '15 at Villa Madonna School, won the 2015 Holocaust Reflection Contest for middle school students with her drawing entitled “The Bliss of Hope.”
With her award, Dominique and her teacher, Angela Tillman, received an all-expenses paid trip in June to Washington, D.C., which included a private tour of the Holocaust Memorial Museum, a meeting at CNN studios with John King, a tour of Fox News with John Rosen, meetings at the Israeli and German embassies, and some one-on-one time with Sen. Tom Cotton and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Josslyn, class of '16 Saludatorian, was awarded state recognition through the Duke Tip Talent Program, scoring the highest score among 7th Graders!
Jacob, class of '16, built his own computer from scratch! Jacob did most of his research using various Youtube videos, and ordered parts online. His tower-style computer includes Windows 7, supports all his gaming sites, and is fully operational!
Alexa ('06) and Austin ('09) Rodriguez with the Don Bosco statue inside St. Peter's Basillica in Rome.
Eddie, class of 2018 was selected from thousands of entries across theUnited States, as a winner in the 2014-2015 Christmas Card Artwork Contest of the Missionary Childhood Association. His artwork is currently being displayed in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.
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