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With education choice scholarship, parents feel they are doing 'something greater' for Emilio

APOPKA – The days were long when the family lived up north, when Maria Alvaracin and her husband, Fernando Ramirez, worked two and sometimes three jobs each in one day just to afford rent and food and gas for the car they shared. Maria cleaned houses and worked the overnight shift at McDonald’s, while Fernando […]
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Mikaela's goal is simple: From head of the class as a student to head of the class as the teacher

BY ROGER MOONEY TAMPA – Be a doctor, some say. Be a lawyer, others suggest. You’re so smart, you should do something big, they tell her. Mikaela Powell politely listens to those who see her top-of-the-class grades and encourage her to pursue a lofty education and a lucrative career. What they don’t know is the […]
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Two Catholic schools join Florida's growing list of Purple Star schools that accommodate military families

BY ROGER MOONEY These four words serve as a beacon to military families stationed in Florida who are searching for the right educational fit for their children: A Purple Star School. “It lets them know that we want them here and that we want to honor them and support them,” said Stasia Holzbaur, the office […]
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Education choice scholarship a boon for this military family

E BY ROGER MOONEY MIRAMAR – William Ivins moved his family to South Florida ahead of his retirement from the United States Marine Corps and enrolled his children at Mother of Our Redeemer Catholic School, hoping they would reap the same rewards as he did from a faith-based education. But, as William and his wife, […]
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How one question and four education choice scholarships changed the lives of Emmaline's children

BY ROGER MOONEY MIAMI GARDENS – The seismic shift in Quran Wright’s life occurred in a South Florida Walgreens while shopping with his mother. He was in the third grade at the time and not faring well in his district school. Emmaline Reddick and her son were talking about his classes. Emmaline told Quran that […]
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Elijah wants to learn as much as he can, which is why his sights are set on Harvard University

BY ROGER MOONEY PALMETTO BAY – Elijah Williams was in the fifth grade when he set his sights on a career in engineering. The best way to get there, he decided, was with an Ivy League education. So, he set his sights on attending Harvard University. “I want to learn as much as I can,” […]
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A medical emergency, a call to 911 and a fireman's promise ignited Za'Niya's dream to be a firefighter

BY ROGER MOONEY NORTH MIAMI – Zabrina James had trouble breathing because of the intense pain in her left knee caused by a botched surgery nearly five years earlier. She couldn’t walk, which meant she couldn’t drive herself to the hospital, so she instructed her daughter to call for help and coached her on what […]
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Education choice scholarship helps fuel Mia's dreams of Ivy League college and med school

BY ROGER MOONEY JACKSONVILLE – Mia Boka’s father, Steve, was a giant of a man, standing 6-foot-6 with a personality just as large. He was demanding but fair with his children, instilling structure in their daily lives with constant reminders to study hard, work hard and always do their best. “Speak up and be heard,” […]
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Piano prodigy in perfect academic setting thanks to education choice scholarship

BY ROGER MOONEY COOPER CITY, Florida – It began with a toy piano. Something a toddler could peck at. Pling! Pling! Pling! Evan Sosa did more than that. In no time at all, he was playing “Hot Cross Buns.” “With two hands,” his father, Phillip, said. “I'm like, ‘This is not normal.’ He was barely […]
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Adoption plus education choice scholarships give Conner and his siblings a chance to be 'best version of themselves'

BY ROGER MOONEY The transformation of Conner Davis from a young boy filled with social anxieties to an honor roll student and class leader was achieved through two life-altering events. First, he was adopted by a relative, which brought stability to his life. Second, Conner received an education choice scholarship. That allowed him to attend […]
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