ISSF Star Students 2020
Florida Christian is a member of the Independent Schools of South Florida, ISSF. ISSF is an association that consists of approximately 70 private schools. The association holds competitions for students, informational meetings for administration, and workshops for faculty members. Each year the ISSF hosts a luncheon, at which, schools can nominate students as their “Star Students.” This year’s Florida Christian School “Star Students” are listed below:
High School Start Student – Rebecca Menendez
Rebecca has taken advantage of every opportunity we have offered her here at FCS. She participated in a summer internship at the University of Miami Bascom Palmer Biophysics Center to explore biophysics and ophthalmology as possible careers. She obtained the IACUC and IRB certifications needed to work with lab animals, and enjoyed working under the direction of Dr. Jean-Marie Parel. She is not only highly intelligent and hard-working, but is also humble and inquisitive. She has been a great asset to our school and is a great example of the kind of student our school strives to produce. She has received awards for several years as the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award Student, Outstanding Christian Testimony Award and the Principal’s All A Honor Roll. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Quill and Scroll, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Key Club.
Middle School Star Student –Sarah Mira
Sarah has proven herself to be, diligent in her studies, an honest, hard-working young lady who loves God and serves Him well. Sarah currently is a member of the Junior National Honor Society, Class Chaplain and has been a part of several Community Service projects. Last school year she received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award and the Outstanding Christian Testimony Award for her grade. She was involved in a Breast Cancer Awareness and Autism walk. She helps in her local church in the youth ministry and last summer Sarah along with her parents started a fund to help raise money for victims of Brain Cancer.
Elementary Star Student – Madison Pijuan
Madison Pijuan is an extraordinary 5th grade student and has attended Florida Christian School since K3. She is currently the Captain of the FCS School Safety Patrol team and on a Cheerleading Team. Madison also excels in academics and has been on the Principal’s Honor Roll every year since kindergarten. In her spare time, Madison enjoys riding her bike, being outdoors, and loves taking care of animals. In the future, she plans on becoming a Veterinarian.