Pace High students each win scholarship created by alumnus

Several students from Monsignor Edward Pace High School were winners of the 2017 Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq. Scholarship, which aims to help need-based students with tuition. Jorge Luis Lopez is an alumnus of Pace High School and attended school with many low-income students from Opa-locka, which is why he created the scholarship in 2016. This year, the scholarship awarded $10,000 to students who held 3.0 GPAs or higher, are involved in sports, wrote an essay on the importance of a Catholic education and explained why they need tuition assistance.

Monsignor Pace shortstop Jeter Downs is first South Florida player selected in MLB Draft

Jeter Downs, an alum from Monsignor Pace High School, was selected with the 32nd pick of the 2017 draft.

Pace High School says goodbye to retiring dean Samuel Lilly

Pace High School bid farewell to one of its most well-known figures, Dean of Students Samuel Lilly, who is retiring after 36 years of service at Pace.

Alumni clergy help Monsignor Edward Pace High celebrate 2017 Baccalaureate Mass

The traditional Baccalaureate Mass that kicked off graduation week for Pace High School’s Class of 2017 featured some very special participants: two alumni who have discerned a calling to priesthood.

Class of 2017, Welcome to the Alumni Family

Congratulations, Class of 2017! You are officially Spartan Alumni! Now that you are beginning a new chapter in your life, take a moment to reflect on all of the wonderful accomplishments your class has achieved: over $8.4 million dollars in scholarships, AP Scholar distinctions, and acceptances into over 70 colleges and universities across the nation.

Adrian Cardenas, Class of 2006, Writes About Why He Quit Major League Baseball

Pace Alum, Adrian Cardenas class of 2006, was recently published in The New Yorker. Adrian writes an intriguing article about the struggle he endured during his decision to quit Major League Baseball.

Ray Shipman, Class of 2008, Drafted with the New Orleans Saints

Ray Shipman, Monsignor Edward Pace High School class of 2008, was drafted to the New Orleans Saints in the 2013 NFL draft. While at Pace High, Ray received numerous awards and honors as an all-star basketball player, and he spent two years of his college career as a point guard for the Florida Gators. But life had other plans for Ray. He would soon become a linebacker for the UCF Knights football team. According to an interview with Scott Porter from New Era Scouting, Ray credits basketball with making him "more of a fighter" (newerascouting.com). He always envisioned life as a professional football player, and now his dreams can be realized.

Kayvon Webster, Class of 2009, Drafted to the NFL Broncos

Kayvon Webster, Monsignor Edward Pace High School class of 2009, was just drafted to join the NFL's Denver Broncos. Kayvon, known at Pace High as an all-around great student and athlete, pursued his football career at the University of South Florida. While the team may not have had the best season in 2012, Kayvon impressed coaches and executives with his personal records. Described as being an extremely physical and aggressive cornerback in his college career, Justin Onslow in "The Bleacher Report" states, "the foundation is definitely there for Webster to be a quality NFL defensive back." The Pace High community is eager to follow Kayvon's professional career as a Denver Bronco.

Pace High School Principal, Ana Garcia, Presents iPad Success at NCEA Regional Meeting

Mrs. Ana Garcia, Principal of Monsignor Edward Pace High School, will be presenting at the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) regional meeting at Archbishop McCarthy High School. After a year of faculty development and preparation, teachers at Pace High School have successfully integrated iPads into their curriculum, and they have also created original course content to replace the need for textbooks. Garcia’s presentation, “A new kind of textbook for a new kind of student”, focuses on how faculty have researched the latest web and tech tools available on their laptops and iPads to create this original course content so that students can have all of their resources and materials at their disposal at any time.

Cristina Pla-Guzman, Class of 2002, becomes the Cervantes Award honorary recipient this year

Congratulations to Cristina Pla-Guzman, Class of 2002, for becoming this year's Cervantes Award honorary recipient! The Cervantes Award is an award given by Nova Southeastern University to the teacher who goes above the standards of teaching to impact the Hispanic students. Going about choosing such a person with these qualities consists of a nomination process by the administrators and past recipients. The same committee then votes on a winner. The majority of teachers at Pace are eligible for this award because 70% of the Pace population are Hispanic. As the drama and choir teacher, Cristina implements diverse teaching methods that amplify the students' learning potential. She is also praised as an inspirational theater director, and her students, Troupe 5457, win outstanding rankings in competitions every year.

German Garcia, Class of 2002, becomes the new Athletic Director for Our Lady of the Lakes

German Garcia, Class of 2002, is the new Athletic Director for Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic School in Miami Lakes. He implemented a new routine into the exercise program, yoga, and is confident that students and athletes will benefit from this new addition. As commented in recent news reports, German feels that yoga and meditation will help students "disconnect from all the distractions and the fast pace world we live in today." German has been married to Lizmari Cofino, Class of 2001, for 3 years.

Spartan Pride Moment!

Congratulations to Tony Lama, Class of 1996, Nelson Rodriguez, Class of 1987, and Manny Cid, Class of 2002, for being elected to the Miami Lakes Town Council.

Monsignor Edward Pace Alumni Stephen Morris, Class of 2010, is Named University of Miami Starting QB

He has a golden arm to effortlessly spin the ball anywhere on the field with the athleticism and toughness to match, and was a standout at the Manning Passing Academy in 2013 while performing next to the likes of Johnny Manziel and A.J. McCarron.

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