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SAS Kendall Student Jennifer Cernada is Honored at MDCPS School Board Meeting

Jennifer Cernada

Miami, February 16, 2012 - SAS Kendall student Jennifer Cernada receives proclamation from School Board Member Carlos Curbelo at the February 2012 meeting of the MDCPS School Board in recognition of her QuestBridge Scholarship to attend Rice University after high school graduation in June of 2012.

School for Advanced Studies Kendall student Jennifer Cernada was recently awarded a QuestBridge Scholarship to attend Rice University in Houston, Texas where she plans to major in biochemistry and later enter medical school to study anesthesiology. "Jennifer is a dedicated and talented student and I am proud to recognize her accomplishments and commitment to her community" said School Board Member Carlos L. Curbelo in presenting Jennifer with a proclamation at the February MDCPS Board meeting.

Jennifer will graduate from high school at School for Advanced Studies in June of 2012 already having earned her Associate in Arts degree from Miami Dade College.  She has earned commendation from College Board as both an AP Scholar with Distinciton and a National Hispanic Scholar and will graduate Magna Cum Laude. During her high school years, Jennifer has volunteered over 800 hours of community service hours at Angel's Home Retirement Community and is President of the SAS Kendall Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club.

The QuestBridge Scholarship covers all the costs of tuition, room and board, textbooks, personal expenses and round trip airfare between Houston and Miami twice a year. As a result, Jennifer will be able to come home to visit her family frequently while pursuing a degree at Rice. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Rice University in the top twenty universities in the United States so Jennifer will continue to be challenged after high school graduation at SAS.

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