The Junior Orange Bowl awarded six scholarships to student-athletes at the annual Miami-Dade County Public Schools Scholar Athlete Luncheon, where one male and one female student from each of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were recognized for their athletic and academic achievements. The Junior Orange Bowl awarded four scholarships to students who participated in the sports of Tennis, Golf, Cross Country, or Basketball and two additional scholarships to students who participated in Tennis.
Michelle Benitez-Bermudez, 2017-2018 President of the Junior Orange Bowl, presented scholarships to the following students; Briana Morales John A. Ferguson Senior High School, 5.1 GPA, Basketball and Badmitton; Manuel Linarte, Cutler Bay Senior High, 4.6 GPA, Cross Country and Water Polo; Alina Mizrahi, Dr. Michael M. Krop Senior High, 5.2 GPA, Cross Country and Soccer; Andrew Uria, Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High, 5.0 GPA, Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, and Bowling.
Michelle Benitez-Bermudez also presented the Junior Orange Bowl Tennis Scholarships to Emily Janina Perrata of South Miami Senior High, 3.8 GPA, and to Ryan Floyd of Miami Killian Senior High, 4.9 GPA.
The Junior Orange Bowl Scholarship program annually awards over $10,000 in scholarships, through the organization’s annual festival season, to Florida high school and middle school students and student-athletes.
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