for helping me take the first few steps to becoming a future problem solver. I am grateful for receiving the Dr. DeSimone BCAA Scholar Athlete Award because lord knows how hard I have worked to be the best that I could be in the classroom, the mat, and the field. Whether I continue to be an athlete at FIU, I will always remember the work that I put into academics and athletics, and the support from everyone in my life along my path to being the greatest problem solver I that dream to be.
Kyle-Anthony is a four-year member of the swimming and diving team. He is a National Merit Commended Scholar and has received honors on the Principal’s Honor Roll for 9th through 12th grades. He is a member of the National Honor Society, the French Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society and the English Honor Society. Kyle-Anthony has accumulated 205 documented volunteer service hours and has applied to the University of Florida and Georgetown University.
Kyle - Anthony Kaufman
St. Thomas Aquinas High
2018 BCAA SCHOLAR ATHLETES
St. Thomas Aquinas High
Morgan is a four-year member of the lacrosse team. She was selected 2017 Miami Herald Player of the Year – Goalie. She has received honors on the Principal’s Honor Roll all four years of high school. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta and is also a member of Campus Ministry. She was also selected 2017 All American Goalie, Academic All-American Goalie, Broward All School Team Goalie and 1st Team All-Region Goalie. Morgan has accumulated 314 documented volunteer service hours and will be attending the United States Coast Guard Academy.
Coral Spings High
Brandon is a two-year member of the volleyball team and was also a member of the wrestling team. He is a recipient of a 2017 Coral Springs High Megaphone award, a Most Improved award, and a Best Team Player award – Right Spiker. He has received honors on the “A” Honor Roll, the “B” Honor Roll. He is an Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar. He is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, where he serves as Vice President, the Spanish Honor Society, Business Professionals of America (BPA), the National Honor Society, and the Health Occupations of America (HOSA) Medical club, where he serves as Historian. Brandon ranks #20 in a class of 625 and has 436 documented volunteer service hours. Brandon has applied to Northeastern University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jordan is a four-year member of the football team and a four-year member of the wrestling team. He was a 2015 – 2016 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) District Runner-up, a 2016 – 2017 FHSAA District Champion Wrestler and the recipient of a Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA) Don Cifra All-Academic award for Football LB/OL. He is a member of Mentoring Tomorrow’s Leaders, and the National Society of High School Scholars. He is a recipient of a National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence. He also serves as a Student Athletic Trainer for Northeast High. Jordan ranks #21 in a class of 354 and has 149 documented volunteer service hours. Jordan has applied to Florida Gulf.
Ellen is a three-year member of the cheerleading team and the competitive cheerleading team, where she serves as Captain. She was a member of the 2017 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) State Runner-up cheerleading team, and was also selected as a member of the 2017 – 2018 Broward County Athletic Association (BCAA) All-Star Cheerleading team. She is also a member of Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA), where she serves as Representative. Ellen ranks #162 in a class of 587 and has 304 documented volunteer service hours. Ellen has applied to the University of Central Florida and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
Cypress Bay High
Isabella is a two-year member of the soccer team and was also a two-year member of the junior varsity soccer team. She was also a member of the track team. She is a National Merit Semi Finalist, an Advanced Placement Scholar with Distinction, and a recipient of a Cambridge AICE Diploma. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, where she serves as Head of Community Service and VP of Ext. Affairs. Isabella ranks #10 in a class of 1154 and has 541 documented volunteer service hours. Isabella will be attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.