A Catholic School for Young Men in the Marist Tradition since 1958
Valedictorian & Salutatorian Announced
Christopher Columbus High School announced Friday, April 17, Jared Coleman has been named valedictorian and Michael Berry salutatorian for the graduating class of 2020.
Coleman, with a weighted GPA of 6.05, is a National Merit Scholar finalist, National Hispanic Recognized Scholar, Silver Knight General Scholarship nominee, National Honor Society President, co-founder and president of CCAN (Childrens Cancer Awareness Network), member of National English and National Science Honor societies. He’s been accepted to Johns Hopkins University, Duke University, Vanderbilt University, University of Virginia, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Georgia Tech, Northwestern University, George Washington University, UM, FSU and FIU. Coleman will be attending the University of Florida Honors Program.
Berry, with a weighted GPA of 5.95, is a National Merit Scholar finalist and National Hispanic Recognized Scholar, Scholar Athlete: Cross Country and Track and Field all four years, varsity letterman in track sophomore year, member of Campus Minister, FBLA state qualifier, member of National and Science Honor Societies and co-founder of Fresh Start for Veterans service project. He’s been accepted to Georgia Tech, Rice University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Notre Dame, Tufts University, Texas A&M, UCF, Embry Riddle, Virginia Tech, Baylor, UF and UM. Berry is currently undecided between Rice, Georgia Tech and the University of Florida Honors Program.
We are immensely proud of these outstanding students and cannot wait to see where their paths take them.
Christopher Columbus High School is a private, Roman Catholic, college-preparatory high school, conducted by the Marist Brothers of the Schools. We aim to make Jesus Christ known and loved, as we prepare young men for higher education and for their continuous challenge of harmonizing faith, culture and life. We foster a family spirit among all who are committed to the success of the school and promote opportunities to work together as a community of learners.
Columbus is fully accredited by Cognia and is a member of the Marist Association of Secondary schools, the National Catholic Education Association and the Independent Schools of South Florida.