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CCHS Unveils CBLE/Carricarte Family Career Pathway
The Carricarte Family, well known for their successful business enterprises and philanthropic efforts in South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean, have established a new Business, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Career Pathway at Christopher Columbus High School.
Carricarte Business, Leadership and Entrepreneurship (CBLE) is now one of eight career pathways found at Columbus and the first to have received a naming gift. Mike Carricarte Sr. '59 (Amedex Insurance Company and USA Medical Services Founder) and his four sons: Michael '86 (CEO of Amedex Assurance Company), Louis '95 (CEO of Unity Groves), Andrew '97 (CEO of Tritan Software) and Brian '02 (CIO Amedex Assurance Company) are all Columbus alumni and successful entrepreneurs who wanted to give back to their school.
With the support of the Carricarte family, the school is able to offer a rich program with a variety of courses, clubs, honor societies, competitions, field trips, and guest speakers. In particular, many students partake in the National Future Business Leaders of America organization which inspires students to become community-minded business leaders in a global society. This year, Columbus junior Fernando Ortega was named a state champion in the category of Future Business Leader by the organization in a virtual competition with over 5,000 students.
Michael Carricarte Sr. and his sons were on hand on Thursday, April 15th to recognize select business students and present them with plaques and graduation cords of distinction. After the awards ceremony, the new CBLE logo was introduced with the unveiling of a new sign which has been installed in front of the business classroom.
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.