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Once you are a member of the CEA family, you will always remain a part of the CEA family. The CEA family includes alumni, parents, and teachers and staff, who together make up the Faces of Conchita.

It brings us great joy to hear about the lives and achievements of our alumni and of those who have passed through our hallways throughout the years. For this reason, we have started the Faces of Conchita. Faces of Conchita is a way of keeping us united: alumni, parents and family members, and teachers and staff, by keeping everyone up to date with the happenings in our CEA community.

Please write to us to say hello. Write to us to tell us how you are doing and where life has taken you. No matter how much time has passed, the Faces of Conchita are clear in our minds and always present in our hearts. Each and every person who has passed through Conchita has left their unique mark, the same way that Conchita left a mark in you.


Alumni News


2017 Features


Katherine Londono
c/o 2002

Congratulations to Katherine Londono, recipient of the prestigious 2017 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. Katherine's fellowship is with Make the Road New Jersey, where she will provide direct representation, policy advocacy, and community outreach to ensure low-income immigrant women throughout New Jersey have access to earned sick time and paid family and medical leave.
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Alfredo Armas
c/o 2006
Congratulations to Alfredo Armas, who began his Medical Residency Program at New York University Langone Medical Center in anesthesiology!
Bianca Allanic
c/o 2010
Congratulations to alumna Bianca Allanic for signing a company contract with Ballet Theatre of Maryland! Bianca will graduate from Indiana University in May with a Bachelor of Science and a Ballet Performance Major, which she was able to accomplish in 3 years. She starts her season with Ballet Theatre of Maryland this August, but will spend the summer learning the company's repertoire for next season. Bianca has always been a beautiful example of dedication, discipline, joy and hard work. We are so proud of you!

2016 Features
Angela Santalo
c/o 2014

Congratulation to Angela Santalo for being one of ten finalists out of 800 applicants for the Miami-Dade Police Department "Do the Right Thing" program.

Cesar Santalo
c/o 2012

Congratulations to Cesar Santalo for winning the Silver Knight Award! When a fire burned down his home in fourth grade, Cesar Santalo drew and drew and discovered the healing power of art. After playing basketball all his life but not making the team his sophomore year, he founded "Young Explorers of Art" to bring students together to share art around them in museums and galleries. He also started playing golf and he volunteered with The First Tee Miami to help young players learn the game and life skills. An AP and Honors student, he is founder and president of the Art Honor Society and a campus ministry leader. He volunteers for Liga Contra el Cancer and is active in Squires service club, Student Council and the Roller Hockey Team.Cesar is graduating from Christopher Columbus High School (c/o 2016) and will continue his studied at Florida International University. Read more here>

Lilisabel Padro
c/o 2012

Congratulations to CEA c/o 2012 alumna Lil Isabel Padro! Lil graduated from Saint Brendan High School with honors and has officially signed the letter of intent to play basketball for the NAIA Bethel College Threshers in North Newton, Kansas. We are so proud of your achievement, Lil!



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Class of 2004

Michael Acosta

After graduating from Christopher Columbus High School, I attended the University of Miami, graduating with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Theater and a minor in the Classics (Ancient Mythology and Greek). I then continued onto the University of Hartford in Connecticut for graduate school. I passed my qualifying exam in the spring of 2016, and am now working on my doctorate. My goal is to have my doctoral degree in Psychology before the age of thirty. I believe at the core of each human being is goodness. Unfortunately, societal norms, the internal expression of one's emotions, and the paradox that is human nature often only allows us to primarily see and feel darkness in ourselves, others, and the world. With this in mind, my goal as a therapist is to help people feel better about themselves and feel more confident. During my years at Christopher Columbus High School, I was involved in the Campus Ministry as a peer retreat leader. It was then when I started to think about being a therapist. In this role I discovered how powerful empathy, compassion, and acceptance could be in the spiritual and personal processes of grief and healing.

During my time at CEA, I participated in many activities such as art, Cuban dance, choir, jazz ensemble and I had a deep interest in books. I continued to explore my artistic side by majoring in Theater. I currently participate in the SEATEA improv group, a comedy improv group in Connecticut. Although I do not perform with this group, I participate in classes and attend comedy shows in the community. While I am helping others with therapy, improv has become my therapy. When I am not writing papers or studying, I am in my improv comedy group or signing up for kickball games. I learned early on the importance of having a balanced life.

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