Thanksgiving Break
November 25-27
Homecoming 2020 Wrap Up

This year's Homecoming Week wrapped up with a memorable Green & Gold Spirit Day! The seniors defeated the juniors 8-7 in our first Powderpuff Kickball game. Senior Hunter D. won the students vs. staff Knockout Basketball challenge. Hustler fans were united virtually during the afternoon pep rally. The week-long Homecoming celebration culminated with the crowning of our King Kyonte Padmore and Queen Yorka Zavala. Thanks to everyone who helped make these events a huge success!
Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest

Around the country, high school students are afforded a unique opportunity each year to demonstrate their love for country in the annual VFW Voice of Democracy Scholarship Contest. In Florida, this year’s first-place winner from VFW Post 8191 is Senior Abigail Fronk. Her essay was in response to the prompt titled, “Is this the Country the Founders Envisioned?” If successful at both the district and state levels, Abigail could earn a $30,000 scholarship. “As part of our school’s Quill and Scroll Society (led by English teacher Mrs. Herschbach), I wrote the essay because it helped me to reflect on social justice and political issues in America today.”
HOBY representatives announced

Each school year, a representative or two from MCC's sophomore class is chosen to attend the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) conference. The HOBY program recognizes 10th grade as an important decision-making time in developing leadership potential in high school students and encourages 10th-grade students with demonstrated or potential leadership skills to apply for this opportunity. MCC's HOBY representatives are Genevieve Lujan and Megan Tierney. Our alternate is Victoria Wilkie. Congratulations!
Holiday surprises for local seniors

MCC's Key Club started a project to deliver care packages, ornaments, and cards to local senior citizen homes. Pictured here are members decorating, coloring, and making ornaments and gift baskets for the seniors.

A special thank you to Sophomore Hannah S. and her mother for donations of supplies.
Haunted Escape Room challenge

On a sunny afternoon in November, four brilliant AP Calculus students stroll down the hallway of MCC’s Aquinas building (socially distanced, of course). One curious student suggests that they check out an old, abandoned classroom, room A-114. As they walk into the room, they have a strange feeling. Suddenly, the door slams behind them and they discover they are trapped! Strange noises fill the room. The classroom is haunted, and they only have 45 minutes to escape. Can they use their calculus knowledge to escape before the ghost of Mr. Ziarno appears?

Opening the doors to imagination

The Drawing and Painting class recently completed an in-depth study of large murals, including an interesting analysis of their cultural and social value. They examined the artistry of the Sistine Chapel, the work of Matisse, and even studied local creations found in Downtown Eau Gallie and Downtown Melbourne. These inspired the students to create mini-murals modeled after famous artworks. Students carefully planned and designed their masterpieces that would come to life on the interior of our Art Room doors. Art Room visitors can't help to admire these brilliant showpieces!

Georgia O'Keeffe - JJ A. & Aislynn D.
Keith Haring - Megan K.
Picasso - Bailey C., Jake F., Jeremy G. 
Johannes Vermeer/Banksy - Giselle C., Jaycie C., Janine S.
CyberPatriot competition season underway

Last Friday, MCC's three teams participated in the first round of CyberPatriot’s National Youth Cyber Defense Competition. This contest challenges teams of high school and middle school students to find and fix cybersecurity vulnerabilities in virtual operating systems. Teams are faced with two challenges during their six-hour competition period. They are scored on how secure they make the system. Top teams advance through the online round of competition, and the best of the best advance to the in-person National Finals Competition. We wish our Hustlers the best of luck!
Successful Hustler Candidate Night

On November 10, we hosted a successful Hustler Candidate Night (both in-person and virtual), inviting the top 25 scorers on the High School Placement Test (HSPT) and two guests to learn more about our curricular and co-curricular programs. Three enthusiastic seniors, Maddie H., Abbey L. and Hunter W., shared their experience in each of the following areas, Honor Societies, AP courses, and the Florida Tech/Barry University partnership.

Scholarship winner notifications have been mailed.

Shadow Days available

We invite current 8th-11th grade students to spend a day shadowing an MCC student through his/her school schedule. Prospective students will sit in on classes, meet teachers, and tour the campus.

If you know of anyone interested in this opportunity, please share this link with them (https://bit.ly/MCC_ShadowDay). They will be contacted by our Admissions team to schedule a date.
Meet Mrs. Thomson

We are excited to introduce Mrs. Lisa Thomson as the Administrative Assistant in our Guidance Office! She was born and raised in Maryland. Mrs. Thomson moved to Florida during her high school years and is a graduate of Palm Bay High. Her husband, Doug, is a retired member of the U.S. Coast Guard. After living in many different places, they decided to relocate permanently to Melbourne four years ago to be close to their family. Let's give her a warm welcome to our Hustler Family!
Fall athletes excel in the classroom

Congratulations to our Fall Athletic teams for taking care of business on and off the field during the first quarter! All teams who had a 4.0 or above will have an extra spirit day in the near future. Way to go, Hustlers!

Boys Golf 4.275
Girls Golf 4.2
Stingers 4.11
Cross Country 4.08
Cheer 3.93
Volleyball 3.93
Swim 3.75
Football 3.48
Wiffleball World Series

In November, students in the H.O.P.E. and Team Sports classes took part in the Wiffleball World Series. This activity helps students learn about the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership while having fun in a safe environment. During the event, students have experienced the importance of applying Christian values to athletics and how personal fitness can lead to a healthy, positive lifestyle.
Softball season will soon be here

We proudly introduce our Softball Coaches Robert Yanczewski and Edward Yanes! Both worked with our girls the past two years as assistant coaches. These gentlemen bring extensive knowledge of the game and over 50 years of combined coaching experience. We look forward to the start of the spring softball season!

The Advancement Office is in need of volunteers to help prepare mailings. If interested please contact Roxanne Lestrange at 321-727-0793 x301 or lestranger@melbournecc.org.
Now Accepting
FACTS Grant and Aid Applications

As a reminder, all families seeking need-based financial aid must complete the application and upload a copy of their 2019 tax return.

Memories are made
to be remembered

Yearbooks are on sale now. Click here to buy yours for $60 through Friday, Nov. 27.
There's still time to order school pictures!

Order portrait packages online at DSP. Click here 
to login and use your Student's ID# (located on ID badge) as your online code.
2021 Orlando Ministry Formation Conference:
I Thirst

God thirsts for us and we all thirst for Him too! This year’s Ministry Formation Conference, I Thirst, is about recognize that we can only be satisfied by the love of God, and He yearns to give it to us.

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