Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Class of 2004 Hollywood Premiere

All-inclusive ticket prices include: Buffet style dinner with three options (chicken, steak or fish) to ensure that everyone can enjoy their meal; Open premium bar for the 4 hours of the event; Champagne toast for all alumni and their guests; Cocktail reception for the meet and greet hour on the terrace; Hors D'oeuvres during the cocktail reception on the terrace overlooking the Bay and the Mimai skyline; Music; Decorations; The Venue/Hotel; Photographer; and Fees.
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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Class of 2004 10 Year Reunion Tickets - Reserve Yours Today!


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Monday, July 8, 2013

Alumna in the Spotlight: Dominique (Nikki) Renoit


Current Occupation: News Producer, Bay News 9
Title: Senior Producer
Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: International Baccaalaureate/International Studies
Your Favorite Memory/Activity about the Reef: I loved every minute of driver's ed. Something about giving teens free range to cars seems both crazy and suicidal.

After graduation:
After graduation, I took off for college in the middle of Missouri. I graduated in May 2007 with a Bachelors of Journalism, specializing in convergence journalism. Degree in hand, I ran back to the sunny skies of Florida. I'm working in the Tampa Bay area, living in St. Petersburg and still take the occasional drive back to Miami for a long weekend. My mom still lives pretty close to the Reef, so for nostalgia's sake - I take a drive past every once in awhile. I'm trying to enjoy every minute we get here - I get out and travel whenever I can!

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NikkiRenoit
Instagram: http://instagram.com/nikkirenoit

Click to read more alumni stories and find out how to submit your own! Visit the page: Alumni, share your story!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

How to Plan a High School Reunion on a Budget: Part 1

In June 2013, alumni of Coral Reef High School, Miami's Mega Magnet, class of 2003 gathered for a remarkable weekend remembering life, friends, and youth during our 10 year reunion. Along the way, organizers Anais Sori, Cynthia Palanquet, Raul Garcia and Leonardo Santos Araujo were helped by fellow 'Cuda alumni, friends, family, and community to accomplish the goal of giving '03 Alumni the reunion they asked for-- on a budget.

If you do not have a reunion company hired, this series is for you. If you have hired a company, please comment with your recommendation! Your contributions are always welcome. Over the next few posts, you'll learn how to plan and execute your reunion with little trouble and lots of fun! This is a five part series of posts which will later be summarized for those who missed it. So what to do first?

1. Establish your committee and its members.
Groups need leadership. Assign roles and tasks so that everyone does their part.
2. Determine how the committee will communicate throughout planning, i.e. Private Facebook Message, Secret Facebook Group, Email, Google Group?
OVER COMMUNICATION IS BETTER THAN NONE AT ALL.
3. Claim and EIN Number from the IRS
Typically the treasurer of the committee will do this as they are the keepers of the funds.
4. Open a FREE checking account with the EIN to manage all reunion related funds *This is especially important so that committee members are not mixing their personal bank funds with reunion funds. You will be able to track costs and reimburse members for any out of pocket costs (and there will be out of pocket costs).
5. Create a FREE PayPal account and link the checking account.
We live in a digital world. Many businesses now accept PayPal as a method of payment. It's also a simple way to reimburse committee members. When ticket sales start you will want to either host a PayPal button on your site or link your PayPal account to the ticket sale tool you are using such as Eventbrite. PayPal creates a smooth flow of payment going out and coming in. *Keep in mind these sites have minimal fees to consider when budgeting and planning on ticket prices. Pricing and tickets will be addressed in a later post.

If you're Coral Reef High School alumni there's good news, we already did most of this for you. All that's left is selecting your committee! If you're planning a reunion for a CRHS Class email anais@cudareunion.com for permissions and access to the CRHS Alumni Association account to help you budget your reunion. Need a CudaReunion.com email address for you and your committee members? Just ask! The alumni association exists to support you!

The next post will be about selecting your events and setting up your tickets including what should your rate be and how do you launch your sales. How much in advance should you notify and start tracking down alumni? What are the costs to include in ticket pricing? How do we track sales? Lots of questions we asked in our own planning and thankfully were able to get answered!

What questions would you ask? Post a comment and it may be addressed in the next post!



Monday, June 10, 2013

Alumna in the Spotlight: Anais Sori, M.A.

Current Occupation: Marketing Manager
Title: Social Media Manager/Online Marketing Consultant
Academy at Coral Reef High School: VPA, Orchestra: Violin 

Favorite Memory/Activity about the Reef: Daily Lunch and Breakfast with the usual crew. DJ party at Lunch hour. Floating around visiting the diverse groups of friends I had everywhere. There's so much I can list here. My high school experience was like non-other. I am truly grateful to say I loved high school. 

After graduation: Soon after graduation I went to a concert at Al Lopez Park to celebrate Inauguration Day of Dominican Republic before packing up my car and driving into the next chapter of my life--college. I attended the University of South Florida and graduated in 2007 with my B.A. in English, Creative Writing. After what seems like a career as an intern, I finally got my first permanent position at the Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities (HACU) where I worked for the HACU National Internship program in Washington, D.C. While working for HACU I completed my Master of Arts degree program in Strategic Communications. My experience at HACU coupled with my under graduate and graduate degrees lead me to chapter two of life after high school--career. For the last eight years I have been a social media marketing consultant and manager helping small and large businesses or organizations achieve their goals with online marketing. 

This past year I had the honor to use what I have learned about web content, social media, and email marketing to spread the word about our 10 year class reunion. After all the years of hard work and learning it was an absolute treat to finally give back to the class of 2003. Thank you for being my friends, my classmates, and teachers. As alumni of Coral Reef High School we have something special within us and all around us. That special something is what brought us back together in 2013 and it will always keep us together. Once again we united as one to celebrate our lives. We celebrated the happiness we once had as children, as teenagers, and as young adults who perhaps had the best high school experience there ever was. I look forward to seeing who plans our 15th or 20th year reunion and helping them communicate their efforts as we did in 2013.
Get connected with me! 
Twitter and Instagram: @DigitalSori 

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For anyone who will step up to the plate and plan our next reunion: 
I'm here to support you! CudaReunion.com is my gift to the Class of 2003 and all CRHS Alumni. A place where our legacy's will live on forever. Keep sharing your alumni stories. We have many stories to tell and lots of time to tell them. Let me know if you want an email address at cudareunion.com or classof2003reunion.com to communicate when you plan our next reunion. Send content for CudaReunion.com to barracuda@classof2003reunion.com to update our class on what's happening with our reunion. Encourage classmates to update their contact info so you can send out invitations or email updates regarding our reunion. Not every one is on Facebook and we never know how long Facebook will be the top social media platform.  If you need the Coral Reef High School Alumni Association PayPal account to help you manage reunion planning or our Eventbrite account, just ask! There are ways to set up multiple access so you can mange everything you need without having to re-create accounts that are already here for you. No need to re-invent the wheel! Save yourself time and let's support each other! 





Saturday, June 8, 2013

Attendee list as of June 8, 2013

Wondering who you might see at our reunion events June 7th and June 8th

Take a look at the list on CudaReunion.Eventbrite.com! Below is the current list. To view this on the Eventbrite site, you must be on the desktop version. If you are mobile, be sure to scroll to the bottom and click "View Full Site" and our attendee list is at the bottom of the ticket page. *Not every person that was in attendance is on this list.* Which academy do you represent? Share a comment below this post! 
  • Crystal Simmons 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy


  • Carlos Salazar Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Jeanette Baffa 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Jannese Correa 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Christian Riera 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Jennifer Correa Riera 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Vikramjit Scoggins 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Sanpreet Dhaliwal 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Renata Bishop 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Tavaris Lee 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Julia Burnette 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The International Baccalaureate Academy

  • Tavaris Lee 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Jaclyn Ojeda 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • Andrea Ford 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Christina Neal 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Curtis Francis 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Valesca Francis 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The International Baccalaureate Academy

  • Jennifer Davis-Tuff 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • Marquise Tuff 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • John Hinson 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Kahlida Lloyd 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Legal & Public Affairs Academy

  • Larsen Griffin 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Morgan Jordan 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Fernando Martinez 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Leonardo Araujo 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Michael Lott 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • TYLAR WEBB 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • David Reeves 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • Kristy Schriver 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Christopher Corredor 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Christine Corredor 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Shawanna Henderson 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • Carolyn Britt 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Legal & Public Affairs Academy

  • David Shoemaker 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • Natalie Barrios 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Legal & Public Affairs Academy

  • Raul Garcia 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Shakeda Ferguson 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Roshni Phalgoo 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The International Baccalaureate Academy

  • Cris Whitaker 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Fernando Martinez 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Trish Cordero 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • John Detmer 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Jessica Detmer 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • Ingrid Acosta 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Health Sciences Academy

  • Talia Attai 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Kevin Attai 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Alberto Blanco 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Jean-Marc Chanoine Esq. 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • Erika Johnson 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • David Solomon 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Janessa Lopez-Medina 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Health Sciences Academy

  • Daniel Medina 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Health Sciences Academy

  • Dominique Murphy 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Kahlida Lloyd 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Legal & Public Affairs Academy

  • TYLAR WEBB 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Business & Finance Academy

  • Tabitha Barattini 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Charles Barattini 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Melissa Candelaria 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Gabriel Candelaria 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Rosalia Alban 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Bryan Candelaria 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • John Hinson 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Jeff Matray 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: None. I am a guest

  • Ingrid Aguero 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy

  • Cynthia Palanquet 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Agriscience & Engineering Technology Academy

  • Anais Sori 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Visual & Performing Arts Academy


  • Ila Flannigan 
    Your Academy at Coral Reef High School: The Legal & Public Affairs Academy

Friday, June 7, 2013

Alumna in the Spotlight: Amy Rejaian

Current Occupation/ Title: Resident Physician

Academy: Health Sciences

Favorite Memory: Going on HOSA field trips and cheering on my cousin, Ingrid, as she played for our hockey team. 

After graduation:
After high school I attended the University of Miami and graduated in 2007 with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry.   
In the spring of 2009 I began medical school at AUC (American University of the Caribbean). Many of my most treasured memories stem from my time in St. Maarten, where I completed the basic sciences portion of my schooling. After that, I returned to the U.S. and completed my clinical rotations in both Miami and NY hospitals. 

I am extremely grateful to say that last month I graduated med school and was fortunate to match into my top choice for Family Medicine. In just a few weeks I will be starting my residency at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. 

My plan for the future (if I’m lucky) is to work for an organization like Doctors Without Borders, where I can travel the world and do a bit of good at the same time.  In the meantime, I’m sure that residency will have me dedicating all of my spare time to sleeping, studying, and sleeping some more.  

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