A very generous Immaculate Conception Academy (ICA Cristo Rey) benefactor, Cara Peck presented $4,000.00 in scholarships on Wednesday, May 7, 2014. Ms. Peck challenged the Seniors to share their “Burning Platform” and how ICA Cristo Rey has influenced their passion. A “Burning Platform” is described as the inspiration behind the good one can do in this world, the guiding light that drives one to create positive change in the world. The winners: 1st place ($2,000) Gloria Anyanwu , 2nd place ($1,000) Vita Moskal , 3rd place ($500 each) Selena Lara and Rebecca Ruano.
The Seniors rose to the occasion for this essay contest. Cara was inspired by their self-knowledge, their impact on others and their hopes for the future. Gloria, Vita, Selena and Rebecca were presented with checks (for college expenses) and flowers for their moving selections.
Cara closed the ceremony sharing with the students that when their high school and college careers are complete that they remember to negotiate for their worth in the workplace, because they are worth it.
Cara was thanked with a bouquet of flowers and a plaque for her outstanding leadership and support toward the ICA Cristo Rey community. As well as supporting the young women of ICA Cristo Rey, Cara holds the position of Executive Vice President with Wells Fargo & Company as Head of Enterprise, Talent, Planning & Development Services.