Paulo Bonventre, Advent Class of 2009, attended Boca High where he participated in the ROTC program.
He is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Languages and Cultures (Cum Laude) and a Bachelors of Science in Asian studies.
He is currently an Infantry Officer and holds a Ranger tab in the United States Army. He is stationed at the 101st Airborne Division in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
- Freedom Challenge – climbing mountains to fight human trafficking (Jackson Hole, WY in 2016, Estes Park, CO in 2017, Machu Picchu in 2017, Mount Baker, WA in 2019, More adventures to come!)
- Advent Church (actively involved in events, reading the prayers, The Garden – Women’s Gathering, etc.)
- Gold Coast Via de Cristo (A community of Christian leaders spreading Jesus’s love in all they do.)
Erica went on to work for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Transportation post-graduation. She recently moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she is now a biologist for Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. Erica is helping a number of clients from the transportation and energy sectors develop strategies to enhance rights-of-way as habitat for important pollinators, like the monarch butterfly.
Message from Kristina Buchholz, Advent Class of 2003.
It makes me proud to share the blessed journey I had as an Advent Gator and the impact this school, staff and church family has had on my life. I love how this staff is so transparent about their faith and shares it with their students whether we realize it or not. They instill in us the courage to love one another and our neighbor. They give us the courage to let our wings soar high trusting that God’s in control. They instill in us the love and word of Jesus that will take us through our life. They encourage and believe in us to be the best we can be. Being a Gator has blessed me with an extended family that inspires me to do the impossible.