Double Take

Double Take
Mitzi Magana and Adavia Thornton

The Alumni Spotlight is shining on two Cristo Rey Kansas City alumnae who went the distance and achieved their dreams.

Mitzi Magana graduated from Cristo Rey  Kansas City in 2012 and, with the benefit of the Marie Curie Scholarship, immediately enrolled at College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska. By August 2017, she had achieved a degree in Human Biology and, within a year, a Master's.  Today, she is working as as a Physician Assistant at One World Community Health Center in Omaha.Mitzi Magana

Mitzi hopes to be remembered around the halls of Cristo Rey as being a positive role model. Her strongest motivation is the hope that she can be the change in her community, someone who paved the way for others to follow and someone who never gave up on her dreams.

Adavia Thornton was a trendsetter and came to Cristo Rey Kansas City – a brand new school and new model of education - as a member of the very first class. She earned her diploma in 2010 and enrolled at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.  By 2014, Adavia claimed a degree in English and Journalism.  She is now working as the Assistant Director of Cooperate Work Study Instruction at Cristo Rey Dallas.

Adavia ThorntonAdavia’s message to the class of 2010, “Who is in charge of the playlist for our reunion? We have so much to catch up on and I can’t wait to spend time with you all again.”


                                Mitzi's Photo courtesy of College of Saint Mary, Omaha, Nebraska

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