Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


St. Thomas Aquinas young adults help former school

Published November 13, 2014

ALPHARETTA—St. Thomas Aquinas Latino Young Adults group approached Mimosa Elementary School in Roswell to see if the school had any work they could do, as part of Alpharetta’s day of service. The school has had a large Latino population for decades.

Among the young adult volunteers were Nadia Zúñiga, Anabella Zúñiga and Cinthya Rojo, who are alumnae of Mimosa. It was the first time they had been in the school since they were there as students. Cinthya and Anabella have graduated from college and Nadia is in college. The three were happy to do something for a school that has done so much for them.

Other volunteers at the Fulton County school were Lorena Zúñiga, Anabella and Nadia’s mother, and her friend, Maria Olivia Mejia, along with Luis Alvarez and Endy Escutia.

Ariane Holcombe, school principal, was delighted that the group had asked to serve at Mimosa and was especially delighted to meet the alumnae.

Parents and alumnae said they were grateful for the welcome and the education their children received at Mimosa. There was talk of starting an alumni association to help the school on a regular basis.