On Monday, March 16, 2015, South Lake Chamber of Commerce  award sponsor Mr. Wesley Reed, of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., presented Montverde Academy senior Gloria Ashiya Katuka with the SLCC Student of the Month.  The award was presented at the Chamber’s March Chamber Breakfast.  Aside from her numerous academic, athletic, and extra-curricular achievements all while carrying a 4.14 GPA in AP and Honors Classes, Gloria captivated the audience during her acceptance speech as she bravely shared her story of life in war torn Nigeria and her subsequent escape.  According to the Clermont News Leader, and in her own words, “…the opportunity to attend Montverde Academy literally saved my life.”