This week, Montverde Academy Class of 2012 alumni Joao de Mello Ramalho, a native of Monte Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil, was featured in East Tennessee State University’s Men’s Varsity soccer team “Student-Athlete Spotlight.” Ramalho is a former Eagles soccer star who is currently a red-shirt junior forward for East Tennessee State University.  In the on-line article, Ramalho praises his Montverde Academy experience: “It was awesome, I just loved it,” said Ramalho. “I had time to play soccer and go to school. My coach forced me to do well in academics. He showed me why it was important.” To read the entire article, please visit Here.