The annual Morning Star School Tennis Classic will be held at the Carrollwood Country Club (Formerly Emerald Greens) beginning Friday afternoon May 16, 2014 and ending Sunday May 18, 2014. This is a doubles tournament for adult players who enjoy a fun and well-run tennis competition. If you are interested in playing in the tournament and/or helping to sponsor the tournament, please contact Paul Reed at 813-935-0232.

We are grateful to the following individuals, families and businesses for sponsoring the 27th Annual Morning Star School Tennis Classic

Major Sponsor - Century Bank of Florida


 Star Sponsor - Carrollwood Country Club

Star Sponsor - Friends of Morning Star School


Associate Sponsor - Liberty Elevator Corporation


Associate Sponsor - Saint Timothy Catholic Church



 Associate Sponsor - St. Paul Catholic Church


 Lunch Sponsor - Morgan & Morgan


 Trophy Sponsor - DCS Contracting LLC


 Ball Sponsor - Franciscan Friars of Sacred Heart


Ball Sponsor - Dennick FruitSource


Ball Sponsor - Rooms To Go


Beverage Sponsor & Court Sponsor - Ehrlich Animal Hospital

Beverage Sponsor - Judy and Joe Brady

Beverage Sponsor - Ralph and Marty Ruscetta

Beverage Sponsor - Barbara Murphy

Beverage Sponsor - The Burton Family


Breakfast Sponsor - Seal Swim School 

Breakfast Sponsor - St. Mary Catholic Church

Breakfast Sponsor - Our Lady of the Rosary Church

Breakfast Sponsor - Nola Smith

Breakfast Sponsor - The Dinka Family


Snack Sponsor & Court Sponsor - MarineMax

Snack Sponsor & Court Sponsor - Calvery Services Corporation

Snack Sponsor & Court Sponsor - Gregory Evans

Snack Sponsor - Fr. Michael O'Neill

Snack Sponsor - Jim & Holly Charles


Vacation Sponsor - Hilton Daytona Beach Resort / Ocean Walk Village

Vacation Sponsor - Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center

Vacation Sponsor - Emerald Greens Condo Resort


Court Sponsor - Children's Choice for Therapy

Court Sponsor - Bashor & Legendre, LLP - Certified Public Accountants

Court Sponsor - The Madeleine Lundquist Family

Court Sponsor - MarineMax

Court Sponsor - Ehrlich Animal Hospital

Court Sponsor - The Nah'ema Sekirime Family

Court Sponsor - Andrew & Mary Jane Burke

Court Sponsor - Sky K. Vernon Enterprises

Court Sponsor - Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

Court Sponsor - St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church

Court Sponsor - Espiritu Santo Catholic Church

Court Sponsor - The Steven Dykstra Family

Court Sponsor - Calvery Services Corporation

Court Sponsor - Tricia & John Lehmann

Court Sponsor - Dr. Ralph W. Fortson

Court Sponsor - Nola Smith

Court Sponsor - Dr. Ralph & Karen Fehr

Court Sponsor - Paul & Valerie Reed

Court Sponsor - The Paulina Ruiz Family

Court Sponsor - The Aiden Ayuso Family

Court Sponsor - The Anthony Hernandez Family

Court Sponsor - Mary & Bubba Turnes

Court Sponsor - Silvia Birkin

Court Sponsor - The Tommy Evans Family

Court Sponsor - RIKO, LLC

Court Sponsor - Guardian Information Services, Inc.

Court Sponsor - West Coast Child Neurology Associates

Court Sponsor - Pamela Massenburg

Court Sponsor - New Movers Marketing

Court Sponsor - Thompson Global Partners

Court Sponsor - The Garrett Snell Family

Court Sponsor - Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Court Sponsor - The Garrett Nalewajek Family


Gift Certificate - Wright's Gourmet House

Gift Certificate - Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc.

Gift Certificate - Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar

Gift Cards - Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Gift Certificate -

Gift Card - Brighton Collectibles at International Plaza

Gift Certificates - Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar

Gift Cards - The Norris Family Contributed Gift Cards to:

  • Red Lobster
  • Panera Bread
  • Bonefish Grill
  • Cheesecake Factory

Gift Cards - The Burton Family Contributed 3 Gift Cards to:

  •  SpaFinder Wellness


Goodie Bag Sponsor - Tricia & John Lehmann

Goodie Bag Sponsor - UrgentRx

Goodie Bag Sponsor - Brighton Collectibles at International Plaza

Goodie Bag Sponsor - Neiman Marcus

Gala 2014 – Dancin' with the Sensations was held on February 27th at Higgins Hall. It was an elegant evening that featured an enjoyable meal, a silent auction and student performance. Chris Field, FOX 13 Sportscaster, emceed the event and even tweeted a photo of her posing with the students. Our first ever Morning Star Tweet! A string trio entertained guests during cocktails and played along with the Junior High Girls Ensemble. The String Trio was there in part due to the school's growing relationship with the Patel Conservatory at the Straz Center. Catherine Michelsen, String Specialist, lead the girls in beautiful song. Catering by the Family provided a nice meal. An exciting auction featured gifts from Brighton at Intl Mall, Gold and Diamond Source, Lowry Park Zoo, the Straz Center, McKibbon Hotel Management and donations from Board Members. Black and Tiffany Blue décor set the stage for an amazing performance by the Morning Star Sensations who were dressed in elegant costumes created by Josie Vernon. From "Shall we Dance" to "Putting on the Ritz", the students wowed guests with their energy, poise and talent. Led by choir co-directors, Eileen Daly and Lauren Smutko, it was apparent they, students and the choir directors, were having a blast.  Guests were inspired to sing and dance along with them. We are so grateful to our Major Sponsor, Mr. Charlie Waldron for supporting this event so faithfully and bringing with him his dear friend, Fr. Thomas Dunphy, who did a beautiful Invocation.  A special thanks to the  Morning Star School Advisory Board and the truly dedicated Gala Committee Members made up of Alumni Parents and Former Staff. Morning Star School is always blessed by their continued support!​

Take a minute to enjoy photos from our Gala which are in our Photo Gallery.