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About Tayra Antolick
Tayra Ondina Caridad (Soler) Antolick immigrated to the Miami, Florida from Cuba at the age of seven in 1962, escaping communism with her parents Ricardo Francisco and Ondina Caridad, and one sister Ondina Elisa. Faride Amanda was born to Tayra's parents in 1965 as the first native-born American in her family. Tayra graduated sixth in her class from Miami Edison Senior High School in 1971. In 1976, after graduating from Miami Christian College (now, Trinity University) with a BS in psychology, she met Charles William Antolick, joined the Water, Blood, and Wine Band, and ministered on the road for eight years in prisons, beaches, coffee houses, and churches. Their ministry also consisted of housing homeless and runaways. Tayra also graduated from International Seminary with a ThM and MA in theology. Her dealings as the general manager of her husband's independent car dealership brought across her path legal issues which she found imperative to confirm. At an interview with the Dean of the University of Florida's law school came the stark realization that state schools would not recognize her undergraduate and master's degrees, so she enrolled at Santa Fe Community College in the Legal Assistant program, graduating with honors and being inducted in Phi Theta Kappa and the All USA Academic Team. From there scholarships began to find their way to her mailbox; the offer from Florida Atlantic University Honors College was too good to be true. With her husband's full support she moved to Jupiter, Florida to earn her BA in law and society, graduating magna cum laude, and inducted in Golden Key. Now Tayra seeks unfettered admission to University of Florida law school. Believing that American law and Christianity are inseparable, Tayra seeks to raise awareness through education, writing, and litigation of the important role Christianity had, and should still have, in our culture and our laws.