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Blog posts September 2019

9th-12th graders!!! Visionary Scholarship Essay Contest DUE: 5/1/20

American College Foundation presents the:

Visionary Scholarship

Top Award: $5,000 (5 additional winner at $1,000 a piece)

Apply here:

FAU Fall Open House 10/19

FAU will host their fall open house on Saturday, October 19th.  Students and their parents are invited to learn about academic offerings, student services, and admissions.  Campus tours and optional information sessions will also be offered.  Interested students can register here.

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AP Exam Reminders

The final ordering deadline for all AP exams is Friday, November 15th.  All students taking AP courses this year are expected to sit for the AP exam in May.  Students who miss the exam or drop their AP course after the November 15th ordering deadline will be charged the $40 unused exam fee.

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2020 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Essay Contest

Essay contest open to high school students in grades 9-12.  Applicants should submit an essay of between 700 and 1000 words where they describe and analyze an act of political courage by a US elected official who served during or after 1917.  Awards range from $100 - $10,000.  Essays must be submitt…

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Performing Arts College Fair!

Performing Arts College Fair
9/29/19 (Sunday), from 12pm-3pm
@ the Straz Center (in Tampa)

more than 20 attending colleges

Register at: 
or by calling 812-222-1040

Click here to view flyer!

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NYFA National Tour!

NYFA (New York Film Academy) National Tour
college of visual and performing arts

on December 7th in Orlando, FL

-Portfolio Reviews
-Information Sessions

*If interested rsvp ASAP!

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College Visits this Week!

Juniors & Seniors!  Reminder.....lots of college visits this week:
Virginia Tech, FIU, Mercer, Stetson, FAU, UWF Honors Program!
Sign up in the blue binder in guidance if interested!

Juniors & Seniors...New College Visits Added!

Stetson, Mercer, USF, FSU, UWF honors program, Virginia Tech, POLY,  & University of South Carolina!

Sign up in the blue binder in guidance if interested!

Seniors!!! The Scholarship DUE: 6/30/20!

$1,500 (2 winners)


-must be a senior

-must be a student-caregiver (a student who is caring for an adult relative)

-must be planning to attend a four-year university, state college, or community college


What do you need to do?

Submit either a 1,500-word essay or a two-minut…

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Seniors!!! Florida Tour Guide Scholarship DUE: 12/31/19!

$1,000 (multiple winners)


-must be a senior

-must be planning to attend a four-year university, state college, community college, or tech school next school year


What do you need to do?

The Zebra wants to see your favorite road trip destination(s) in your state -…

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Part Time Job Opportunity

Marco's Pizza (on Providence & Bloomingdale)
customer service/answering phones/light cleaning
starting pay: $8.46

Manager: Anthony (Tony) Fox

or just show up to apply & speak w/ Tony
any weekday between 11:00am and 4:00pm

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Community Service Opportunity!

Valrico Childcare Learning Center
1405 S. St. Cloud
and various times on school holidays
playing games w/ children, reading to children, teaching them how to tie shoes, etc...

Debbie Mast

Enrollment window closing Soon!

NYC, DC, Philly College Trip Tour

Reminder....enrollment window closes at 11:59pm Friday night (9/13/19), so if you are planning on signing up your student(s), I would go ahead and do it.

On a side note, a few students had asked me about a student from another school, coming o…

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HCC Rep tomorrow!

HCC rep in Mrs. Edgeman's office, in Guidance, tomorrow.  Come see her during your lunch and get any questions answered about HCC.  Also, if you want help with the HCC application, she can help you apply right then and there.

Attn Juniors & Seniors!

New college visits added.....Florida Southern and NYU!
Sign up in the blue binder in guidance if interested!

U.S. Naval Academy Candidates Dinner

The USNA Alumni Association of Tampa Bay will host the annual U.S. Naval Academy Founders' Day Dinner on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at the Feather Sound Country Club, located at 2201 Feather Sound Drive.  A pre-dinner reception will be held beginning at 6:00 pm followed by dinner at 7:00 pm.  …

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U.S. Military Service Academy Informaiton Sessions

The United States Military Service Academies will be in attendance at several local College Fairs and Academy Days.  Students interested in applying to a service academy, and their parents, are encouraged to attend to learn more about the application process, academy requirements, and congressional …

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NYC, DC, Philly College Tour Trip June 2020

To enroll, please visit our group’s Tour Website at:

and pay the $95 enrollment fee.
The enrollment deadline for this tour is Friday, September 13th, 2019.

Don't forget, if you enroll by September 7th, 2019 at 11:59 PM (tomorrow), you WILL receive …

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TODAY is the LAST day to register for the October SAT!

Today is the regular registration deadline for the October 5th SAT.

Register online at Register now to avoid the late fee!

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Juniors & Seniors...New College Visit Added!

New college visit added.....Virginia Tech!
Sign up in the blue binder in guidance if interested!

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