Skip to content

The 27th annual About-Face Awards will honor 46 middle and high school student honorees who have made positive changes and noticeable improvements in their academic careers.

This year’s ceremony will be conducted virtually and premiere April 29 at 9 a.m. on the district’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/polkcountypublicschools).

Honorees will be recognized for making an “about-face” in their schools by improving their grade point average, attendance, or attitude. Students are nominated by their school and receive a medallion for their success.

Honorees, school counselors and principals will also be provided with a complimentary breakfast courtesy of McDonald’s.

“It is a pleasure to partner with Polk County Public Schools to honor the recipients of the About-Face Awards program,” said Rachel Prado, a McDonald’s franchise owner. “We recognize the hard work and progress of each winning student, and we are honored to be a part of the celebration.”

This year’s keynote speaker is Troy Smith. He has spent more than 20 years in sales management with GEICO and is a certified speaker and life coach. He is also a health and fitness coach and co-founder of FiT Fusion.

The About-Face Awards has been made possible for 27 years through the generous sponsorship of TECO Energy.

This year’s ceremony will be conducted virtually and premiere April 29 at 9 a.m. on the district’s YouTube channel (youtube.com/polkcountypublicschools).

Honorees will be recognized for making an “about-face” in their schools by improving their grade point average, attendance, or attitude. Students are nominated by their school and receive a medallion for their success.

Honorees, school counselors and principals will also be provided with a complimentary breakfast courtesy of McDonald’s.

“It is a pleasure to partner with Polk County Public Schools to honor the recipients of the About-Face Awards program,” said Rachel Prado, a McDonald’s franchise owner. “We recognize the hard work and progress of each winning student, and we are honored to be a part of the celebration.”

This year’s keynote speaker is Troy Smith. He has spent more than 20 years in sales management with GEICO and is a certified speaker and life coach. He is also a health and fitness coach and co-founder of FiT Fusion.

The About-Face Awards has been made possible for 27 years through the generous sponsorship of TECO Energy.

Scroll To Top