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Achievement Academy Presents Recognition Awards

May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Achievement Academy Presents Recognition Awards

LAKELAND, FL (May 23, 2022) –Achievement Academy was pleased to celebrate two of their own on May 19th when the Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Member of the Year were announced at the Lakeland Campus. These awards are determined by popular vote from the full staff. Miss Gina Mills, Pre-K ESE teacher at the Lakeland Campus, was named the Teacher…

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Open Enrollment Starts June 6 for Fall 2022 Semester at Polk State College

May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Open Enrollment Starts June 6 for Fall 2022 Semester at Polk State College

Monday, May 23, 2022 — Open enrollment for Fall 2022 Semester classes at Polk State College will begin on June 6. Currently enrolled students can register now for fall classes in Passport. Prospective students must submit a free online application to Polk State atwww.polk.edu/admission-aid/admissionsteps. Assistance with admission, advising, registration, and financial aid is available remotely and on campus.…

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Polk County Welcome Center Hosts Hurricane Expo 2022 on Saturday, June 11

May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Polk County Welcome Center Hosts Hurricane Expo 2022 on Saturday, June 11

Davenport, FL (May 20, 2022) – Visit Central Florida’s Welcome Center (VCFWC) will host Hurricane Expo 2022 on Saturday, June 11. This free event will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The first 300 families will receive a free case of water (one per family). Hurricane shelter maps will be available as well as…

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Performing Arts Foundation Awards $2,500 Scholarship to Local Dancer, Singer

May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Performing Arts Foundation Awards $2,500 Scholarship to Local Dancer, Singer

The Betsye Kay Finch Performing Arts Foundation awarded its 3rd annual $2,500 scholarship to Oshea Darrington, singer, dancer, songwriter, actor, and 2022 graduate of Harrison School for the Arts. Oshea’s passion for song and dance was sparked by his musical family. “I always knew I wanted to be a performer. I grew up with music…

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Polk County Fire Rescue Receives Grant by Firehouse Subs Foundation

May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Polk County Fire Rescue Receives Grant by Firehouse Subs Foundation

Bartow, Fla. (May 19, 2022) – The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded Polk County Fire Rescue a $36,665 grant to purchase a new HURST Jaws of Life Water Compatible Extrication Tool Set for their fleet. On Tuesday’s Polk County Board of County Commissioners meeting, county commissioners accepted the grant. “With close to 555 freshwater lakes…

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Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex Designated Outstanding Partner Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network

May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex Designated Outstanding Partner Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network

LAKELAND, FL (May 19, 2022) – The Lake Crago Outdoor Recreation Complex was recently designated as an Outstanding Partner by the Florida Youth Conservation Center Network (FYCCN).  FYCCN is a program administered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission designed to get younger Floridians involved in outdoor activities.  The FYCCN program is dedicated to getting…

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2022 Historic Preservation Award Winners Announced

May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on 2022 Historic Preservation Award Winners Announced

LAKELAND, FL (May 19, 2022) – Since 1985, Historic Lakeland, Inc. and the City of Lakeland’s Historic Preservation Boardhave recognized people and organizations doing the important work of historic preservation in our community at an annual awards ceremony. The event is held in May in recognition of Historic Preservation Month. The 2022 Historic Preservation Awards ceremony at the Polk Theatre…

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Polk County Tourism, Polk County Emergency Management and Publix Partner to Distribute 2022 Polk County Public Shelters Maps

May 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Polk County Tourism, Polk County Emergency Management and Publix Partner to Distribute 2022 Polk County Public Shelters Maps

Auburndale, FL (May 18, 2022) – In preparation for hurricane season, which begins on June 1, Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing and Polk County Emergency Management have partnered with Publix Super Markets to produce and distribute the “Polk County Public Shelters” maps for 2022. The map is designed to assist both resident and tourist evacuees in…

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Polk County Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Water Skiing at First Friday Event on June 3 in Lakeland

May 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Polk County Commemorates 100th Anniversary of Water Skiing at First Friday Event on June 3 in Lakeland

Auburndale, FL (May 18, 2022) – Polk County Tourism and Sports Marketing (PCTSM) is sponsoring the First Friday event in downtown Lakeland’s Munn Park on Friday, June 3, from 6 to 9 p.m., to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the invention of Water Skiing, a sport made popular in Polk County at Cypress Gardens. This free evening…

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Florida Poly Launches Two New Master’s Degree Programs

May 18, 2022 | Comments Off on Florida Poly Launches Two New Master’s Degree Programs

LAKELAND, Fla. – Florida Polytechnic University is introducing two new Master of Science degrees this fall in data science and engineering management. The two leading-edge graduate programs were created in response to growing University enrollment and high industry demand.  The University’s Board of Trustees approved the degrees in February, and they were recently approved by the State University…

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