Foundation Academy drama and literature students tour the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden.
Drama and literature students from Foundation Academy attended Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF’s performance of The Importance of Being Earnest at the Garden Theatre in downtown Winter Garden. After the play, the children toured the historic theater.
Congratulations to the following 19 Foundation Academy seventh-graders for qualifying for the Duke University Talent Identification Program: Jordan Boast, Kaitlyne Bonds, Kami Collazo, Maddison DeStefano, Brandon Franketti, Charlie Gick, Macy Glance, Jaclyn Grimm, Noah Johnson, Casey Kenoyer, Evan Lawless, Daniel Lincoln, Tiana Minks, Madison Morris, Delaney Sharp, Jagger Shuler, Victoria Varley, Samantha Wilbur and Ian Wilson. Students who score in the 95th percentile or higher on a national standardized test or subject are invited by TIP to take early college-entrance exams. Through the program, students have opportunities to take advanced tests and participate in educational programs throughout the year.
Windermere resident Falecia Williams is named president of Valencia Community College’s West Campus.
Windermere Preparatory School student Serena Holton is selected for membership in the National Honor Society of High School Scholars.
Junior Achievement of Central Florida Inc. is seeking business and community members to serve as classroom volunteers in middle and high schools throughout Orange and Seminole counties. JA provides volunteers with an all-inclusive packet of materials, including a consultant guide with scripted, detailed lesson plans and resources needed to lead activities.For more information, call Rachel Whitmire at 407-898-2121, ext. 30; or email
U.S. high-schoolers and teachers are invited to participate in Bill of Rights Institutes’ sixth annual Being an American essay contest. Students compose essays based on the question: How does the Constitution establish and maintain a culture of liberty? The 2011-12 contest is sponsored by the History Channel. Since 2006, more than 80,000 students have participated. The top three student-winners from each of five geographic regions will receive $1,000, $500 and $250, respectively. For more information, including submission criteria, lesson plans and general background information, visit www.billofrightsinstitute.org/contest on the Web.
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