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Poly's Parker choice applauded

Poly's Parker choice applauded

Lakeland, FL-- The Lakeland Ledger, which earlier this year ended it's policy of endorsing political candidates on its editorial page, endorsed the first hire of the Florida Polytechnic Board of Trustees Sunday:

Winners of K9s for Cops Art Show Contest

Winners of K9s for Cops Art Show Contest

Lakeland, Florida -- Three lucky students from area middle and high schools were named the winners of an art contest put on by the K9s for Cops organization.

Residents of the Estates at Carpenters narrowed down the field of 50 submissions from 11 to 18 years olds down to 10, which were then narrowed down to the top 3 by the Polk County Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit. From there, Sheriff Grady Judd made the final decision on first, second and third place winners.

Great American Teach-In tomorrow

Great American Teach-In tomorrow

Polk County, Florida -- Community members will visit Polk County Public Schools on Wednesday, November 14 to share their professional experiences and interests with students as part of the Great American Teach-In.

Students win individual championships at FFA Creed Speaking Contest

Students win individual championships at FFA Creed Speaking Contest

Polk County, FL-- Cate Rosenoff of George Jenkins High’s FFA team and Emma Johnson of McLauglin Middle School won individual championships in the Polk County FFA Creed Speaking Contest held Tuesday, October 30 at Bartow High.

WE3 Conference & Expo, and Business Partner Reception

WE3 Conference & Expo, and Business Partner Reception

BARTOW, FL-- On Tuesday, November 6, the public is invited to attend the “WE3 Conference and Expo.” 

Distracted Driving, "Put it Down" Assembly

Distracted Driving, "Put it Down" Assembly

Lakeland, FL-- George Jenkins High School will hold a Distracted Driving, "Put it Down" Assembly for teen drivers this Friday. 

According to the Dori Slosberg Foundation in partnership with Geico, Florida traffic crashes are the number one killer of teens. Reps say in 2010, 26,848 traffic crashes in Florida involved teens; 144 teens died and 18,543 teens suffered injuries.

School District expanding transition programs for special needs students

School District expanding transition programs for special needs students

 

Polk County, FL-- Polk County Public Schools’ students who graduate with a special diploma now have an opportunity to learn employable skills on site at The Lakeland Center. Students with special needs will be introduced to every job aspect of The Lakeland Center and will have an opportunity to learn janitorial, customer service and culinary skills. This program becomes the first to have a classroom located in a business the District has partnered with.