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Florida principal crafts personal notes for 459 graduates

PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A Florida high school principal spent the last several months of the school year crafting personalized notes for each of his 459 graduates. Matanzas High School principal Jeff Reaves left them on their seats to read before they received their diplomas during the school’s June 2 graduation ceremony.
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Program to house FSU medical students ending

A program involving Florida State University medical students that began three years ago with such hope is quietly coming to an end. Citrus County commissioners, at their Tuesday, June 22, regular meeting, will vote on canceling the lease with the Memory Enhancement Center of American Inc., a Hernando nonprofit composed of area physicians.
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New Florida law will require high school students to learn CPR

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Ron DeSantis recently signed a new law that will require certain high school students to learn CPR. “If it wasn’t for CPR my daughter would not be alive today,” said Shawn Sima, who nearly lost his daughter Lexi when she was 16. [TRENDING: 1 killed, 10...
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Why did Faith Academy’s Shemar James commit to Florida over Alabama?

Faith Academy 4-star linebacker Shemar James committed to Florida over reigning national champion Alabama on Father’s Day. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound rising senior, who visited Gainesville over the weekend, said his decision wasn’t planned ahead of time. James visited in-state SEC powers Alabama and Auburn earlier this month and said he...
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Student challenges Florida Gov. DeSantis over critical race theory ban

Uma Menon is a 17-year-old writer and student at Princeton University who attended public schools in Florida, where the state Board of Education just banned public schools from teaching that racism is “embedded in American society and its legal systems in order to uphold the supremacy of white persons.”. In...
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Florida 11th graders could take a free college entrance exam starting next school year if the state covers the cost

Quality Journalism for Critical Times Florida 11th graders could take a national college entrance exam — either ACT or SAT — for free starting in the 2021-22 school year, if Gov. Ron DeSantis approves the legislation. The Florida Legislature approved the effort in a bill this spring, and lawmakers recently sent the bill to DeSantis’ desk for consideration. The bill […] The post Florida 11th graders could take a free college entrance exam starting next school year if the state covers the cost appeared first on Florida Phoenix.
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State of Florida Recruiting H.Q. Weekend Recap: WR Smith commits to Florida

The third weekend since the NCAA dead period lifted was a big one as several in-state players made commitments announcements. Here's a look at some of the biggest commitments. Bishop Moore rising senior WR CJ Smith verbally committed to play football and run track at Florida after wrapping up his official visit on Sunday.
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Faith Academy 4-star Shemar James picks Florida over Alabama

Faith Academy 4-star linebacker Shemar James committed to Florida over SEC rival Alabama during a visit to Gainesville, Fla., over the weekend. James had narrowed his choices to the Gators and the Crimson Tide earlier this spring. The 6-foot-3, 212-pound standout also mentioned a “secret” school when talking to AL.com...
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VHS, Wildwood bounced in 7-on-7 state tourney

A pair of upset bids weren’t in the cards for The Villages and Wildwood high school football teams Saturday at The Villages Polo Club. Both the Buffalo and Wildcats were bounced from the 2021 Florida High School 7v7 Association State Championship, bowing out from the two-day event’s single-elimination tournament within the first two rounds.