Kids Care Club recognized
The Kids Care Club at Veterans Elementary School in Wesley Chapel has been nationally recognized as club of the month for December. The group consists of 45 students and is headed by Yvette Hoff with assistance by Andria Roscart. The club works with local charities and is currently working with the Tampa Bay area Pajama Program. (Photo courtesy of Veterans Elementary School)
College Board recognizes students
More than 70 Land O’ Lakes High School students were recognized for their exceptional achievement on a variety of academic measures on Nov. 21 with a breakfast in their honor at the Land O’ Lakes High School Academy of Culinary Arts.
The students demonstrated the highest qualifying scores on Advanced Placement examinations, earning AP Scholars designation, National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist ranking, College Board National Achievement Scholar recognition, and perfect sub-scores on the ACT or SAT college entrance exams.
Hallie Grimes was recognized as the Outstanding Senior for the Class of 2014.
Wiregrass offers ACT practice test
Wiregrass Ranch High School, 2909 Mansfield Blvd., in Wesley Chapel, is offering the Princeton Review Practice ACT Test and Strategy Session on Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the school’s cafeteria. Students should bring No. 2 pencils and a scientific calculator. Lunch will be provided. Check-in begins at 10:45 a.m.
Cost is $15 by Jan. 17, and $20 at the door Jan. 18.
Forms can be picked up at the school’s student services, or online at WiregrassPTSA.org.
For information, call Val Lanza at (813) 426-7399, or email .
Hillsborough graduates are college ready
More graduates from Hillsborough County Public Schools are ready for college upon graduation, according to the latest results from Florida’s Common Placement Tests.
The college-readiness rate for HCPS 2012 graduates who attended college in Florida rose to 72.5 percent, up from 69.1 percent the previous year. The HCPS rate is more than six percentage points higher than the state rate of 66.4, and is higher than all Tampa Bay area school districts and the state’s largest districts.
The Common Placement Test results measure the reading, writing, and math abilities of Florida high school graduates who go on to attend Florida colleges.
For the full Common Placement Tests report, go to the Florida Department of Education website at FLDOE.org/articulation/perfCPT/.
Econom Katlyn accepted to ambassador program
Econom Katlyn of Lutz has been accepted to the Virginia Tech College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences Ambassador Program for the 2013-14 academic year.
The program helps students build on leadership skills and strengthen resumes. Students can take advantage of networking opportunities with faculty, administrators, staff, parents, alumni and prospective students.
Katlyn is majoring in English at the school.