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DATE: Tuesday, May 9, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Recognition of District Representatives for the Sunshine State Scholars Program for 2016/2017 (Office of Teaching and Learning)

The Sunshine State Scholars Program provides the opportunity for districts in Florida to showcase excellent student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  The selection criteria includes: overall student grade point average (both weighted and unweighted), SAT and ACT scores, the number of advanced placement STEM courses completed, the number of advanced placement STEM assessments with a score of three or higher, participation in STEM competitions, and participation in extracurricular STEM related activities (e.g., clubs and organizations).

District scholars will be recognized for their academic achievements on May 19-20, 2017, at the Doubletree Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  They will be able to meet with STEM industry leaders and representatives from Florida's universities and colleges at the event.

This year's representatives from Hillsborough County Public Schools are:

  • Robert Schofner, 11th grade, Plant High School
  • Grant LoPresti, 11th grade, Steinbrenner High School
• Improve the high school graduation rate
This item is for recognition and has no financial impact to the district.
SUBMITTED BY:  Larry R. Plank, Ed.S., Director of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Deborah Cook   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Chief Academic Officer, Office of Teaching and Learning
(813) 272-4221
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
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Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170509_812 (Board Recognition Meeting) * Section A Item# 11