Timothy "T" Pollock
I decided to pursue the Academy instead of a traditional high school because my goal is to attend the Air Force Academy and then become a pilot. The school's location and academic standards were big draws for me. The school is located at the Lakeland airport; there's no better place for the CFAA. I also really liked the dual enrollment options that the school offered which will help me get a head start in college. CFAA also offers incentives, like going to NASA, so that students strive for high GPA's. In my opinion, the academy experience is much better than the traditional high school experience because the entire school is focused on the goal of the student's interests of aviation and engineering. This provides a learning environment that interests me and motivates me to work harder. Another reason that the academy experience is better than a traditional high school is simply due to size. There are fewer students enrolled in the Central Florida Aerospace Academy then there are in most freshman classes at a traditional high school. It is really easy to get to know almost everyone at the school and the teacher to student ratio is pretty small which is very helpful if you are having trouble in a specific class and need a little extra help. I feel that this academy has put me one step closer to my goals and aspirations.
Ridge Community High School isn't getting money for nothing, but with its Recording Arts Academy, the music is free. Students in the academy at Ridge are creating music for everything from the homecoming dance to radio commercials, including a remake of the 1985 Dire Straits song "Money for Nothing," all in class for school credit.
The Imagination Inc. Academy at Lake Region High School may seem like a regular academy focusing on business and technology, but one aspect makes it different from the rest. While most academies need some amount of funding to operate annually, Imagination Inc. Academy is almost completely sustainable.
Imagination, Inc. Academy, shortened as iMAG, focuses on a marketing and graphic design curriculum. iMAG students serve as marketing consultants as well as custom designers and learn both technical and creative skills including: vinyl cutting, screen printing, laser engraving, event planning, and designing logos. They also learn soft skills, such as customer service and time management. Some of the products iMAG can customize include vinyl signs, trophies, plaques, key chains, and t-shirts.
Florida Senate President Don Gaetz, House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senator Kelli Stargel visited the LGHS Industrial Biotechnology Academy as part of the "Work Plan Florida Regional Tour." The students displayed their skill set by demonstrating techniques using pipettes, micropipettes, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, gel electrophoresis, and PAGE (polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis).
Walter Houghton was designated a Wright Brothers Master Pilot by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The award recognizes airmen who have contributed to and maintained safe flight operations for 50 or more years. Recipients are pilots who have advanced the aviation industry for not only current generations, but future ones as well.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS SHOW GRATITUDE FOR FEDEX PLANE: Donation of Plane Commemorated with Dedication Ceremony
Sun 'n Fun commemorated FedEx's recent donation of a Boeing 727 with a dedication ceremony during the Fly-In.
The cargo plane originally arrived amidst great fanfare at the Lakeland Linder airport in January of this year, but FedEx officials received an dose of gratitude from the Central Florida Aerospace Academy and Polk State College via a dedication ceremony.