Honors students may present projects at an Academic Showcase twice a year at Polk State’s Lakeland or Winter Haven campus. This festive showcase is open to the college, community, friends, and family to attend. After preparing with guidance from Honors Program professors, students present panel discussions, research presentations, readings, skits, performances, and so on.

Honors Program students may then present these projects at the yearly Florida Collegiate Honors Council (FCHC) conference. The Honors Program covers travel expenses to this collegial experience, which also provides students the opportunity to meet Honors Program students from other Florida colleges and universities.

Proposals for the Academic Showcase must meet the following criteria:

  1. The presentation has been given in an Honors class or for the professor by the time of the Showcase.
  2. The presentation must be endorsed by an Honors Program Faculty member.
  3. The presentation must consist of significant discussion in addition to any video/film clips shown.
  4. The presenter must participate in a presentation workshop or one-on-one session provided by the Honors Program prior to the Showcase.  At this event an Honors Program professor will provide helpful hints to improve the presentation.