Polk State Graduates Include 10 from Honors Program

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Polk State College’s fall graduates will include 10 students who have earned the Honors Program distinction on their diplomas. Polk State began its Honors Program in 2005 to offer smaller, more rigorous classes, field trips,…

Polk’s May Graduates Included 33 from Honors Program

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Polk State College’s spring graduating class included 33 students who earned the Honors Program distinction on their diplomas. Polk State began its Honors Program in 2005 to offer smaller, more rigorous classes, field trips, priority…

Slade Fernandes is the first Polk student to receive the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship through Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges.

Polk State Student Awarded Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholarship

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Slade Fernandes is the first Polk student to receive the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship through Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges.

Polk State student Slade Fernandes has won the Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship through Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of two-year colleges. He is the first from the College to ever win the…

Mayra Hidalgo Salazar, a Polk State graduate, has received a full scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College.

Polk Graduate Receives Full Scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College

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Mayra Hidalgo Salazar, a Polk State graduate, has received a full scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College.

Tuesday was moving day for Mayra Hidalgo Salazar, and never had the sight of cardboard boxes been so sweet. That’s because the long drive Hidalgo Salazar began yesterday morning will take her to Yonkers, N.Y.,…

Ryan Darley

Polk State Student Ryan Darley Named Newman Civic Fellow

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Ryan Darley

Polk State College student Ryan Darley has been named a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow, an honor given to students who have demonstrated a commitment to bettering their communities. Darley is one of 181 students from…

Robin Savage

Robin Savage Discovers New Possibilities, Confidence at Polk State

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Robin Savage

To have seen her present at last fall’s Polk State Honors Program Academic Showcase, where she seemed so comfortable on the stage, discussing biological sex determination, it would have been easy to assume Robin Savage knows exactly what she wants to do in life — and that those plans must involve a lab coat and microscope.

Jacob Wilson

Polk State Student Named Coca-Cola Silver Scholar

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Jacob Wilson

Polk State student Jacob Wilson has been selected as a 2013 Coca-Cola Silver Scholar, a distinction awarded to only 50 students each year. Wilson was selected for the award based on his scores in the…

Misty Roper

Polk State Student Wins First Place in Statewide Poetry Contest

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Misty Roper

When she’s not attending classes at Polk State College, or answering calls for help as a Polk County Sheriff’s Office 911 dispatcher, Misty Roper is writing poetry — a passion that in February earned her…

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