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…

Ryan Darley

Ryan Darley Presses Life’s ‘Restart Button’ at Polk State

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Ryan Darley

In many ways, Ryan Darley has lived two lives. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, completing two tours in Iraq, seeing — and risking — things that most people can’t even imagine. But…

Polk State Honors Program Awards Scholarships

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Eighteen Polk State College students have met the rigorous academic requirements to receive Polk State College Honors Program scholarships. To receive a Polk State Honors Program scholarship, students must be a member of the program,…

Polk State Graduates Include 18 from Honors Program

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Polk State College will graduate 18 students from its Honors Program at its upcoming commencement ceremony. The Honors Program offers smaller, more rigorous classes, field trips, priority registration and numerous scholarship opportunities. To qualify for…

Polk State Honors Students Present Work at Academic Showcase

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The hard work of Polk State Honors Program students was on display Friday during the Fall Academic Showcase. Each semester, students in the Honors Program present work they’ve completed either for class or simply out…

For Valedictorians and Salutatorians, Polk State Fits Just Right

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State and community colleges are traditionally thought of in terms of second chances and last resorts, where even students with the poorest academic records can achieve higher education. But that’s just one angle of the…

Polk State May Graduates Include 26 from Honors Program

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Polk State College’s Honors Program continues to grow, with 26 set to graduate from the program during its 106th Commencement. The Honors Program offers smaller, more rigorous classes, field trips, priority registration and numerous scholarship…

Graduating Coach ‘Wanted to Make a Difference’ — And He Has

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With fatherly affection, soon-to-be Polk State graduate Travis Douglas describes the joy his “little ones” bring to his life each day. “I always wanted to make a difference in the lives of children,” said Douglas,…

Three Students to Present at Florida Collegiate Honors Conference

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Three Polk State College students will make presentations at the upcoming Florida Collegiate Honors Conference – the largest number of students to do so since the College began participating in the event. The Florida Collegiate…

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