Sergio Cruz

Polk State Lakeland Collegiate High School student is heading to MIT

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Sergio Cruz

Sergio Perez will receive his Polk State Associate in Arts degree before his high school diploma is even in hand, and once he has both, the first-generation-in-college student is heading to Massachusetts Institute of Technology…

Ava Virginia Edmonds

Artist finds confidence as Polk State College student

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Ava Virginia Edmonds

Ava Virginia Edmonds has been an artist in one form or another since she can remember. The daughter of an elementary school art teacher and a cartoonist, Edmonds has always received encouragement at home to…

Stephanie Cooper-Stewart

Single mom overcomes “culture shock” to achieve Polk State degree

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Stephanie Cooper-Stewart

Stephanie Cooper-Stewart emigrated from Jamaica in May 2009, leaving behind a good job, her family, and everything she once knew in her home country. After nearly a year of unemployment and becoming a single mother,…

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