Three Polk State 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 in 2009.

The Florida Collegiate Honors Council is a professional association of undergraduate honors programs and colleges in Florida. Since the 1990s, it has hosted an annual conference, allowing honors professionals and students the opportunity it network and share expertise.

The students presenting at the conference include:

  • Amber Crews of Bartow, whose presentation will discuss the medical procedure hemispherectomy, a brain surgery used to treat patients who suffer from seizure disorders.
  • Caroline Sibley of Winter Haven, who will discuss the background and culture of Holland during the Dutch Renaissance.
  • Warner Squire of Bartow, who will present evidence that meditation enhances academic performance. Squire adds that he plans to petition the Polk State College administration to create a meditation room on campus.

Including the three students who will give presentations, a total of 12 Polk State students will attend the conference – the largest group yet to represent the College at the event.