Two Fundraisers Planned to Benefit Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

Thursday will be a busy day of fundraising for Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate High School.

From 8 a.m. to noon, the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society will stage its third-annual Cake Auction at the Polk State Winter Haven Health Center.

About 30 cakes will be available at the Cake Auction, said Polk State Chain of Lakes Professor Lynsay McCaulley.

“Everything from cheesecake to red velvet, you name it,” she said.

All cakes will start at $5. All bids must be a minimum of $1. Bids may be submitted in person or by phone by calling 863.298.6800. The first 100 walk-in bidders to place a bid will receive a free cupcake.

Proceeds raised from the event benefit the Amber Shaw Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded annually to a Polk State Chain of Lakes senior. Shaw was a student at the school who was killed in a car accident in 2009.

Also on Thursday, “Drive for Success” will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Dodge Chrysler Jeep of Winter Haven will bring new vehicles to Polk State Winter Haven’s north parking lot. Anyone with a valid driver’s license and who is 18 or older may test-drive a vehicle, and for every test-drive, the dealership will donate $20 to the Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate Activities Fund.

Polk State College operates two public, charter high schools, Polk State Lakeland Collegiate and Polk State Chain of Lakes Collegiate in Winter Haven. The schools serve juniors and seniors, allowing them to fulfill requirements for their high school diplomas while also earning college credit — all at no cost. In many cases, students graduate with both their diplomas and associate’s degrees.