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December 21, 2005

Jennifer Fennell or Cathy Schroeder
(850) 245-0413

Department of Education to Award Winner of High School Planner Contest

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Department of Education tomorrow will award the winner of the FACTS.org High School Planner Contest. Senator Mike Fasano will present Sarah Siroky, a ninth grade student at J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, with an IBM ThinkPad® T42 Express laptop and ThinkPad® Backpack at a morning assembly at her school.

FACTS.org is the state's online student advising system, now offering students the e-Personal Education Planner to assist them in planning courses for all four years of high school.

Additional speakers at tomorrow's event will include: Connie Graunke, Executive Director of FACTS.org, Superintendent Heather Fiorentino of Pasco County Schools, and Principal Ric Mellin of J.W. Mitchell High School.

The event will take place at:

9:00 a.m.
Thursday, December 22, 2005
J.W. Mitchell High School
2323 Little Road
New Port Richey