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2004 All-Florida Academic Team Honored
Winners Circle includes 124 students from Florida's public community
colleges, two students from Florida College, and one student from Keiser College
Community Colleges and Workforce Education Chancellor David Armstrong and Chief
of Staff John Winn recognized 124 students from Florida's two-year colleges
for their academic excellence at a recent reception at the Florida State University
Center for Professional Development. Lt. Governor Jennings also met with the
group to congratulate them following their gallery recognition, via resolution,
in the Florida House of Representatives.
Students on the team were nominated by their college for the USA
Today/Phi Theta Kappa sponsored All-USA
Academic Team. By the virtue of their standing in that national competition,
the All-Florida Academic Team was chosen.
This year's “New Century Scholar,” the highest scoring student
in the All-USA Academic Team competition from Florida, was Laura Arce of Broward
Community College. The graduate of the Atlantic Technical Center in Coconut
Creek will graduate from Broward Community College this spring and plans to
continue her studies in economics. The “New Century Scholar” will
receive a $2,000 stipend funded by the Coca-Cola Foundation and the Coca-Cola
This is the tenth year that the Division of Community Colleges and Workforce
Education has identified an All-Florida Academic Team as a means of recognizing
the outstanding students attending Florida's two-year colleges.
In nominating students, colleges considered participation in honors organizations;
awards and honors received for academic and technical accomplishments; academic
enrichment achieved through academic study and internships; and, sharing of
academic attainments, knowledge, skills and cultural enrichment.
In addition to Florida Community Colleges and Workforce Education, other sponsors
of the event were the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, AIG VALIC,
and the Florida Association of Community
Team members will receive Phi Theta Kappa medallions and certificates. Members
of the team may also receive university scholarships.