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Updated: 06/26/2013 08:00:08AM

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From left, is Khal-Hentz Gabriel from Winter Haven Senior High, Jennifer Acosta from Tenoroc High, Linsey Fischer from Mulberry Senior High and Shunequa Watson from Gause Academy. Morgan Moody from Plant City High is not pictured. Those students won $2,500 scholarships from the Ridge of League Cities.


The Florida Frontiersmen scholarship recipients for this year are, from left, Makira Johnson, Fort Meade; Cori Abbott, Fort Meade; Tabitha Rowell, Fort Meade; Keshardra Baker, Fort Meade; Lea Anne Cape, Summerlin Military Academy; Tiana Gunter, Bartow High; and Chelsea Malone, Summerlin Military Academy. Not pictured is Marcus Smith, Fort Meade.

Christine Roslow

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The 2012-13 academic school year is history. But during the summer, some Polk County Public Schools’ history teachers are preparing for next year by taking advantage of opportunities for professional development.

For example, Marcia Baali who attends Gause Academy will be in attendance to learn about history and culture that created the colonial city of St. Augustine and to explore why the historic city is often overlooked in the study of U.S. colonial history. And, Bartow International Bacalaurete history teacher Ted Wright is currently in Iran to learn about Middle Eastern culture and history.

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