Lakeland Students Achieve On National, Standardized Testing

Ninety-three graduated seniors who attended Lakeland schools or are Lakeland residents were named 2009 Superintendent’s Scholars. Superintendent’s Scholars have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 and a score of 1270 (critical reading and math) or above on the SAT or a 28 or better on the ACT.

The Superintendent’s Scholars program is in its 21st year and is coordinated by the Polk Education Foundation.

Superintendent’s Scholars attending Lakeland schools or are from Lakeland are listed with their school:

Bartow High: Cassidy Lancaster, Cory Smith.

Bartow International Baccalaureate: Melissa Adams, Robin Clark, John Erwin, Samantha Espinosa, Andrea Farinas, Carlene Fogle-Miller, Margaret Frates, Jessica Gonzalez, Lauren Hughes, Suma Metla, Joshua Newell, Shivani Patel, Christine Tallo, Amith Umesh, Samuel White.

George Jenkins High: Cayley Abrado, Nicola Antonelli, Erika Bailey, Christina Campbell, Lindsay Castret, Katherine Childs, Jessica Dye, Kevin Freedman, Alexandria Greenhill, Jackson Hager, Harish Kotipoyina, Matthew Lauer, Nathalie Moyano, Jonathan Munoz, Rachel Patel, Janki Patel, Nasreen Sadeq, Allison Stewart, Tessa Syvertsen, Allison Thompson.

Harrison School for the Arts: Brooke Adams, Allison Bedford, Emily Boyer, Bryce Bresnan, Tyler Campbell, Alejandro Garcia, Meagan Johnson, Christopher Kline, Grace McMullen, Eric Obermeyer, Kathryn Phillips, Jennifer Russell, Joshua Schell, Jamie Steinberg, Garrett Williams, Olivia Williams, George Williford.

Kathleen High: Jeremy Williams

Lake Gibson High: Wade Carreno, Tylor Earl, Katelynn Harrell, Andrew M. Miller, Gage Mueller, Phillip Roddenberry.

Lake Region High: Jessica Moore.

Lakeland High: Allison Calahan, Kyle Champeau, Eddie Chirino, Anna Edwards, Stephen Franzen, Nathan Gates, Erin Goding, Andrew Joyner, Jaren Kerber, Alexandra Lewis, Carrie McNeill, Megan Petrie, Victoria Shannon, Victoria Sheets, Gilbert Thomas, Rachel Van Middlesworth, Cori Wells, Katie Wellslager, Kyle Wise.

McKeel Academy: Laura Newberry, Jessica Poulsen.

PCC High: Adam Bracewell, Kevin Bryan, Aaron Cassity, Shiloh Hodges, Hannah Hodges, Krysta Ledford, Katelyn Ruppert, Caity Strickland.

Summerlin Academy: Heather Weaver.


How They Voted: FL Chamber’s 2009 Legislative Session Overview

The Florida Chamber released its annual Legislative Overview with the following highlights:

  • Results of the Florida Chamber’s legislative agenda: a summary of business issues addressed during the 2009 session,
  • The Florida Chamber’s annual Legislative Report Card: providing members transparency on how their legislators voted on important issues,
  • The Florida Chamber’s selection of Distinguished Advocates: legislators who took a strong stand for the Florida Chamber this session, and
  • Announcement of the Florida Chamber’s Most Valuable Legislator of the Year Award: Senator Garrett Richter.


You can view it here: How They Voted: The Florida Chamber’s Overview of the 2009 Legislative Session


RC – AFLAC\Nadine Perez

RC-AFLAC After spending a lifetime managing her own printing business as well as executive roles for
some corporate giants, Nadine Perez decided it was time to help people by entering the health
insurance field.
Finding the perfect home with American Family Life Assurance Co. more commonly known as AFLAC, Nadine is helping companies provide their employees with a financial safety net that protects their daily lifestyle. She truly believes that every business needs to include AFLAC as part of their benefits package because;
1. it helps your employees help themselves
2. it’s lets you give your employees benefits without cost to you
3. it can lower your payroll taxes
Remarkably, 93% of the population knows WHO AFLAC is. Everyone’s seen the duck
commercials, but the sad truth is that very few know exactly WHAT AFLAC does.
AFLAC is NOT major medical insurance. It’s A LOT different. It’s a no brainer for every business because it provides benefits at no cost to the business. Nadine Perez is servicing Lakeland and
surrounding areas.


Warner Univ offers Stimulus Scholarships to Adult Students

Warner University wishes to show our commitment to the community by offering Stimulus Scholarships now through June 29th to adult students starting undergraduate or graduate classes this fall.  

Warner University has played an active role in the lives of residents throughout Polk County and Central Florida since its inception in 1968.  Today, Warner University offers 27 undergraduate majors and 3 graduate programs (MAEd, MSM, MBA) with classes in locations throughout Central Florida – including Lakeland and Melbourne.

Warner University has designed our programs to “work around your work.” Our daytime, evening, weekend and online classes make it possible to advance your education alongside your career.

For more information about Warner University’s Stimulus Scholarships for adult students, please call us at 1-800-497-2972 or visit us at www.warner.edu.


Lakeland Square Mall – Open House


Check Out The Available Spaces at Lakeland Square Mall

The Lakeland Square Mall has several spacious locations available that are ideal for Game Rooms, Electronics, Jewelry, Car Dealerships and Home Furnishings concepts.

The spaces will be open to view on June 17, 2009 from 11am-7pm.

We welcome you to stop by and take a look at your next business location!

For more information or to set an appointment, please call the Lakeland Square Mall at 863-859-5414.