Former Bloodhound News

Jacqueline (Jackie) Taylor Rice, Class of 2014, graduated from Florida Atlantic University on December 14th with a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. On December 21st, she was accepted to FAU’s College of Medicine for the Fall of 2018. Congratulations, Jackie!

A-Team News

Oscar Hernandez, Jenna Burkett, Devante Galarza

Congratulations to our A-Team, who placed second last night at their competition and is heading to the district finals!

HOSA at Regionals

Check out photos from this past weekend’s Regionals competition where our HOSA competed.

Silver Garland Nominees

Here is a list of our nominees in order of appearance in the photograph and by category.  The photo is in the banner above.

First Row, left to right
Brainard Suttles, Art
Abygayle Rausch, Athletics
David Lugo, Foreign Language
Dayna Carr, Performing Arts
Joshua Curtin, Science

Second Row, left to right
Brandon Collins, Music
Hailey Fonner, Communications
Ross Persichetti, Vocational/Technology
Malia Murphy, English
Tarik Graham, Citizenship
Hailey Auterson, Mathematics

PEF Scholarships are Open!

Attention Seniors!!

The Polk Education Foundation, PEF Scholarships are now open!  These are scholarships reserved solely for seniors in Polk County, which tremendously increases your potential to become a recipient.

In addition, there are eleven scholarships that are specifically for Auburndale Senior High School students!

Please visit to apply, or stop in to College & Career to get more information!

As we have been sharing, having a completed FAFSA is mandatory to be eligible.

PEF Scholarships close on February 6th, therefore time is of the essence!  Do not delay, apply today!!

Polk County Youth Fair updates

Hannah Mills, Kalyn Jackson, Allison Jackson, Tyler Brannan, Arika Crooms, Hannah Odon,  and Chris Denmark all received 1st place ribbons for their hogs and did a good job showing them

Danyelle Epps’ hog was selected as part of the top 8 in its weight class and ended up placing 6th overall in its class.

More to come later!

BRIDGE Programs News

Congratulations to seniors Sarah MacPhee and Alex Pruitt!  They were accepted as Student Ambassadors into this highly selective program whose mission is to increase communication and unity between Polk County’s public schools by fostering personal relationships and collaboration with their students.

Sarah and Alex will be involved in the district’s Teacher and School-Related Employee of the Year Awards Banquet. on Wednesday, February 21st at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.