HDTV Wins at the ITV Awards

Congratulations to the AHS Digital Video Production program (HDTV) for winning Best High School Short Film at the annual Polk County Instructional Television Awards Ceremony in Lakeland! In addition to the Short Film WIN, the Bloodhounds also took home 6 additional nominations for the evening (including Instructional Academic Video, Announcing Team, and Commercial, among others), as well as getting an Outstanding Daily News Show award!

College & Career Commitment Day

On May 2, 2017, Auburndale High School presented their first College & Career Commitment Day, with seniors committing themselves to their future success in college, careers, and citizenship.  They were able to hear words of inspiration from many of our community leaders, as well as former AHS principal, Mr. Ernest Joe.

Attention Seniors

Attention all seniors who are applying for the Tracy & Clerenda McGrady Scholarship Program:

All printed applications, letters of recommendation, and transcripts are due to Mrs. Cook by Monday, May 8th!  As a reminder, all essays must be emailed to the web address included in your application packet.  If you have questions, please stop into College & Career.

Collegiate Scholars Institute News

Congratulations to two of our outstanding Collegiate Scholars Institute students who have recently been accepted into prestigious summer pre-college programs:

Victor “Ross” Persichetti has been accepted into, and received scholarship funding for SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design’s, summer pre-college program!

Tarik Graham has been accepted into Carnegie Mellon’s Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MOSTEC, and Princeton’s LEDA.  Tarik will be attending Princeton’s LEDA, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America summer program!

AHS Youth Chamber Leadership Graduates

Thursday, April 27th, the Auburndale Senior High School’s Youth Chamber Leadership group Graduated! Dayna Carr, Savannah Horowitz, Abygayle Rausch, Jenica Louis, Ross Persichetti, Josh Curtin, and Hailey Fonner represented the high school and the community of Auburndale with class.

Medical Academy earns Model status

Our medical academy just earned “Model” status certification by the National Career Academy Coalition (NCAC). We are one of the only “model” medical academies in the district and one of only a few in the nation (NCAC Academies).  Congratulations!

National College Commitment Day – May 1

National College Commitment Day is May 1st, our College Commitment celebration is May 2nd, and Better Make Room’s National Commitment day is May 5th.  Better Make Room is selecting students at random, from their social media posting (in college gear) to win various giveaways.  Details are in the first video.


FFA Places in State Contests

On Friday April 21st, FFA traveled to Gainesville for contests:

Congratulations to  Chris Anderson and Latrell Lisbon! They placed 3rd in the State  for their Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration (production category)  on How to Make a Self-Sustaining Garden.

The Vegetable Judging team of Caleb Nelson, Destiny Blackmon, Nolan Gilmore, and Justin Holmes placed 38th out of 62 teams.