ROTC Accolades for the 16-17 Year

Please join us in congratulating the 2016-17 NJROTC cadet staff and the entire NJROTC unit on achieving the “Unit Achievement Award”!  This year’s cadet staff including the Cadet Commanding Officer Jerry Rosado, Cadet Executive Officer Joshua Coletti, Operations Officer Thomas Westphalen, Administrative Officer Kyarra Brown and Supply Officer Cayci Favro were the driving force behind making this achievement a reality.   Here are some highlights of the NJROTC units’ very successful 2016-17 school year:
 
·         1421 hours of community service including 408 hours in support of Auburndale H.S. events.  (Community Service Officer:  Nicole Chisholm).
·         Competing at 3 drill meets.
·         Competing at 3 athletic meets.
·         Competing at 3 academic meets by mail and 2 Academic Tournaments in person.
·         Competing at 12 rifle matches and taking 2nd place at the County Rifle Championships.
·         Competing at 3 orienteering meets.
·         Hosting and running the Polk County JROTC Cadet Challenge athletic meet.
·         Hosting and running the State VFW Rifle match for 25 teams throughout Florida.
·         Hosting and running the Tri-Service Athletic Meet.
·         Hosting and running the Polk County JROTC Rifle program.
·         44% of Auburndale’s cadets passed the Physical Fitness Test.
·         79% of Auburndale’s cadets participated on at least one team or event.
·         13 cadets held student body leadership positions at AHS.
·         34 cadets held 3.5 GPAs or higher and 64 cadets held a B average or higher.
·         Successful completing 3 days of training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, SC.
·         3 University visits at USF, FSC and Jacksonville University.
·         Marching in 3 parades.
·         Performing numerous Color Guard events including football games, Armed Forces Day at Tigertown stadium in Lakeland, veteran’s groups events and Lake Alfred and Auburndale city government ceremonies.
·         Multiple video spots on HDTV to promote the NJROTC program and a unit website to inform cadets, parents and future cadets.
·         An outstanding performance at the NJROTC Annual Inspection.
 
We are very proud of all our cadets this year!

Attention students! (community service related)

All hours are due to Mrs. Cook by May 1st.  If you have questions, stop in to College & Career.

HOSA Conference Results

We are proud to announce that Jenna Huff won 4th place in the Healthcare Photography category at the national HOSA conference last week!

Ag Department News

Destiny Blackmon competed in the county FFA Star Green Hand Contest and placed 3rd .  She had to take a written general knowledge test, have her class notebook and Supervised Agricultural Experience notebook (her horse and plant projects) evaluated, and give a 3-5 minute speech about something in agriculture.  She chose “Agriculture and the Disabled.” Destiny did a great job! She will be getting her award and a check from the former Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson in May.

Chris Anderson and Latrell Lisbon competed in the Area 4 Ornamental Horticulture Demonstration Contest in the category of Production Agriculture.  They were up against 8 teams from 3 counties.  Chris and Latrell beat them all and took 1st Place and will be going to the University of Florida in Gainesville  on Friday April 21st to compete at the State Contest.  They demonstrated how to make a self-sustaining garden.

Justin Holmes competed in the OH Demo category of consumer use. He demonstrated how to make Fresh Salsa. He did not come in the top 3 but he did a good job with his demonstration and the salsa tasted great.

NHS 2017-18 Executive Board

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation’s premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. Auburndale Senior High School’s Chapter of National Honor Society is pleased to announce our newly elected Executive Board for the 2017-2018 school year:

President: Hailey Fonner

Vice President: Tarik Graham

Secretary: Alondra Ramos

Historian: Jenica Louis

Treasurer: Sarah MacPhee

Parliamentarian: Haleigh Boston

SGA Liaison: Malia Murphy

Please join us in congratulating these outstanding student leaders!

AP/Dual Enrollment Parent Night

Auburndale Senior High School’s AP/Dual Enrollment Parent Night will be this Thursday, April 6th, at 6:00 PM, in the Cafeteria.  There will be information disseminated regarding our programs, course offerings, student experiences, and Dual Enrollment partner institutions.  We hope that you will join us!

Winter Haven Youth Soccer

The Winter Haven Youth Soccer Association is looking for volunteers for their spring recreation registration.  Please go to our website http://auburndalehighschool.com and click on community service under the College & Career tab for contact information and a complete list of all of our community service opportunities!  You may also stop into College & Career and pick up an information sheet.

Applying to AHS

Academy applications REOPENED Monday, April 10th and will remain open through Friday, April 21st.  Incoming or new students, as well as returning students who attend an AHS academy and are not zoned for our school, need to apply (reapply for returning students) for an academy. Applications are available at www.polkacademies.com

AHS Academy offerings are Medical, Digital Graphix, Agritechnologies, and Architectural Design & Engineering.  Click any for more information.

For information on Polk County Public Schools’ Controlled Open Enrollment, click here.

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