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Hillsborough County Public Schools Herald International CWS Program

Posted: August 29, 2016 at 1:29 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Hillsborough County Public Schools, the public school district serving Tampa, acknowledged its 12 students who participated in this summer’s International Collegiate World Series program, and praised the National Hispanic Institute in its work partnering with the University of Tampa to bring the program to Florida.

The article on the school district’s website noted that the participating students from the district were “rising seniors” who were “elected by school administrator/guidance counselors because they were considered to be academically high achievers as well as strong leaders in their school and community.”

The program emphasizes both the college admission process and inquiry-based learning, but the article also made note of the college fair involving participating universities, including Augustana College, Emory University, Florida International University, Marquette University, Nova Southeastern University, University of Denver, University of Florida, University of Rochester, Vanderbilt University, and Villanova University.

Jazheel Lenegar-Brown, HCPS Supervisor of Academic Programs, noted, “This was amazing to see because it was such an intimate setting where these students had access to reps from outstanding and highly competitive universities!”

NHI’s Director of Collegiate Affairs, Zachary Gonzalez, said, “We’re thankful for Superintendent Jeff Eakins, Eric Bergholm and Jazheel Lenegar and their three consistent years of supporting NHI students to attend the International Collegiate World Series. They were with us every year, every step of the way while the program was in Tampa.”

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