Valencia Student Efforts Making Headlines

A Message from Kathleen Plinske, President, Osceola and Lake Nona Campuses

Many of you have heard about Alex Castro, one of our outstanding REACH alumni and current student leader. Alex makes the commute to the Osceola Campus each day from her home in Poinciana. A reporter from the Orlando Sentinel documented her daily commute and wrote a story about Alex that appeared on the front page of the Orlando Sentinel on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The article did a great job expressing Alex’s determination to earn a college degree as well as underscoring the need for a Valencia campus in Poinciana. We’re so very proud of Alex!

In addition, our “Got College?” efforts with the School District of Osceola County were highlighted on the evening news on Channel 6 on Tuesday, March 4, 2015, in a segment titled “What’s Right with our Schools.” Students and staff from Osceola High School were interviewed about opportunities at Valencia, including dual enrollment and guaranteed admission at Valencia with a standard high school diploma.

Osceola High School has a photo of every student planning to attend Valencia next year posted in the cafeteria!


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