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Education Notes

September 5, 2012
Lehigh Acres Citizen

College Night 2012 coming to Lee County

It is never too early for students to start gathering information on what they want to do after they graduate from high school. Some will go on to college, while others may turn to specialized training to enter the workplace.

Regardless which path students take, they will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various institutions of learning, thanks to College Night 2012. The event will feature more than 100 representatives from different colleges, universities, art and culinary institutes, as well as military academies.

College Night 2012, hosted by Lee County Public Schools and the city of Fort Myers, will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Harborside Event Center, at 1375 Monroe St., Fort Myers.

A grant through the city of Fort Myers has helped defer the cost for the use of the venue for the event - a great example of governmental agencies working together to help local students.

Some of the finest post-secondary institutions in the country will be represented. Representatives reserve a booth to display information pertaining to their institution and are available to answer questions students or their families may have.

While College Night is designed for 11th-graders and 12th-graders, it is free and open to the public.

Walmart to honor Lehigh Middle teachers

Walmart will award 20 Lehigh Acres Middle School teachers with $50 reward cards to buy classroom supplies to help students start the year off right.

As part of the Teacher Rewards program, the group will be honored at an ceremony at 8:15 a.m. Sept. 18 at Lehigh Acre Middle School. Principal Joe Pitura and a Walmart representative will talk about how the reward cards will help in the classroom.

The funds come at a critical time as the majority of teachers going back to school will spend their own money to ensure students have the supplies that they will need to learn throughout the school year.

Lehigh Acre Middle School is at 104 Arthur Ave.



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