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Education Notes (4/9/14)

April 9, 2014
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Student on honor roll

Oregon State University recently announced the names of the students who made the Scholastic Honor Roll for the winter term.

A total of 932 students earned straight-A (4.0), and another 3,634 earned a B-plus (3.5) or better. Jerald Noble, of Lehigh Acres, earned a 3.5 or better. Noble is a senior in horticulture.

Eligible students must carry at least 12 hours of course work.

East Lee County High receives accreditation

East Lee County High School achieved full accreditation by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation.

The mission of NATEF is to improve the quality of automotive technician training programs at secondary and post-secondary public and proprietary schools.

Achieving NATEF accreditation is a tremendous accomplishment for East Lee County's automotive program. It brings with it program credibility, prestige, recognition and improvement.

For information, visit:

Students join National Junior Honor Society

The Lehigh Acres Middle School "Challenger" Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society welcomed 44 new members.

The students are leaders not only academically at school, but also as good citizens and leaders throughout the community.

The National Honor Society recognizes outstanding young people in the nation's junior and senior high schools. It requires excellence in scholarship, service, leadership, character and citizenship.

Childhood education conference scheduled

Child Care of Southwest Florida invites early childhood educators and caregivers to Circles of Care, a conference designed to inform and inspire those who work with children from infancy to elementary.

The 19th annual conference will be held April 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Edison State College in Fort Myers.

Presentations, age-specific workshops, hands-on experiences and exhibits will provide information and resources to teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, family-care providers and parents.

Keynote speaker Ron Mohl will share teaching methods with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and math).

Up to .65 continuing education credits will be available.

Advance cost is $40 per person; admission at the door is $55.

For information, call (239) 278-1002 or log onto:

Spaces available for medical office training

Lee County residents currently working at low-skill, low-paying jobs who have not had an opportunity for higher education or previous job training can take advantage of cost-free job training in medical front-office skills.

The seven-month program runs April 22 through November.

Telephone interviews will be accepted through April 18; the class is filled on a first-come, first-served basis and fills up quickly.

All applicants must be working, must provide proof of earned income or unemployment compensation, proof of high school diploma or GED, and proof of Lee County residency; they also must pass a criminal background check and basic assessment in reading, language and spelling.

The Medical Office Skills (certificate) Program provides instruction in keyboarding and computer applications, medical terminology, medical office procedures, HIPAA, and basic billing and coding.

Students also receive assistance with resumes, interview skills and job searching, as well as one year of intensive case management.

Applicants must have reliable transportation to the classes, which are held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Fort Myers Institute of Technology, at 3800 Michigan Ave., Fort Myers.

The program covers all costs for tuition and books and can cover childcare cost during class hours.

For a screening to determine eligibility, contact Barbara Goins with Lee County Human Services at (239) 533-7902.

General Woman's Club to award scholarships

The General Woman's Club of Lehigh Acres will award $500 scholarships to single parents with minor children living at home.

The applicant must be enrolled in continuing education classes at an accredited college, university or technical school, and they must be a resident of Lehigh Acres.

There is no pre-printed application form; mail the following to Mrs. Diane A. Lashua, Scholarship Chairman, 123 Sebring Circle, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936:

- Proof of Lehigh residence, like a utility bill or rent receipt

- Supply street address and contact telephone number (P.O Boxes will be not accepted)

- Name of college, university or technical school enrolled in

- Brief biography that includes area of study

Deadline to apply is April 20.

Awards will be issued May 16.

For information, e-mail or call (412) 708-0422.

Domino Club taking applications

The Lehigh Cavaliers Domino Club is offering $500 scholarships to Lehigh Acres students for the 2014 academic year.

Scholarship applicants must submit the following information no later than April 30:

- Proof of Lehigh residency

- High school of graduation and academic standing

- School of continuing education (letter of acceptance)

- Brief biography, including an essay of intended degree of study

Mail applications to Mr. Oliver DeWeever, Scholarship Chairman, Lehigh Cavaliers Domino Club, P.O. Box 1056, Lehigh Acres, FL 33970.

Awards will be decided May 30; the recipients will be notified within seven days thereafter.

For information, call Oliver DeWeever at (239) 368-8278.

Scholarships available

The Lehigh Regional Hospital Auxiliary is giving scholarships to Lehigh residents age 18 or older.

The scholarships go toward medical education.

Applications may be obtained at the front desk at the lobby of the Lehigh Regional Medical Center.

Applications and attachments must be turned in by April 30.



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