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10th Annual Fall Conference

Posted by on September 28th, 2016


cfl1The 10th Annual Central Florida Students In Action Conference kicked off on Saturday, September 24th with nearly 70 students from Lake, Brevard, and Orange counties gathering to the Brevard School District Office for a day of service, leadership, and learning. Students from the LEAD Scholars Academy at the University of Central Florida, led by Faith Burns, facilitated the conference with great energy and passion for the topics. The LEAD Scholars Academy at UCF is a selective two year program for students committed to academic excellence and making a difference in the world around them, and is known for its members contributing thousands of hours of community service around the University and Central Florida community each year.

The goal of the Students in Action Leadership Conference was to challenge the high school student leaders and develop leadership, communication, and problem solving skills while building cross-cultural bonds and preparing them for active, contributing roles in their communities. Students attending the conference learned about teamwork, creating and measuring impact, effective communication, and marketing and using media through a variety of activities and workshops.

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The conference also provided an opportunity for students to engage in service to the local community. Attendees brought in over 1,300 items that were donated to Crosswinds Youth Services and Nemours Hospital in Orlando.

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Thank you to the following high schools for sending representatives to be a part of this year’s Student in Action conference: Bayside High School, Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School, Cornerstone Charter Academy, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School, Eustis High School, Leesburg High School, Melbourne High School, and Mount Dora High School.


Posted by on February 17th, 2016

March 23, 2016:       Written Survey Due Online   LAKE, ORANGE & SEMINOLE COUNTY SCHOOLS

March 24, 2016        Written Survey Due Online  BREVARD SCHOOLS

April 13, 2016:          SIA Spring Competition for   LAKE, ORANGE & SEMINOLE COUNTY SCHOOLS

April 14, 2015:          SIA Spring Competition for   BREVARD SCHOOLS

April 15, 2016:          Top Regional School Announced at Winning School

April 29, 2016:         3 Names to National Office for Top School Going to National Ceremony in June

May 16, 2016:           National Judging Begins

May 31, 2016:           National Winners Chosen

June 15-16, 2016:    National Winners announced at Jefferson Awards National Celebration, Washington DC

Cocoa Beach High School Secret Santa Fundraiser

Posted by on January 14th, 2016

Just before the holidays, the Cocoa Beach Jr/Sr High School Students in Action Team hosted its first annual Secret Santa Fundraiser. The team worked closely with the Guidance Department to bring Christmas to CBHS students who had previously identified themselves to the school as especially needy. The Students in Action Team provided the Guidance Department with wish lists for the students to fill out anonymously. Each of these students was allotted $50, and over $600 was raised to provide gifts for them. The students were called to the Conference Room on Friday, December 18th to receive their gifts. The SIA Team would like to thank the Guidance Department, the Student Government, and everyone else who donated and help put a smile on these students’ faces.

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Upcoming Events

Mar 23, 2016 Seminole & Lake Counties Spring Competition Written Survey Due
Mar 24, 2016 Brevard County Spring Competition Written Survey Due
Apr 13, 2016 Seminole & Lake County Spring Competition
Apr 14, 2016 Brevard County Spring Competition
Apr 15, 2016 Central Florida Winning School Announced
Jun 15, 2016 National Ceremony in Washington D.C.

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