Currently the youngest member of The Founders Society for the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, James "Brock" Mangus also claims a unique connection. Brock – as a Class of 2007 graduate – also happens to be the first recipient of the Alumni Association’s Community Scholarship. Brock moved to Central Florida during his elementary school years when his father started a job in the metro area. From his roots at Wilson Elementary School, Brock enrolled in Sanford Middle School’s pre-IB program. He then decided to enroll in Seminole High School to take part in marching band and pursue an academic career in the International Baccalaureate program. But, wait, how did a Seminole High School attendee end up a recipient of the Alumni Association Scholarship and a member of The Founders Society?

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2014 Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innoviation Scholarship

Dear Crooms Class of 2014,

It is with pleasure that the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. invites you to apply for the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship. As a way of congratulating you on making it this far in your educational career, we will be offering one (1) $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior. As a show of our support to academic excellence, technology, and the pursuit of higher education, we are proud to offer the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship. This scholarship will recognize an individual who has used their technical acumen to create or contribute to a technological project or product. A full listing of example projects is available on page 4 of this application.

The deadline for application is Friday, April 11th, 2014 by the end of the school day. Take note, this is a week later than the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship. The scholarship recipient will be notified before graduation. The Scholarship application is attached and includes instructions on how to submit the scholarship. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and carefully reviewing all applications received. Remember, this application is only open to graduating Crooms AoIT Seniors, so your chances of receiving the scholarship are quite high - that means you need to apply :-).  

Congratulations again on making this far and good luck in your future endeavors!

-The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors

2014 Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship

Dear Crooms Class of 2014,

It is with pleasure that the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. invites you to apply for the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship. As a way of congratulating you on making it this far in your educational career, we will be offering one (1) $600 scholarship to a graduating senior. Our group would like to recognize those who have continually performed well academically while still carrying a passion for giving back to their community and school. In an effort to encourage involvement and contribution in the community, we proudly present the requirements and application for the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship.

The deadline for application is Friday, April 4th, 2014 by the end of the school day. Take note, this is the second Friday after Spring Break. The scholarship recipient will be notified before graduation. The Scholarship application is attached and includes instructions on how to submit the scholarship. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and carefully reviewing all applications received. Remember, this application is only open to graduating Crooms AoIT Seniors, so your chances of receiving the scholarship are quite high - that means you need to apply :-).  

Congratulations again on making this far and good luck in your future endeavors!

-The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors

Legacy of Professor Joseph and Wealthy Crooms Celebrated at Sanford Museum

A new exhibit "Praise, Reach and Teach about the founders of Crooms Academy - Professor Joseph and Wealthy Crooms - will open on February 15 and run through May 2014 at the Sanford Museum. The Sanford Museum is located at at 520 East First Street in Sanford. It's open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

Congratulations SECME

The SECME team won first place in the high school division at the regional SECME competition at UCF.

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