Graduation schedule set
The St. Johns County School District has announced the schedule of 2018 graduation ceremonies for St. Johns County high schools and First Coast Technical College:
• First Coast Technical College: FCTC Campus, Bldg. C; Jan. 25, 5 p.m.
• St. Johns Virtual School: District Administrative Building Auditorium, May 15, 4:30 p.m.
• St. Johns Technical High School: St. Augustine High School Auditorium; May 16, 7 p.m.
• Pedro Menendez High School: St. Augustine Amphitheatre (SAA), May 17, 7 p.m.
• Creekside High School: University of North Florida (UNF), May 19, 9 a.m.
• Ponte Vedra High School: UNF, May 21, 1 p.m.
• Allen D. Nease High School: UNF, May 21, 7 p.m.
• Bartram Trail High School: UNF, May 22, 7 p.m.
• St. Augustine High School: SAA, May 23, 7 p.m.
• First Coast Technical College: FCTC Campus, Bldg. C; May 25, 4 p.m.
Flagler College’s senior conservatory
With this fall’s Senior Conservatory theme of “Decades,” Flagler College Theatre Arts students are preparing to showcase their talents through personal accounts from the 1980s, tackling the topic of the New Millennium.
The Senior Conservatory plays will be performed at the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 general admission, available online at www.flagler.edu/theatre, and will only be available at the box office one hour prior to the show. The box office phone number is 826-8600.
‘Fake news’ discussion
The Phi Theta Kappa society of St. Johns River State College will host a roundtable discussion with students, faculty and staff to discuss the role of the media in the 21st century, how the media has changed over the past decade, and the rapid proliferation of so-called “fake news” on social media.
The event will take place at 3 p.m. on Dec. 7 on the SJR State campus and is open to the public. For more information, email Professor Hakala at KimHakala@sjrstate.edu.
Second No Hungry Holidays
Last year, Hugs Across the County worked closely with dozens of volunteers from across St. Johns County to provide more than 200 food bags to local children. The food bags are intended to replace the free/reduced school breakfasts and lunches that children will not have access to over the long winter break. The community can help by coordinating a food drive in your neighborhood, business, or sports teams or civic groups. To obtain a list of specific requested food items, email email@example.com. Food bags will be packed and delivered to students on Dec. 12.
SJR State announces new nursing program
St. Johns River State College will offer a new practical nursing program for students interested in becoming licensed practical nurses. Approved by the Florida Board of Nursing, this year-long vocational certificate program includes 1,350 hours of nursing coursework. Classes begin on the Palatka campus in January 2018 with clinicals scheduled at facilities within the tri-county area.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply for the State Board Examination for Licensed Practical Nursing. The program also articulates into SJR State’s Associate in Science and Bachelor of Science degree programs for nursing.
The application is available online through Nov. 30 at SJRstate.edu. For more information on degree and certificate programs, call 386-312-4176.
St. Augustine Lions scholarship donation
The St. Augustine Lions Club donated $10,700 to Ink! (Investing in Kids) which will help secure three new scholarships for Take Stock in Children students. This is the fourth year in a row that the St. Augustine Lions have donated, and their contributions have created 10 new scholarships for the program.