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We are pleased to present our second Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Quarterly Newsletter. We hope you enjoy, and please feel free to offer any suggestions, comments, or criticisms.
Newsletter Vol. 2 (2012), Issue 1

Founders Spotlight: Justin Bagley, Class of '05

Justin Bagley photoJustin Bagley has become the first Crooms Academy of Information Technology Class of 2005 graduate to join The Founders Society. As a resident of New Jersey working for Johnson & Johnson's pharmaceutical sector, he also represents – geographically – the furthest-flung Founder as of yet. Justin states he joined The Founders Society because, "the investment gives me the opportunity to help someone else reach their dreams, just as I have."
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Alumni Association to Offer Annual Grant for Crooms AoIT Athletics, Create Grant Committee to Oversee Process 

Recently, the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association's Board of Directors unanimously approved a measure to offer an annual grant to a Crooms AoIT sports team. The grant comes after Crooms AoIT Class of 2006 graduate Frank C. Bracco signed a four-year gift agreement with the Alumni Association. As part of the agreement, the Alumni Association will offer a grant of at least $250 to Crooms' athletic teams for at least the next four years. The grant process will be overseen by a newly formed grant committee. Membership on the grant committee is open to all alumni, but preference will be given to Alumni Association members. Learn more about the grant and the committee by reading the full news release.

Crooms AoIT Receives 'A' Grade

The 2011 high school grades are finally out, and it's great news for Crooms Academy of Information Technology. Students at Crooms AoIT rose to the occasion and earned the school an 'A' grade for 2011. School grades are based on student performance and learning gains on the FCAT standardized test. Crooms AoIT is one of two high schools in Seminole County to have received an 'A' grade for four out of the past five years.

Reynolds' Right Hands Admitted as Member of the Seminole County Youth Commission

Earlier this month, Reynolds' Right Hands - the traffic safety advocacy group formed by Crooms AoIT students - announced that it has been admitted as a member of the Seminole County Youth Commission. The Seminole County Youth Commission serves as a community advocate and catalyst in identifying and promoting services and opportunities for youth. To reach that goal, The Commission provides a continuous and on-going assessment of the variables that affect the quality of life for youth in the county. The Youth Commission encourages partnerships, collaborations and cooperation between and among the various private and public resources that affect youth in order to strengthen the quality of life for youth in Seminole County.
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Alumni Places in Nationally Recognized CyberSecuirty Competition

John Amirrezvani celebrated a victory when his University of South Florida teammates traveled to the Polytechnic Institute of New York University's Cyber Security Awareness Week (CSAW) CyberSecurity Competition. The USF team placed 4th in the nationally recognized CyberSecurity CSAW Capture the Flag competition. Read more.

Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship

This past winter, the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association approved the offering of the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship for the Crooms AoIT Class of 2012. This will be the sixth year the scholarship will be offered. The scholarship will be valued at $600 - an increase from prior years. Be sure to stay tuned for your opportunity to serve on the scholarship selection committee.
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2009 Alumni Wins Prestigious Obama/HSF Scholarship, Recognized in the Press

Class of 2009 Crooms Academy of Information Technology graduate David Rodriguez has been announced as one of 12 students nationwide to win the President Barack Obama/Hispanic Scholarship Fund STEM Teacher Scholarship, an award of $2,500 a year for two years. Read more about this accomplishment here

Crooms AoIT Spring Sports

The Spring sports season starts in February, and the Crooms AoIT calendar will be updated to include track & field meets and boys volleyball matches on our sports event calendar (complete with iCalendar download support). Upcoming events are also posted on our front page side-bar. Be sure to subscribe to our our Facebook and Twitter feeds for more sports updates.
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Micheal Morgan

Why did I become a member of The Founders Society?

I fell in love with Crooms as an 8th grader looking forward to high school. Crooms AoIT has given me more than any other educational setting I have been in. I believe in what Crooms AoIT is doing, and I would like to see our Alumni Association be able to be more actively involved with the school itself. My hope is we are eventually able to create a bridge between the alumni and the student body, and create some interesting synergies when it comes to hands-on learning for Crooms AoIT students. - Read more about Micheal Morgan

Get Involved: Management Team Vacancies

Are you looking to get involved with the Alumni Association? We are always looking for volunteers, particularly for our vacant Management Team positions: Vice President, Membership/Solicitations
Coordinator, and Marketing Coordinator. If you want to learn more about these Management Team positions or inquire about volunteering in another capacity, please contact us.

2011-2012 Team

Management Team
President
John Amirrezvani '06
Vice President
Vacant
Secretary/Treasurer
Frank Bracco '06
Membership Coordinator
Vacant
Events Coordinator
Mallory Bose '07
Marketing Coordinator
Vacant

Board of Directors
Chairman: John Amirrezvani '06
Gaelan Adams '07
Frank Bracco '06
Christopher Lopez '07
James "Brock" Mangus '07
Nikko Ritter '07
Michael Morgan '06 (Honorary)
Matthew Tucker '06 (Honorary)
Dr. Connie Collins (Ex-Officio)
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