HCC in the News: Middleton High in Tampa hosts college signing day event

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Florida College Access Network

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College-bound star athletes aren’t the only ones who deserve a little hype and hoopla when they announce their postsecondary plans.

To that end, George S. Middleton High School in Tampa recently hosted its second annual National College Signing Day. The event is a spinoff of former First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, which seeks to inspire students to pursue and complete their education past high school.

The event was co-sponsored by Hillsborough Community College. Rhone said it was Warren Smith — pre-collegiate liaison officer for HCC’s College Reach-Out Program — who suggested celebrating students at Middleton who completed their college applications.

In addition to the student introductions, Middleton High’s signing day program also included remarks from Ken Atwater, president of HCC, who functioned as the event’s featured speaker.

“Last year, Dr. Atwater came by himself, but this year he brought the Dean of Academic Affairs and the Dean of Student Services from HCC,” Rhone said. “So we’re already getting more attention.”

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Ashley Carl, Executive Director of Marketing & Public Relations
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Angela Walters, Strategic Communications Officer
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Chris DeManche, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
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Ashley Jeffery, Community Relations & Marketing Manager
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