Distinguished Jesuit grad visits for Veterans Day
Jesuit High School hosts distinguished alumnus Mike Petters, CEO of the nation's largest military shipbuilding company, Huntington Ingalls Industries, for Veterans Day on Friday (Nov. 11). Petters, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and a 1977 graduate of Jesuit, will speak to the Jesuit student body at Convocation at 8 a.m. Petters is also known for being named a highly prestigious Lone Sailor Award recipient in 2015. Petters is the eldest of five brothers to graduate from Jesuit.
College program offers financial aid help
LEAP, the Hillsborough College Access Network made up of a dozen community partners, aims to help more students and parents get over one of the biggest hurdles to college: money. Partners and supporters have collaborated on a series of Financial Aid Nights and FAFSA Workshop Labs to provide assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information, visit leaphillsborough.org.
County gets new propane station for district buses
Hillsborough County Public Schools recently celebrated the opening of the district's new propane fueling station. The ability to fuel the propane buses at the district's own facility will save money and bus drivers' time. Propane autogas costs on average 40 to 50 percent less than diesel. Less maintenance is required on autogas buses due to the clean burning properties of the fuel.
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