College information sessions in Spanish
Hillsborough County Guidance Services are hosting seven college information sessions in Spanish, called Pasos al Futuro through November. The second meeting is Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Plant City High School auditorium, 1 Raider Place in Plant City. Pasos al Futuro will focus on the benefits of continuing education for Hispanic parents and students, from applying to college to getting financial aid. Meetings will be conducted entirely in Spanish and are free. For more information call Vivien Oliva at (813) 273-7552.
Career & College Fest takes place Tuesday
Hillsborough County middle and high school students are invited to speak with corporate and college representatives for information on college and career paths. There will also be an opportunity for students to participate in breakout sessions regarding financial aid and scholarships.
The Career & College Fest is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Florida State Fairground's Special Events Center, 4800 U.S. 301 N. This is a free event. For more information call (813) 231-1860 or visit cte.mysdhc.org.
Students honored in achievement program
Fourteen Hillsborough students are semifinalists in the National Achievement Program, which honors academically talented African-American students across the country.
The number is two higher than last year and gives Hillsborough the second highest number of semifinalists in the state. Three students were from King High; Newsome High had two semifinalists. Other finalists attended Bloomingdale, Durant, Gaither, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Middleton, Robinson, Tampa Bay Technical, and Wharton high schools. The semifinalists are competing for college scholarships.
Tampa General has session for families
Tampa General Hospital is conducting informational sessions for families this month on dealing with children's maturation process. The first program of the series, "Your Daughter is Maturing: What the Two of You Can Expect," will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Community Health Education Center at Tampa General Hospital, 740 S Village Circle. The event is free. Register before noon Thursday by calling toll-free 1-800-822-3627 or going to www.tgh.org.