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  Maddy Lee, a St. Petersburg High junior, says the best way to a high score on the SAT is lots of sleep the night before. And well, practice.Photo Credit: Courtesy of Maddy Lee

SAT advice from students who have passed with flying colors

Obviously the SAT isn't a fun endeavor for anyone, and taking a standardized test is not what most of us would want to do with our free time. So tb-two* decided to ask two St. Petersburg High students with phenomenal SAT scores to make it easier on us. Here's what they had to say: Maddy Lee, junior 1 I know you've  …

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    Life

    Alvin O'Garro, King High senior, may seem like your average teenager. He loves to solve Rubik's Cube puzzles and plays everything from Frisbee to football with his friends. But a closer look will reveal an entirely different story. "People often say that everyone can move up in America, and I agree with that to some …

    Alvin O’Garro, 18, a senior at King High School in Tampa, was recently named a Barnes Scholar for overcoming adversity to excel academically.
  2. SAT advice from students who have passed with flying colors

    College

    Obviously the SAT isn't a fun endeavor for anyone, and taking a standardized test is not what most of us would want to do with our free time. So tb-two* decided to ask two St. Petersburg High students with phenomenal SAT scores to make it easier on us. Here's what they had to say:

    Maddy Lee, junior

      Maddy Lee, a St. Petersburg High junior, says the best way to a high score on the SAT is lots of sleep the night before. And well, practice.
  3. Senior receives prestigious full-ride scholarship he didn't know existed

    College

    Big things are on the rise for Clearwater Central Catholic senior Jackson Marquardt. This past March, Marquardt was informed that he had been selected as one of the recipients for the Wake Forest University Stamps Foundation Scholarship.

    Jackson Marquardt was a recipient of the Wake Forest University Stamps Foundation Scholarship.
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    As the school year slowly comes to a close, it can only mean one thing for International Baccalaureate students: final exams.

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  5. Top scholar: Delaney Abood

    College

    Over a quarter million dollars worth of combined scholarship money is an amount heavy enough to drop a few jaws. For those hoping to reap the same benefits as one of Clearwater Central Catholic's finest scholars and a true pro at the college admissions game, senior Delaney Abood, a 4.6 GPA, SAT score of 2110 and …

    In addition to outstanding extracurricular activities, Delaney Abood earned a 4.6 GPA and a SAT score of 2110 to add to her academic resume.
  6. Before college, consider taking a gap year abroad

    College

    For most, college is the time to embark on an escapade of newfound independence and drastic lifestyle change. Leaving the nest is a big feat for many young students. It can be nerve-racking traveling hundreds or even thousands of miles away from home to start a new life. However, for a rare few, an even bigger adventure …

    Elena Prieto, a CCC grad, visits Haifa while spending a gap year in Israel.
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    College

    Making the most of a college fair means planning your strategy before you enter the door. As part of your preparation, you might even want to watch a short video, at nacacnet.org/ncfstudent, on what to expect at the fair.

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    College

    College fairs may seem terrifying, especially if you're new to this type of event. But don't fret, tb-two* is here to squelch your fears and provide an ultimate guide to the NACAC College Fair.

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    College

    As the impending doom of choosing a college looms over high school seniors, more and more are beginning to take the less-glamorous route: going to the local community college first. In Pinellas County, that option is St. Petersburg College.

    Students walk to class at SPC’s Clearwater campus. SPC is a state college offering associate and bachelor’s degree programs.
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    College

    Comedians Need Apply Scholarship

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