05-26-2009 Special School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #8


Title
Recognition of Brevard All-Star Academic Team

Discussion
The Brevard All-Star Academic Team took first place in the Division One Competition at the Commissioner's Academic Challenge at Walt Disney World in Orlando on April 20 through 22, 2009.  Division One of the Challenge is made up of the larger districts in the state.  Team members, Tim Barker (Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School), Megan Hamilton, Karl Krehbiel, and Kate McEntaggart (West Shore Jr./Sr. High School), Shane McKibben (Eau Gallie High School), and Joseph Michalsky (Merritt Island High School) were selected to compete on the All-Star Team at Disney based on their performance during the local district competition from August through November.  At the conclusion of the state competition, an all-star team was selected to represent Florida at the national competition in June.  Tim Barker from Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School was named to the Florida All-Star Team, which will be coached by Michael Prince, also of Cocoa Beach Jr./Sr. High School.  Brevard has participated in this competition since it began in 1986 and has won three times in the last ten years.

Recommendation
Recognize the Brevard All-Star Academic Team as the winner of the Commissioner's Academic Challenge.

Meeting Date(s)
Resolution / Presentation - 5/26/2009

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the School Board

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds

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Contact

Irene Ramnarine, Resource Teacher for Social Studies, ext. 318

Walter L. Christy, Director, Secondary Programs, ext. 310

Brenda B. Blackburn, Associate Superintendent, Division of Curriculum and Instruction, ext. 300