+ Academy honors honor-roll recipients
Light Christian Academy and Childcare recently awarded its honor roll recipients for the second quarter of 2014.
Light Christian Academy is located at 1105 N. Lakewood Ave., in Ocoee. For more information, call (407) 656-6314 or visit mylcac.com.
+ Windermere Prep student earns honor
Camilla Delfino, of Windermere Preparatory School, placed among the top winners in the 2014 Quill and Scroll Yearbook Excellence Contest, hosted by the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society.
Delfino has been designated as a Class A Sweepstakes Award winner in the advertising division.
High school students who are contributors to or on the yearbook staff at any public or private high school were invited to enter the competition. More than 1,600 entries were evaluated in the 2014 contest. Awards were presented in 18 divisions and in two enrollment categories. The contest yielded 36 sweepstakes winners and 217 National Award winners. Gold Keys, plaques, and the opportunity to apply for college journalism scholarships were awarded to the winning yearbook staff members.
The Yearbook Excellence Contest is conducted annually by Quill and Scroll, an honor society for high-school journalism students, which has encouraged and recognized academic and journalistic excellence since 1926.
About 7,000 high-school journalists in schools located around the globe are annually inducted into Quill and Scroll Honor Society.
+ Buses powered by B20 biodiesel
The entire bus fleet for Orange County Public Schools now is powered by B20 biodiesel as part of a long-term “Green Fleet” initiative.
To recognize the initiative, a special decal is now on all B20-powered school buses. The decal was approved by the Florida Department of Education, intended to inform motorists that the school district has a comprehensive program to ensure the buses used to transport students are environmentally friendly.
Biodiesel is the country’s first advanced biofuel. It is a renewable, clean-burning diesel replacement that reduces U.S. dependence on fossil diesel, creating green jobs and improving the environment. OCPS once used about 2.8 million gallons of fossil-based diesel fuel per year. The conversion to B20 biodiesel allows the district to save 560,000 gallons of fuel per year.
+ OCPS to host Teacher Job Fair
Orange County Public Schools will host a Teacher Job Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Edgewater High School, 3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando.
School administrators will be on site to conduct interviews and extend offers for employment in several areas, including elementary education, ESE, language arts, math, science, social studies, reading and physical education.
Attendees must register online at ocps.net and have a valid Florida teaching certificate or statement of eligibility.