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Local events geared toward helping students, families with financial aid application

The federal government will hand out some $50 billion in financial aid to high school seniors this year. Peter Vogel wants to make certain that Polk County students are in position to get as much of that money as possible.

Cookies with Cops project makes stop at Sunny View

The Cookies with Cops project started by Polk County Early College senior Matthew Loman recently made a stop at Sunny View Elementary School, visiting the third grade class of Chip Cash

Community Foundation awards more than $200,000 in scholarships to Class of 2016

Since 1975, the Polk County Community Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for all in our community. Assets managed by the Community Foundation now exceed well over $50 million. The Foundation receives charitable donations of all sizes from community members and then distributes grants to local nonprofits and educators, as well as scholarships to students.

Polk County teams continue model bridge building dominance

Perhaps the best honor for Polk County at Friday's regional model bridge building competition came well before the final winners were announced

Local high school students tour UNC Charlotte

Forty-one students from Polk County High School and Polk County Early College spent Wednesday touring the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Rock painting party set for Polk County Early College

Polk County Early College student McKinley Heatherly will launch his senior project, #PolkPositive, with a rock painting party on Thursday, Sept. 28

Eleven PCEC students earn associate’s degree from ICC

Eleven Polk County Early College students graduated May 16 from Isothermal Community College with associate's degrees

Polk County Early College academic approach, community helps campus grow, thrive

For Sydney Burnett, Polk County Early College has offered a taste of what awaits at the university level. For Sheila Rodriguez, PCEC has offered a community-like learning environment that has helped her thrive while also preparing for college.

High school juniors receiving prepatory session for ACT

Polk County high school juniors are receiving special attention this week to help them prepare for the upcoming ACT

College Fair helps students gain insights for post-graduate planning

Polk County high school students had a unique opportunity Wednesday to learn more about area colleges and universities without leaving campus

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