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Poinciana High School junior Alexis Pratts speaks in front of a class. She will travel to Washington D.C. to bring awareness to career and technical education in the state of Florida.

Ms. Pratts goes to Washington

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 12:29 pm

By Aiyana Ruiz For the News-Gazette A Poinciana High School student will travel to Washington D.C., later this month to meet with several officials and Senate representatives to bring awareness to career and technical education in the state of Florida. Alexis Pratts, a junior, will not only represent Osceola County and the state of Florida when she meets with a representative of U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, but also SkillsUSA, which

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    Posted on August 29, 2014 at 11:36 am

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    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 1:11 pm

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    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 12:45 pm

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