Poinciana Area Council to honor area students with scholarships April 24

The annual Poinciana Area Council (PAC) Scholarship Luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at noon at Poinciana High School.

PAC will be honoring four worthy graduating seniors from the Poinciana area. This year’s scholarship winners are from Liberty High School, Poinciana High School and New Dimensions (one of the schools has two winners). Each student will receive a $500 scholarship to his or her chosen school.

 Osceola County Commissioner Brandon Arrington will address the lunch crowd. Lunch will be provided by Poinciana High School’s culinary program. Cost of the lunch is $15 for members of the Kissimmee/Osceola Chamber of Commerce, $20 for non-members. For more information or to register for the event contact Christina Pilkington - 407-847-4145.

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High schools in Osceola County will hold Athletic Physical and ECG Nights for students interested in participating in any sport for the 2019-20 school year. The Osceola School District is requiring all high school student athletes to have an electrocardiogram test (ECG) prior to any participation in athletics. This requirement is in addition to the standard athletic physical. The ECG will help identify athletes who are at risk for sudden cardiac death, a condition where death results from an abrupt loss of heart function. Once a student has the ECG, it will be good for four years of high school athletic participation. Students will be able to have the ECG done at the below events for $20.

In the Poinciana area, the ECG testing will be done at Poinciana High School on Wednesday, April 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. ECG testing will be on Thursday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Liberty High School.

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A proposed one-cent sales tax increase special election in Osceola County will be held May 21. This is a transportation sales tax. A meeting and community presentations presented by Osceola County Administration will be in the Poinciana area on Monday, April 29, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Valencia College – Poinciana Campus. Valencia College Poinciana is located 3255 Pleasant Hill Road.

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Save the date! Osceola School District’s Early Childhood Learning Center will be hosting Kindergarten Countdown events for all children entering kindergarten in the fall. The goal is to promote early literacy and summer reading activities, encourage parent involvement and provide families with important information pertaining to the transition into kindergarten in the Osceola School District.

In the Poinciana area, Bedtime Stories: Dreaming About Kindergarten will be held Thursday, May 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Liberty High School, 4250 Pleasant Hill Road.

Children are invited to wear their pajamas to these “Bedtime Stories” events. Attendees will participate in read-aloud, visit vendor booths, register for giveaways and learn about how to best prepare for the transition into kindergarten in August.

For more information on the “Bedtime Stories” events or kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year contact the Osceola School District’s Early Childhood Learning Center, 407-870-4911.

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Poinciana Medical Center, 325 Cypress Parkway, will hold a blood drive on Thursday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Give the gift of life and receive a free movie ticket and an in-depth wellness checkup. Visit oneblood.org or call 1-888-9-DONATE.

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If you have any Poinciana news or information that you would like to share, call Lisa Concepcion at 407-319-9700 or email news@osceolanewsgazette.com.