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STCOC Education Committee Update - June 2022

STCOC Education Committee Update - June 2022

Happy Summer! Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2022 Scholarship Program, 6 students received scholarships this year thanks to our generous sponsors!

Scholarship Sponsors: Bank of Tampa, SFG Wealth Advisors, Presenting Powerfully by Debbie Lundberg, Huntington Learning Center and McDonald’s Casper’s Company
Breakfast Sponsor: McDonald’s Casper’s Company
Checks Sponsor: Fast Signs

Scholarship Recipients
David R – Plant HS
Matthew T – Robinson HS
Hunter J – Plant HS
Virginia C – Plant HS
George R – Plant HS
Evan H – Plant HS


July 14: Join the South Tampa Chamber and Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Addison Davis for an informational session on the upcoming ballot referendum. | RSVP HERE

On August 23, 2022, voters will be asked to approve a one (1.0) mil increase in ad valorem tax that will increase school funding by approximately $146 million annually for a four (4) year period that will begin July 1, 2023, and end on June 30, 2027.

August 1-5, 2022: New Teacher Welcome Week | Click HERE for more info.
Join the South Tampa Chamber as we welcome the new hire teachers to our 17 area schools. Each teacher will receive a goody bag filled with school supplies and personal gifts from local businesses. Sponsors have the opportunity to hand-deliver gift bags and personally welcome teachers.


The Education Committee will not meet in June or July. We look forward to seeing you IN PERSON for our August 18th meeting. More info to come soon!

Chamber News
June 15 – June Membership Luncheon
June 30 – Women's Connection Luncheon 
June 30 – Chamber Cheers
July 20 – Speed Relationship Networking
July 28 – Good Morning South Tampa


All High Schools in Hillsborough County Public Schools Rank Among Top in the Nation  According to U.S. News & World Report 

Students in Hillsborough County Public Schools soared to new academic heights in 2022 according to the latest high school rankings from U.S. News & World Report. Four district schools appear in the top 50 in the state of Florida on the newly released Best High Schools report, while ALL high schools appear in the overall national rankings. 

The Best High School rankings are based on six key elements that contribute to student success: College Readiness, Math and Reading Proficiency, Math and Reading Performance, Underserved Student Performance, College Curriculum Breadth and Graduation Rate. The full list is available here:


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