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Cape High students’ work to be featured in state campaign

By Staff | Feb 7, 2012

Three students from Cape Coral High School were honored recently in Orlando, after being chosen by the The Florida Division of Emergency Management in the 2012 Severe Weather Awareness Week video Public Service Announcement contest.

Eric Martin, Katie Upton and Tony Nelson’s work will be featured in the division’s statewide public awareness campaign in 2012.

The team’s PSA submission featured Temperature Extremes (Heat) Safety.

TV production class teacher Judd Cribbs said, “I’m extremely proud of them. They worked very hard and it was great to see their work recognized outside of the school.”

Cribbs said they started the project several months ago.

“They had to submit a PSA on either extreme temperatures, boating safety or rip currents,” he said.

Besides being broadcasted, the PSA will also be part of an on-line campaign. “The Florida Division of Emergency Management will have it on their website, too,” he added.

The event where they honored was held in Orlando as part of the Severe Weather Awareness Week Kickoff, hosted by Radio Disney and featuring state meteorologist Amy Godsey.

As a runner-up winner, the Cape High team was awarded tickets to a Walt Disney World theme park and will be featured on Radio Disney.

Donations needed for

Cape High Book-A-Thon

Beginning Feb. 6 and running through Feb. 17, Cape Coral High School will hold its first “Seahawk Book-A-Thon” to upgrade its library.

Sara Callen is the 9th grade AVID class coordinator, who is helping to coordinate the event along with the school’s reading coach Cher Hollar.

“AVID stands for Achievement Via Individual Determination,” Callen said. “It is a college-skills prep class, and my 9th graders are the ones involved with helping to set up the event. We also have a Red Cross Club on campus called Club Red, and they are working with my 9th graders.

“The goal is to update the materials in our media center, with books and materials that are appropriate for high school students.”

“Since the world has changed, we need to have books that reflect global issues,” said Hollar. “Our international baccalaureate and academy certifications programs require rigorous content. Concerning fiction books, we are also looking for contemporary works that interest adolescents.”

The school is accepting all quality adolescent books, specifically works of fiction/non-fiction, contemporary pieces, poetry, drama, guidebooks, instructional/technical manuals and travel.

They will also accept checks or cash to be used in the purchase of new books.

Donated books will be added to both the media center and classrooms.

Books not used in the media center or classrooms will be sold at a community book sale with the profits being used for the media center.

Books can be dropped off at Cape Coral High School from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays during the drive or on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to noon, in the front parking lot on school campus.

For further information, contact Hollar or Callen at Cape Coral High School at 574-6766.