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An Unexpected Phone Call Expands Possibilities

An Unexpected Phone Call Expands Possibilities

This past summer, William Moragne missed an unknown phone call. The voicemail provided a clue: it was Cheryl Haller, an Education Foundation of Sarasota County College Career Advisor at the Student Success Center at Sarasota High School, where William attends. But it...
Sun Chip Girl Meets Lady in Red

Sun Chip Girl Meets Lady in Red

At North Port High School, Jenna Thiel knows well the students who visit her Student Success Center. The Education Foundation of Sarasota County College Career Advisor is quick to engage her students and assess their level of readiness for life after high school. She...

Uncovering Pathways amid the Pandemic

It’s safe to say that in 2018, when Rebecca Lewis opened the Student Success Center at Riverview High School, she could not have envisioned that within two years she would be helping students discover their pathways—amid an unprecedented pandemic. But the Education...
Building Brighter Futures at North Port High School

Building Brighter Futures at North Port High School

On election days, Americans across the country are proud to wear on their lapels and T-shirts and jackets the sticker declaring, “I voted!” The sticker confers a certain status, a level of engagement in society, and a belief in a bright future. Although a month and a...
Meeting Adversity with Resilience, Courage, and Compassion

Meeting Adversity with Resilience, Courage, and Compassion

When she was five, Katelyn Ginn fell off the monkey bars and completely shattered her left arm. After a nine-hour surgery, during which doctors told her mother that she would probably never use it again, her arm healed to 85%, but the accident seemed to portend a...
Preparing Students, All Summer Long

Preparing Students, All Summer Long

Written by Steinur Bell, senior writer. It’s the day before a new school year begins, and I’m at the Sarasota High School Student Success Center to find out what goes into preparing for a new year. I follow Cheryl Haller, a College Career Advisor with the Education...