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MEDIA CONTACT:   Sherry Thomas
561-297-2328, sthomas@fau.edu

FAU High Celebrates 2009 Graduation
with Largest Class in History

            BOCA RATON, FL (May 15, 2009) - Florida Atlantic University High School (FAU High) hosted its graduation ceremony today at FAU’s Barry & Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Center, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.              

The 2009 class of 18 was the largest graduating class in FAU High’s history. The class was made up of National Merit finalists, an independent web designer, a graduate with a perfect SAT score in mathematics, the youngest student to ever graduate from FAU High at 16 years of age, a recipient of the Civil Air Patrol’s flight training scholarship, an FAU Department of Mathematical Sciences award recipient, as well as a lead guitarist in two local bands.  

“FAU High has challenged these students and their families over the past four years to develop, innovate and prototype an academic opportunity unlike any other in the nation,” said Glenn Thomas, FAU assistant dean for Pre-K through grade 12 schools and programs. “The lessons produced, especially in regard to college transition strategies and articulation systems, are invaluable for any high school, school leader and university faculty.”     

All of the graduates in the class of 2009 have received Florida Bright Futures Academic Scholars or Medallion scholarships, as well as other scholarships and awards from other sources to attend college. Acceptance letters were received from MIT, Cal Tech, the University of Florida, the University of Miami, the University of Central Florida, Florida State University and Florida Institute of Technology.   Nine of the 18 graduates have chosen to continue their post-secondary studies at FAU or FAU’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College.  

            FAU High targets highly-motivated and academically successful students for an opportunity to earn nearly three years worth of college credits at FAU while completing high school graduation requirements with tuition and books provided by the state.  

            For more information, contact Debra Reichenbach at 561-297-0768 or reichenb@fau.edu.  

-FAU-

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