AVON PARK, Fla. – Dec. 5, 2016 – Hundreds of high school students from DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties turned out for SFSC’s College For A Day. An annual morning-long event that brings area high school students to the SFSC Highlands Campus to explore the college’s academic and occupational programs.

Two seniors won a $500 scholarship to SFSC just for attending. Sebring High School’s Tyler Dawes and Hardee County’s Antonio Servin each were presented with a $500 award by Dr. Thomas C. Leitzel, SFSC president; Jamie Bateman, executive director, SFSC Foundation; Pete the Panther; Dr. Timothy Wise, dean of Student Services; Dr. Sidney Valentine, vice president for Academic Affairs and Student Services.

The high school students also joined in on the fun with SFSC nursing students who took up the Mannequin Challenge, which grew out of a viral video craze featuring people imitating mannequins and freezing for the camera. The second year SFSC nursing students wanted to leave the high schoolers with a lasting impression while they were at SFSC’s College For A Day exploring the college’s academic programs.