High School High Tech of Port St Joe held its annual Board of Advisors meeting this past week. The following members of the business community and public school were in attendance. This group helps plan for the Career Shadowing and Summer Internships coming up for members of HSHT this spring and summer. In attendance were: Jack Kerigan, Kerigan Marketing Associates; Loretta Costin, Gulf Coast State College; Alex Henderson, Monumental Fabrication; Guinevere Crum, ABLE Trust Senior Vice President; Susan Machemer, Fairpoint Communications; Debbie Hooper, Debbie Hooper Photography; Jeremy Knapp, Principal Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School; Jim Norton, Superintendent of Schools; Shenoya Fennell, HSHT member and computer recipient; Shelia Fennell, mother; Preston Burkett, HSHT member and computer recipient; Denise Burkett, mother ; Corey Williams, graduating senior and HSHT member; Dr. Patricia Hardman, CEO of Dyslexia Research Institute, and Melissa Behee , Activities Director, HSHT Gulf County.
In addition to the annual meeting two HSHT students, who had participated in an essay contest held by ABLE Trust, were awarded new Dell laptop computers. Neither student had a home computer and each was elated and expressed how much this meant to them for their school work and future careers. Guinevere Crum, ABLE Trust Senior Vice President made the trip to Port St. Joe to present the new computers. Over 1100 HSHT students throughout the State of Florida were eligible for participation in the essay contest and we are extremely proud that two of our local student, Shenoya Fennell, senior, and Preston Burkett, freshman were WINNERS. We are small but we are mighty.
High School High Tech is conducted in Port St Joe by Dyslexia Research Institute and is partially funded by grants from ABLE Trust and Florida Vocational Rehabilitation.