$1500 Tech Innovation Scholarship available for 2016 Graduating Seniors!

The Alumni Association is proud to release the 2016 Tech Innovation scholarship. This scholarship will recognize an individual who has used their technical acumen to create or contribute to a technological project or product.

Crooms Seniors are eligible to apply if they have applied or been accepted to a College or University, and hold at least a 2.5GPA.

More details are available at http://www.croomsalumni.com/scholarship

The scholarship application is due April 12th, and the winner will be announced April 28th at Awards Night.

Celebrating 10 Years and A Message from the President

This year marks the 10th of the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, and the 10th year of distributing a scholarship to graduating Croomies. Over the past decade, the organization has grown from a handful of '05 and '06 grads with some great ideas to a 501(c)(3) organization that distributes multiple scholarships and participates in several meetups and speaking engagements annually.

As the current President of the Board and the very first recipient of the AoIT Alumni Associations 'Community Scholarship', I'm proud to announce that we are planing to offer $2,250 worth of scholarships this year, but we need your help! Our organization survives on donations of time and money from the Crooms AoIT community including Alumni, parents, siblings, and friends.

There are many ways to get involved, but the most simple is a financial donation. Since we have very low operation costs, nearly 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting graduating Crooms seniors. Please consider a tax deductible donation as a great way to give back and get involved.

Donate Here!

I encourage you to reach out to our board or leadership team if you have any questions or would like to get involved in other ways. Let's work together to help our Alma Mater promote excellence and support students who are starting their next adventure!

Regards,

Brock Mangus
President and Director, Crooms AoIT Alumni Association

The Passing of Croomies Corey Allicock, ’05 and Guidance Counselor Arvis Harmon

Dear Crooms AoIT Community,

It with great regret we acknowledge the passing to two great Croomies this past weekend.

Class of 2005 member Corey Allicock was a passenger in an Uber vehicle that collided with a Seminole Sheriff’s SUV this weekend. It is unclear who caused the collision, but Corey passed way from injuries sustained in the crash. Members of the Alumni Association have fond memories of Corey from his Crooms AoIT days. His energy, kindness, and overall carefree, goofy demeanor are what come to mind for many of us. Several members remember routinely waiting for the activity bus with Corey as he blasted music, did an air guitar routine, and jumped all around to entertain other Croomies. He will be remembered as a great guy who was kind, made everyone feel welcome, and could make people laugh with his good-spirited goofball antics.

Croomies interested in expressing their condolences can visit the DeGuispe funeral announcement for more information: http://www.degusipefuneralhome.com/obituaries/Corey-Allicock/#!/Obituary. Several of Corey’s classmates have also created a Facebook remembrance page where you can share your thoughts of Corey: https://www.facebook.com/RememberCorey/.

Also this weekend, current faculty member and guidance counselor Arvis Harmon passed away this weekend. Mrs. Harmon joined the Crooms AoIT Community in 2012 and has been helping Croomies during their educational career since. There is no additional information available at this time.

Please keep Corey, Mrs. Harmon, and their families and friends in your thoughts during this holiday season.

Sincerely Yours,

Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors

Croomies Succeed at BPA Regional Competition

Business Professionals of America Regional Competition recently occurred and Crooms AoIT students crushed the competition in many areas. Students who place 1st through 3rd in their events will advance to State competition later in the year:

1st Place - Network Design Team - Ryan M. and Kaden F.
1st Place - Graphic Design Promotion - Lisa D.
4th Place - Web Site Design Team - Jordy P., Morgan T., Byron K.
1st Place - Computer Animation Team - Sebastian H., Ali G., Christopher V., Colin K.
1st Place - Broadcast News Production Team - Isaac G., Cypris K., Natalie R.
1st Place - Entrepreneurship - Alison V.
2nd Place - Presentation Management Individual - Christian C.
1st Place - Presentation Management Team - Jacob G. and Zachary S.
2nd Place - Banking and Finance - Milton Z.
4th Place - Fundamental Word Processing - Coreyorn F.
1st Place - Integrated Office Applications - Allison V.
2nd Place - Integrated Office Applications - Lisa D.
3rd Place - Integrated Office Applications - Keishawn H.
5th Place - Basic Office Systems & Procedures - Christian C.
3rd Place - Legal Office Procedures - Cypris K.
4th Place - Legal Office Procedures - Isaac G.
1st Place - PC Servicing & Troubleshooting - Jacob G.
2nd Place - PC Servicing & Troubleshooting - Tony N.
1st Place - Network Administration Using Microsoft - Natalia R.
1st Place - System Administration Using Cisco - Ryan M.
2nd Place - System Administration Using Cisco - Kaden F.
1st Place - Computer Security - Armin M.
3rd Place - Computer Security - Aivree K.
1st Place - Fundamental Desktop Publishing - Delaney K.
3rd Place - Fundamentals of Web Design - Morgan T.
1st Place - Computer Programming Concepts - Colin K.
2nd Place - Computer Programming Concepts - Tony N.
3rd Place - Business Meeting Management Concepts - Sebastian H.
4th Place - Managing Marketing & Human Resources Concepts - Tony N.

Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career and Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. BPA has 43,000 members in over 2,300 chapters in 23 states. BPA is a co-curricular organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering co-curricular exercises based on national standards.

Give in December and PayPal will an extra 1%

It's the season of giving and you can make a difference by supporting the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association. Give in December 2015 by using the following link and PayPal will give an extra 1% through their PayPal Giving Fund.

https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/search-cause?charityId=119803&s=3

Thank you for your continuing support, and we wish you and your a Happy Holidays!

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