2010 Crooms AoIT Alumni Teach-In Day

On December 17th, 2010, thirteen (13) of our Crooms Alumni made their way to Crooms to talk with current students about college preparation and the college experience. Thanks to those that joined us: Brandon Eady (05), Larry Cherry (05), Frank Bracco (06), John Amirrezvani (06), Alison Trujillo (07), Mallory Bose (07), Matt DeBrew (07), Josh Calcanis (07), Tyler Walker (08), Santiago Ossa (08), Rolana Edwards (09), Stephanie Rolon (09), and Caroline Smith (10).

December Drive to Success Program

We have a goal of raising $250 this month. Visit http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate for more info.

With the arrival of December and the Holiday Season, there is no better time to reflect on the previous 12 months as a Crooms Community. Crooms AoIT saw its sixth graduating class, and our alma mater celebrated its third consecutive year of receiving a silver medal under the U.S. News and World Report rankings. We also saw success at the county level as well: social studies teacher Bradford Barsalou was named Seminole County's Teacher of the Year and Crooms students scored the highest in Seminole on FCAT Science. In July, the Crooms' Business Advisory Committee was recognized by STEMFlorida as the best organization in Florida for Business-Education Partnership. We have also pulled together as we remember the passing of Ms. Christy Reynolds just over a year ago, and as Reynolds' Right Hands raised awareness about the dangers of texting while driving.

Crooms AoIT's continued success is due, in no small part, to alumni and community involvement. During this "Season of Giving" we invite you to open up your hearts and join us as we kick off our December Drive to Success Program. For the past four years, the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association has provided one graduating senior with a $500 scholarship. The December Drive to Success is our plan to raise at least $250.00 worth of contributions towards the scholarship. While each of us may only be able to give $5 or $10, as a whole we can raise more than enough money to give back to Crooms AoIT and make a difference in someone's life. Your donation can be small or big, may it be $1 or $100.

To make a donation, all you have to do is visit http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate. This year's donation page has been revamped with new membership levels and incentives; so be sure to check out what the Alumni Association has in store for you! If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us at donate@croomsalumni.com.

Also during the December Drive to Success, we will be holding the Crooms AoIT Alumni Basketball Challenge on December 21st. Alumni teams will take to the court to see who the best basketball players in Crooms history are. Attendance is free for all spectators; the BBQ pre-game social starts as 12:30PM in the cafeteria (meal tickets need to be pre-purchased by December 12th at http://www.croomsalumni.com/node/498). The basketball games will start around 2:15PM in the gym. You can find the event on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136809369706167 .

We hope you will join our December Drive to Success and help us make a difference in our Crooms AoIT community. Our $250.00 goal may seem high, but together we can reach it and contribute towards continued success at Crooms AoIT.

As always, thank you in advance for your generosity and Happy Holidays,

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association

Alumni Shine at Seminole County Teach-In Day

On November 16th, schools across Seminole County welcomed community members in for the SCPS Annual Teach-In Day. Crooms AoIT was no different, and continued its tradition of welcoming business and technology leaders into the classrooms with open arms.

Yet, feedback back from this year's Tech-In Day participants indicate that three individuals 'stole the show': Crooms AoIT alumni Max DeBellas, Jeremy Fogg, and Angeline Gores. Congratulations to these three individuals for representing the alumni community and making Teach-In Day a memorable experience for all those involved.

Looking to get involved and make a difference like these three showstoppers? The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association has various ongoing programs for you to do so. First, create a user account on http://www.croomsalumni.com to get the latest updates; and stayed tuned for the upcoming Alumni Teach-In Day (sometime in December). Second, submit a "Where are they now?" entry, which only takes 5-10 minutes; to do so, check out: http://www.croomsalumni.com/node/429. Third, be sure to support the Crooms AoIT Alumni Community Scholarship by donating at http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate.

Meet-up #2

11/27/2010 1:00 pm
11/27/2010 3:00 pm

This is just an informal get together to meet up with old friends that may be in town for Thanksgiving.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association is having a MeetUp at the Chili's in Lake Mary, FL. You can join us on Saturday, November 27th any time between 1:00PM and 3:00PM and enjoy some good food and excellent company.

Our group might be spread out all over the restaurant, so if you don't recognize anyone when you arrive, feel free to call (407) 456-2492.

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=161579777215172

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What is a MeetUp?

Player Registration is Open for the Basketball Challenge

Hello Croomies,

Individual player and team registration for the Crooms AoIT Alumni Basketball Challenge is officially open and will close on December 5th (so get registered early). The event will be on Tuesday, December 21st at Crooms AoIT. Attendance is free for all Crooms AoIT Alumni, all current students, faculty/staff, the old Crooms Alumni, and Crooms Business Partners. The pre-gaming BBQ will start around 12:15PM (menu and pricing forthcoming) over near the cafeteria and the games will start sometime between 2:00PM and 2:30PM. More details on the event will be forthcoming, but we wanted to get the registration info out ASAP.

Individual player registration is $6.00 and team registration (a team of up to 7 players) is $35.00. If you have a team together, e-mail scholarship@croomsalumni.com with 1) the name of the players, 2) the class year of the players, and 3) a team name. If you are an individual without a team, e-mail scholarship@croomsalumni.com with your 1) name and 2) class and we will match you to a team. All funds raised go to the Crooms AoIT Alumni Community Scholarship. We will work out payment on an individual basis; both individuals and teams may qualify for discounts given a player’s donor status (see http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate).

Those that wish to attend, but not play, more details will be forthcoming! Also, just to get it on your radar, more information (in the form of a Facebook Event Invite) will be forthcoming about our November 27th Alumni MeetUp :-). In the meantime, we invite you to become a member of the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association and support the scholarship by visiting http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate (sorry, for the overt "plug").

We look forward to seeing everyone at the MeetUp and Crooms AoIT Alumni Basketball Challenge – if you have any questions, please let us know.

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