And the 2010 Crooms AoIT Alumni Community Scholarship Recipient is...

It is with great excitement that the Crooms AoIT Alumni are pleased to announce Antonio W. as the recipient of the Crooms AoIT Alumni Community Scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year. This year, as a testament to the quality and competency of the Class of 2009, we had a pool of extremely well qualified applicants for this scholarship.

Students from Crooms AoIT are hosting kick-off event for distracted driving awareness initiative on April 28th

From SCPS Press Release:

On Wednesday, April 28, a group of Crooms Academy of Information Technology students, called the Reynolds’ Right Hands, will be hosting an event for students and distinguished guests. Crooms AOIT is located at 2200 West 13th Street in Sanford.

Distraction-related fatal car accidents account for 16% of all fatal car crashes in the U.S. according to a statistic found at The highest proportion of these incidents involved drivers under the age of 20 (16% of distraction-related incidents). Distraction-related incidents occur when three states of being are affected—visual, manual, and cognitive. These incidents often occur through the use of a cell phone or other electronic devices.

The Reynolds' Right Hands is a group dedicated in bringing awareness to the dangers of distracted driving practices and to prevent tragedies similar to the recent one experienced at their school. Students from Crooms AOIT, Caroline Smith, Tyler Kraus, Rosemarie Santorelli, Jamie Utt, and Katherine Hindes, started this group following the tragic death of a member of Crooms' staff, Ms. Christy Reynolds. On November 15th of 2009, Ms. Reynolds was killed in a car accident on a local Sanford road leaving behind her daughter Susiann, her beloved family, and the many thousands of lives she touched. It was suspected that a distraction, such as using a cell phone, was a likely factor in the incident. This event opened students’ eyes to these dangers. To honor her life, students of the school created an awareness group dedicating its name to Christy Reynolds with the goal of resolving the problem distracted driving imposes on society at large.

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URGENT: Tell the Florida House About Ms. Reynolds and Ex The Text!


The Florida Senate has passed a ban on texting while driving, but the bill has stalled in the House. Representative Ellyn Bogdanoff, R-Fort Lauderdale, chairwoman of the House Finance and Tax Council, is attempting to kill the bill in committee. With the legislative session ending on Friday, it looks like she will very well succeed.

The Reynolds' Right Hands Program needs our help

Students at Crooms are taking on the challenge of outlawing cell phone use while driving. As a response to the tragic loss of our beloved teacher, Christy Reynolds, in the fall, students have woken up to the dangers of distracted driving. Car accidents are the #1 cause of teen death in the US, with distracted driving a factor in 80% of these crashes.

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