Class of 2005 Alum Lizann Dennis Debuts Book "I Never Knew How to Tell Her"

Crooms AoIT Class of 2005 Alumni Lizaan Dennis has released her debut book of poetry entitled, "I Never Knew How to Tell Her." Divided into three parts, this debut collection of poetry is all about finding the right words. Author, Lizann Dennis, takes the reader on a journey of her own truths discovered through new relationships, at the ending of old ones, and all the sex in between. Her styles vary widely and express a complicated range of emotion including pain, lust, but most of all, love.

Croomies can find the book on Amazon now at

Crooms AoIT Alumni Association announces winners of two scholarships

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association is proud to announce the winners of its two scholarships for the Class of 2018.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Tech Innovation Scholarship worth $750 is being awarded to Allison V. This year's field of Innovation Scholarship applicants was the largest the Alumni Association received to date. The review committee was impressed by the quality of all of the applications. Allison’s submission stood out due to the commercial success she has already achieved with her technology skills. As part of her application, Allison highlighted several websites that she has built for various businesses that are now online and helping these business owners achieve their entrepreneurial goals. Allison will attend Rollins College in the Fall.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship worth $750 is being awarded to Rachel P. This year again marked a crowded field of applications for the Community scholarship, with each applicant showing how volunteerism and community service is important to them. Rachel’s ability to communicate in her essay her long volunteering history and what it means to her won over the judges. Rachel will be attending the University of Florida in the Fall where she intends to pursue her interests in mechanical engineering and fine arts.

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association would like to thank this year’s applicants for their hard work and efforts, and we wish all of you – and, all of the graduates from the Class of 2018 - the best of luck in your future endeavors!

Community and Tech Innovation Scholarships for the Class of 2018

Dear Crooms AoIT Class of 2018

It is with pleasure that the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. invites you to apply for our two scholarships, The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Community Scholarship and the Tech Innovation Scholarship. As a way of congratulating you on making it this far in your educational career, we will be offering (1) $750 scholarship each for the Community Scholarship and the Tech Innovation option for graduating seniors. Our group would like to recognize those who have continually performed well academically while still carrying a passion for giving back to their community and school, and those who possesses excellent technical abilities.

The deadline for application is May 9, 2018 by 11:59pm. The scholarship recipients will be notified before graduation. The scholarship applications are available at and includes instructions on how to electronically submit the scholarship. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and carefully reviewing all applications received. Remember, these are only open to graduating Crooms AoIT Seniors, so your chances of receiving the scholarship are quite high!

Congratulations again on making this far and good luck in your future endeavors!

-The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Board of Directors

Crooms Baseball Returns This Friday After 50+ Year Hiatus

The Crooms baseball team will make its debut after a 50+ year hiatus this upcoming Friday at Historic Sanford Memorial Stadium at 4:00PM. The boys varsity baseball team will face off against Lake Mary Prep this Friday - February 23 - at 4:00PM; admission costs $3.00 for students and $5.00 for general public. Concession stands will be available.

The Panthers last fielded a baseball team over 50 years ago. This inaugural game for the Crooms AoIT baseball team will be played inside a stadium that is built on the grounds of Sanford Field. This storied field hosted baseball legends like Babe Ruth, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays, Tim Raines, and David Eckstein; it also served as the spring training facility for the NY Giants. Be sure you come out and cheer on our Crooms AoIT Panthers to victory; who knows, you might even see the making of future baseball legends playing on these hallowed grounds!

Sanford Memorial Stadium is located at 1201 Mellonville Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

The baseball team is also in need of financial support. If you are able to support the team financial please feel free to donate through the Alumni Association or the school. For more information please e-mail .

Announcing the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association Athletics Grant Winner

Dear Crooms AoIT Athletics Family,

Thank you for your efforts to support the athletics program at Crooms AoIT. As graduates, we understand how important extracurricular activities – especially team sports – are to the personal development of Croomies. Without your tireless dedication and attention, the opportunities provided through these programs would not be possible.

As a testament to your dedication to the athletics program at Crooms AoIT, we received a record number of grant applications this year. Requests for support came in from past grant recipients and new applicants alike. We even received an application from a new sports program at Crooms AoIT: the baseball program. While the Alumni Association would love to provide a grant to all of this year’s applicants, we had to make some tough calls and narrow down our selection to the winning recipient(s).

This year, the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. has decided to award a grant in the amount of $500.00 to the boys volleyball program. This grant will be used to pay for a new net system that will benefit not only the boys and girls volleyball program, but also the broader physical education program at Crooms AoIT. The current net system dates back to the start of the school – making it at least 15 years old (if not older, as it was previously in service in South Florida prior to making the journey to Sanford). In the coming weeks our team will work with the Crooms AoIT support staff to pay out the grant money for use by the program.

Again, we would like to thank all of you for your continued efforts and support. Because of you, past, current, and future Croomies have a more fulfilling and well-rounded experience during their high school years.

Best of luck in the spring sports season this year, and Go Panthers!

On behalf of the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association,

Frank C. Bracco, Class of 2006
Honorary Director
Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc.


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