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Event: Zariya (@I_Am_Zariya)Performing Live at Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition Street Festival on June 30th 2018 | Hosted: Randall C. | National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc.

Zariya x Juneteenth

Zariya will be performing live at the Tampa Bay Juneteenth Coalition Street Festival on Saturday June 30th!!! 
Location: Main St. [Howard-Rome]

Free and Open to the Public!!!
Food, StoryTelling, Crafts, Live Music, Arts and more!!!

Hosted by Randall C. | National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc.

Zariya’s debut single “Let It Go”

OfficiallyZariya.Com

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New Video: @RashonMedlock x “More Than Music” | Visual: UMAG Films

Rashon drops a visual to his title track off of his ‘More Than Music’ EP, which is an ode to the lyrics of the names of love songs written by Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, and other Jazz greats.  I will be adding this song to my playlist of love songs, Rashon does a great job of delivering passion and expressing vulnerability on this track.  Currently, he and his band are preparing to tour this summer so find out more about him here:

RashonMedlock.com 

#SingerSpotlight: Zariya x “Let It Go” [Video]

 

Zariya who is a 14 year-old vocal phenom from Tampa, FL. releases her Debut Single “Let It Go” which was produced by the duo E. Crandle & A. Rogers (Chris Brown,Tyga) and co-written by Balewa Muhammad (Ciara, Brittney Spears).  Zariya is an amazing talent who is also a songwriter, dancer and actress.  She reminds me of no one, she has an original flavor and I believe her vocal talents are just scratching the surfaces of her capabilities.  Be on the look out for this young lady in the entertainment business, I feel she has the “it” factor and will be an all time great, when it’s all said and done!!!

– Zech Wilson “INfamous 6ixx”

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New EP: Rashon Medlock x More Than Music

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More Than Music EP

ManeLand’s own Rashon Medlock releases his newest offering, a 4 track EP of a mix of rnb, soul, blues & rock.  The Jacksonville native delivers a powerful EP of love, honesty, relationships and self reflection.

Written and performed by: Rashon Medlock
Guitar: Chris Horn
Bass: Nehemiah Tucker

RashonMedlock.com

#SingerSpotlight: Adora Williams x @ColbieCaillat x “Say You Will”(Original Cover) #STIEP

I write songs based off of inspiration, and I am a big fan of Colbie Caillat. I wrote this song because I believe she would do it much justice with her soothing singing tone. I believe in speaking things into existence and as you may have already figured, this is not a song currently sung by Colbie, however I would like it to be. Please let her know about the song, and let me know what you think. Her twitter is @ColbieCaillat and mine is @AdoraWill. Thanks for listening.

Speak Things Into Existence Project

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#SingerSpotlight: Adora Williams x Shontelle x “I’ll Be Moving On” (original cover) #STIEP

This song is not currently sung by the lovely Shontelle, however I believe in speaking things into existence So I wrote this song with the hopes that she will see this video, love the song and maybe even like it so much that she’ll want to sing it. I am a songwriter with a deep love for music and I am just following my dreams and heart in hopes that someone hears me 🙂 If you like it please let her know, her twitter is @Shontelle_Layne . Mine is @AdoraWill.

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Speak Things Into Existence Project (#STIEP)

New Music: Aliché x “End of the Day”

Aliche, singer/songwriter/producer and Full Sail graduate,  releases her first single “End Of The Day” which is self produced and will be featured on her upcoming EP called 4 Chambers.  This is a Uptempo R&B Dance track with Aliche expressing to her guy that she is with him thru everything, I’m loving this song and dig the message heavy!!!

-Zech Wilson

Available on all digital outlets! http://itunes.apple.com/album/id12837… https://open.spotify.com/track/6ahFRA…

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Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/Aliche29/

Twitter – @Chebabe827

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College Scholarships: Rosewood Family Scholarship | Deadline April 1, 2018

Offered By Florida Department of Education State Florida

Description: The Rosewood Family Scholarship Program was created to provide student financial assistance for a maximum of 50 eligible students who attend a state university, Florida college (public community college), or public post secondary vocational technical school. Eligible students must be direct descendants of Rosewood families affected by the historical incidents of January 1923.

Apply: Rosewood Family Scholarship

High School Spotlight: Santa Fe High Wins Golden Shovel Award x The Green Monsters

Santa Fe High Wins Golden Shovel Award!

sf whole garden

We have a winner! Santa Fe High School’s Green Monsters won the Golden Shovel Award from the Florida Department of Agriculture for “Best Revitalized Garden.”  Here are excerpts from their application, prepared by teacher Ryan Pass. Thanks, Ryan, for the inspiration!

The Santa Fe High School Monster Garden is an idea that really took flight this school year.  Our group is known as the Green Monsters, and the students are all students with disabilities, most of whom are on the Access Points curriculum.  Access Points is a modified curriculum for students with cognitive impairments or significant disabilities that prevent them from being successful with the standard state curriculum.  Students construct and operate the garden during their science class, and some work in the garden during a Career Preparation class.  At the beginning of the year, we took full control of a small garden that was composed of a total of five 4 ft. x 8 ft. raised beds that were overrun with weeds taller than a person.  Throughout this school year, our students have constructed and maintained a garden space in excess of 1500 square feet with approximately 600 square feet devoted to growing plants, and the rest walkways.  This increased area provided a large blank canvas to allow more student work space than in previous years, and it provided more space for greater crop diversity.  Students have constructed 4 ft. x 8 ft. raised beds and trellises.  They have moved soil, installed mulch, started seeds, transplanted seeds into larger pots, and planted seedlings in the garden.

Santa Fe before

Currently we are growing three varieties of cucumbers, numerous herbs, green beans, snow peas, lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, beets, spring onions, scallions, yellow squash, zucchini, scallop squash, bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, and several varieties of tomatoes.  We also have marigolds, miniature sunflowers, a red banana tree, and two pear trees.  In the past we have grown collard greens, mustard greens, kale, kohlrabi, radishes, turnips, sugar snap peas, and cabbage, as well.  We grow our plants from seed to harvest.  Most of the seedlings we grow are sent home with our students or provided to our financial sponsors at no cost to them.  We choose what to plant based on requests from sponsors, personal preferences, and to experiment with new or different foods.  Our students have the opportunity to sample foods they have never seen or tried before, and they get to take home fresh produce regularly.  Carrots and snow peas are the favorites, as they almost never make it far from the garden before they are eaten.  We are planning to build a compost area and plant a berry patch with blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries very soon.

a couple months in

Teachers collaborate to create lessons that complement the work in the garden.  For instance, through their Math class, students worked to measure out the garden plot and calculate perimeter and square footage.  In Science, students learned the process of photosynthesis, and they can determine which fertilizer to use for different situations or conditions.  In History class, students studied about the history of farming in America and how the industry has developed over time.  Many of our students take a specially designed Health and PE course (HOPE) where they have used our produce to make salads for their periodic “feasts”.  Our Career Preparation program also utilizes the garden as one of our on-campus work settings for students to learn skills and responsibility.  Students process requests for plants or produce and deliver them to people across the campus.  Additionally, our students designed and created signs depicting the names of our sponsors and signs with their own monsters on them to place in and around the garden.  Financial sponsors sent in their design requests for their signs, including color and wording, and our students had to read and fulfill the orders and then ensure that the final products matched the orders.

raised beds santa fe

cucumber plants

Our Green Monsters are recognized and appreciated across the school campus.  They are proud to wear their Green Monster t-shirts every Thursday, and several members of the faculty and staff, as well as one student not in the program, have their own shirts.  More people want shirts, but we ran out!  Many people around the school visit the garden just to grab a handful of fresh produce for a healthy lunch.  When our school was up for Accreditation this year, one of the programs our school chose to feature was the Green Monster program, and members of the Accreditation team made sure to visit us.

Our garden is financed by generous donations from faculty and staff, funds provided by our school principal, and by community businesses who have provided us with plants and materials for free or at a discount.  The Farm to School program sponsors 64 square feet of our growing space.  The food grown in this space is provided to the school cafeteria for use in school lunches.  We have provided lots of lettuce and collard greens to the cafeteria so far.  To sustain our program in the future, we will continue to seek “Monster Sponsors” to provide us with financial support, we will continue partnering with Farm to School, and we plan to expand into fundraisers such as selling seedlings that we grow and care for, selling t-shirts, as well as canning and selling pickles (which our students are very excited about).  As this school year winds down, I have many students asking how they can join our program next year.  I sure hope we can grow our program to accommodate them!

harvesting lettuce for lunches 2

lettuce for lunchesThrough programs like the Golden Shovel Award, with exposure from local media, and with community support, we hope to shine a positive light on our program, our school, and on programs for students with disabilities in general.  We hope that the positive exposure will not only help our program to continue in future years, but maybe serve to provide encouragement to other schools considering adding a school garden to their campus, especially those who wish to serve students with disabilities.

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source: Alachua County Farm To School

Scholarships Alert: Florida High School and College Students Directory of Available Scholarships!!!

With sunshine nearly year-round, living in Florida can definitely have its advantages — for instance, scholarships! While you may instantly think of theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios, or perhaps beautiful landscapes such as the Everglades or the beaches at the Florida Keys, Florida is also home to many top-level universities, like the University of Florida (UF), Florida State University (FSU), University of Miami (UM), and University of Central Florida (UCF). If you’re a student looking to attend a school in your home state of Florida, you could add a little bit of sunshine to your college savings, too! Check out this directory of scholarships for Florida students, and apply online today! For even more scholarships, fill out a free Unigo profile to discover your personalized list of possible awards.

source: https://www.unigo.com/scholarships/by-state/florida-scholarships/1