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Students Learn Life Skills and Leadership at “Cougar Academy”

June 20, 2017

For Immediate Release


Who: 105 students from Sligh Middle Magnet School 


Students are excited to spend part of their summer at the “Cougar Academy” to focus on academics, robotics, enrichment classes and developing life skills to help them further their goals to become positive student leaders


Photo opportunity, Wednesday, June 21, beginning at 9 a.m.


Sligh Middle Magnet School, 2011 E. Sligh Ave., Tampa


Middle school years are comprised of some of the most crucial stages of a student’s life. The academy is designed to ensure each child is provided opportunities for success through strong academic courses, mentoring and critical thinking skills


Students will experience hands-on participation with robotics. An enrichment component is also scheduled to expose students to art, drama, music and culinary skills. A day at the academy will include core academic classes including English Language Arts and Science-Technology-Engineering-Math (STEM). Students will also take leadership development courses comprised of social and life skills and will develop communication and positive goal setting skills. 


Tanya Arja
Office of Communications

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