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The Duval County chapter of the 5000 Role Models of Excellence hosted its second-annual Student Symposium and Luncheon on Thursday, April 27 at Florida State College at Jacksonville. The event focused on the development of a post-secondary “Success Plan.” Selected partners and other organizations had representatives who explained to students about programs and careers that don’t necessarily require a four-year college degree, but still afford the opportunity to make a good living. Among the industries represented were maritime, air traffic control, nursing, information technology, funeral services, and various military services. Additionally, several students were awarded in the categories of Outstanding Citizenship and Academic Excellence. Students from the following schools attended the symposium: Robert E. LeeTerry ParkerRibaultWestside, and Wolfson High Schools and ArlingtonJefferson DavisAlfred I. duPontNorthwestern, and JEB Stuart, Middle Schools.

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