June 17, 2014 - by

Good Luck on the FCAT!
Over the past month, to help show their support, as well as, to encourage and inspire students at local south side elementary and middle schools, student-athletes from all sports created and delivered over 300 FCAT Cards.  Several student-athletes also put together over 1,200 “Whatever it Takes” goody bags for students in grades 3rd-11th who have been preparing to take the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), which began on March 10th.  Each card, hand written and crafted by student-athlete’s from various sports teams, and each goody bag filled with words of encouragement and motivation, were given to those students or classroom who needed the most improvement on the FCAT.  

The FCAT is a test given to Florida students to measure what they know and are able to accomplish in reading, writing, mathematics, and science. The test is part of Florida’s plan to improve student achievement. It measures challenging content standards, called the Sunshine State Standards.  All public school students in Grades 3 through 11 are required to take the FCAT.  The FCAT is given to students each year in February (Writing) and in March (Reading, Mathematics, and Science).

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Keyla Smith Maurice Harris

This month’s Seminole Spotlight goes to Keyla Smith and Maurice Harris. They have proven to be valuable assets to Florida State Athletics both on and off the playing field. Keyla and Maurice have been chosen for the time and dedication that they have given to the local community. Together they have teamed up with programs including Upward Bound, M.A.R.C, Capital City Youth Services, Tallahassee Park and Recreations, Riley Elementary, Big Brother Big Sister Bowl for Kids Sake, Sabal Palm Elementary and Red Ribbon Week. Their outstanding commitment to community service has reached countless individuals and their impact on others will last a lifetime.

All-American runner Keyla Smith placed 7th at the NCAA Championships last year in the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:31.10.

Linebacker and redshirt freshmen, Maurice Harris has played an important role in the Seminole special teams throughout his football career.

Thank you Keyla Smith and Maurice Harris


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