Know someone who went to Lake-Sumter State College, formerly Lake-Sumter Community College, who is deserving of special recognition?

LSSC is accepting nominations through Aug. 22 for the third annual Distinguished Alumni and LSSC Hall of Fame Awards. The awards ceremony will be at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 9 at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills.

Alumni, members of the community, faculty and staff who have achieved prominence in their careers and made significant contributions to LSSC, their communities and the lives of others will be honored.

Anyone who completed a three-hour credit or noncredit course is eligible.

Nomination forms are available at, under "News."

Sponsorships and table hosts are available for the event and range from $250 to $1,000.

Tickets for the event are $35; the price includes dinner.

For more information, contact alumni/scholarship coordinator Claudia Morris at 352-365-3539 or

Meet the teacher

Rimes Early Learning and Literacy Center, 3101 Schoolview St., Leesburg, will have meet the teacher from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Aug. 14.

Details: 352-787-5757.

Athletic boosters

East Ridge High School's Athletic Boosters will meet at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in the school's cafeteria, 13322 Excalibur Road, Clermont.

Details: 352-242-2080.

Student orientation

Lake Minneola High, 101 N. Hancock Road, Minneola, will have new student orientation from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 14 in the auditorium and returning students can pick up their iPad and schedule from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 or Aug. 13 in the cafeteria.

New students will receive a student ID. Photos will be taken in the cafeteria. New students will receive iPad orientation and a tour of the campus.

Every student must bring a parent or guardian with them or they will not be allowed to pick up their iPad.

For security purposes, each parent or guardian must provide a state-issued photo ID, military ID, or driver's license before the iPad may be checked out to a student. A $30 iPad user and maintenance fee is required (cash or money order).

Details: 352-394-9600.