We are pleased to present the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. Quarterly Newsletter. We hope you enjoy, and please feel free to offer any suggestions, comments, or criticisms.
Newsletter Vol. 2 (2012), Issue 4

December Drive to Success - All Donations Matched 50 Cents on the Dollar!

**Special Offer this week: Donate $20 or more between now and Friday and get a $10 Starbucks card! Join/donate today.**
We have a goal of raising $300 during December; all donations will be matched 50 cents on the dollar. During this "Season of Giving" we invite you to open up your hearts and join us as we kick off our December Drive to Success Program. For the past six years, the Crooms AoIT Alumni Association has provided one graduating senior with a scholarship – and, last year it was increased to $600. The December Drive to Success is our plan to raise at least $300 worth of contributions towards the scholarship. While each of us may only be able to give $5 or $10, as a whole we can raise more than enough money to give back to Crooms AoIT and make a difference in someone's life. Read the full story or visit http://www.croomsalumni.com/donate to give today!

Meet-Up #5 @ Willow Tree Cafe

Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe Serving Beer
When: Saturday, Dec. 15 from 1-3PM
Where: Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe
205 East 1st Street, Sanford, FL

Meet-Ups are great way to get to see long lost friends during Winter Break. Bring your fellow alumni, friends, and family and come have a beer and lunch! Check out the Facebook Event to RSVP and get it on your calendar. Hope to see a lot of familiar faces there!

Founders Spotlight: Matthew Carli, Class of '05

Matthew Carli photoMatthew Carli has deep roots in Sanford – real deep. He was born in Sanford Hospital and raised in Sanford. His family has been in Sanford for over 50 years. Carli's father went to Seminole High School, his aunt taught at Seminole, and his siblings and cousins attended the school which opened 110 years ago as Sanford High School. For Carli – who attended Sanford's Pine Crest Elementary and was a pre-IB scholar at Sanford Middle School – the most likely path would have been to continue the family tradition at Seminole High School. Instead, Carli broke with tradition to be part of the first class to attend Crooms AoIT.
Continue reading the full interview with Matthew
Check out the Q&A with Matthew
See other members of The Founders Society
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5K Race Success

The Alumni Association's team had a fantastic showing at the 1st Annual Sanford Riverwalk 5K Run/Walk to benefit Crooms AoIT athletics, including being named top overall team! Read the full story.

Croms AoIT Winter Sports

The Winter sports season started in November, and the Crooms AoIT calendar has the basketball and soccer game schedules available on our sports event calendar (complete with iCalendar download support). Upcoming events are also posted on our front page side-bar and our Facebook and Twitter feeds.


Homecoming is Friday, Dec. 14th this year against Merritt Island Christian. JV plays at 5:30PM and Varsity plays at 7:00PM. Tickets are $5 for adults, but alumni can get in for $3. Show up to support your Crooms Panthers!

Donation to Support Athletics

The Crooms AoIT Alumni Association, Inc. is proud to announce that, in November, we donated $250 to support athletics at Crooms Academy of Information Technology. Read the full story.
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Frank C. Bracco

Frank C. Bracco: Why did I become a member of The Founders Society?

There is a significant role alumni can play in supporting Crooms AoIT and helping current students succeed. Crooms AoIT is a strong educational institution that does a wonderful job at educating and engaging students across the socioeconomic spectrum. My time at Crooms allowed me to succeed in academics and extracurriculars, whereas I probably would have "fallen through the cracks" at a larger school. At the end of the day, if we impact the high school experience of even only one student then we have done a good job. - Read more about Frank

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2012-2013 Team

Management Team
James "Brock" Mangus '07
Vice President
Matthew Carli '05
Frank Bracco '06
Membership Coordinator
Events Coordinator
Mallory Bose '07
Marketing Coordinator

Board of Directors
Chairman: James "Brock" Mangus '07
Gaelan Adams '07
John Amirrezvani '06
Frank Bracco '06
Matthew Carli '05
Christopher Lopez '07
James "Brock" Mangus '07
Nikko Ritter '07
Julian Gordon '06 (Honorary)
Michael Morgan '06 (Honorary)
Matthew Tucker '06 (Honorary)
Dr. Connie Collins (Ex-Officio)
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