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Here's a glimpse at new directions for The Apopka Voice in 2022

The Apopka Voice crossed a milestone last year when we published our 10,000th article. Informing, engaging, and inspiring our readers is the mission of The Apopka Voice. But in 2022, we want to do even more.
Feds approve Florida's delayed COVID plan for schools
The approval came after months of delays. Florida and other states were supposed to submit a COVID plan for schools by June 7th, but Florida didn’t get its plan in until October 6th... well into the new school year.
This is the Most Unusually Popular College Degree in Florida
There are over 170 different fields of study tracked by the U.S. Census Bureau in which undergraduate students can earn a degree. Despite the wide range of academic subjects offered at colleges and …
Goodwill hosting free webinars to help job seekers make a change, expunge criminal records and interview successfully
While the unemployment rate in Central Florida remains below 5%, there are still many people searching for their next career opportunity. Here are three webinars to help.

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Merry Christmas UCF football: Blue Darter Kaven Call verbally commits to Knights
Kaven Call, a top defensive end/outside linebacker for the Apopka Blue Darters, verbally committed to the UCF Knights on Christmas day.
‘Hope ambassadors’ program expanded in schools to promote student mental health
As Florida students work through the stresses that come with learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, some may find comfort by talking with peers about mental health concerns. Some middle and high …
Feds sending Florida $86.9 million for school meals amid supply-chain challenges
The funds are intended to help schools and school districts make arrangements to offset disruptions in the nation’s supply chains for food and other goods.
Concerns over school overcrowding return to Apopka City Council
Natura Vista is a development company based in Maitland that would like to bring a 45-unit apartment complex to Apopka. The subject properties are approximately 3.05 acres and are located south of Wilkins Street and east of West Orange Blossom Trail.
Following federal scrutiny, state education officials returned $878,000 to Orange County and other school boards
The return of the money came at a time when the state’s education department was under scrutiny by the U.S. Department of Education over potential violations of federal education laws.
Wolf Lake principal releases statement about school shooting in Michigan
In its weekly newsletter, Wolf Lake Middle School Principal Cynthia Haupt released a statement about the school shootings at Oxford High School in Michigan last week.
How many Florida students will opt-out of mask requirements? Who knows?
It’s going to be difficult to know just how many students are wearing masks compared to how many are not, now that the question is truly up to the parents.
For Baptiste Orthodontics, giving back to community is part of their staff culture
Every November just before Thanksgiving, in celebration of American Education Week, the Orange County Public School Foundation brings business and civic leaders into the classrooms in a fun and …
Apopka heading to regional finals for the second straight season
The Apopka Blue Darters continued their late-season surge with a one-sided 34-3 bludgeoning of the Bartram Trail Bears.
Florida orders 90,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines for young kids
Florida has ordered an initial supply of pediatric COVID-19 vaccines for young kids ages 5 to 11, but not every county health department has received the smaller vials yet.
Apopka artist honored at Hollywood awards event
Apopka artist Mariah Salinas was honored at the L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards Event in Hollywood as a winner in the Illustrators of the Future contest.
Blue Darters keep rolling; advance to regional semifinals
The Blue Darters took the first step in capturing their fourth state championship with a 42-0 shutout of St. John's Creekside at Roger Williams Field Friday night in the 8A-Region 1 quarterfinals.
Vaccine clinics for young kids have launched at some FL schools; OCPS to start this week
COVID-19 vaccines for young kids are already available through some school districts in Florida offering clinics on campuses, while others are still awaiting other options.
Blue Darters heading to postseason for the 22nd straight year
For the 22nd straight season, the Apopka Blue Darters head into the 8A high school football playoffs hoping to win their fourth state championship after several near-misses in the last few years.
4-H Poinsettia Sale Supports Orange County Youth
Each year the Orange County 4-H Association sponsors the Poinsettia Sale to support 4-H youth development efforts. Proceeds from the annual sale provide scholarships and clover dollar awards to be used toward 4-H project activities.