Jacksonville high schoolers introduced to career opportunities during forum at The Players
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Players Championship held its annual “Training U Education Forum” on Wednesday, where 50 Jacksonville-area high school student-athletes were introduced to career opportunities beyond the sports they play. Students in the forum got to hear from stars including pro golfer Harold Varner, Olympic medalist Shannon Miller and Wimbleton finalist MaliVai Washington. The Training U Forum was an open panel discussion where students learned about other job opportunities in the sports industry. The PGA also gave these student athletes the opportunity to go behind the scenes of their flagship event, The Players. Raines High School golfer Darionna May says this exposure to athletes, general managers and sports correspondents, really opened her eyes to other opportunities.
Columbia County schools close in preparation for Eta
COLUMBIA COUNTY, Fla. – The school district in Columbia County decided to close schools on Thursday as Eta approached Florida’s west coast. As of Wednesday evening, the county’s emergency operation center said it was unlikely Columbia County would be put under a tropical storm watch or warning. Shannon Miller made a trip to Publix on Wednesday night to get some last minute supplies before the storm. Miller said he’s glad he’s prepared, but he’s hoping he won’t have to put his new generator to use. County officials planned to monitor Eta throughout the night.