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Educators From Two Dozen Polk County Schools Honored at Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

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DAVENPORT, Fla. -- Teachers, support staff and principals of more than two dozen schools in Polk County were honored during a special banquet in Davenport.

The event, at the Tom Fellows Community Center, was hosted by the Northeast Polk Chamber of Commerce to recognize the 2024 Teacher of the Year and Student-related Employee of the Year for schools in Davenport, Dundee, Haines City, Poinciana and Winter Haven.

AdventHealth was honored to sponsor the event. Through that sponsorship, all school team members and other guests in attendance were provided with a free lunch.

“The education system is one of the most critical parts of communities and helps them thrive, and we are so grateful for everything these educators do to help enrich the lives of children," said Tim Clark, president and CEO of the AdventHealth Polk Market. "These educators are teaching our future community leaders, future health care professionals, and more. We at AdventHealth greatly appreciate all those in the education system who are caring for our children.”

AdventHealth is consistently working to uplift our communities. From food security to better transportation, AdventHealth’s Community Benefit programs, initiatives and partnerships work to meet the health needs of our West Florida communities. Using the insights gained from our Community Health Needs Assessments, we work together with local community organizations and stakeholders to implement effective programs that reduce the social determinants of health that contribute to poverty, unemployment, and transportation. It is our goal to identify specific health opportunities and implement tailored programs to boost whole-person health for everyone in our communities.