Royal Palm Beach High Student Attends James L. Wilcox Summer Residency Program At FIU

Andrea Aguilar, a 12th grader and CTE (Career and Technology Education) pathfinder nominee for 2010, from Royal Palm Beach High School was selected to attend and awarded a scholarship for the James L. Wilcox Minority Summer Residency Program  for Junior and Senior high school students. The program is scheduled to take place at Florida International University in Miami, FL.

The residency program integrates seminars, field trips, and social interaction and promises to be informative and fun while informing them about career opportunities in the field of business with a focus on accounting.  During the program sessions on communications, business skills, career development, personal finance, and college information will take place to allow students to obtain a broader understanding of the professional life.

This year, over 80 nominations from highly qualified students were received.  A team from the Accounting Careers Committee reviewed the nominations and made the difficult decisions about winning candidates. Andrea Aguilar was chose from a select few in Palm Beach County.  She has completed 5 years of Accounting at Royal Palm Beach High School.

This also makes Andrea Aguilar one of the CTE  students to complete both an Accounting Designation and all the requirements needed for the International Business program at Royal Palm Beach High School.  Ms. Aguilar will be attending Stetson University in the Fall as an Accounting major.

When asked about the Residency Program, Ms. Aguilar said that she was very pleased to have been chosen for this opportunity and looks forward to meeting other students participating in the program.

Date: June 13-17, 2010

Location: Florida International University in Miami, FL

For more information contact Tiffany Taylor at (561) 753-4087 or via e-mail at

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