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Ultimate Medical Academy Donates $5,000 to the Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg

TAMPA, Fla., December 8, 2017— Ultimate Medical Academy Board Member Sheila McDevitt recently presented a check for $5,000 to Gina Burkett, head of school at the Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg, in recognition of Academy Prep’s job well done and to help other students qualifying for need-based scholarships at the rigorous private middle school.

Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg

At the behest of McDevitt, the Ultimate Medical Academy Board of Directors visited the middle school last month to observe the morning ceremony and some classes.

“We were all very impressed with your dynamic school,” Board Chair of Ultimate Medical Academy Richard J. Friedman wrote in a letter to Burkett. “Your commitment and drive to provide a meaningful academic environment and support for middle school children from low-income families to excel is inspiring. Academy Prep’s institutional goals and values are the standard to which all schools, private or public, should strive.”

Ultimate Medical Academy, the Tampa Bay-based accredited nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence, is like Academy Prep in that UMA serves many students from low-income families who seek to improve their lives through education. Both schools strive to provide a learning experience that maximizes outcomes for students in an academic and supportive environment.

“We can’t thank Ultimate Medical Academy enough,” said Burkett. “It was a pleasure to see the board so dedicated to students of any age and a surprise to receive the donation. We look forward to working together to continue to support and advance the education of our students.”

Ultimate Medical Academy’s involvement with Academy Prep is one of the many service projects and outreach initiatives the institution participates in each year. For more details about Ultimate Medical Academy’s involvement in the community, visit