Sheriff Knight Makes Donation to Booker High School

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From Left: Booker High School Foundation supporter Eric Robinson, Principal Dr. Rachel Shelley and Sheriff Tom Knight.

Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight today presented a check for $3,000 to Booker High School's ACT/SAT Test Taking Strategies Program.

The funds came from seized or recovered cash that went unclaimed, and per state statute, can be distributed to a qualifying organization. Sheriff Knight's donation to the program helps level the playing field for all students by offering test preparation at no cost. The donation was directed to the Booker High School Foundation, which was launched three years ago as a means of funding college and career-focused counseling and preparation. Foundation supporter Eric Robinson is credited with helping ignite the foundation and bringing awareness to the needs of Booker High School.

"We are always happy to support educational initiatives," said Sheriff Knight. "Kudos to Dr. Shelley for seeing the value in test preparation and career placement for our future leaders."

For more information and donation opportunities, visit or contact Principal Dr. Rachel Shelley at 941.359.5757.