With only 60 days left before elections, both of the candidates for governor were in South Florida Thursday.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s campaign announced Tuesday he will participate in three debates this fall with either Nan Rich or Charlie Crist, whoever emerges as the winner of the Democratic primary and CBS4 News will proudly serve as producers of one of those debates.
Many people embarking on the road to becoming a US citizen got a kick-start with the help of the Archdiocese of Miami and partners, Saturday.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) — It’s that time of year when students all across the country will be celebrating high school and college graduations. One South Florida girl will get a diploma from both in the same week and she is only 16-years old.
Grace Bush already has her bachelor’s degree from college but she doesn’t have a high school diploma yet.
“It’s kind of weird that I graduated college before high school,” said Grace Bush.
The teen from Hollywood earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice Friday morning from Florida Atlantic University.
She did it with a 3.8 grade point average and completed the four year degree in just three years.
“I started when I was 13 at Broward College and I also took my classes throughout the summer, so I was able to finish it before four years,” said Grace Bush.
Grace will get her high school diploma on May 9th from Florida Atlantic University high school.
The institution’s dual enrollment program allows high performing high school students to earn credit for the same courses towards their college degree and save thousands of dollars in tuition at the same time.
Grace’s parents wanted their nine children to earn college credit in high school because they can’t afford to send all of their kids to college. Their mother, who home schooled all the kids knew early on, Grace had a knack for learning.
“At two years old, she was already reading and I was totally shocked,” said Grace’s mother, Gisla Bush.
Grace is the third oldest in the Bush family.
“My two older sisters are doing it and I’m the third to do it. My oldest sister already graduated and my second oldest sister is graduating in the summer,” said Grace Bush.
The new college graduate said she’ll be pursuing a master’s degree this fall, and then going to law school.
“I would eventually like to become chief justice of the United States,” said Grace Bush.
During her spare time she plays the flute in two orchestras and that keeps her busy but she says she will finally take a little break during the summer.
“To study for the LSAT, so I can get as high a score as possible, so hopefully I can get a full ride into a good school, law school,” said Grace Bush.
Voters will get the chance to see Rick Scott face off in a televised debate against his Democratic challenger, presumably Charlie Crist and it’ll air statewide on CBS4.
Broward College students are going to be de-stressing during finals week with the help of four-legged friends in Davie on Monday.
A U.S. Army Major General will give a special talk at Broward College on Monday about the military situation in Ukraine.
In an effort to get Floridians signed up for health insurance before the Affordable Care Act’s March 31st deadline, Democratic U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is hosting an enrollment event at the Institute of Public Safety at Broward College on Sunday.
The clock is ticking for Floridians who are interested in signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Broward College in Davie is holding a conference Thursday to bring awareness to the magnitude of human trafficking in Florida and in the rest of the world.