by Sandy Stenoff

Last November, Kiana Hernandez addressed the board of Orange County Public Schools. The transcript of her speech and coverage in the Orlando Sentinel is here:  Fed Up Student Won’t Re-Take FCAT Reading

Kiana addressed the Board again on February 11, 2015.  Here is the video of her second powerful address:
Orange County Student Tells School Board What’s Wrong With Education Today

Although Kiana has yet to pass the FCAT or earn a concordant score on the ACT, she has, so far, received four letters of acceptance from colleges, some of which have stated that her acceptance is partially in response to her taking the responsibility and initiative to fearlessly advocate for herself by speaking up for her own education.