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Florida Atlantic University just received a gift of $3.8 million worth of fine art. The charitable gift from Attorneys Rick Stone and wife Lesley Blackner includes 17 paintings, with works by Henri Matisse, Edward Willis Redfield, David Park, and John Henry Twachtman.

The paintings will comprise the “Rick and Lesley Stone Art Collection”, and will be on display at the Ritter Art Gallery on FAU’s Boca Raton campus.

The Stones also provided additional support for the establishment of an art history teaching laboratory in the Ritter Gallery, which will provide college students with the opportunity to study art up close.

“We are pleased to provide these works with a lovely permanent home where they can be enjoyed up close by FAU students forever,”

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This year, some of the best high-academic baseball players in the country will flock to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida to showcase their talent in front of more than 70 collegiate recruiters.

From Air Force to Yale, college coaches in attendance will be scouting for promising young baseball players at the only Headfirst Honor Roll Camp in the Southeast area of the United States.

The morning will include offensive and defensive showcases, batting practice, objective measurements, and three live games. The Headfirst Honor Roll team- all of which are either current or former high-academic athletes themselves- will offer insight, guidance, and advice.

Video footage of the camp will be distributed to coaches in attendance, and will be tagged

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According to the Palm Beach Post, state college football teams recruit most of their star players from Palm Beach County high schools.

The University of Florida, Florida State, and University of Miami all have powerhouse athletic programs any parent would be thrilled to send their aspiring football star to, but it's even more appealing that all of these schools have stellar academic standards and aren't too far from home in the Palm Beaches. Now that FAU, UCF, and USF have been building promising programs as well, the career opportunities for local players are expanding even more.

The Miami Dolphins even take part in preparing local youth for the business side of football. This past Saturday, over 100 South Florida high school football teams

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