Phoenixes fly home for winter break relaxation

Two male students sitting on couch in IST Commons area.
Florida Polytechnic University students Adam Tarbox, left, and Roy Arkay Cohen talk at the Saddle Creek Logistics Commons during finals week. The mechanical engineering majors are looking forward to spending the winter break with their families.

Florida Polytechnic University students were eager to begin their winter break from classwork, projects, and testing this December. With plans ranging from quiet nights with family to martial arts training, Phoenixes are making the most of their winter break.

Classes resume Jan. 6.

Light skinned female student smiling.McKenzie Lewis
Mechanical Engineering
Sophomore
St. Petersburg, Florida

“I like art a lot and I haven’t been able to do that with school lately, so I’m looking forward to painting during the break.”

 

 

 

 

Light skinned male with glasses smiling.Jeffrey Krakowiak
Computer Science
Senior
Sarasota, Florida

“My birthday is coming up, so that’s a good thing. I’m going to spend the break hanging out with my family and seeing them again. I don’t do that too often since I live in the dorms.”

 

 

 

 

Dark skinned male smiling.Isaac Rivers
Mechanical Engineering
Sophomore
Plant City, Florida

“I train in martial arts and have been taking a break because of finals, so I’m really excited to get into that during the break.”

 

 

 

 

Light skinned female smiling.Isabella Zuniga
Mechanical Engineering
Sophomore
Boca Raton, Florida

“I’m looking forward to relaxing after finals and being with my family. I’ll be having a quiet Christmas with my mom and dad.”

 

 

 

 

Light skinned male smiling with airpods in ears.Nicolas Garay
Computer Science
Freshman
Boca Raton, Florida

“I’m looking forward to spending time with my family. We usually go to Mexico, but this year we’ll be staying at home.”

 

 

 

 

Light skinned male with glasses on face.Maclane Raley
Computer Science
Sophomore
Port Richey, Florida

“I’m hoping for a little break from all the school work and the stress of finals. I’m just going to take it easy. I have a lot of friends and family back home so we will find time to hang out.”

 

 

 

 

Dark skinned male with gold necklace around neck.Luis Garcia
Computer Engineering
Freshman
Hollywood, Florida

“I have a lot of family coming from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I’m looking forward to relaxing with them and spending time together. We’ll have a great party on New Year’s Eve.”

 

 

 

Light skinned male smiling.Adam Tarbox
Mechanical Engineering
Senior
Lakeland, Florida

“I have a lot of projects I like working on, so I’m excited to be able to spend time on these. I’ll be working on metal casting and 3D printing molds to cast.”

 

 

 

 

Dark skinned male with glasses.Roy Arkay Cohen
Mechanical Engineering
Junior
West Palm Beach, Florida

“I’m looking forward to spending time with my family. We celebrate Hanukkah, so my family and I will be making lots of food, like homemade donuts and latkes.”

 

 

 

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Lydia Guzman
Director of Communications
863-874-8557

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