Lake Whitney Elementary students participate in the school’s field day.
Lake Whitney Elementary officials held a field day for students. The children traveled to stations throughout the school to participate in various games and activities. Outdoor events included sack races, water balloon tosses, tin can races and more.
Congratulations to the following 2011-12 members of Whispering Oak Elementary’s chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society: (front, l. to r.) Madison Jacob, Keona Kaneshiro, Vice President Kiersten Potter, President Phoebe Espinel, Bryce Hubbart, Nathalie Martinez, Brianna Szymanski, Tyler May, (second row, l. to r.) Emma Parker, Gage Shumaker, (third row, l. to r.) Mattie Henrichs, Emily Dixon, Nayeli Ramos, Veronica Amadeo-Florit, Jalen Vosevich, Kaitlyn Kern, Blake Waldron, Giana Costanza, Megan Hardy, Serina Patel, (fourth row, l. to r.) Heather Klimowski, Kimberly Hamilton, Alba Joy, Andrea Emmanuelli, Tyler Evans, Jesiel Reyes, Ellie Wietecha, Jillian Keiber, Briana Ibarra, (fifth row, l. to r.) Alexandra Rogan, Anesha Singh, Trevor Hackbardt, Kristian Kong, Catherine Brown, Andrew Coello, Christian Diehl, Jennie Seamon, Gabrielle Nowak, Olivia Zuniga, (sixth row, l. to r.) Taylor Armitage, Sam Brodersen, Nathan Bullock, Afreen Ashraf, Joanne Brown, Brianne Jackson, Natalia Naranjo, Richard Schmidt, (seventh row, l. to r.) Shian–An Chiou, Justin Seithel, Zoie Eckwielen, Bryce Brozovich, Adriane Farver, (eighth row, l. to r.) Hunter Stacy, Claire McDonnell, Colby Milchin, Lukas Vaiciunas, Angelina Baljit, Faith Stephen, Abigail Alderman, Katie Long, (ninth row, l. to r.) Nathan Mayes, Tyler Windom, Joel Prosper, Sophia Zuniga, Brandon Otero, Emilie Olsson, Patrick Lightbody, Shay Henderson, Ashley Andrews, (10th row, l. to r.) Riyad Abdalla, Dylan Gordon and Bern Myrtil; and advisers (back row, l. to r.) Ms. Abrams, Mrs. Moore, Mrs. Roberts, Ms. Tejada, Mr. Frank and Mr. Czerniejewski. Not pictured: Tiara Anderson, Will DiSalvo, Vanessa Hernandez, Isabella Keysor, Trinity Lluneres, Brayden Martinez, Secretary Max Mathers, Emily Milcallef, Kaelen Slack, Treasurer Jacob Smith and adviser Mrs. Hancock.
More than 50 students were inducted into Whispering Oak Elementary’s chapter of the National Elementary Honor Society. The inductees joined the 28 students who have been NEHS members for two years. The group currently is collecting old ink and toner cartridges, cellphones, digital cameras, MP3 players, iPods, GPS systems and small laptops for a schoolwide fundraiser through recycling. These items can be dropped off at the school.
Windermere Elementary students (l. to r.) Jaxon Begley, Isabella Boswell and Samuel Dunnell drop off loose change for the Pasta for Pennies program that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Windermere Elementary students participated in the Pasta for Pennies program, which benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. WES fourth-graders donated the most loose change and received an Olive Garden Italian Restaurant pasta party. In total, the school raised more than $4,700 for LLS.
Rotary Club of Windermere President Brad Busbin welcomes Dawn Briggs, chairwoman of community involvement for Gotha Middle’s PTO, at a recent meeting.
Dawn Briggs, chairwoman of community involvement for Gotha Middle’s PTO, was a guest speaker at a recent Rotary Club of Windermere meeting. She spoke about GMS’s tutoring and mentoring needs, as well as worked toward forging a relationship between the school and the Rotary.
Congratulations to the Lakeview Middle students who participated in the fourth annual Florida State Handbell Festival that was held in Cape Coral. LMS was the only school in the state to attend the two-day event, which featured more than 200 hand bell players from churches throughout Florida.
Southwest Middle National Junior Honor Society members (l. to r.) Hannah Leeds, president; Emma Wailes, vice president; and Victoria Torres, secretary, and NJHS adviser Daniel Sapp contribute to the Pasta for Pennies program that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Southwest Middle’s chapter of the National Junior Honor Society raised $3,254.93 for the Pasta for Pennies program that benefits The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. NJHS members created friendly competition between SWMS classes by announcing the leading class several times each week. This year’s total is the most the school has ever collected for the program.
Olympia High National Honor Society members hold a rummage sale to benefit Relay For Life of Dr. Phillips.
Olympia High students, led by the school’s chapter of the National Honor Society, held a four-hour rummage sale to benefit Relay For Life of Dr. Phillips. Under the direction of Nancy Bardoe, the Titans sold second-hand items and baked goods, and raised more than $4,000 for the American Cancer Society.
While participating in the Senate Page Program in Tallahassee, Foundation Academy sophomore Katy Longino (center) meets Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll (left) and Gov. Rick Scott.
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