SW Orlando School News – Aug. 4, 2016

compiled by Lauren Salinero


Lake Whitney Elementary

Lake Whitney Elementary hosted a senior reception for graduating alumni. The teens visited with former teachers and classmates. Everyone had a great time reminiscing over old photos from their days at LWES.


Dr. Phillips High

080416sn01Dr. Phillips High graduate Ryan Williams (third from left) accepts a $1,000 scholarship from the Matt Davies Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc.

Each spring, the Matt Davies Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Inc. awards one young adult with a $1,000 scholarship to help with the costs of his or her ongoing education after high school. This year’s recipient was Ryan Williams, a Dr. Phillips High graduate. Ryan submitted a leadership essay on the topic of “What It Takes To Be a Great Leader and Why It’s Important to You.” His essay was reviewed by the team and selected as the 2016 winner.


080416sn02Dr. Phillips High graduate Myles Pruitt (center) is awarded a Hug Life Award Scholarship from DPHS alumni and scholarship founders Bobby Adelson Jr. (left) and Danny Snow.

After graduating from Dr. Phillips High in 2003, Bobby Adelson Jr. and Danny Snow began the annual Hug Life Award Scholarship. They have since given one scholarship each year to a college-bound senior who demonstrates courtesy and respect for fellow students, teachers and administrators, and is active in the community. Together they have given away more than $7,000 to deserving young students. This year’s scholar is DPHS graduate Myles Pruitt, who received $750. He is planning to attend Florida State University in the fall.


Et Al

The Florida Department of Health in Orange County, in collaboration with Orange County Public Schools, urges parents to prepare their children for the upcoming school year. Parents can use their own doctors to have their children vaccinated and obtain a DH 680 immunization form, which is required for school entry. Families can also attend one of the following community events to receive vaccinations for their children:

• When: Through Aug. 12. Where: Englewood Neighborhood Center for Families, 6000 Stonewall Jackson Road, Orlando. Time: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

• When: Aug. 8-Sept. 2. Where: Taft Neighborhood Center for Families, 9500 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. Time: Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

• When: Ongoing. Where: Florida Department of Health, 832 W. Central Blvd., Orlando. Time: Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

There are a limited number of service tickets available at each location. Services are provided for walk-ins on a first-come, first-served basis.


080416sn03Saleemah Williams’ 3-year-olds class at Christ The King Lutheran PreSchool receives a visit from Fire Station 31.


080416sn04Flavio Augusto da Silva, chairman and majority owner of Orlando City Soccer, speaks at Montverde Academy’s Class of 2016 graduation ceremony.

Orlando City Soccer’s Chairman and Majority Owner Flavio Augusto da Silva was the honorary keynote speaker of commencement exercises for the Montverde Academy Class of 2016. Flavio was named the most inspirational Brazilian leader and second-most inspirational world leader by Cia de Talentos, the leading career consulting firm in Latin America. He began his business career in the mid-1990s when, with a loan of $10,000, he created what would become Wise Up, a successful literacy program for adults. Wise Up, an official sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, currently has more than 400 schools operating in six countries.


Windermere resident Katia Berger, a rising junior at Randolph-Macon Academy in Virginia, received a bronze medal for her outstanding performance on the 2016 German National Exam. Katia is the daughter of proud parents Robert and Kathryn Berger.


080416sn05Photo by Dan Higgins

(L. to r.) Summerport resident Katie Foran, Belmere resident Maria Alvaro, and Winderlakes resident Mia Plaugher split up for the first time in 11 years after their graduation from Holy Family Catholic School.

Maria Alvaro of Belmere, Katie Foran of Summerport, and Mia Plaugher of Winderlakes graduated from Holy Family Catholic School. The teens, who have attended school together for 11 years, will be going to different high schools in the fall. They joined fellow graduates at a celebration at Rosen Shingle Creek, where they shared laughs, hugs, excitement for the future, and a few tears as they bid their classmates goodbye.


080416sn06Emma Guilfoy and Samuel Brown, 2015-16 first-graders at Premier Academy, “camp out” during a lesson about the Wild West.

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