Tag: Dr. Phillips High School


For 365 days, Dr. Phillips High School football was haunted by the demons that destroyed its dream of a state championship in 2016. But rather than succumb to them, the Panthers used them as motivation for redemption.

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Caitlin Walsh of Dr. Phillips High School is awarded the 2017 Don Lorraine Freeberg Foundation’s “Full-Ride” $40,000 student scholarship from Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association President and CEO Rich Maladecki (left) and CFHLA Immediate Past President Chairman Gerlad Urquiola.

Huntington Learning Center

Meet the SAT/ACT Experts Securing Students’ Futures

Although Arya (left) and Ziya are identical twins, Huntington Learning Center has created a program tailored to each one’s specific needs.

Holiday bazaar earns more than $37,000 and more news …

The United Methodist Women of St. Lukes United Methodist Church raise more than $37,000 at their annual Holiday Bazaar.

At the United Methodist Women of St. Lukes United Methodist Church’s 34th annual Holiday Bazaar, more than 14 specialty shops were set up to resemble a Christmas market with handmade fall and holiday crafts for sale. Homemade pickles and baked goods, along with antique and decorator items, were offered for shoppers. Santa Claus greeted the children, and entertainment was provided by the Dr. Phillips High School choir.

Bishop Moore Catholic School Men’s Golf Team Brakes School Record

compiled by Lauren Salinero

110316sports01(L. to r.) Ryan Hull, Nick Brown, Ignacio Arcaya, Nicholas Diebel, Davis Hingtgen, Brad Hull and coach Marvin Snyder of Bishop Moore Catholic School’s men’s golf team win the Class 2A District 10 Championship.

The Bishop Moore Catholic School men’s golf team broke its own school record (290) by shooting 284 to win the Class 2A District 10 Championship at Dubsdread Golf Club, a par 70 course. Thirty-three golfers from eight Central Florida high schools competed in the match. Co-medalists were Ignacio Arcaya and Davis Hingtgen with scores of 68. Ignacio won the playoff for first place with a birdie on the first hole. Nicholas Diebel took third place with a score of 71.

SW Orlando Neighborhood News

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Jennifer Halbert, a former resident of Vizcaya, plays a news reporter in the film Mafiosa.

Former Vizcaya resident Jennifer Halbert appears in the feature-length film Mafiosa. She portrays a news reporter. The film, written and produced by Florida resident Veronica Russo, was screened twice during the recent Central Florida Film Festival.

SW Orlando Neighborhood News

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Dr. Phillips

Vesper, pictured with her handler, Dr. Phillips resident Matthew FitzGibbon, overcomes sight obstacles to become certified in human remains detection.

In SW Orlando neighborhood news, Vesper, a working-line German shepherd, earned national certification in human remains detection, despite the complete loss of one eye. Together with her handler, Matthew FitzGibbon of Dr. Phillips, Vesper serves as a member of the Florida Alliance of Search and Rescue K-9 and can be deployed by law enforcement in wilderness settings as a cadaver dog.

Southwest Sports

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Professional coaches at Dr. Phillips are helping young players learn how to play in a tournament through the L9 series. United States Tennis Association has established a new Pathway for children, and the L9s give players participation points needed to …

SW News & Business Briefs – February 2016

compiled by Lauren Salinero –  With tax season underway, Heart of Florida United Way is helping to get the word out about how qualified tax payers can claim their Earned Income Tax Credit, which is recognized for lifting more people out of poverty than any other federal program. The IRS estimates that one in four…

Ian Supra

He Touched the Hearts of a Community by John Magrino, Dr. Phillips High School athletic director & Natalie Nickson, Dr. Phillips High School swimming coach The news of Ian Supra’s Ian Supra touched the hearts of a community and affected many people in Dr. Phillips and beyond. Natalie Nickson: “There is an emptiness in my heart …” . Ian…