West Orange High School’s swimming and diving teams competed against eight other local high schools for the Swim Metro Conference Championship. Congratulations to the girls team for winning first place and the boys team for taking second.
Take a look at what Southwest high schools are up to this football season, including team rosters, photos, game schedules and more.
by Debra Wood
Tyrone Smith and Pam Gould share plans for a Dr. Phillips/Freedom relief high school.
After a contentious battle to locate a relief high school for West Orange High School near homes in the West Windermere Rural Settlement, Orange County Public Schools has taken a different approach with finding a site for a relief high school for Dr. Phillips and Freedom highs by selecting property with no adjacent homes.
“This is a good location for a school,” said Pam Gould, school board member, at a community meeting about proposed changes to the land-use plan to accommodate the school.
Awards Scholarships & Grants
Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association held its Community Partnership Luncheon at the Hilton Orlando, during which the CFHLA Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in scholarships and grants to Central Florida hospitality students and programs. For the second consecutive year, a “full-ride” $40,000 Don & Lorraine Freeberg Foundation Scholarship was presented. This year’s recipient was University High School student Ilana Harmon Sanchez, who will be attending the University of Central Florida Rosen College of Hospitality Management this fall. Also among the 29 Central Florida students who received scholarships at the event was Ira–Rain Levinson of West Orange High School. Ira-Rain was awarded the $10,000 …