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Brighton girls soar at FGCU Eagles volleyball clinic

FORT MYERS — Florida Gulf Coast University’s Alico Arena is home to the Eagles, but on June 7, more than 50 Seminole girls from Brighton moved into the ‘Nest’ for an intense volleyball clinic. The Tribe has had a long partnership with the university in Fort Myers, including sports camps and

History comes to life at PECS culture days

BRIGHTON — For students at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School (PECS), culture days are more like living history than studying it. By participating in the traditional Seminole camp, students couldn’t help but learn what their ancestors did on a daily basis just to survive. Seventh- and eighth-graders stepped back in time May 23

Kids build better world at Immokalee library

IMMOKALEE – Three high-rise cities were built in Immokalee the week of June 5 as kids learned about architecture and city planning and put their knowledge to use at the Diane Yzaguirre Memorial Library. Three teams of young developers transformed cardboard boxes with scissors, markers and crayons into towering cities with all

Graduation celebrated at Ahfachkee, Moore Haven

About 60 Tribal students earned their high school diplomas or GEDs recently, as family and friends celebrated their accomplishments at graduation ceremonies. Ahfachkee graduates GraySun Billie and Nashoba Gonzalez and GED graduate Michelle Jimmie Garcia wore caps and gowns decorated with patchwork and beadwork as they walked down the aisle May

4-H wraps up year with banquet

BIG CYPRESS — The annual Seminole Indian 4-H banquet celebrates the accomplishments of its youth and livestock owners, but this year, the May 23 banquet in Big Cypress also served as a farewell to longtime 4-H coordinator Polly Hayes. For 21 years, Hayes nurtured, mentored and taught scores of 4-H kids

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