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Living and learning at PECS culture camp

BRIGHTON — Every year, the students at the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School learn their ancestors’ culture by living it for a day, thus gaining a tangible appreciation for the past. At the PECS annual hands-on culture camp May 17, students in grades 4, 5 and 6 cooked lunch in the cooking

SCAD graduate draws up future

With a Bachelor of Fine Arts in hand, Acealyn Youngblood is ready to embark on a career as an artist. A graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, she studied illustration and plans to work in either package or magazine design. “Ever since I was a child

Appreciation shown for PECS staff

BRIGHTON — Borrowing from an old proverb, it takes a village to educate a child. At Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Brighton, that village was recognized for the work it does all year long. Classroom teachers, culture employees and non-instructional staff each had their moment in the spotlight May 9

Historical figures re-imagined as author visits Ahfachkee

BIG CYPRESS – Ahfachkee students had a rare insider’s view of what it takes to write and illustrate books when children’s book author Andrew Toffoli spent the day April 20 demonstrating the process. Toffoli specializes in histories told through characters that slightly resemble the authentic figures, but in the guise of

Immokalee Boys & Girls Club welcomes Native Pride Dancers

IMMOKALEE — The Immokalee Boys & Girls Club welcomed the Native Pride Dancers to the Immokalee reservation April 18 where founder and artistic director Larry Yazzie shared his talent, skills and enthusiasm for dance with the kids. After a day of programs at Immokalee High School and the Boy & Girls

Seniors take the field for Earth Day

BIG CYPRESS — It was billed as the annual Senior Earth Day Field Day, but cut-throat competition was nowhere to be found April 18. Instead, about 30 seniors relished the camaraderie, fellowship and fun of a day filled with activities and laughter at the Junior Cypress rodeo grounds in Big

Ahfachkee competes at SECME Olympiad

BIG CYPRESS — Ahfachkee students have been expanding their horizons this year by exploring new ways to learn through hands-on fun, yet educational, competitions. The South Florida FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics League competitions ended in January, so a group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders competed in the SECME-STEM Olympiad April