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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

Cooling off in Immokalee

Immokalee Preschool celebrated the Week of the Young Child on April 26 with a make your own sundae party. Children chose their toppings to customize the sundaes, which were gobbled down with gusto. At right, Alayna Rodriguez believes the spoon is optional as she enjoys her sundae. Below left, surrounded

Brighton meets the Pathways Fitbit challenge

BRIGHTON — Participants in the six-week Seminole Pathways Fitbit Challenge celebrated their weight loss success and fitness accomplishments at the end of the program in May. In Brighton, a healthy lunch was shared May 4 along with stories about what the program meant to some of the 34 people who tracked

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