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New Student Council takes office at PECS

BRIGHTON — Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School held its annual Student Council inauguration ceremony Sept. 24 in the school gymnasium. Parents, community members, fellow students and staff watched as Brighton Councilman Andrew J. Bowers Jr. swore in the 10 elected Student Council representatives. The elected representatives raised their right hands and placed their

Students dress to impress at annual clothing contest

BRIGHTON — Students donned their best patchwork and Seminole attire Sept. 24 for Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s annual traditional clothing contest in the school’s gymnasium. Members of the Seminole Police and Seminole Fire Rescue departments served as judges. Boys and girls from each grade vied for first-place ribbons as they

Awards, praise doled out to top-performing students

BRIGHTON — Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School staff spent April 6 recognizing students for achievements during the last nine-week academic period. "This is our chance to reward students for their hard work in class," said principal Brian Greseth. Students earned certificates for overall grades and for improvement and effort in Seminole history and

PECS baseball team completes season

BRIGHTON — Before the first pitch of Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School’s last home baseball game April 2 the parents of eighth-graders Lucas Osceola and Conner Thomas were called to home plate. Lucas and Conner then presented their mothers with flowers to show their appreciation for making their baseball dreams possible. Head coach

Hugs, kisses for Valentine’s Day

Youth across the Tribe celebrated the most romantic holiday of the year with dances, games and plenty of sweets. After a half day of school, Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School students quickly made their way to the Brighton Gym Feb. 6 to participate in the 8th annual S.W.A.M.P. Valentine’s Day dance. The Family

Students share holiday spirit

BRIGHTON — Pemayetv Emahakv students learned the real meaning of Christmas Dec. 8 when kids from the Real Life Children’s Ranch in Okeechobee visited the Charter School for a night of fellowship and holiday cheer. "It is just a small way we can give back," said Lewis Gopher, Parent Teacher Student

‘Rising star’ Apple Nunez addresses IRSC professionals

OKEECHOBEE — Apple Nunez continued to shine as an academic star Dec. 12 when the 15-year-old from Okeechobee was a guest speaker at Indian River State College’s (IRSC) bimonthly meeting for student services. The meeting, which rotates through IRSC campuses, was held at the Dixon Hendry campus, giving the city of

Brighton residents ‘Run for Pie’

BRIGHTON — Tribal and community members of all ages braved the cold and light drizzle Nov. 18 in Brighton to participate in the first Run for Pie event. Hosted by the Brighton Health Department, Run for Pie replaced the seasonal Turkey Trot held in previous years. "Someone had an idea for a