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Hollywood seniors share cultural exchange in Maui, Hawaii

Submitted by Naomi Wilson MAUI, HAWAII — During their recent out of state trip, the Hollywood seniors were able to do a cultural exchange with the local Natives in Ka’anapali, Maui, Hawaii. This event was organized by the Hollywood Elders Services Activities Coordinator Elizabeth Bridon and the host hotel, the Westin Maui.

Harmon brothers continue family’s military legacy

While most of their still young lives have been spent away from South Florida, the Harmon brothers say visiting Seminole lands still feels like “coming home.” Eli and Levi Harmon, 22-year-old twins, came “home” in July to take care of some business at Tribal Headquarters in Hollywood and to visit family

Experts tout importance of data collection in Native education

MIAMI — Data collection is a tedious process that is often reserved for academics and researchers. But while it might be seen as a tiresome process, it can have profound implications on Native communities. In the domain of Native education, accurate data collection has an effect on many things, including what

Naples SWEP students learn about Tribal departments

The Naples community is a small one with few of the departments common on other reservations. To allow Naples youth to participate in the Summer Work Experience Program, community outreach coordinator Sandra Osceola worked with Kerlande Patterson to develop a plan to introduce students to opportunities within the Tribe. Students chose

Summer Work Experience Program features most participants ever

  More than 100 teens from every reservation participated in the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP), where they gained valuable experience from working every day and earning a paycheck every week. The program, sponsored by the Center for Student Success and Services, placed students in a variety of tribal departments including Culture,

FIU program provides ‘upward’ boost for Seminole students

MIAMI — Jada Holdiness and Deven Osceola know what they want to do for careers. Holdiness has her sights set on hospitality management and perhaps working for Hard Rock; Osceola wants to follow his passion for music into audio engineering and producing. Both are high school seniors, but they are proving

Congratulations, Class of 2018

The Class of 2018 has made it known that they are destined for greatness. This year’s graduating class is filled with future doctors, artists, educators and entrepreneurs who are ready to broaden their horizons and dive full-force into taking their industries by storm. The Seminole Tribune wishes the Class of 2018

Energy surge marks end of school year in Brighton

BRIGHTON — A Hawaiian theme filled the Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School gymnasium June 1 as students participated in end-of-year activities with teachers and staff in Brighton. Among the glow necklaces, beach balls, (plastic) grass skirts and inflatable palm trees were groups of the 308 students in all grades at the school

Ahfachkee graduates take the stage

BIG CYPRESS — The Ahfachkee School graduation May 24 was an intimate affair; just one high school graduate, Eyanna Billie, and one general education diploma (GED) graduate, Elisah Billie, proudly walked down the aisle to claim their diplomas. The Herman Osceola Gym showed no sign of the boisterous youth and adults