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Graduating high school is a major accomplishment. The Class of 2017 is filled with designers, social champions, athletes, and many diverse personalities that are ready to take on the world. As high school ends, it is time for a new journey into adulthood to begin and graduates from around the

Jenna Billie right at home with Mensa gathering

HOLLYWOOD — What is the capital of Wisconsin? Stumped? Jenna Billie wasn’t. Even though she is only 5 years old, Jenna can name all 50 state capitals without much hesitation. The daughter of Jennifer and Jonah Billie from Hollywood knows a lot more than just the capitals, too. Jenna’s high intelligence

Recent grads learn about the Tribe

ORLANDO — Newly minted Tribal high school graduates traveled to Orlando July 16-18 for an education about the Tribe. The mission of the program, held at Sapphire Falls Resort, was to provide an overview of what services the Tribe offers its members. About a dozen graduates participated in the program,

Tribalwide summer jobs keep students learning, earning

Thirty-six teenagers gained valuable experience in the working world this summer through the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP) sponsored by the Center for Student Success and Services Department. Founded in 2005, the program aims to prepare students for the workforce and expose them to opportunities within the Tribe. The participants chose

PECS wins Little Red Schoolhouse award

BRIGHTON — Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School won the 2017 Little Red Schoolhouse award in June for its Creek immersion program. Sponsored by the Florida Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals (FAEMSP), the award recognizes programs that make education engaging, challenging and meaningful for students. “It’s an exciting award that recognizes

Summer of science greets Pemayetv Emahakv students

BRIGHTON — About 50 Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School students got an inkling of what the scientific method of discovery is all about during the school’s four-week summer science program. The program focused on fun with plenty of hands-on experiments, but it also snuck in additional learning through journal writing, data

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

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