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Miccosukee Indian School honors class of 2018

Students had graduation gowns neatly pressed and caps and tassels squared away for a packed crowd in the Miccosukee Indian School gymnasium. MIS marked the students’ 2018 graduation milestone May 16 on the Tamiami Trail Reservation. Family and friends of the students gathered at long tables decorated with flowers and glossy programs

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

Preschool graduations

Immokalee Preschool graduating class largest ever Immokalee preschool’s 2018 graduating class was the school’s largest class ever with 15 children, but despite its size the May 3 graduation ceremony went off without a hitch. The eager young grads marched down the aisle as Pomp and Circumstance played over the sound system

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

Tribe celebrates success of college-bound seniors

HOLLYWOOD — After prom and graduation day, one of the most exciting days for high school seniors is college signing day, when students finally announce where they will go for the next leg of their educational journeys. On May 4, Tribal students celebrated the momentous occasion with friends, family and

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

Community gets sneak peek into Boys & Girls Clubs

HOLLYWOOD/BRIGHTON — The Tribe’s Boys & Girls Clubs showed the community their accomplishments as part of the National Boys & Girls Clubs of America Week from April 9 to 13. With an overarching theme of “A place to become,” every Boys & Girls Club throughout the U.S. held a series of