HOLLYWOOD — A dinner was held June 18 to honor the Seminole Tribe’s 2019 high school graduates from the Hollywood Reservation and elsewhere in Broward County.
Hollywood Councilman Chris Osceola hosted the event at Seminole Estates.
After the meal, the graduates heard inspirational stories from two recent Hollywood graduates who have gone on to achieve impressive accomplishments.
Nova Southeastern University basketball player Skyla Osceola talked about how her determination to overcome serious injuries in high school and college has helped make her a better person.
2018-19 Miss Florida Seminole and Miss Indian World Cheyenne Kippenberger discussed the struggles she endured during her high school years and how she persevered through tough times and eventually reached new heights in her life.
Each graduate received gifts and addressed the audience. Most of the students gave thanks to their families and the Tribe’s Center for Student Success and Services for the support they received on their way to earning diplomas.