Hollywood Coucilman Chris Osceola shakes hands with NSU University School graduate Chandler DeMayo during a graduation appreciation event for the reservation’s 2020 graduates. The event was hosted by the Hollywood Council Office on June 18 at the Classic Gym. (Kevin Johnson photo) HOLLYWOOD — This year’s group of high school graduates
Alena Stockton drives toward the basket for the Ahfachkee School during a game against Immokalee in January 2020. She will attend Florida SouthWestern State College in Fort Myers. (Beverly Bidney photo) BIG CYPRESS — Dreams do come true. Just ask Alena Stockton. “I’ve wanted to play college basketball ever since I started,”
Ahfachkee School valedictorian Priscilla Alvarado, left, and salutatorian Leilani Gopher pose at a graduation celebration for 2020 graduates from the Big Cypress and Immokalee reservations June 9, 2020, in Big Cypress. (Kevin Johnson photo) BIG CYPRESS – It’s not often that a lengthy line of vehicles occupies a stretch of Josie
Brighton Councilman Larry Howard congratulates 2020 Okeechobee High School graduate Ozzy Osceola during a graduation appreciation event hosted by the Brighton Council Office on June 5, 2020, at Pemayetv Emahakv Charter School in Brighton. (Kevin Johnson photo) BRIGHTON – The Covid-19 pandemic altered or canceled traditional spring rituals for students throughout
The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and its Guitar Hotel, shown here at night on Sept. 19, 2019, will reopen June 12, 2020, after being closed for nearly three months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Kevin Johnson photo) More casinos in the Seminole Gaming family are ready to reopen. Seminole
2020 Okeechobee High School graduate Kaleb Thomas, of the Brighton Reservation, is joined by family, relatives and friends as he signs to play baseball with Clarks Summit University on May 30, 2020, at Lightsey's restaurant in Okeechobee. (Courtesy photo) Kaleb Thomas has been a third baseman, an outfielder and a pitcher.
An aerial view of the construction scene at the National Native American Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. on Memorial Day May 25, 2020. (Earthcam.com) Ceremony and spirituality will be two key components of the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Harvey Pratt, the memorial's designer, explained the concepts behind his work during a
A banner for Okeechobee High School senior Ozzy Osceola hangs on a fence at the baseball field. (OHS Facebook) Coming off a big win against Martin County in mid-March, the Okeechobee High School baseball team was feeling pretty good at practice before its next game. With a 4-4 overall record and having