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Seminole Scenes: August 2022

WATER HELPERS: The tribe’s Preslynn Baker, left, Shylynn Testerman, center, and Tahnia Billie, right, handle water duties for the Moore Haven High School football team during its game Aug. 18. All three girls play for the school’s volleyball program. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
TEAMWORK: Members of Seminole Fire Rescue help each other to scale a wall as campers cheered them on at Camp Kulaqua in High Springs, Florida. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
RETIREMENT NEWS: In August, the Native Learning Center in Hollywood bid farewell to employee Vincent Franco, who retired. Franco served as NLC’s compliance and resource development director, but was also recognized by NLC as its “Grants Guru, Internal Controls Standards Master, Nonprofit guiding light and good old Vince.” “Vince has been an invaluable member to the NLC family and Indian Country as a whole. The NLC family will truly miss Vince; however, they know for certain that this is a see you later vs. goodbye. As for Vince’s next adventure, he still plans on providing support to the Native Learning Center and Indian Country as a subject matter expert but through his own consulting firm titled Next Venture Consulting LLC. The Native Learning Center truly loves and wishes nothing but the best for Vince’s Next Venture,” the NLC said in an announcement. (Courtesy NLC)