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Seminole Scenes: May 2022

SIGN OF THINGS TO COME: Construction on the next phase of the Ahfachkee School in Big Cypress is expected to commence soon. The new building will look like the existing one and house kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms, administrative offices and a new gym. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
SISTER SAYS: Moore Haven High School softball coach Jaryaca Baker, right, makes a point to her sister, Preslynn Baker, during the Terriers’ district championship game against Bradenton Christian on May 5. Preslynn is a freshman pitcher and infielder. The Bakers are from the Brighton Reservation. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER: PECS kindergarten students celebrate their last day of school with a party that included a slip-n-slide, play time, music and an impromptu dance party on the grass at the school’s culture camp May 26. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
SCHOOL’S OUT FOR SUMMER: PECS kindergarten students celebrate their last day of school with a party that included a slip-n-slide, play time, music and an impromptu dance party on the grass at the school’s culture camp May 26. (Photo Beverly Bidney)
RODEO ON REZ: Eric Osceola, from Bigg E BBQ, cooks up meaty meals at the Bill Osceola Memorial Youth Rodeo on May 14 on the Hollywood Reservation. All youth participants in the rodeo were treated to complimentary food from Bigg E thanks to the office of Hollywood Councilman Chris Osceola. (Photo Kevin Johnson)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 12: Joining Hard Rock International Chairman and Seminole Gaming CEO Jim Allen was Kenan Thompson, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr., NYC Council Speaker Adrienne Adams to present a $100,000 donation to Sonia Bhuta Sisiodia, Executive Director of South Asian Youth Action Inc (SAYA), a Queens-based nonprofit that for the past 25 years has provided educational, social and acculturation services to first and second generation immigrant youth of color from under-resourced communities to help them academically and socially thrive and advance from high school to college and beyond on May 12, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
CHEERS!: Actor Kelsey Grammer, of “Cheers” and “Fraiser” fame, poses with fans during an event in mid-May at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. Grammer was at the property to promote his Faith American Brewing Co. “What a pleasure it is to be at an iconic venue like the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City. Atlantic City is basically where it all started with my beer. Every chance I can … I come here…I love Atlantic City,” Grammer said in a story on WPG Talk Radio’s website. (Facebook)
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