Former Superintendent Gene Witt died Feb. 5. He was 85 years old.
Children at the Tabernacle Christian School dressed in their favorite teamâ€™s garb and headed to a grassy field Jan. 30 for the schoolâ€™s annual Football Frenzy and Bible Trivia event.
Nine East County students won first-place at the Lockheed Martin Manatee Regional Science and Engineering Fair recently. The troupe will advance to the 60th annual State Science and Engineering Fair, held March 31 through April 2, in Lakeland.
A short film written and directed by Braden River High student Carrie Dutting, "Alike" won first place at the Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival shorts competition, held Jan. 23 and Jan. 24. Dutting also won the Young Prodigy Award.
Families at McNeal Elementary School enjoyed a day of carnival-style games, pizza and hot dogs, a silent auction and other festivities during the school's Winter Carnival Jan. 24, at the school.
Freedom Elementary School's Parent Teacher Organization hosted a special winter wonderland-themed Father/Daughter Dance Jan. 23.
In the new year, East County students pledge to play outside, read more, help the elderly, be nicer to their siblings and maybe even buy a pet goat.