National Football League Hall of Famer Jim Brown is scheduled to be the featured speaker at the Manatee School District’s Amer-I-Can Graduation Ceremony at 11 a.m., May 19, at Braden River High School, 6545 S.R. 70 E.
Brown is a founder and the CEO of Amer-I-Can, a program that strives to help teenagers overcome some of society’s most pressing problems by teaching positive self esteem and valuable life-management skills. The Amer-I-Can program operates in four district middle schools — Harllee, Johnson, Lincoln and Sugg. Students take the course for a full semester and are taught by specially trained facilitators.
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15 Irish Celtic 5K, Lakewood Ranch
8:00 am - 10:00 am
15 Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sale
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
22 5th Annual Ponies for Pups
22 Lakewood Ranch Community Fund 'Havana Nights' Gala
23 The Bridal EXPO
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
26 LWRBA March Executive Briefing
7:30 am - 9:00 am
16 USF Sarasota-Manatee HospitaBull Evening
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.