Forty-two Manatee County students and their advisers headed to Orlando for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America State Leadership Conference March 2 through March 6.
Lakewood Ranch High School senior Micaela Figueroa, this year’s state president, led the meeting.
Other state officers from Lakewood include Briana Nelson-Canty and Miranda Lim.
Manatee County FCCLA students competed in various categories, bringing home three gold, 13 silver and 10 bronze medals.
Twenty-two students earning top honors will attend the National Leadership Conference July 6 through July 12, in Nashville, Tenn. East County students are: Elizabeth Gape, Liana Price, Kyla Johnson, Hannah McWilliam, Sidney Oake and Michelle Sobolewski, of Braden River Middle School; and Niki Freer, Jessica Zelitt, Briana Nelson-Canty, Tiffany Williams, Hailey Todoroff, Taylor Nafziger, Meghan New, Charlotte Price, Alexis Gregor, Cassandra Rankin, Julie Smith and Christina Rothenberger, of Lakewood Ranch High.
New state officers for 2013-2014 from our district are Lakewood Ranch High students Nicoletta Freer, president-elect, and Hailey Todoroff, vice president of recreation.
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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
PHOTO GALLERY: Sarasota Jungle Gardens visits Love Comes First Preschool
Students at Love Comes First Preschool had their eyes glued to the Head Curator of Sarasota Jungle Gardens’ Animal Department, Jeremiah Nichol, as he gently removed a snake, a frog, a baby alligator and a lizard from their carriers March 12. As part of the school’s reptiles and amphibians unit, preschool owners Colleen Nicolini and Daleace Burrus annually arrange for a Jungle Garden’s representative to give the children, ages 2-5, an up close look at Florida’s wildlife.
Braden River High students gather to support Sam Woolf on 'American Idol'
Students at Braden River High School will meet tonight for an "American Idol" watch party to support classmate Sam Woolf.
ODA swings past Admiral Farragut
The Out-of-Door Academy boys tennis team defeated Admiral Farragut 7-0 March 11.