East County youth Richard Wheeler, 19, is fulfilling his dream of attending a U.S. military academy.
Wheeler, a 2011 graduate of Lakewood Ranch High School, left Tuesday, June 26, for the U.S. Naval Academy, where he will begin six weeks of boot camp.
“I’ve always liked the idea of getting military training while going to school,” Wheeler said. “It seemed like such a high honor to get.”
Wheeler received his appointment to the Naval Academy from Congressman Vern Buchanan, earlier this year.
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20 Welcome Club of Sarasota/Manatee Luncheon
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
28 Regatta Pointe Marina River Regatta 2013
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4 July 4th Fireworks and Seafood All American Buffet at Riverhouse Reef & Grill
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10 Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance June Networking Social
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
June 19: Daily Headlines Video
Today's Stories: Voters split on referendum votes; Sarasota Orchestra has Anu director; IN THE KITCHEN WITH: Michael's On East; Goodwill honors community members
PHOTO GALLERY: Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Executive Briefing
Attorney Christine Sensenig, founding partner of the Sensenig Law Firm, warned business leaders about how to follow the rules — and avoid lawsuits —in the social media world at a Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Executive Briefing at Keiser University June 19.
Voters split on referendum votes
Voters approved a tax exemption for new and expanding businesses, but voted against a sales surtax to fund indigent care.