The East County’s Manatee County FPS Club, comprising Southeast High students Brittany Wenger, Mackenzie Yaryura, Meg Rivera and Sarah Stevens, placed sixth out of 66 teams at the Future Problem Solving International Conference in June.
Their project, inspired by Mackenzie Yaryura’s 2009 trip to Belize, helped raise funds and school supplies for a non-profit high school there called Ocean Academy.
Connor Yaryura, an alternate, placed first in the Global Issues Problem Solving Alternate Competition; and the community problem-solving team (Mackenzie Yaryura, Rivera, Stevens and Julia Nordhausen) ranked fourth in the world in the Middle School Division in the education category.
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23 Back to School Splash Bash
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
23 Ovation - School of Musical Theatre Open House and registration for fall Session I
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
30 Fresh Market on Main
9 Early Fall Gently Used Book Sale
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
PHOTO GALLERY: Grand opening of Everglades University solar energy teaching lab
Everglades University showcased its new outdoor solar energy teaching lab to the public Aug. 21 at the lab's grand opening.
PHOTO GALLERY: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness Kickoff
To inform attendees of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Awareness Walk, slated for October, event Chairwoman Vanessa Baugh and members of the American Cancer Society hosted an awareness kickoff event Aug. 21, at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing. Attendees decked in pink boas, T-shirts, pants and shoes snacked on pink icing-topped cupcakes while listening to Baugh give a presentation on the disease.
FDOT announces lane closures on State Road 64, at Bayside Church
Drivers on State Road 64, near Bayside Community Church, located at 15800 E. State Road 64, should expect delays east and westbound from 8 a.m. to 5 pm. through Aug. 29.