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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5 Cooking Class: Flavors of Asia
6 Italian Wine and Dine
6 Holiday Dinner Dance
7 16th Annual Jingle & Jog 5K Race/1K Walk-Run
7:00 am - 11:00 am
7 Rummage Sale
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
7 Willis Holiday Fair
7 A Night Before Christmas
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
7 Cooking Class: 'Tis the Season
Marauders win pair of championships
The Lakewood Ranch Marauders 8U travel baseball teams won back-to-back championships Nov. 17 and 24.
PHOTO GALLERY: LWRBA/YLA December Holiday Social
Lakewood Ranch Business and Young Leaders Alliance members threw on their reindeer antlers and Santa hats for their December Holiday Social Dec. 4, at the Courtyard by Marriott.
UPDATED: Imagine School principal on paid leave
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has recommended to the state that Selenia Quinones be charged with failure to report child abuse.