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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20 First Responders Community Day
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
24 Food Fight
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
26 Lakewood Ranch Republican Club Luncheon
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
27 KidsCreate: Outdoor Pinting for Children
9:00 am - 11:00 am
PHOTO GALLERY: Braden River at Lakewood Ranch
The Braden River High football team defeated district rival Lakewood Ranch 21-6 Sept. 19. With the win, the Pirates improved to 4-0 for the first time in school history while beating the Mustangs for the first time since 2009.
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PDQ restaurant opens Sunday
The PDQ (People Dedicated to Quality) restaurant chain is known for its fresh chicken tenders, sandwiches and salads and homemade sauces and dressings.