OHS holds virtual awards night

OKEECHOBEE– Okeechobee High School held its annual awards night on May 7 and for the first time in school history the ceremony was conducted entirely online. “Tonight we are making Brahman history,” began OHS principal Lauren Myers during the livestream. “This is the first OHS award ceremony that has ever had to be broadcasted and […]

Glades Electric Education Foundation awards scholarships

MOORE HAVEN — On Thursday, April 30, 2020, eight students were selected as recipients of the Glades Electric Educational Foundation (GEEF) scholarship. The students, all high school seniors, will each receive $4,000 to assist with their college expenses. Open to all high school seniors served by Glades Electric Cooperative, the scholarships are awarded annually based […]

Local student wins Supervisor of Elections scholarship

CLEWISTON — For the first time, a student from Hendry County applied for and received a scholarship from the Supervisor of Elections Association. These scholarships are awards to only three students in the State of Florida each year. Brenda Hoots shared the news on the Hendry County Supervisor of Elections Facebook page: “We have some […]

Philanthropy Tank awards Belle Glade teens $10,500

WEST PALM BEACH — Eight student-led charity programs earned more than $96,000 in funding thanks to their pitches made to a group of philanthropist-investors. For the last four years, Philanthropy Tank finalists made their presentations on a stage in front of hundreds of audience members. This year’s “finals” event scheduled for the Kravis Center was […]

CHS honored seniors with ‘Be the Light’ event

CLEWISTON — Clewiston High School’s seniors of the Class of 2020 were celebrated and honored with a “Be the Light” car parade on Cane Field the evening of Friday, May 1. CHS seniors decorated their vehicles, while friends and family cheered them on with handmade posters. While it wasn’t the end to the year they […]

IRSC graduates over 3,500

Graduates celebrate online now; future commencement ceremony planned FORT PIERCE — More than 3,500 Indian River State College (IRSC) students have earned their degrees this 2019-20 academic year. Despite unforeseen challenges — from Hurricane Dorian in the fall to the present coronavirus pandemic — IRSC students persevered in true Pioneer spirit. This year marks the […]

Seniors surveyed on graduation plans

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Schools sent out a distance learning update on April 26. Graduation survey results Principal Lauren Myers sent out a survey to the Class of 2020 and their parents ranking the following scenarios from 1 to 5 (5 = more important). • It is more important for me (to my family) […]

Local dairies thank school food service workers

OKEECHOBEE — Local dairy farms around Okeechobee banded together to thank food service workers in the Okeechobee County School District for their effort in making sure kids are still served breakfast and lunch. How did Okeechobee dairies thank food service employees? By gifting them one of the hottest tickets in town — Milking R Dairy […]

OHS baseball seniors reflect on lost season

OKEECHOBEE —On May 1, Okeechobee High School turned on the football stadium and baseball field lights, as well as the tennis court lights at the Sports Complex at 8:20 p.m. for 20 minutes to honor the spring athletes who weren’t able finish their season due to COVID-19. Administrators at OHS also asked parents around Okeechobee […]

IRSC summer classes to begin

FORT PIERCE — Even in a time that looks very different for everyone, Indian River State College (IRSC) remains committed to the needs of our community and the success of our students. While physical campuses are temporarily closed, learning and support services for the spring semester have resumed online, and the college has introduced a […]