OHS seniors cap off 2020 with graduation

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School Class of 2020 graduated on May 30 in a ceremony held at the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. The ceremony caps off what had been a tumultuous year for seniors, who unexpectedly found themselves working from home for the last few months of school. The uncertainty around COVID-19 also threw […]

Letter to the editor: Okeechobee High School graduation

I am the proud parent of Nichole Folbrecht, who is a 2020 graduate of Okeechobee High School. I am very heartbroken, devasted, depressed and saddened that parents are not allowed to attend our kids’ graduation this Saturday. But what upsets me the most is I am hearing that more and more kids WILL NOT attend […]

OHS to hold limited, in-person graduation ceremony

OKEECHOBEE– Okeechobee High School seniors will get a traditional graduation ceremony after all– with one big caveat. The class of 2020 graduation ceremony will be on May 30 at 9 a.m. in the Okeechobee County Agri-Civic Center. However, due to COVID-19, the graduation will be open to seniors only, with family and friends able to […]

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) […]

Okeechobee High School yearbooks are in!

OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee High School yearbooks have arrived. Yearbooks purchased for students in grades 9 through 12 can be picked up in the high school bus circle on Friday, May 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. Those picking up the yearbook must either have the student’s ID or a picture […]

OHS among first in nation to distribute 2020 yearbook

OKEECHOBEE — Even though the 2019-20 school year has been disrupted and students cannot participate in many springtime traditions, one part of the year remains the same: the yearbook. The staff of the Okeechobee High School yearbook worked hard in never-before-experienced conditions to complete their yearbook and provide lasting memories of the entire year. They […]

Lady Brahmans increase record to 5-3 before break

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee High School varsity Lady Brahman softball team increased their record to 5-3 ahead of spring break. The Lady Brahmans beat Fort Pierce Central and Centennial on March 10 and 12, while they lost to South Fork and Oxbridge Academy on March 13 in a doubleheader. Okeechobee jumped up on Fort Pierce […]

Chobee wrestlers battle in state tournament

KISSIMMEE — After winning the regional championship, the Okeechobee High School wrestling team headed to Kissimmee on March 6 and 7 to compete in the Florida State Wrestling Championship. The Okeechobee Brahmans had qualified seven wrestlers for the state tournament this year, which is the second highest number of qualifiers for the school. At the […]

Lady Brahman softball team defeats Vero Beach

VERO BEACH —The Okeechobee High School Lady Brahman varsity softball team came back from trailing the Vero Beach Lady Indians to win 10-8 during their game on March 4. The Lady Brahmans were behind 6-5 after Vero Beach scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth. But Okeechobee’s offense brought out the fireworks in […]

OHS wrestlers are regional champs

PALM BAY — The Okeechobee High School Brahman wrestlers are regional champions after coming out on top in the 2A Region 4 tournament on Feb. 29 at Bayside High School in Palm Bay. Okeechobee won by nine points over runner-up St. Thomas Aquinas, followed by a third place finish by Miami Southridge and fourth place […]