Charlotte County announces graduation is a go

Charlotte County has made a decision to move forward with this year’s high school graduation ceremonies.

Charlotte County Public Schools High School graduations will be held at the Charlotte County Sports Park. All ceremonies will begin at 7 p.m. and each graduate will receive 4 tickets, as confirmed by CCPS district spokesperson Mike Riley. The ceremonies for each of the schools are as follows-

Port Charlotte High School: May 26

Charlotte High School: May 27

Lemon Bay High School: May 28

As for DeSoto County High School, the graduation ceremony will be held indoors at 7 p.m. at the Turner Center on June 11.

Safety precautions and limited attendance will be implemented, according to Mike Roberts, Director of Information Technology of the DeSoto County school board.

Soon-to-be graduate recognized with scholarship

The Secular Community of Southwest Florida announced Florida SouthWestern Collegiate High School senior Fanny Arnyek as the 2021 Howard Goldsmith Memorial Scholarship recipient.

“Fanny’s well-written essay describes her coming to our country from Hungary as a child, and her gratitude for the opportunity to know people of many diverse ideas and creeds,” said Barbara Hazlett of SCSWFL. “The essay represented the spirit of acceptance and respect for the many different ideas and creeds that SCSWFL endeavors to foster.”

Fanny was presented with $500 in scholarship funding.

“The SCSWFL looks forward to meeting Fanny at one of our summer monthly meetings,” said Hazlett.


In other news, DeSoto Middle School has a new principal

DeSoto Middle School has a different principal for the remainder of the school year, according to Mike Roberts of DeSoto County Schools.

Dave Bremer has experience as a middle and high school principal and volleyball coach for many years in the district.

After an internal transfer, Bremer was welcomed to the school indefinitely.

Students from SWFL celebrate UM graduation candidacy

Two Southwest Florida locals will celebrate their graduation candidacy as two of more than 5,000 in the University of Mississippi’s Class of 2021.

Walter Truman Bethel, of Punta Gorda is a candidate for a Bachelor of Business Administration. Bethel is a Marketing major in the School of Business Administration.

Anandi Ehman, of North Fort Myers is a candidate for a Doctor of Philosophy. Ehman is a Psychology major in the Graduate School.

“This class of graduates is marked by incredible achievements, character and resilience, and it is a great privilege to celebrate them during Commencement,” said UM Chancellor Glenn Boyce in a recent release. “They have accomplished so much during their years at the university, and the path ahead is bright and filled with endless possibilities.”

Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society inducts Port Charlotte local

Christopher Simpson of Port Charlotte was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, a national leadership honor society, during the The University of Alabama’s virtual Tapping on the Mound ceremony.

Induction into the society is met with respect, for it recognizes students for their model attainments and brings students together in all aspects of college life.

This sort of membership is a mark of honor.

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