In a case of turnabout, Rick Medwedeff of the Marriott presents an award to Jane Watt. Marco Island Academy, the island's new charter high school, held an open house to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road on Tuesday afternoon. Lance Shearer/Eagle Correspondent
Marco Island Academy threw an open house to dedicate their new campus Tuesday, and in the bright sunshine, the shadow of Jane Watt loomed large. She is the visionary who imagined a high school for the island, and went out and made it happen.
Tuesday afternoon, MIA threw a party, an open house and grand opening to celebrate their new campus on San Marco Road. About 250 wellwishers came out to tour the facilities, congratulate the school’s creators, and in some cases, do a little school shopping for their own children’s education.
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