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Fifth grade students from Bonita Springs Elementary School, Franklin Park Magnet School and Edgewood Academy will be demonstrating their ballroom dancing skills near the Restaurant Piazza at Miromar Outlets on Saturday, March 29, 2008, beginning at 1 p.m.
The Saint Elizabeth Seton Student Council, with the cooperation of the entire student body, created 155 Easter baskets for their fellow students at the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee. As a gesture of good will, and in the spirit of the Easter season, the students at Saint Elizabeth Seton felt this was a fitting sign of friendship. Each class was asked to bring in various items such as candy, small toys and stuffed animals to put in the baskets. Several students and parents created the baskets Friday afternoon. On Monday, Desmond Barrett of the Guadalupe Family Center, picked up the baskets to be distributed by Easter.
Naples Bears Rugby Club's played Saturday, March 14 against the NE Nomads (a Miami team). Naples came back from a 12-point deficit to win the game 18-15 securing home field advantage in their playoffs. The high school age Bears Rugby team is coached by Steve Young. The Naples Bears are in the black jerseys and the Miami NE Nomads are in red.
Last Friday (March 7th) 66 students and 6 faculty members attended Zoo School at Busch Gardens in Tampa. We left at 6:00 am and returned at 10:00 pm. The students were given a guided tour of the Serengeti via the Serengeti Express. Went to the Timbuktu Theater to see a Wildlife Theater Presentation. Walked through Curiosity Caverns where they were able to see various species birds. (The pink flamingos were quite taken with our students!) Taken on trucks to feed the giraffes. And finally, the students had a chance to walk through the Edge of Africa exhibition where they were able to see hyenas, young lions (we especially thought the young male lion was cute since he had a Mohawk since his full mane hadn't come in yet.) and a hippo swimming in his own private aquarium.
A group of firefighters from Golden Gate Fire Rescue shaved their heads as a fundraiser to support one a fellow firefighter's son who has cancer. The event helped raise money for the family and firefighters shaved their heads so the young man wouldn't be alone when he starts chemotherapy.
The Lely High School JROTC Raider Team won a state championship at a Saturday, February 9, 2008 competition near West Palm Beach. The students who brought home the trophy are Cadet Lt. Col. Jordan Sorrenti, Cadet Capt. Jade Dworkin, Cadet Capt. Amber Imm, Cadet Capt. Jonathan Perez, Cadet Lt. Daryl Townsend, Cadet Lt. Liberio Miguel, Cadet Cpl. Ryan Carl and Cadet Pvt. Devon Imm. The squad was coached by Master Sgt. Laureano Santiago.
Cedar Bay Yacht Club hosted a Party at the Club where the Marine Industries Association in conjunction with Cedar Bay Yacht Club presented Freedom Waters Foundation and the American Cancer Society each with a check for $2,500 as a result of a dry slip auction held at the Naples Boat Show.