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West Orange Times & Observer Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 5 years ago

Class Notes 12.11.14

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+ Westbrooke inducts new NEHS members

Westbrooke Elementary School recently inducted the newest members into the National Elementary Honor Society.

The 2014 inductees include Benjamin Shenefield, Ellija Hawkins, Isabella Epstein, James Reed, Joshua Steineck, Maddie Armstead, Micah Spoerner, Payton Moore, Tristan Valladares, Cambrie Riffe, Cameron Tonkovich, Evan King, Isabella Sharp, Natalie Herring, Adrienne Fee, Darylann Johnson, Isabel Rios Barton, Jayden Grisaffe, Justin Burbano, Sean Lewis, Adrianna Loper, David Orozco, Samantha Evans, Sami Boufakir, Trisha Patel, Brandon Massi, Emma Beadle, Patrick Golden and Taylor Zellner.

NEHS was established in 2008 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in cooperation with the National Association of Elementary School Principals. It recognizes elementary students in both public and non-public elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility.

+ Students, teachers to meet at center court

Ocoee Middle School will host a Staff vs. Student Basketball Game from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, at the school, 300 S. Bluford Ave., Ocoee.

Tickets are $3, and concessions will be sold at the event. Come out and see who has the best skills on the court.

For more information, call (407) 877-5035.

+ Local leaders participate in teach-in

Hundreds of West Orange leaders shared their careers with local students during the 2014 Great American Teach-In.

West Orange High School hosted dozens of speakers, including: Freddy Anderson (retired WOHS teacher), Rory Anderson (Pepsi Beverages Co.), Dean Armitage (Children’s Home Society), MM1 Patrick Atwood (U.S. Navy), Dr. Baigabatov (Celebrity Medical Center), Dr. Baptiste (Baptiste Orthodontics), Larry Birkes (Birkes Consulting), Kenneth Brooks (Accuray Incorporated), Travis Brown (Universal Orlando), Eileen Caines (author), OSC Greg Cox (U.S. Navy), Michael de Beer (Universal Orlando), Major Dan Dennis (Southwest Airlines), Jake Dill (Armor CrossFit), Zach Harig (Universal Orlando), YN1 Nakita Harrell (U.S. Navy), Dawn Hinds (Quality Health Care), Shaun Hutchinson (author), Payton Jernigan (Armor CrossFit), David Johnston (Orlando (Police Dept.), Jennifer Julian (Universal Orlando), Kent Keoppel (KPAL Photography), Todd Leda (Lockheed Martin), Amanda Lougheed (Universal Orlando), Tami Mann (Wyndham Vacation Ownership), Craig Martin (State Farm Insurance), Dwane Massey (Quality Health Care), Jill Miesch (Quality Health Care), Marissa Mikolenko (Universal Orlando), Stephanie Powell (Fitlife Foods), JoEllen Revell (Victim Service Center), Sharon Rivas (SADD), Jennifer Rother (Universal Orlando), Laura Rounds (OCPS), YN1 Sonia Sambula (U.S. Navy), Julie Sautner (Amateur Athletic Union), Ximarra Solaris (Quality Health Care), R. Max Steiner (Universal Orlando), and Andy Westrick (Starke Lake Studios).

+ MVA student receives promotion

Montverde Academy Lower-school fifth-grader Kurt Schindele received a promotion to League Cadet, Second Class while attending the 29th Annual Navy SEAL Muster and Music Festival Nov. 7 to 9 at the Navy SEAL Museum of Fort Pierce.

At the event, the U.S. Navy holds a sunrise memorial service for team members who have died in the previous year and endeavors to reunite former frogmen/underwater demolition technicians and SEALs at the national museum.

The recent commemoration welcomed more than 50 young men and women from the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Centurion Battalion representing Central Florida.

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