Windermere High honors five student government officers at new on-campus stadium

Five members of the student government that fought to bring an on-campus stadium to Windermere High were honored by the school at the construction site.

  • Observer School Zone
  • Share

Windermere High School has honored five Student Government Association officers who fought to make the school's on-campus stadium a reality. 

Maggie Caprise, Donnie Cary, Barbara Frota, Paulo Moreira and Karina Roman Zavala all were given the special opportunity to place their handprints and initials on freshly laid concrete of the new stadium's home side and preserve their legacy as part of the efforts to bring the new athletic facility to the campus. 

Not only did this group fight to bring the stadium behind closed doors but they represented their fellow students at an Orange County Commission meeting and spoke in favor of this project, with the support of Commissioner Nicole Wilson. 

In a post on Windermere's Facebook page about the ceremony, the school shared pictures and its gratefulness to the students. 

"Thank you Donnie, Maggie, Karina, Barbara and Paulo for fighting to bring the Wolverine stadium home," the post said. 

The new stadium, which was estimated to be ready for the 2024 fall sports season, is expected to seat up to 1,850 people and cost around $3 million to construct on and around the school's practice field.

Sam Albuquerque is the Sports Editor for the Orange Observer. Please contact him with story ideas, results and statistics.

 Email: [email protected] 

Twitter: @SamBAlbuquerque

Instagram: @OrangeObserverSam



Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

Latest News