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Education news in Polk (July 21) - News  The Ledger

Sam Houston State UniversityKeron Wilson of Lakeland graduated from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, with a bachelor of fine arts in dance ...



Lake Gibson High School is the 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida  WTSP.com

Congrats to the students, teachers and staff of Lake Gibson High School.



No. 1 Lake Gibson rallies to beat No. 2 Tampa Jesuit, qualifies for state  The Ledger

LAKELAND — It only takes one second for momentum to switch, and unbeknownst to Connor Williams, that's all he had. The Lake Gibson junior and 2016 state ...



Nine sets of twins graduating from Lake Gibson High School this year  ABC Action News

The 2018 graduating class of Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland celebrated their last day of classes on Friday. The school is also celebrating a first-of-its-kind ...



Polk County Schools 2019 Graduation Schedule, Changes  Lakeland, FL Patch

Polk County Schools Graduation Schedule, Changes - Lakeland, FL - Polk County Public Schools are planning some changes for 2019 graduations Meanwhile, ...



Lake Gibson's Donald Parham has a chance to be taken in the NFL Draft  The Ledger

The dream could become reality this week for Donald Parham. The former Lake Gibson High School standout will be waiting, along with several hundred other ...



Loud car causes scare at Lake Gibson High  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Deputies say a report of possible gunfire at Lake Gibson High School was caused by a car backfiring.



Photos: Photos: Lake Gibson graduation ceremony in Lakeland  The Ledger

Lake Gibson High School graduate Ariel Smith, center, smiles as she receives her diploma from Principal Ryan Vann, left, as she crosses the stage during the ...



Lake Gibson takes Kathleen 22-16 in last-minute thriller  The Ledger

LAKELAND – Lake Gibson spent the first eight quarters of its young season trying to put a decent scoring drive together. The Braves finally did it and capped it ...



Photos: Ledger Prep Athletes and Coaches of the Year Honored  The Ledger

The Ledger Prep Athletes and Coaches of the Year were honored during the Polk County All Sports Awards held at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland.



State Champs: Lake Gibson wins 2A wrestling state title  The Ledger

Lake Gibson won the 2A wrestling IBT state championship and crowned two individual champions.



Ryan Vann, the new principal at Lake Gibson High, believes in connecting with his students, staff  The Ledger

If you're sent to the principal's office at Lake Gibson High School, you might be very lonely. The office might be minus one principal, at least if it's up to Ryan ...



LGHS's Dinwiddie named Polk teacher of the year  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Sporting a golfer's tan and a baby bump, Michelle Dinwiddie embraced her new role as Polk County's 2018 Teacher of the Year in front of a ...



4 Polk cheer squads win Region 3 titles, 8 advance to state finals  The Ledger

PLANT CITY — A late night turned into a great night for several Polk County cheerleading teams. Eight county squads qualified for the FHSAA state finals, and ...



Youth wrestling sign-ups at Lake Gibson High  The Ledger

The Braves Wrestling Club is looking for wrestlers.The youth wrestling program based out of Lakeland wants wrestlers between kindergarten and 8th grade.



Polk Schools showcase more than 100 career academies - News  The Ledger

11th annual WE3 Expo showcases educational opportunities throughout the school district in three dozen disciplines — everything from business, finance and ...



Competitive Spirit: 8 Polk cheerleading squads head to state finals  The Ledger

Powerhouse Bartow is one of a record eight Polk County programs competing at the FHSAA Competitive Cheerleading State Championships Thursday and ...



Lakeland resident Janet Layug adds to success as bodybuilder  The Ledger

Since turning pro in 2014, Janet Layug has twice finished second at the sport's premiere event, the Olympia Fitness and Performance Weekend in Las Vegas.



Lake Alfred art teacher's door decoration goes viral  The Ledger

Artwork to mark Black History Month on the classroom door of Chanique Davis goes viral on social media. LAKE ALFRED — Lake Alfred Elementary School art ...



3 Polk educators running to replace retiring teachers' union president Marianne Capoziello  The Ledger

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the salary and benefits package of Polk Education Association President Marianne Capoziello. Her salary and ...



Project Prom Helps Provide High School Students Free Prom Attire  The Daily Ridge

Project Prom Helps Provide High School Students Free Prom Attire. by James Coulter. On Saturday morning, countless customers flocked to Lakeland Square ...



Photos: Your photos: Polk County graduates  The Ledger

[1/77] Photo provided / Debbie Kelly. Savannah Kelly with her mom, Debbie Kelly, at George Jenkins' graduation ceremony. Buy Photo. [2/77] Provided to The ...



Ruben Garcia named new Lakeland chief of police  The Ledger

City Manager Tony Delgado announced the choice early Thursday to replace the retiring Larry Giddens and swore in his new police chief in a private ceremony.



Lake Gibson DeMyer's retires after 40-year coaching career  The Ledger

Keith DeMyer spent a good part of his coaching career bouncing around at various schools, including Lakeland, Bartow, Santa Fe Catholic, Lake Wales and ...



Hillsborough County Seeing double: 13 sets of twins to graduate from Newsome High School WFTS Digital  ABC Action News

Newsome High School's senior class is seeing double! 13 sets of twins will graduate from the Hillsborough County school this year.



Photos: Polk County football game previews for Week 1  The Ledger

The Ledger's staff writers Roy Fuoco and Bill Kemp breakdown the games to open the 2018 season on Friday night. Buy Photo. [1/16] ERNST PETERS|THE ...



NAACP meets with police chief in WH teens death  News Chief

It was a meeting to create a conversation and understanding of the incident as social media buzzed across Polk County after 17-year-old Michael Jerome Taylor ...



Best of preps: The Ledger's 2016-17 wrestling selections - News  The Ledger

Wrestler of the YearAshton HabeilLake GibsonFreshmanWhy We Picked HimHabeil won the Class 2A, 145-pound state championship with a 1-0 decision over ...



Vols offer 2020 DE who is committed to SEC East rival  atozsportsnashville.com

The Tennessee Vols are hoping to make an impact on a Florida native who is committed to one of their biggest conference rivals.



Catala: Lakeland teacher's play to have cross-country debut  The Ledger

LAKELAND — When Lakeland's Greg Burdick first began writing his play, he hoped a local theater company would produce it.But 15 years later, “Monessen ...



Tremendous 10: Frostproof quarterback Josh Jenkins ran over Miners  The Ledger

The top prep performances during the period Oct. 29 through Nov. 3:1 Frostproof senior quarterback Josh Jenkins (football) finished with 319 yards of total ...



Lake Gibson Braves - News  The Ledger

Lake Gibson is coming off a monumental season after reaching the state title game, winning its first 13 games and finishing as Class 6A state runner-up during ...



Husband blamed in double slaying was angry wife left him for woman, lawyer says  Tampabay.com

BRANDON — Vincente Fuillerat was already pained by the separation from his wife. Then the 53-year-old electronic security consultant found out the woman ...



Photos: YOUR First day of school in Polk  The Ledger

Caitlyn, Colby, and Carson. 4th, 2nd, and VPK. Lakeland, FL Submitted by Jackie Graves. [2/256]. Bella, Berkley Elementary School, submitted by Reba Collins.



On 25th anniversary, George Jenkins High starts a Hall of Fame  The Ledger

LAKELAND – Buddy Thomas was athletic director and dean of students in 1993, the inaugural year for George Jenkins High School in South Lakeland.Named ...



Photos: Photos: Polk County Sports Awards Ceremony  The Ledger

Circle of Champions Awards and Polk County Sports Awards Ceremony at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland, Florida June 12, 2018. Buy Photo.



Quarterbacks play big role in showdown - Sports  The Ledger

LAKE WALES -- It's been a lingering issue since last season. Can Lake Wales win the big game in 2018?That was something the Highlanders could not do last ...



Jones combines parenting, coaching role at Santa Fe  The Ledger

WINTER HAVEN — The last time Kassidy Jones took the floor in a district basketball playoff game, she was a 1-year-old, and technically, she was tucked under ...



Polk County Hip Hop Bash gets underway Friday  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Jamie Ray Elkins left Winter Haven for Atlanta six months ago with a certain goal and plenty of aspirations. Elkins — who professionally goes by ...



Polk Schools honors more than 800 Superintendent's Scholars - News  The Ledger

The Polk School District honored more than 800 of its top graduating seniors as 2017 Superintendent's Scholars during a ceremony Thursday night at The ...



STATE CHAMPS: Crestview downs Dillard 50-40 for first basketball title since 1985  The Northwest Florida Daily News

LAKELAND — True to his role, Mason Cooper was the first Bulldog off the bench on Saturday afternoon.He didn't walk. He didn't run. He jumped, flying out of his ...



Residents get excited about 37th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade  The Ledger

LAKELAND — For the past seven years, Michael Burns of Lakeland has made sure to get a spot up front when the festive queue rolls around. Along with his wife ...



All-County Boys Basketball: Winter Haven's Keyshawn Bryant nearly unstoppable  The Ledger

Today is the finale of our seven-day online countdown of winter All-County selections.



All-County Boys Soccer: Auburndales Noah Sims was dominant all over  News Chief

Check back daily for the rest of our All-County teams, or see Sunday's paper (March 25).



All-County girls lacrosse 2018: All Saints' Wegman is an all-around player  The Ledger

PLAYER OF THE YEARGIANNA WEGMANAll Saints, JuniorMidfielder44 Goals, 10 Assists, 45 ground balls.Wegman has been playing lacrosse at All Saints ...



The Ledger's 42nd annual Silver Garland Award winners  The Ledger

ART Elizabeth Tolentino All Saints Academy Tolentino possesses passion and leadership skills for whatever she takes on. She has worked as a stage manager, ...



Photos: Photos: Lakeland Christmas Parade  The Ledger

[1/13] ERNST PETERS|THE LEDGER. Parade watchers gather around the swan statue at Kryger Park to watch the fireworks that signal the start of the 2017 ...



All-County Football -- Offense: Yannie Scott and Deonta McMahon are players of the year  The Ledger

Yannie Scott, an explosive dual-threat quarterback for Ridge Community, is this year's big-school player of the year. Frostproof's Deonta McMahon, the county's ...



Polk County School District appoints 2 assistant superintendents - News  The Ledger

Polk County School Superintendent Jacqueline Byrd announced Tuesday the appointment of two assistant superintendents.



Polk County education news - News  The Ledger

Transition to the Sky Sixteen students from Lakeland High School and nine adults participated May 11 in Transition to the Sky, a new program offered at the ...



The Ledger's 2017 All-County Boys Track and Field  The Ledger

Athlete of the Year Chauncy Smart Auburndale, Senior 100-Meter Dash Best Time: 10.26 Why we picked him: Chauncy Smart is a back-to-back boys track and ...



Polk County to get first marijuana dispensary  News Chief

Curaleaf plans to open Polk County's first medical marijuana dispensary this summer at a shopping center in Lakeland.



Florida teachers Black Girl Magic: You need to see this door decoration  Ocala

One Florida art teacher is celebrating Black History Month with her students on a viral level. Meet Chanique Davis, the Florida woman inspiring her students and ...



The Ledger's 2017 All-County Girls Lacrosse - Sports  The Ledger

Player of the YearJaeme NoriegaBartow, SeniorMidfielderWhy We Picked Her: Noriega is fast and strong on the offensive and defensive end. She has the ability ...



2 black Polk firefighters promoted to captain - News  The Ledger

Two Polk County firefighters are blazing a trail — the good kind — in their profession. Darius Livingston and James Williams are the first black firefighters with ...



'Bulloch Family Ranch' opens its Florida home to reality TV  Tampabay.com

UP Bulloch Family Ranch cuts across race and class lines in telling the story of a family with open arms. From left are Brodie Bulloch, Telly McCall, Anthony ...



Lakeland family still hoping for a miracle after mystery episode leaves teen paralyzed and unconscious  The Ledger

It would have been easier to simply accept the grim fatalism of the doctors and leave their daughter in a nursing home for the remainder of her life. Had they ...



Class is in session for Polk students - News  The Ledger

The Polk County School District is still calculating how many students attended classes on the first day of school, but had accounted for 90528 by Thursday ...



'Fuel Up' at Circle K gas stations on Thursday and 10-cents of each gallon go to local schools  ABC Action News

Tampa Bay Area residents are invited to a special "Fuel Up" night at participating Circle K gas stations on Thursday, December 7 to kick off Circle K's "Fueling ...



5 teens charged with armed robbery  St. Augustine Record

Five teenagers from Lakeland -- three of whom are high school football standouts -- were arrested early Tuesday after two local juveniles told police the group ...



Lakeland Woman Adds 'Miss Hooters International' to Bodybuilding Titles  The Ledger

Janet Layug has been featured in the Hooters calendar each year since 2009, and her fame increased last month when she was named Miss Hooters ...



For High School Wrestlers, Florida Colleges Make Up a Barren Landscape  The Ledger

How many college wrestling programs are there in Florida? Zero. It only exists at the club level. There are no college scholarship opportunities for these ...



Lakeland girl dies after being ejected from SUV in Pasco  WFLA

The crash happened at U.S. 301 and Trilby Road.



Local Pastor Named General Secretary - News  The Ledger

Willie J. Williams, a graduate of Southeastern University, and pastor of Mount Pilgrim Primitive Baptist Church in Bradenton, will be installed as general secretary ...



Educators Say High School Band Students Have Advantages in Several Ways  The Ledger

As students find their way through the maze of public school, music educators say they hope many of them will find light at the end of the tunnel in the form of ...



Defensive linemen have dominated recent college recruiting  USA TODAY High School Sports

ESPN will send a limousine today to whisk Rashan Gary from his home in Plainfield, N.J., to the network's studios at Bristol, Conn., to announce his college ...



6 of 7 Lakeland Youths Leave Israel, Arrive in Orlando  The Ledger

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