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Education news in Polk - Entertainment & Life  The Ledger

Iowa State UniversityNathan Philip Miklo of Polk City was named to the Iowa State University fall semester 2018 dean's list. Miklo's major is industrial design.



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 ...



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, Winter Haven end up tied  The Ledger

LAKELAND — Who says there are no ties anymore?Travis Williams threw touchdown passes to Jason Campbell and Gavin Carter late in the fourth quarter and ...



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 ...



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 ...



Florida teachers Black Girl Magic: You need to see this door decoration  Port St. Joe Star

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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



PCSO: Things return to normal after reports of gunfire lead to lockdown at Lake Gibson High  The Ledger

LAKELAND — The Polk County Sheriff's Office responded to Lake Gibson High School this morning after reports of gunfire in the area. Brian Bruchey, a ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Polk Schools showcase more than 100 career academies  The Ledger

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



Photos: 2018 Polk Teacher of the Year receives new car  The Ledger

[1/5] ERNST PETERS|THE LEDGER. 2018 Teacher of The Year Lake Gibson High School teacher Michelle Dinwiddie climbs into her new KIA Forte presented ...



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.



Braves looking to fill several roster spots  The Ledger

Lake Gibson lost 16 starters from last season's district championship team but plenty of promsing talent is looking to step up.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Best of preps  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 ...



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 ...



NAACP meets with police chief in WH teen's death  The Ledger

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 ...



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, ...



Polk County to get first marijuana dispensary  The Ledger

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



Lakeland girl dies after being ejected from SUV in Pasco  WFLA

LACOOCHEE. Fla. (WFLA) - A 15 year-old Lakeland girl died when she was ejected from an SUV in a crash on U.S. 301 in Pasco County on Tuesday night.



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 ...



Lake Gibson Braves  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 ...



All-County Boys Soccer: Auburndale's Noah Sims was dominant all over  The Ledger

Player of the Year. Noah Sims. Auburndale. Junior, Midfielder. Why We Picked Him: Sims was the top player for the top team in the county as the Bloodhounds ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



Charges against Lakeland Commissioner who shot, killed suspected shoplifter unclear  WTSP.com

Investigators still don't know if any charges will be filed after Lakeland Commissioner Michael Dunn shot and killed an alleged shoplifter.



Motorist alert: Be aware of street closures for annual Lakeland Christmas Parade  The Ledger

The City of Lakeland is alerting everyone planning to attend tonight's annual Christmas Parade of incremental road closures that will begin at 4 p.m. due to ...



Virginia’s offensive line gets stronger with Zachary Teter commitment  Streaking The Lawn

Fourth commit from Florida becomes third lineman in UVA's 2019 recruiting class.



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 ...



EXTENDED FOOTAGE: Deadly shooting involving Lakeland City Commissioner Michael Dunn  WTSP.com

Multiple surveillance camera angles have been released showing the moments leading up to a fatal shooting in Lakeland.



Thousands line streets for 37th annual Lakeland Christmas Parade  The Ledger

LAKELAND — A cloudy day turned into perfect weather Thursday night for more than 40000 people who converged along downtown streets to watch the 37th ...



Political Newcomer Driskell Springs Upset in District 63 Race  Bay News 9

There was a big upset in the race for State House District 63 in Hillsborough County.



Lakeland Police Department releases surveillance footage of officer-involved shooting involving a teen and a stolen Camaro  WTSP.com

WARNING: The video contains graphic *content* that may be upsetting to some. A 17-year-old boy was shot and killed after he tried to drive through a large crowd ...



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



Lakeland commissioner Michael Dunn resigns after murder charge  WTSP.com

Surveillance video shows former Lakeland commissioner Michael Dunn shooting and killing Christobal Lopez for allegedly stealing a hatchet from his store.



Lakeland city commissioner fatally shoots alleged shoplifter, police say  WTSP.com

Investigators say Lakeland commissioner Michael Dunn fired the deadly shot after he claims a man attempted to steal a hatchet from his Vets Army & Navy ...



Defense attorney says Lakeland shooting victim tries to get away before being shot  WTSP.com

Prominent defense attorney Jay Hebert offered his take on the surveillance video released by Lakeland police.



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 ...



Another massive gator named "Fabio" in Lakeland grabs attention through video  WTSP.com

The reserve has become so well-known thanks to the likes of massive gators like "Humpback," which has received international attention through viral videos ...



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 ...



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 ...



Polk sheriff searching for second person, vehicle in double hit-and-run crash  WTSP.com

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is asking for help identifying one of the drivers of two hit and runs that killed one woman and hurt a man who tried to help her.



2 black Polk firefighters promoted to captain  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 ...



Polk County School District appoints 2 assistant superintendents  The Ledger

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



'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 ...



Polk Schools honors more than 800 Superintendent's Scholars  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 ...



Arizona football recruiting: A look at the Wildcats’ newest offers (offense)  Arizona Desert Swarm

The 'Cats sent out offers across three classes this week.



Lakeland Fire Department is 'igniting change' to recruit more women firefighters  WTSP.com

The department's campaign includes a video and personal appearances to encourage more young women to consider a career in firefighting.



Lakeland Police Sergeant an Example of Hard Work, Persistence  The Ledger

LAKELAND | Chad Mumbauer had faced adversity and pain before. The Lakeland police sergeant went through rigorous training for the Marine Corps at camps ...



2 young girls planned to attack Bartow Middle School students, police say  WTSP.com

Two young girls' plan to attack students with knives at Bartow Middle School was quashed before it could happen.



'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 ...



Polk School Board names associate superintendent, 2 assistant principals  The Ledger

BARTOW — The Polk County School Board on Tuesday appointed an associate superintendent of human resource services and two assistant principals.Teddra ...



Patricia Barnes, Mulberry High School Principal, Dedicated to Putting School on Right Track  The Ledger

Patricia Barnes believes she has the proper game plan for Mulberry High School. The principal wants to have a school where her students are on par, if not ...



Sheriff Grady Judd: It's 'unconscionable' man would sexually batter young girl  WTSP.com

Carlos Calderon had sexually explicit photos of a child under the age of 12 on his cell phone, the Polk County Sheriff's Office said.



Class is in session for Polk students  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 ...



Lakeland police beating video raises questions about cops  WTSP.com

Critics question why law enforcement doesn't disengage and allow things to calm down, rather than escalate.



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 ...



Sheriff Judd stands by proposal to arm teachers -- while wishing he didn't have to  WTSP.com

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is a leading voice on the Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Commission and his stance on arming teachers made it into the final ...



Want a free Florida house? It's yours if you can move it  WTSP.com

A Tampa Bay-area church is offering up a special deal just in time for Christmas: A free house, with a catch.



Lakeland Christmas Parade steps off with 'Miracle on Main Street'  The Ledger

The 119 floats that would soon crawl down the streets of downtown waited in line for their turn to go, lighting up the usually dim parking lots. LAKELAND ...



Uber driver found justified in deadly Polk Co. shooting of man who threatened him  WTSP.com

The State Attorney's office ruled the Uber driver Polk County sheriff's deputies said shot and killed a man who threatened him will not face any charges.



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 ...



Local Pastor Named General Secretary  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 ...



Monday Profile: Incoming LPD Assistant Chief Ruben Garcia 'a Doer'  The Ledger

Ruben Garcia's reputation precedes him: He's a leader at heart. Garcia, who has been in charge of some of the Lakeland Police Department's most sensitive ...



Massive gator that went viral in Lakeland  WTSP.com

Kim Joiner recorded a video of the large and captivating reptile on a Facebook post which has since been shared over 7000 times, with over 1000 reactions.



Twelve named to 6A all-state football team  The Northwest Florida Daily News

Twelve area players have been named to the Florida high school 6A all-state football team. Navarre leads all area schools with five selections, while Niceville ...



Emergency contact information in Central Florida  WKMG Orlando

Find important emergency contact information for the Central Florida area and statewide on ClickOrlando.com. SHELTERS. Shelter openings are ...



Bethel family comes full circle with Under Armour All-American Game in Orlando  USA TODAY High School Sports

ORLANDO -- For Vero Beach, Fla., defensive end Patrick Bethel, Saturday's Under Armour All-America Game is a chance for his family to come full circle.



USF Football Player Profile: #52 OL Michael Wiggs  The Daily Stampede

Career profile of USF offensive lineman Michael Wiggs.



Lakeland commissioner charged with murder in surplus store shooting  WTSP.com

State Attorney Brian Haas discusses the arrest of City Commissioner Michael Dunn, who was seen on video fatally shooting a suspected shoplifter.



RAW VIDEO: Convenience store owner shoots suspected beer thief, deputies say  WTSP.com

Mehedeun Hasan, 22, of Lakeland was arrested and charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle and attempted second degree murder.



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 ...



Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd says Florida legislature should allow program to arm teachers  WTSP 10 News

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd advocates for training educators to be armed following a background check and other evaluations.



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 ...



National Signing Day brings banner year for PNJ area  Pensacola News Journal

In the prep and college football community, National Signing Day will always be special. But for the PNJ coverage area, something seemed to stand out this year ...



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

When Steve and Wedad Yacoub pulled up to the curb at Orlando International Airport at 2 a.m. Friday, they saw a welcome sight - six of their seven children ...



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