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30 x June 21 — July 4, 2018 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 29 Gold Scholar Society this spring. To become an inductee, students must meet the engagement area criteria and submit a synthesis reflection project in their final semester before graduation. Participants are recognized during graduation and receive a designation on their official university transcript, both of which make the students more marketable to potential employers or graduate programs. Among this spring's inductees are Ocoee resident Brittany Andrews, nursing; Gotha resident Ana Sofia Astudillo, nursing; Celebration resident Diana Lacatusu, biological sciences; Winter Garden resident Ceanna Perkins, biochemistry; and Ocoee resident Dara Tisch, Spanish and hospitality management and tourism. The girls played games and enjoyed pizza and ice cream. They are eagerly anticipating becoming Junior Girl Scouts next year. announced the slate for its 2018 board of directors. Members include Jeff Milhausen of Windermere, chairman; Camille Evans of Ocoee, vice chairman; and Nick Asma of Brownie Troop 4015 members celebrate the end of year with an ice cream party. Winter Garden, secretary. Newest board members are Deb Linden of Windermere and Scott McCallum, Dan Pollock and Paul Sexton of Dr. Phillips. Brownie Troop 4015 members attended an end-of-year ice cream party at West Orange Creamery. West Orange Political Alliance, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, IT’S RAINING! Protect your home from Wood Rot, Mold and Mildew Damage! Gutter Helmet is an American made product that has been around for more than 30 years and comes with a manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee. • LIFETIME TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY • Licensed and Insured • We DO NOT Use Sub-Contractors Never clean your Gutters Again! 40% Off Retail Keeps you safe from falling Backed by lifetime warranty No more dangerous Gutters Expires 7/31/18 Member of Start improving your home today by scheduling a FREE Estimate at 407-682-3939 WE ALSO DO: SEAMLESS GUTTERS • SOFFITS • FASCIAS • POOL ENCLOSURE GUTTERS Steve Clapp (right), president of the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips, welcomes photographer and member Britt Runion to speak at a recent club meeting. Although we try to ensure that all information presented above is the most current, correct and dependable available, we do rely on others for the source of our news. Therefore, the Southwest Orlando Bulletin and Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC cannot be held responsible for the validity of the information presented here, nor does mentioning it constitute an endorsement. In Your Neighborhood news is welcome and may be mailed to P.O. Box 851, Windermere, FL 34786; or emailed to ª

n Westbrooke Elementary Westbrooke Elementary alumnus Ethan Lewis is fighting a war no child should have to endure. Non- Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the five most common cancers in the U.S., and lymphoma is about 5 percent of but typical. The program is Sonny’s way of recognizing those who make a difference in the community. Ademilola “Lola” Aderibigbe was nominated by her teacher to x June 21 — July 4, 2018 x 31 SCHOOL NEWS While undergoing treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Westbrooke Elementary 2017 graduate Ethan Lewis (center) is supported by his family, (l. to r.) Noah, Mark, Luke and Jeanne Lewis. Partners in Education, Baptiste Orthodontist, joining the movement. Baptiste Orthodontist developed the Gotha Middle School’s Baptiste Be Awesome Award, which recognizes students and teachers who have shown random acts of kindness, and it was awarded to Lola. n Olympia High compiled by Lauren Salinero academic achievements, community service, and SAC and PTSA involvement. Junior Haley Brown was awarded the 2017-18 Orange County Council of PTAs Student Involvement Award for her 35 hours of involvement in the Olympia PTSA Annual Bay Hill Golf Tournament Concession Stand Fundraiser that helped raise more than $11,000 for the school, as well as helping promote and execute the PTSA charitable activities during a blanket drive, bell-ringing for charity, and a stuffed animal drive held recently in tribute of the lives lost during the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. Four $500 one-time scholarships were also awarded to seniors Ana Frezza, Joao Pedro Gameiro, Johamia Michaud and Aaliyah Tucker for their academic and community involvement. all children’s cancers. Online reports show that non-Hodgkin lymphoma in children under age 14 affects approximately 500 kids each year in the U.S. Ethan, who turned 12 in April, underwent emergency surgery to remove a softball-sized tumor from his abdomen and will go through six rounds of chemotherapy to treat the cancer that has spread through his lymphatic system. Although he graduated from WES in 2017, the Wildcats remain strong supporters of Ethan’s fight. WES families, faculty members and staff recently held a weeklong Making a Difference fundraiser to help Ethan’s family during this difficult time, raising $1,403.78, with the school’s PTO adding an additional $1,500. During the event, students also wore yellow one day to show their support of Ethan. n Gotha Middle A class of 2017-18 students at Gotha Middle walked into lunch one day expecting their usual cafeteria food. However, thanks to Sonny’s BBQ’s Random Acts of BBQ program, lunch was anything receive the barbecue celebration because of her outstanding work and commitment to serving and showing love to everyone at school. Lola, also known as the “kindness ninja,” has been known to leave positive notes for her teachers, administrators and peers around school on doors, desks and in mailboxes. She also kicked it up a notch with little kindness items around her school to help brighten everyone’s day. Her actions have led to more and more “ninjas” developing on campus. Lola’s impact was so strong, it led to one of the school’s Olympia High Principal Guy Swenson congratulates Haley Brown (left) and Julia Gardiner on their accomplishments. Olympia High’s PTSA had a busy month during May. Two Olympia High students earned PTSA Orange County Awards. Graduating senior Julia Gardiner was awarded a $1,000 Orange County PTSA Scholarship for her outstanding Ademilola “Lola” Aderibigbe earns a Sonny’s BBQ Random Acts of BBQ celebration for her Gotha Middle class because of her reputation of random acts of kindness toward classmates and teachers. n Et Al The number of seniors who graduated with a high school diploma, as well as an Associate Degree, doubled in the 2017-18 school year. This year, more than 70 students from 17 Orange County Public Schools achieved this feat. OCPS offers dual-enrollment as an acceleration program that allows eligible high school students to pursue postsecondary coursework at Valencia College while simultaneously earning credit toward high school completion. Congratulations to Southwest-area residents Muskan Shah and Karmyn Tatum of Dr. Phillips High; Ryan Le, Ian MacDonald and Anna McKone of Ocoee High; Mariangel Yepes of Olympia High; and Ciera Boyd, Jillian Carr, Gabriela Hinks, Nathaniel Lluberes, Daniel Robey and Kaitlyn Tibbetts of West Orange High. CONTINUED ON PAGE 32