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28 x July 5 — 18, 2018 x CONTINUED FROM PAGE 26 University’s first physician assistant program in Miami, the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine. She is a West Orange High School and University of South Florida alumna. Maria joins her father, Jose Mandry, M.D., at Endocrine Maria del Carmen Mandry, PA, of Windermere Downs joins her father, Jose Mandry, M.D., at Endocrine Associates of Florida. Associates of Florida. Jose is happy to have her join the practice, and Maria is glad to be back in her hometown. n Winter Garden Winter Garden resident Leonard Archie Wilson released his new book, A Jamaican Family’s Saga, with RoseDog Books. The work is about the true life of a Jamaican family and a murder mystery that haunts the family — until Argyle, the second son of Ulrica and Leopold Steele, dives headfirst into delving into this mystery, with a surprise awaiting him and his wife in Cuba. Leonard drew on real life experiences to write this novel. He was born in Jamaica, moved to England as an infant, and moved back to Jamaica in 1967. He made his living as a jeweler in Pennsylvania with his wife and two children. After retiring from the jewelry business, he relocated to Winter Garden. n Et Al Congratulations to the following Southwest-area residents on their recent graduations: • Windermere resident Reed Cawthon graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Science in management. • Jessica Chabot of MetroWest graduated from Berry College with a Bachelor of Science in exercise science. • Winter Garden resident Shannon Hightman received a Master of Science in education from Wilkes University. • Ocoee resident Sebastian Mandino graduated summa cum laude from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts in studio art. • Michael Pereira of Winter Garden graduated from Cedarville University with a degree in biblical studies. • Amalia Rodriguez of Ocoee graduated from Saint Francis University with a Master Medical Science degree. • Southwest resident Ana Salas graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in cinema from McDaniel College. Curtis Mitchell of Southwest Orlando was part of The University of Alabama robotics team that won first place in a NASA contest. Alabama Astrobotics took the top prize at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition, besting student teams from more than 50 other institutions in the challenge to build a robot capable of navigating and excavating simulated Martian soil, or regolith. The team has won the top honor four years in a row. CONTINUED ON PAGE 30 x July 5 — 18, 2018 x 29