PHOTO PROVIDED BY RUTH UZONYI
The Junior Leadership Charlotte Class of 2013 worked to develop leadership skills and to learn about career options and how to make a difference in the community by raising funds for its class project in support of the Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies of Charlotte County. Attending the check presentation are, from left, Abby Adkinson, Class of 2013; Linda Lusk, C.A.R.E.; and Junior Leadership Charlotte Vice Chairwoman Denise Dull of Integrity Insurance Agency.
Lisa Blanchard, left, board chairwoman of the Charlotte/Tri-Cities American Cancer Society, awards a plaque to Martha Colagiovanni, right, and Nicki DiSandro of the Ladies Association of Kingsway Golf Club. DiSandro and Colagiovanni co-chaired a golf outing at Kingsway Country Club, with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society to benefit breast and prostate cancer research. For more information, contact the American Cancer Society at 941-627-3000.
Steve Vieira, far right, presents $1,500 donations to the principals of, from left, Charlotte Harbor School, Deep Creek Elementary School, Kingsway Elementary School, Neil Armstrong School and Autism Speaks. The money was raised from proceeds of the seventh annual Harbour Heights 5K Run/Walk for Autism Speaks and Charlotte County Schools. In the foreground, Marcus and Cameron Vieira, students at Kingsway Elementary, proudly display the Harbour Heights Cup, which is presented each year to the school that has the most participants and volunteers from the county. Kingsway Elementary has won the cup two years running.
Lucy Lowe-Stewart teaches Kingsway students about the monetary value of various coins and how to add them up.
The students at Good Shepherd Day School in Punta Gorda recently honored members of local law enforcement.
A well-done to the students and teachers at Good Shepherd Day School in Punta Gorda. They recently took time out to honor members of the law enforcement community in Charlotte County as part of the celebration of Police Week, according to a release from the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office.
According to the release, the event was organized by Gary Wolfson, a teacher at Good Shepherd, as a way for the children to show their appreciation to the Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office and Punta Gorda Police Department for keeping them safe.
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