Congratulations to all our Everglades City School seniors who graduate on June 1. We are all very proud of your accomplishments and wish you the best in your future endeavors. Our graduating students are:
Brianna Daniels, who will attend Edison State College for two years, then continue her education at FGCU towards a degree in anesthesiology. Brianna recently received the Student of Distinction Award and the Wall of Fame Academic Senior Award. She was also presented with scholarships from the Founders Fund, HOPE, the Service-Above-Self Award, and the Gentry Award.
Marcus Dungan is deciding between Edison State College and Southeastern University. Marcus received a scholarship from the Naples Yacht Club and Reach Out Everglades & C.O.P.S. Association.
Meggan Harrington is going to the University of South Florida, where she will major in Environmental Engineering and work towards a career in environmental conservation. Meggan received the Sons of the American Revolution Book Award and a scholarship from the Founders Fund.
Courtney Noble plans to attend Edison State College for two years, then continue her education at FGCU and focus on a career in journalism. Courtney received scholarships from the Friends of the Museum of the Everglades’ Carol Moseman Fund, HOPE, and the Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club.
Skylar Prickett will attend Edison State College, then continue her education in physical therapy and sports medicine. Skylar received scholarships from the Marco Island Sunrise Rotary and the Naples Yacht Clubs.
Michael Patrick Ridgway’s goal for his future is to become a firefighter. He will begin at Edison State College with EMT and Paramedic Certifications and continue at North Naples Fire Training Center. Patrick received scholarships from the Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club and Reach Out Everglades & C.O.P.S. Association.
Kendall Smallwood is planning to attend Edison State College in the fall, and work towards a career in pediatric nursing. Kendall also received the Wall of Fame Academic Senior Award and scholarships from the Marco Island Sunrise Rotary Club, Reach Out Everglades & C.O.P.S. Association, and from the prestigious Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation.
Colton Stokes will attend marine mechanic school in Tennessee. Colton received a scholarship from Reach Out Everglades & C.O.P.S. Association.
These seniors as well as many other high school students were honored for their outstanding achievements at a Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 24, at the Seafood Depot in Everglades City. Again, congratulations and best wishes to all our great students!!
Patricia Huff has lived in Everglades City for the past 17 years and is the Publisher of the local newspaper The Mullet Rapper.