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Education Notes (2/20/13)

February 20, 2013
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Lehigh student takes second place at fair

Christopher Valentine, a Lehigh Acres Middle School student, earned second place in the Earth and Planetary Science, Junior 6-8 Division, at the 56th Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science Fair.

Christopher's project was selected as second place out of nearly 400 science projects submitted from throughout the county.

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Christopher Valentine took second place in the Earth and Planetary Science, Junior 6-8 Division, at the 56th Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science Fair.

Academy hosts annual History Day event

Classical Christian Academy hosted its annual History Day event on Feb. 8. This year's theme was colonial times, and students, parents and faculty came dressed in costumes from the era.

Each year, the academy hosts a history fair from a different time period, allowing students to get a first-hand "feel" for that specific place in time and having fun while experiencing a piece of history.

Among the activities were an array of colonial games and booths, each with their own unique flair to depict the essence of the era. Lunch was held in the "Prancing Pony Inn," with delicious feasts prepared recreating the food that was served during the time period.

Parent and family involvement is critical to the academy. As such, parents and teachers recreated a church, school, farm, home, store and cider mill from the era.

Leading up to the event, students were involved with various projects, writing assignments and speeches to further enhance their understanding of the time period.

Lee County Athletic Conference presents Hall of Fame inductees

The Lee County Athletic Conference is proud to announce the names of the individuals who will be inducted into the 2013 Lee County Athletic Conference Hall of Fame. The 2013 class is composed of six high school student-athletes and two athletic contributors.

The following individuals will be honored and inducted:

- Phillip Buchanon, nominated from Lehigh Senior High School

- Glen Cary, nominated from Fort Myers High School

- Terrence Cody, nominated from Riverdale High School

- Ron Hoover, nominated from North Fort Myers High School

- Johnny Long, nominated from North Fort Myers High School

- Anthony McKenna, nominated from Mariner High School

- Tommy Toles, nominated from Cape Coral High School

- Elmer Tremont, nominated from Fort Myers High School

The induction banquet will be held April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Crown Plaza Hotel and Resort, at 13051 Bell Tower Drive, Fort Myers.

For tickets or information, contact David Burns at (239) 334-2167.

School staff serves McDonald's customers

On Feb. 6, Lehigh Acres Middle School staff worked the counter and kitchen at the McDonald's on Homestead Road as part of a fund-raiser for the school.

"It was a lot of fun and everyone had a good time," Principal Joe Pitura said. "We are very appreciative of McDonald's restaurant for their continued support of our school."



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