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  • Keys Energy Services recently donated backpacks to the Monroe County School District.

    Pictured in the photo: Left to right, Poinciana School Cafeteria Manager Marlyn Anne Brown Menite, Poinciana School Principal Dr. Larry C. Schmiegel and cafeteria worker Priscilla Sullivan. Keys Energy Services recently donated backpacks to the Monroe County School District. The 2,400 backpacks will be used county-wide to help tackle the issue of food insecurity with students and their families. "These are bags we would normally have given out at community events," said Keys Energy spokesperson Julio Torrado. "Since many of these events were canceled due to the pandemic, we thought this was a great way to use them. Food insecurity in our community should be something we are all concerned about," he said.

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  • Marathon High School Student's Photo Accepted into National Competition

    Last week was Red Ribbon Week and while it looked different this year, Marathon High School still celebrated! There were two socially distanced proclamation events (for A-Day and B-Day students). One of the group photos taken by Maggie Coleman-Sayer was accepted into the National Red Ribbon Week Photo Contest. The school with the most votes wins! Please vote for MHS! People can vote once every 24 hours. Please use this link to vote - http://wshe.es/ZT3pLHaN

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  • Unity Day at Poinciana Elementary School

    Poinciana Elementary School, a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, celebrated Unity Day with students, faculty and staff wearing orange. Our Unified Partners Club members Sawyer, Sebastian, Hannah, Marlene, Jakob, Chase and Monea encouraged everyone to treat everyone with respect and kindness.

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  • FOUR MCSD SENIORS SELECTED AS SEMIFINALISTS IN THE 2021 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

    Superintendent Theresa Axford recently announced that four Monroe County School District seniors have been selected as semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program sponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Coral Shores High School’s Alison Woltanski and Emma Kost, Marathon High School’s Katerina Nikiforova, and Key West High School’s Christina Tong. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Approximately 16,000 semifinalists nationwide were selected for this prestigious honor. Congratulations, Alison, Emma, Katerina and Christina on this outstanding accomplishment. Please click “Learn More” to see additional information about each honoree.

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