For Friday, May 20, 2022
- Memorial Day service scheduled
- City will observe Emancipation Day
- Apopka, Wekiva students are Super Scholars
- Juneteenth day scheduled
- City utility bills may soon be able to be paid by phone
- Dinner at VFW will honor veterans, families
- Wekiva baseball wins 10 games, best for team in a decade
- AHS will host special time for ECG screening
- Fundraiser continuing for Apopka High football team
- AHS basketball camp set for June
While students should not spend their entire summer doing nothing, they should
definitely spend time learning socialization skills with others in their age group
and just having some fun. Read more on page 2A.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
This is time of year for changes
Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
It’s that time of year for our seniors – graduation! It can really be a time to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of a child or it can be a time to just be thankful that they made it to the finish line. It is the latter that I’d like to discuss here. Read Byrd on page 2A.
Newer areas of growth are fertile
Christine Moore, County Commissioner, District 2
I have been visiting new neighborhoods in the Apopka community of late. Perhaps, I should have studied sociology in college, as I’m so interested in the various levels of engagement in these neighborhoods. I believe healthier communities have meaningful connections and prioritize building these connections. Read Moore on page 2A.
“The sky is falling; the sky is falling!” So said Chicken Little as an acorn fell and struck him on the head. Everything would have been fine if HennyPenny would have investigated, but her greatest ambition was to tell the king and so she set about spreading the misinformation that got everyone involved. Read Hayden on page 2A.
Drag Queen Story Hour
By Patti Bankson
In April, School librarians from across Texas met in Fort Worth for an annual convention featuring two men in drag and symposiums about teaching children to become “anti-racists” and to embrace other social justice ideologies. Read Bankson on page 5A.
Letters to the Editor:
Reduced speed limit appreciated
Deborah A. Mills, Apopka
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