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Three weeks from now, 16 Dr. Phillips High students will be on a plane to Scotland with multicolored puppets and theater props in tow. Theyve been rehearsing five days a week, every week, since school let out. Theyve put down their payments. And soon theyll be performing the edited version of Avenue Q at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the largest arts festival in the world. Its the schools fifth time since 1995 attending the festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and fea tured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues. The schools theater director, Jason Whitehead, is an alumnus of the program himself. He attended the festival as a student in 2001. Once we were presented with the opportunity to go to Scotland, I had a short list of shows I thought would appeal to an international audience but also were easy to travel, Whitehead said. Since we had a smaller group this time, I was thinking, Whats going to sell? I was looking at small-cast musicals that could be trimmed SEE AVENUE PAGE 4 ObserverWINDERMEREYOU YOUR NEIGHBORS. YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. PRSRT STD ECRWSS US POSTAGE PAIDWINTER GARDEN, FL PERMIT NO. 81 *****************ECRWSSEDDM****Postal Customer TAKE PART IN THE ARTSSt. Lukes United Methodist Church is hosting a Take pArt: A Festival of the Arts, from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 14, and artists are invited to submit their two-dimensional work that embraces this years theme: Footloose and Fancy Free. Submissions can be sent to takepart. The indoor event will include entertainment, an artist alley ne-art gallery, make-and-take artwork, kids corner, dance classes, art demonstrations, interactive exhibits, open mic night at 6 p.m. and food trucks from 4 to 8 p.m. St. Lukes is at 4851 S. Apopka-Vineland Road, Orlando.YOUR TOWNVOLUME 3, NO. 40 Danielle HendrixGotha Middle Assistant Principal Matthew Owens and media specialist Trina Labaw are excited to introduce the new 3D printers to their students. FBC Windermeres VBS nale. SEE PAGE 9. Amped-up week at VBS Family fun at Lifebridge Church. SEE PAGE 8.DP students to take Avenue Q to Scotland Sixteen students from Dr. Phillips High are set to perform an edited version of Avenue Q in three weeks at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORDanielle HendrixStudents practice with their puppets during a rehearsal of Avenue Q at the school on Monday, July 9.FREE THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 Going above and beyondThis Olympia High grad attended three schools simultaneously. SEE PAGE 3. PRINTING WITH PURPOSEStudents at Gotha Middle School will be able to see their creations come to life with 3D printing in the media center this school year. SEE PAGE 4.


2 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 Tired of suffering from joint pain? Mako minimally invasive surgery for hip and knee replacement offers important advantages over traditional surgery: More accurate implant positioning, resulting in a more natural-feeling joint following surgery. Patients typically experience rapid pain relief and a quick return to their active lifestyle. Mako joint replacement surgery for hips and knees is now available at Orlando Health Health Central Hospital. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, call 321.843.2001 or visit Choose advanced joint replacement 278681 Same day Appointments available for new and 276532 Pediatricians Erika Diogene, D.O. Phone: 407-770-1414 1583 E. Silver Star Rd. Ocoee, FL 34761 www. GrowingTogetherPeds .comOpen: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm SATURDAY, JULY 14ICE CREAM SODA AND MACRAME Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at West Orange Creamery and Soda Fountain, 1575 Maguire Road, Suite 101, Ocoee. Make your own macram plant hanger and enjoy an old-fashioned ice-cream soda. Tickets are $40 and include all the materials needed for the project, a take-home knot guide, a potted plant and a sweet treat. For tickets,, JULY 17NETWORKING PARTY BUS 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, starting at The Big Easy, 7782 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Suite 140, Windermere. The monthly bus provides an opportunity for business men and women to strengthen their contacts in the community. The event is hosted by Horizon West Professionals. Tickets are $27. For information, contact, JULY 19MOVIN & GROOVIN TO SILLY DANCE TUNES3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Put on your dancing shoes and boogie down to the beat of your favorite dance tunes. Ages 3 to 12. (407) 835-7323.CUISINE CORNER: FLORIDIAN CUISINE 6 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the Windermere Library, 530 Main St. Join Chef Warren Caterson as he shows you how to prepare quick and healthy meals using seafood, poultry and meat with locally grown fruits and veg etables. Book sale and signing to follow event. For more information on Chef Warren, visit chefwarrencaterson. com. (407) 835-7323.SATURDAY, JULY 21WGAA BOOK CLUB Noon Saturday, July 21, at the SoBo Gallery, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Hosted by the Winter Garden Art Association, this book club for art lovers will include art historical refer ences, discussions and images of the artworks mentioned in the books read. The next book is Lust for Life, by Irving Stone. Presented by Central Florida art historian, artist and writer Adrienne H. Lee. Tickets are $10 for WGAA members, $15 for others. To register, visit For information, call (407) 347-7996.SUNDAY, JULY 22SUMMER MOVIE SERIES: INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at the Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. Enjoy a summer tradition with classic favorites. Tickets are $8. Gar, JULY 24COOKIES & MILK WITH A COP 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the West Oaks Library, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road, Ocoee. Children can meet local police ocers and enjoy a story, cookies and milk. This series is a great chance to interact with ocers in a fun and informative environment. Sponsored by the Ocoee Police Department. (407) 835-7323. KPOP DANCE PARTY 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando.If you have KDrama feelings for K-Pop music, then the library is where you need to be. Trivia, activities and fandom crafts included. (407) 835-7323. SOUTHWEST BOOK CLUB 7 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at the Southwest Library, 7255 Della Drive, Orlando. Discuss this months selection, Before the Fall, by Noah Hawley. Winner of the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel. Ages 18 and up. (407) 835-7323.THURSDAY, JULY 26METROWEST FOOD TRUCK CONNECTION 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at Veranda Park, 2295 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. Take a night o from cooking, grab the family and some friends, and enjoy a wide variety of culinary delights ranging from barbecue, burgers, lobster and ice cream. (407) 601-5995.FRIDAY, JULY 27WINDERMERE FOOD TRUCK NIGHT 5 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St. Hosted by the Town of Windermere Downtown Business Committee, the event oers a variety of food trucks serving meals, drinks and snacks. Attendees should bring a blanket or chair for comfort. (407) 876-2563.SATURDAY, JULY 28BELAC CHILDHOOD CANCER 5K FUN RUN/WALK 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando. The event raises funds for the Belac Childhood Foundation. The mission, in Caleb Solomon Williams name, is to nd a cure for T-cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma. For information, visit our-founder. YOUR CALENDAR


WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 3 278054 rrf 4848 S Apopka Vineland, Ste 212 Windermere FL 32819 407-704-8030 | Expand Your Real Estate Portfolio We have exclusive investment properties in the Orlando area now! Triple enrollment Olympia High graduate Queeny Jos concluded her high-school career in the top 18% of her class with a 4.7 weighted GPA, all while taking additional courses at two colleges.AMY QUESINBERRYCOMMUNITY EDITOROlympia High School graduated roughly 800 students in May, but there was only one senior who can say she was enrolled at three schools at the same time. Queeny Jos holds that distinction, having already taken classes at both Valencia College and Orange Technical College Westside Campus during her senior year of high school. She began her trio of educational facilities because she want ed to make better use of her time. I started Valencia first because I wanted to manage my time better, Jos said. I walked there from home. So, instead of doing all seven AP (classes) or even five, let me go to Valencia and get college credit; and I was close to home and I didnt have to go every day. She did take two Advance Placement courses in her last year at Olympia: calculus and chemistry. She said she regrets not taking more AP classes, but she loaded up on honors courses, afraid to take anything more dif ficult since she was still grasping the English language after coming to the United States from Haiti in 2010. In addition to this class load, she took morning classes at Westside in the two-year medical assistant program. Im interested in medicine, Jos said. I wanted an insight of what it would be like to be in the medical program. She didnt let a lack of transportation stop her, either. She rode the bus to high school each morning and then hopped on a bus waiting to take her to Westside, in Winter Garden. There, she participated in laboratory and classroom activities, first learning medical terminology and what is expected of a medical student. The second year was a more hands-on experience and involved activities such as learning how to take a pulse and how to perform an electrocardiogram. Jos credits her instructors Suzanne Kerr and program director Melinda Garcia with fueling her passion to help others. Last year, Jos represented OTC at Skills USA, where she competed against other high-school students in a medical terminology competition. She took first place in the regional competition and received the silver award in the state. As a member of Health Occupations Students of America, she has participated in other technical-skills competitions and has learned about various health professions. Meanwhile, still in her senior year of high school, Jos took macroeconomics, government and two freshman composition courses at Valencia, as well, all of which transferred this summer to the University of Florida, where she is majoring in health science. In addition, she has worked outside the classroom, too, obtaining more than 100 hours of community service at Health Central Hospital, in Ocoee.DEDICATION TO COMMUNITYJoss desire to become an epidemiologist stems from her childhood in her home country of Haiti. She and her mother, Marielle Jose-Giraud, were living there while her father, Jean Austa Jos, was working in the United States to build a better life for his family when, in 2010, a catastrophic 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the island of Hispaniola. She and her mother escaped serious injury despite being in their house when it was destroyed. But the deadly outbreak of cholera that coursed throughout the island had a profound impact on the 10-year-old, and this would eventually lead her into the medical field. I experienced what it did to my community by hearing from whole family members getting cholera not dying but having a hard time getting treated, said Jos, who immigrated with her mother to the U.S. two years later. Thats when I became pas sionate about being an infectious disease physician, an epidemiologist, she said. I plan to absolutely go back home, because thats where my passion is, my community and my nation. But I also want to go to other countries to treat people with any infectious disease. Her current plan is to obtain her bachelors degree and then continue with a masters degree in public health.GIVING HER GUIDANCEJos credits Renee Hudson, her college transition counselor at Olympia, for assisting her along the way. She worked with me my senior year, she said. Shes really like my rock, she keeps up with me. She pointed out applications to college, helped me with applying to college (and for) scholarships. She was really helpful. Their friendship grew when Jos participated in Hudsons nonprofit organization, The Plug. She participated in SAT prep sessions and a mentoring program and received hands-on support to reach her postsecondary goals. Jos earned a full scholarship to UF through the Mathen Florida Opportunity Scholars program. She received multiple local scholarships, too. She is absolutely phenomenal, Hudson said. Resilient, focused, kind and committed. She is a forever learner and has clearly defined academic and professional goals. I am blessed to have met her and to be a part of her life during this journey. Courtesy photosQueeny Jos and her parents, Marielle Jos-Giraud and Jean Austa Jos, celebrate at her graduation from Olympia High School. Queeny Jos and her mother, Marielle Jos-Giraud, in 2010, four months after a catastrophic earthquake struck their country of Haiti.


4 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 Students at Gotha Middle School know theyre going digital this year with the districts one-toone digital learning program. But what they might not know is that theyll also have access to technology that allows them to build chess pieces, sculptures and more: 3D printers.21STCENTURY TECHMedia specialist Trina Labaw is entering her fourth year working at Gotha Middles media center, and she has been wanting to have digital printers for the students for years. One of the things that I do is I try to stay with whats the most current trends, and making and makerspaces (are) the up-andcoming thing, and its in a lot of schools already, Labaw said. In our district we have a lot of media centers who already have 3D printers. Its one of those things where its the future of what were doing. The schools have to give the kids what is going to be their futures, and we cant just wait for them to catch up to it. Youve got to bring it to them, so when we have the opportunity to have a few extra dollars that I was able to procure this, I jumped on it, she said. The school now has two 3D printers, one an XYZprinting da Vinci Jr. model and the other by Dremel. After school and licensing fees, Labaw estimates the printers cost around $500 and $1,600, respectively. They arrived shortly after the most recent school year ended. Students will be able to use programs from Dremel or Tinkercad, both of which are user-friendly 3D design tools, to turn their ideas into models that can then be printed. Tinkercad has builtin tutorials, and students will be able to save their creations to a USB drive, plug it into the printer and print directly from there. Both printers use spools of plastic filament, which they heat up similar to a hot-glue gun. The process of printing takes time anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the size and scope of the project at hand. (The printer) makes a honeycomb pattern at the bottom (while building) and thats what I want the kids to pay attention to as it builds, Labaw said. Youd think it would just be concentric circles, but the honeycomb pattern is for strength and you don't need to fill in every little hole, so it saves (filament). Thats part of how these pieces can be strong but fairly inexpensive each spool is about $30, and you dont need much to make what youre making. Id like to see our guitar students make guitar picks of their own, Id like to see our art students make their 2D objects into 3D objects, and Id love to see them take their sculptures from handmade to 3D so they can com pare and contrast what theyve done, she said. Labaw also has other new technologies, such as 3D doodling pens and tools and sets made for tinkering around. Since students will have their own portable computers, the plan is to move the desktop computers from the media center to the classrooms to create more room for maker spaces. Its good (because) we offer six different STEM courses, so theyll be able to really work out with (Labaw) about how we can incor porate this more into their STEM classes, as well as the computerscience and digital-art classes, said Assistant Principal Matthew Owens.COLLABORATE TO COMPETEOne point the school administration hopes to emphasize with the 3D printers is that the schools of today are not the ones people have attended in the past its full steam ahead with technology now. Were looking for more things to get for kids in that digital mindset and the 21st-century world, Owens said. A lot of our kids talk about wanting to go into engineering or a STEM field, so we say, Well, what would you be using? We now live in a global society and marketplace, so our kids have to be able to compete globally with other kids around the world, not just kids in the Gotha and Windermere area. For us as an administrative team, it was just very important that if we can find things to make it work and make it happen, we want to make sure that we can do that, he said. Its handson experience, which is what we want our students to do. We want them to experiment and collaborate because in the work force today you have to do those things. Labaw added that students will be able to learn through trial and error as they create and discover what does and doesnt work. The beauty of these is that it allows the students to problem solve they have to think the design from beginning to the end, that what-ifs and the how do I fix it? she said. Its a very good experience trying to troubleshoot and figure it all out. The collaboration that the kids are going to do together in order to make these projects work is what Im most excited about, because the conversations are going to be, Well, how do we get this to work? Its going to be great.DANIELLE HENDRIXBLACK TIE EDITORand still made sense, and Avenue Q popped into my mind. Avenue Q is a musical that tells the story of a recent college graduate named Princeton who moves into an apartment in New York on Avenue Q. According to Music Theater International, he soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. The coming-of-age story addresses topics such as anxiety, love and issues people run into as they approach adulthood. The musical has been called raunchy, but MTI has created a school-appropriate version for high schools to perform. The company works with the writers to approve cutting or modifying certain parts. Its still pretty much a PG-13 show; they cut out a few fourletter words and sexual under tones, Whitehead said. I still had to advertise like, Don't be confused by the puppets, its not a childrens show and does contain language and mature themes. The students will put on a 90-minute version of the show, which they will perform twice at the school before they leave for Scotland. They also will perform it four times in Scotland and twice more within the first two weeks of the new school year. Whitehead applied on the programs behalf in February 2017 to attend with the American High School Theatre Festival. Eligible programs must be nominated by a theater professional or college professor. The application, he said, includes a program and cur riculum review, merits of the program, notable alumni, philosophy on teaching styles, pictures, video clips and letters of support from the community. I found out in April or May of 2017 that wed be going the summer of 2018, because its a year long fundraising process, he said. Its a lot of planning, and I was able to announce it to the stu dents at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Students will leave July 28and returnAug. 10, two days before school begins. Theyll land first in London, where theyll see a show at Shakespeares Globe, tour the Royal Shakespeare Company and do some more sightseeing. In Edinburgh, theyll attend and perform at the festival, see castles and attend an improvisational workshop. I know they're excited, but I don't think they truly under stand what a fun, cold, tiring, busy experience Scotland is going to be, Whitehead said. I think of how many memories and how much fun I had on that trip, and Im excited for them to experience it (and to see) whats in store. SEE AVENUE QAside from their four performances in Scotland, the students involved in Avenue Q will also put on shows at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, and Saturday, July 21, at Dr. Phillips High School. They will also do two more performances at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, and Satur day, Aug. 18. Tickets cost $10 and can be purchased at across the pond Danielle HendrixThese 16 students will be on a plane to Scotland soon to attend and per form at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. FROM AVENUE PAGE 1 Gotha Middle gets 3D printers Danielle HendrixOne of the sample objects the Dremel printer produced is a bear-shaped nger puppet. WINDERMERE OBSERVER The Windermere Observer (USPS 687-120) is published weekly for $40 per year ($50 outside of Orange County) by the Observer Media Group, 720 S. Dillard St., Winter Gar den, Florida 34787. Periodical postage paid at Winter Garden, Florida. POSTMASTER send address changes to the Windermere Observer, 720 S. 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WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 5 CHURCH DIRECTORY Advertise your Services or Events on this page weekly.This page appears weekly in the Windermere Observer and online at advertise in the Church Directory call 407-656-2121 or email AdvertiseNow@orangeobserver.com278817EPISCOPALCHURCH OF THE ASCENSION 4950 S. Apopka-Vineland Rd., Orlando Sun.Serv 8:30am, 10:30am, 5:30pm. 407-876-3480 NONDENOMINATIONALHAVEN OF GRACE BIBLE CHURCH 13520 Foxcrest Blvd. Winter Garden, FL 34787 Services 9:30 and 10:30AM 407-952-0510 Matthews Hope Chest Creations Custom Furniture Repaired, Refinished and Repurposed Wood Furniture Pallet Art & FurnitureFollow us at our New Workshop Location at 930 Carter Rd. Suite #311, Winter Garden 1/4 Mile North of W. Colonial Dr. 407.905.9500 8am-5pm Mon Sat XNSP15668 BAPTISTHORIZON WEST COMMUNITY CHURCH 6121 Avalon Rd., Winter Garden Sunday 11:00 AM Contemporary Service Bilingual: Spanish and English 279308 Have fun while enjoying a delicious meal with plenty of changes to win rearms, including the NWTF Beretta A300. There will be live and silent auctions featuring beautiful prints, sculptures and more. Theres something for everyone, bring your spouse, friend, son, or daughter for an evening of fun. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and tickets are $60 for singles, $100 for couples, and $20 for kids. Sponsor tables are also available.To reserve your tickets call 352-250-5640 or email Attention Sportsmen and Outdoor Enthusiasts The national wild turkey federation is hosting their Annual Hunting Heritage Event on Saturday July 28th at the Clermont Arts and Recreation Center on Hwy. 27 278843 Trane Comfort Specialists. Quality Work & Customer Satisfaction is our #1 PriorityCall us and catch a great deal!407-470-7014 Get hooked on great Service!www.DuncansACOrlando.comSALES SERVICE INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE 1319 Green Forest Ct, Suite 412 Winter Garden, FL 34787 279529 M D C P U 5667 Vineland Rd Orlando, FL 32819 407-345-5490 www.francescospizzeriaorlando.com30% Receipt Total N rr f nn BOGOB S P G FREE P N rr f nn Cell phone service in downtown Windermere could be getting an upgrade. Representatives from Crown Castle outlined a plan to improve cell phone service on and around Main Street during a workshop meeting on Tuesday, June 26. Crown Castle is a company that provides wireless communica tions infrastructure. Project Manager Ann Bradley said the company is looking to improve the cell service in downtown Windermere using small cell solutions, or SCS. Demand for mobile data is projected to grow, Bradley said. This wireless demand is creating a need for new infrastructure, and the new infrastructure is the components of a small-cell solution, which consists of a pole in the utility right-of-way. (It) could be a utility pole, power pole, slim-line pole or a street pole with street lights. According to Crown Castles website, small-cell solutions consist of discrete nodes that sit on top of various types of utilities poles. The nodes improve cellular voice and data capacity within the area they are installed; however, they cover smaller areas compared to traditional cell tow ers. When the nodes are grouped closer together, they could potentially deliver more cell capacity to an area than a traditional cell tower. Badley said the design being proposed for downtown Winder mere is a street pole with one or two lights attached. She said five poles would be installed in the right-of-way along Main Street. The proposed locations each have an existing street light that will be replaced. The company has installed many SCS devices in downtown Orlando, in all of the Orlando theme parks and many other locations throughout the country, she added. The wiring for each node will be hidden underground, within the pole or within a nearby utility box. Each node will be able to support three cell carriers, Bradley said. You will not see any lines or coaxials or wiring or anything outside of the pole. Its all inside (or underneath) the pole, she said. You would not have three different poles for three different carriers It would all be on one pole. Town Manager Robert Smith said Crown Castle is covering all the costs of the project. He added the company has a statutory right to utilize the towns right-of-way to install the nodes in downtown. It does change the aesthetics a little bit, Smith said. The right-of-way is going to look a little different. The lighting is going to look a little different, but it will enhance the services when it comes to cell service, streaming and stuff like that. Smith also said that Crown Castle does have to work with the town regarding the aesthetics of the nodes. Mayor Gary Bruhn said he is not a fan of the state statute that grants telecommunication companies, like Crown Castle, the power to utilize the towns rightsof-way; however, he also said he is glad that Crown Castle is tak ing the towns character and aesthetics into consideration with the plans. (Companies like) AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, they went right to the state legislature and got the laws passed that they wanted, Bruhn said. They can do what they want on our rights-of-way. We cannot control. We cannot charge for it. And that left a bad taste in my mouth. I appreciate (Crown Castle) actually sitting down (with us) and trying to come to some kind of an agreement if you will as to what they will look like and how they will be placed. Bruhn added the project wont begin until early 2019. Once it starts, it wont take long to complete. It probably wont take more than a week or two to get it done, he said. They have got to go and negotiate and work out a deal with Duke (Energy). The light poles that we have downtown the ones that theyre replacing with these (SCS) poles Duke actually owns them. We lease them from Duke.Town leaders hosted a work shop meeting regarding cell service downtown.This map shows the proposed locations for the small-cell solutions poles.Crown Castle shares cell solutions with Windermere Town CouncilERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITER You will not see any lines or coaxials or wiring or anything outside of the pole. Its all inside (or underneath) the pole. ...You would not have three dierent poles for three dier ent carriers It would all be on one pole. Ann Bradley


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ENRICHING MUSICAL MINDS ARTS + CULTURETHURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 ORANGEOBSERVER.COMAnn Thorsen-Moran and Heidi Larson have joined to form a new music school.WANT TO JOIN?MUSICAL MINDS CONSERVATORY OF WINDERMERE ADDRESS: 13506 Summerport Village Parkway, Suite 767, Windermere PHONE: 407-392-3202 EMAIL: info@musicalmindsconservatory. com WEBSITE: musicalmindsconservatory.comHeidi Larson and Ann ThorsenMoran both have a passion for teaching and music. That passion inspired them to join forces to create the Musical Minds Conservatory of Windermere. In Windermere, theres no music school, Larson said. Weve both been (teaching piano) in this area about a decade. As colleagues, we decided to combine this year and make (a school). Thorsen-Moran added the two share similar teaching styles, which played a role in their decision to work together. Larson and Thorsen-Moran each bring many years of musical experience to their students. Larson started playing piano when she was 8 years old and started teaching by the time she was 13. She is a Nationally Cer tified Teacher of Music with 25 years of experience teaching students of all ages. Shes published her own music-theory book series in addition to several books of her original compositions. Although an accomplished musician, she did not always have the passion for playing piano that she does today. I was 8 years old (when) my mom put me in piano, Larson said. I was terrible. I hated to practice. It was the worst. So, I tell parents, Dont ever give up on ERIC GUTIERREZSTAFF WRITERSEE MUSIC PAGE 8 Courtesy photosAnn Thorsen-Moran has been studying music for 35 years. Heidi Larson started teaching piano when she was 13 years old.In Windermere, theres no music school. Weve both been (teaching piano) in this area about a decade. As colleagues, we decided to combine this year and make (a school). Heidi Larson


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In addition to family in the Orlando area, Evans said that his son, Tyler, will be beginning his college career as a freshman at Florida Southern in Lakeland this fall. The relocation to Central Florida could open up some opportunities to see Tyler play. Evans daughter, Emily, is a rising junior volleyball player who was a two-year starter and a captain at Flanagan. He said that the family is excited for her to be joining the program at Dr. Phillips, under coach Danny Eleutiza. Before his time at Flanagan, Evans was the coach at Miami Beach Senior High from 19901998 and at Dr. Krop from 19992003. During his coaching career he has piled up accolades, including having been recognized as state and national coach of the year in the past. Evans takes over for longtime coach Mike Bradley, whose Panthers advanced to the FHSAA Class 9A State Semifinals this past spring and finished 19-14. Bradley stepped down after the Panthers run to the Final Four to take the job at Winter Springs, significantly shortening his daily commute from his home in Lake Mary. Evans listed Bradley among the coaches from the Orlando area with whom he has had an existing friendship and whom he consulted when deliberating on the The Dr. Phillips baseball team has a new head coach and the rsum Ray Evans brings to his new job is one of the most impressive in the state. Formerly the head coach at Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines since 2004, Evans teams won three state championships (2005, 2006 and 2010) and one national championship (2010) during his 15-year run there. His overall record as a head coach is 517-230-2. The hire was confirmed July 8 by Dr. Phillips Athletic Director Steve McHale. Reached by phone July 8, Evans reflected on his decision to make such a significant move from a place where he had so much success, citing family as a driving factor. Change is good, sometimes, and the timing was right, Evans said. I have family that lives up in the Orlando area I knew there was going to be a time where we were going to relocate as a family. SPORTSJULY 12, 2018 Windermere Little Leaguer Oscar Perez pitched well in the District 14 Championship. Page 121 Brandon Fields, a two-sport standout for Dr. Phillips High in football and baseball, has decided on a college destination. The rising junior announced July 3 via his Twitter account that he would attend the University of South Carolina, where he intends to play both sports. Fields had a list of suitors in both sports that included Michigan, Florida and several other high-prole programs.2 A pair of Fields teammates on the Dr. Phillips football team Bryan Bell-Ander son and Frank Maciejczyk earned oers recently. Bell-Anderson, a corner back and wide receiver, was oered by LouisianaLafayette and Maciejczyk, a defensive end, was oered by Stetson.3 Former Olympia standout and Flor ida Gators closer Michael Byrne has signed a professional contract with the Cincinnati Reds, as announced by the Reds July 3. Byrne was drafted in the 14th round of this years MLB Draft and was awarded a bonus of $260,000 according to 4 The Inaugural Bridgewater Athletic Golf Tournament will take place Sept. 15, to benet the athletics programs at Bridgewater Middle School. The event will take place at West Orange Country Club and opportunities for sponsorship are still available. More information can be found by contacting Aaron Bentley at aaron. or Matt Mowel at matthew. The Central Florida All-Star Football Game Youth Coaching Clinic & Camp will take place Saturday at Central Florida Christian Academy. The camp starts at 8 a.m. and more information can be found at or by calling Lo Wood at 407-466-5637. HIGH5 STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORSEE EVANS PAGE 12Photo by Steven RyzewskiThe Windermere Little League Baseball Majors All-Stars went 3-0 this past weekend at the Section 5 Tournaments, hosted at Dr. Phillips Little League.Dr. Phillips hires Ray Evans as new baseball coachAthletic director Steve McHale conrmed that the school has hired former Flanagan High coach Ray Evans a three-time state champion. For the second consecutive year, the Florida Little League Softball Minors (ages 8-10) State Champion is Windermere Little League. The young ladies from Winder mere closed the three-day event in Tampa with a pair of exciting, one-run wins July 7 and July 8 against Viera Suntree and Inverness by scores of 4-3 and 5-4, respectively.Windermeres winning weekendSoftball and baseball teams from Windermere Little League had success this past weekend at state and sectional tournaments.STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITORCourtesy photoThe Windermere Little League Softball Minors All-Star team shows o the banner it earned for winning a state championship July 8. SEE WINNING PAGE 12


12 WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 opening. Boone coach Pete Post and The First Academy coach Scott Grove are also among local coaches who Evans said he has consulted. When he visited Dr. Phillips to meet with school officials, he said he was very impressed by the facilities the Panthers baseball program has. I love what theyve done with the place it looks fantastic, Evans said. Evans said that the process of relocating will be hectic, but that he hopes to be situated by August so that he can begin getting to know his new team a team that has a roster full of returners that he is excited about. Im really excited about going up there, Evans said. Afterward, manager Mark Wolsonovich praised the totalteam effort that got Winder mere over the hump to win the State of Florida Championship and headed to the Southeast Regional in Tennessee. Ive never been a part of a team where all 13 girls contributed everybody contributed, Wolsonovich said. All 13 girls did something to win those games. The team has one returning player from last years team that won the state championship Ariana Lara with the rest of the members of that team mov ing on to either the 11-year-old or 12-year-old teams this summer. Windermere moves on to the Tournament of State Champions, beginning July 20 in Clarksville, Tenn. With this being the final stop for this par ticular age group, Wolsonovich hopes his girls will embrace the opportunity and have some fun. Thats final level the pressure is off, he said. We just go out there and let them play. The Windermere Little League Minors Softball team includes Alex Wolsonovich, Ariana Lara, Riley Winters, Sav vy Sotto, Lizzie Ozim, Mackenzie Duncan, Carlee Fitch, Faith Fazzone, Delaney Crockett, Danika Spinogatti, Sarah Vance, Katherine Johnson and Addison Walker.MAJORS SOFTBALL WINS SECTIONThe Windermere Little League Softball Majors (ages 11-12) AllStars team will get a chance to match its Minors counterpart when it heads to Fort Myers for the State of Florida Championship, beginning July 13. To get there, the team of mostly 12-year-olds from Windermere won the Section 5 Tournament this past weekend, which it also hosted. The team includes Avery Wilson, Cami Pini, Riley Johnson, Tabitha Perry, Shae Steenbergh, Gabby Campopiano, Abby Contreras, Lauren Rifenberg, Jewels Perez, Cynthia Cummings, Piper Hofmann and Lexi King.MAJORS BASEBALL MOVES ON TO STATEThe Windermere girls werent alone in having some success this past weekend. The Windermere Little League Majors All-Stars baseball team won all three games it played this past weekend at the Section 5 Tournament, hosted by Dr. Phillips Little League. The boys from WLL defeated Maitland, Delaney Park and South Orange. Now, the team will advance to the State of Florida Championship beginning July 20 at Key stone Little League in Tampa. The team includes Chance Barnes, Davis Goodlatte, Der ek Lopez, Nicolas Mujica, R.J. Ruiz, Donald Steward, Tyler Wall, Henry Davis, Maxwell Hurd, Dominic Madrid, Oscar Perez, Aseny Stefanos, Carson Toughey and Jack Waller. State Farm, Bloomington, IL Family. Friends. Community. Were all in this together.1211007Shannon Till, Agent Fowlers Grove 3279 Daniels Rd Winter Garden, FL 34787 Toll Free: 855-742-1591 State Farm has a long tradition of being there. Thats one reason why Im proud to support West Orange county.. Get to a better State. State Farm, Bloomington, IL Family. Friends. Community. 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JProudly serving West Orange County for over 36 Real estate: Contracts, Closings, Short Sales, Deed in Lieu And other matters 278675 Were you nervous before pitching in the district championship? I was really nervous before the game because I thought I was going to pitch bad. I just told myself to pitch well and mix up my pitches. Whats it like when you pitch against friends on the other team? Its just fun when you do it. How do you think the team did this past weekend at sectionals? We did good. We got a lot of hits and played good. I think we do pretty much all of it well. How long have you been playing the game? Since I was 4 its just a fun game and its fun to play. What is your favorite professional baseball team? The (San Francisco) Giants. I went to (AT&T Park) and I liked it a lot. SPORTS SPOTLIGHTThe Windermere Little League Majors (12-year-old) All-Stars defeated Dr. Phillips in the District 14 Championship June 25, edging their nearby rivals 2-1. Helping to lead the way for Windermere that day was pitcher Oscar Perez. Perez pitched ve-and-one-third innings and allowed just the one run before he had to be taken out for reaching his maximum pitch count. His strong performance set the stage for the teams district championship.SPONSORED BY SHANNON TILLSTATE FARM IN FOWLER GROVESOscar Perez THE BASICSAge: 12 School: The First Academy Right Heght: 5-foot-6 Position: Pitcher, catcherWho is your favorite professional baseball player? Buster Posey. Hes a catcher and I like catching. He can throw people out. Which of your teammates is the funniest? Dominic (Madrid). What is the best baseballrelated advice you have received? To take a deep breath before I pitch every time. What is your favorite subject in school? Science. What did you learn about in your science class this past school year that was inter esting? Weather and clouds tornadoes and stuff. What do you think you would like to be when you grow up? Lawyer. What is your dream car? A white Lamborghini. If you could visit anywhere tomorrow, where would you go? Probably California the San Francisco area. Who is your biggest role model? My (older) brother, Luis. I look up to him a lot. STEVEN RYZEWSKI Winning EvansFROM PAGE 11 FROM PAGE 11 I love what theyve done with the (facilities) it looks fantastic. Ray Evans, Dr. Phillips High baseball coachCourtesy photoThe Windermere Little League Softball Majors All-Star team punched a ticket to state by winning the Florida Little League Section 5 Tournament.


WINDERMERE OBSERVER | THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2018 13 279686 276686 In a baseball coaching career that has spanned three decades, Jay Welsh has seen some things. With that said, the way in which his Winter Garden Squeeze won their final game of the first half of this season a 19-9 victory over the Sanford River Rats July 5 which saw the Squeeze score 15 runs in the final three innings figures to stick out for some time. That was one of the most bizarre games Ive been involved in in 30 years of coaching, Welsh said. Indeed, Welsh and company are not likely to forget a game dur ing which the Squeeze (10-12-1) scored seven runs in the eighth inning without recording a hit. Winter Garden had trailed 9-4 through six innings, before scor ing one run in the seventh and seven runs, a piece, in the eighth and ninth innings. The win capped a first half that saw the team struggle mightily out of the gate the Squeeze lost seven consecutive games after winning their season opener and rebound by going 9-5-1 since snapping that losing streak. Keying the turnaround has been the teams bats. The offense has been great this year, its been super for the first half its just our pitching has been really suspect this year, Welsh said. Statistically, Winter Garden is middle-of-the-pack in the Flor ida Collegiate Summer League in several categories the Squeeze are fourth in the league in hits (177 in 23 games) and third in the league in doubles (32), home runs (10) and batting average (.251). The pitching numbers are a little less friendly Winter Gar den has, for instance, the secondhighest ERA in the Florida League (5.71). Beyond the statistics, though, Welsh says he has a club with players who are engaged each day even when the rains that come with a Florida summer bump games. As far as individual success, Aaron Anderson a sophomore first baseman from Flagler College leads the entire Florida League in batting average (.427) and hits (32), to go along with six extra-base hits and 14 RBIs. Hes a coachs dream, Welsh said of Anderson. He is the first kid at the ballpark and the last kid to leave and oh, by the way, he leads the league in hitting. Where the team has found some success on the mound has been in a pair of familiar faces from years past returning pitchers Ryan Ashworth and Ryan Welsh. Through 21.1 innings of action this season, Ashworth (Flagler College) has the fourth-best ERA (2.53) in the league and two wins. Welsh, who has been coming out of the bullpen, has 14 strikeouts in nine innings to his credit. Winter Garden finds itself tied with Winter Park for third place at the seasons halfway point, trailing Leesburg (18-5) and DeLand (12-11) two teams that the Squeeze will play a combined six games against between July 9 and July 17. This next week is a big week STEVEN RYZEWSKISENIOR SPORTS EDITOR Steven RyzewskiThe Squeeze have won nine of their past 15 games after a rough start.Squeeze at seasons halfway pointA memorable comeback against Sanford July 7 lifted Winter Garden into a tie for third place ahead of the Florida Leagues All-Star Game. STATISTICAL STANDOUTSHITTINGAaron Anderson (Flagler College) .427 average, 32 hits, 14 RBIsLuke Reidy (Rollins College) .322 average, 19 hits, 10 RBIsDrenis Ozuna (Connors State) 15 RBIs, 4 extrabase hits PITCHINGRyan Ashworth (Flagler College) 21.1 innings, 2.53 ERA, 4 walksRyan Welsh (Undecided) 9.0 innings, 14 strikeoutsUPCOMING HOME GAMESJuly 13 vs. DeLand July 19 vs. Seminole County July 21 vs. Leesburgfor us, Welsh said. If we have a good showing against them, we have an opportunity to make up some ground head-to-head. Of course, before the Squeeze can make up some ground on either the Lightning or the Suns, theyll have to first beat them through seven attempts, Winter Garden has yet to beat either team. Thats got to change this week, Welsh said.


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