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Thursday, November 1, 2012 V ol. 45 No. 42 See Page 2 for information about how to contact the newspaper.newszap.comFree SpeechFree Ads Inside... Letters to the Editor ...Page 3 Students First ...Page 4 Schedule a test drive today in the redesigned 2013 Fusion or the new 47 MPG 2013 C-MAX Hybrid**EPA-estimated 47 city/47 hwy/47 combined mpg. Actual mileage may vary. Images are for illustration purposes only. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFImmokalee Foundation students, Mikaella Beldor, Jose Sandoval, Linda Deshommes and Destiny Perez are just four of the nearly 100 students who took part in this year’s Summer Academy program helping students to prepare for college testing. See more on this story on Page 4 By Patty BrantImmokalee Bulletin Immokalee citizens are preparing to head to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 6, if they haven’t already taken advantage of early voting. Early Voting is ongoing until Nov. 3, from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. at Immokalee Library, 417 N First Street. On the local ballot, a hot race for Immokalee voters is the District 5 County Commission race, featuring Republican candidate Tim Nance facing opponent John “Robin Hood” Lundin, a Democrat. You will recall that in the August Primary, Mr. Nance defeated longtime incumbent District 5 Commissioner Jim Coletta for the Republican slot on the ballot. The race has garnered considerElections coming down to the wireSee VOTE — Page 2 College lifeImmokalee High School student Elijah Arreaga stands before the hallowed halls at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He and fellow classmate, Alex Galvin were accepted into a seven week program through the Immokalee Foundation that allowed them to experience the education dream of a lifetime in living and studying at two of the most prestigious unversities in the country. While Eli spent his time in D.C., Alex enjoyed the, “Harvard life.” For more on Alex and Eli’s adventure, see Page 5. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIF By Steve HartImmokalee Today Special to the Immokalee Bulletin It’s fair to say Immokalee’s Mike Facundo has always been a leader, no matter what endeavor he tackled. As chairman of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency’s citizens advisory committee, Facundo has navigated the CRA’s often politically rocky road toward adoption of the Immokalee Master Plan and led an expansion of the Redlands Christian Migrant Association’s expansion of its campus in Immokalee. Leadership program an enriching experienceSee LEADER — Page 2 P r e p a r i n g f o r t h e f u t u r e . Preparing for the future...

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2 Immokalee Bulletin November 1, 2012 To Reach UsMailing Address: P.O. Box 518 LaBelle, FL 33975 Physical Address: 22 Ft. Thompson Ave. Website: www.newszap.com/immokaleeTo Submit NewsThe Immokalee Bulletin welcomes submissions from its readers. Opinions, calendar items, story ideas and photographs are welcome. Call (239) 657-6000 to reach our newsroom. The deadline for all news items is 11 a.m. on Monday prior to the following Thursdays publication. E-Mail: ibnews@newszap.comTo Place a Display AdPhone: (239) 657-6000 day for the following Thursdays publication E-mail: cbadsales@newszap.comBilling DepartmentE-mail: billteam@newszap.comTo Place a Classi“ed AdCall 1 -877 353-2424 to place it from home or go to www.newszap.comFor SubscriptionsPhone: 1-800-282-8586 Visit circulation.newszap.com or email readerservices@newszap.com.StaffNews Editor: Patty Brant Community News Editor: Dee Hamilton Advertising Services: Dale Conyers Advertising Services: Barbara Calfee Executive Editor: Katrina Elsken Publisher: Tom ByrdOur PurposeƒThe Caloosa Belle is published by Independent Newspapers of Florida. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are paid, the company is able to thrive on pro“t margins below industrystandards. All after-tax surpluses are reinvested in Independents mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the communitys deliberation of public issues.We Pledgeƒ To operate this newspaper as a public trust and work, through our dedication to conscientious journalism. their own intelligent decisions about public issues. purposeful neutrality, fairness, objectivity, fearlessness and compassion. debate, not to dominate it with our own opinions. the prominence it deserves. compassion. able media attention with focus on the contentious Immokalee Master Plan.In other local races:SheriffVincent Angiolito NPA is challenging incumbent Kevin Rambosk, Rep.Clerk of CourtsLarry Ray incumbent, Rep., was reelected in the Primary.Tax Collector Dwight Brock, was reelected in the Primary.Property Appraiser Abe Skinner was reelected in the Primary.Supervisor of ElectionsIncumbent Jennifer Edwards is unopposed.Florida SenateIn the District 39 Florida Senate race, Dwight Bullard, formerly a member of the Florida House of Representatives, is seeking election to this Senate seat previously held by his mother, Larcenia Bullard. Mr. Bullard’s opponent is Scott Hopes. The newly-formed District 39 includes the eastern portion of Collier County, western Palm Beach, western Broward, western and southern Miami-Dade as well as all of Hendry and Monroe counties. Florida HouseDistrict 80 is another product of redistricting. Incumbent Matt Hudson, Republican, is challenged by Immokalee native Pam Brown, No Party Af liation. Ms. Brown is a member of the pioneer Brown Family of Immokalee and has served on the Immokalee Water & Sewer District board for 14 years; on the Lake Trafford Task Force; Collier County Museum Board and Immokalee Chamber of Commerce. Currently she serves as chairman of the Immokalee Fire Board and of the Collier Fire Service Steering Committee. She is also a cofounder and serving president of the Immokalee Area Civic Association. Republican Matt Hudson has served in the Florida House of Representatives in 2007, representing District 101. He has been Chairman of the Health Care Appropriations Subcommittee, served on the Health and Human Services Committee and the Rulemaking and Regulation Subcommittee. Immokalee Fire DistrictThree seats on the Immokalee Fire District are up for reelection. All are unopposed. They are Districts 2, 4 and 5, held respectively by Richard Rice, Travis Anderson and Terry Heath. Going into the General Election, Collier County has 180,560 total registered voters, 93,067 Republican, 44,507 Democrat and 42,986 Other. V OTEContinued From Page 2 And now, as a member of the Leadership Collier Class of 2013, he’s taking his natural leadership abilities to new heights. Leadership Collier was formed in 1988 by the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce to develop a network of proven leaders and those with leadership skills to assume greater roles in the community. “Many Leadership Collier graduates have taken the knowledge gained through the program to change the future of Collier County through elected of ces and volunteer efforts,” explains the Leadership Collier website. “Leadership Collier has become a top rated educational program. The program has also become a great networking opportunity for people to do business with other leaders in the community.” The 2013 class was convened in September and will graduate in the spring of 2013. “It’s been a fascinating and educational experience, so far,” Facundo said. ‘I’ve been fortunate to already have developed friendship and a network of supporting leaders that will last a lifetime.” Many of Collier County’s elected of cials past and present are graduates of Leadership Collier, as are many leaders in business, health care, banking, commerce, conservation, farming and a wide variety of community elements which drive the forward progress of Collier County. Facundo oversees the preventative maintenance of the RCMA’s facilities in Immokalee, including its daycare center, its two charter schools and the current construction o f the new RCMA administration building. Before joining RCMA, he worked for Stofft Cooney Architects. He was awarded the New Upcoming Leader Award from the Immokalee Chamber of Commerce and won two Designs o f Excellence Awards while attending school at Florida Atlantic University School of Architecture. LEADERContinued From Page 1 Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ Steve Hart/Immokalee TodayMike Facundo, chairman of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency’s citizens advisory committee talks with Penny Phillipi, executive director of the Immokalee Community Redevelopment Agency. Signs identifying Election Day precincts to help registered voters Starting Monday, Oct. 29, the Collier County Supervisor of Elections of ce began posting precinct signs for Election Day polling sites. Signs identifying the 59 sites across the county will be up by Wednesday, October 31st, to help voters nd their assigned precincts before the Nov. 6 General Election. On Election Day, registered voters must vote in their assigned precincts, unlike the early voting sites open through November 3rd. During early voting, voters can choose any one of the seven available locations. Voters who will participate on Election Day can nd their assigned precinct at the CollierVotes.com “Find my Precinct” page or refer to their voter registration card. Registered voters planning to vote in person during Early Voting or on Election Day are encouraged to study their sample ballot and bring it along to use as a guide when voting. To view a sample ballot, voters may go to the CollierVotes.com “My Sample Ballot” web page. Voters may also continue to request absentee ballots online at the CollierVotes. com “Vote by Mail” page or by calling the Supervisor of Elections of ce at (239) 2528450. For more information, visit www.CollierVotes.com or call the Elections of ce at (239) 252-8450. Collier County elections of ce posts election day precinct signs

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The best in barbecue compete for championship title at Seminole Casino Immokalee’s 2nd Annual “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival November 1618 Free event features live performances by Country Artists Charlie Daniels and Joe Nichols, car show, pig races, motorcycle rally and more. Six nationally renowned ribbers will cook up the best in ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket, in hopes of winning the championship title at Seminole Casino Immokalee’s second “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival on Friday, Nov.16 through Sunday, Nov.18. Gates open at 3 p.m. on Nov.16 and at 11 a.m. on Nov. 17-18. Local celebrity judges and barbecue enthusiasts w ill determine who gets crowned in this invitational cook-off. In addition to mouthw atering treats, festival-goers will enjoy live performances by Charlie Daniels and Joe Nichols, a classic car show, pig races, motorcycle rally, an art show and much more. A dmission is free. The competing ribbers are Aussom A ussie from Pittsburgh; Porky ‘N Beans from Port Saint Lucie; Johnson’s Bar-B-Que from Chesapeake, Va.; Big Boned BBQ from Knoxville, Tenn.; Fat Fred’s from St. Petersburg, and Blazin’ Broncos BBQ Team from Parma, Ohio. Last year, an estimated 15,000 people attended the three-day festival. “Our inaugural success showed that Southwest Florida was hungry for barbecue,” said Jim Gibson, director of marketing at Seminole Casino Immokalee. “We look forward to bringing even more great-tasting food, legendary performers and unique attractions for the community and area visitors to enjoy.” The “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival kicks off at 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov.16, with pig races, live music and award-winning ribs. At 6 p.m., six local celebrities will be paired with national championship ribbers to compete in a cook-off challenge. The celebrity cooks are radio personalities Big Mama (B103.9), Joe Winner (B103.9), Big D (95.3 The River and Y-100) and Leslie Lopez (105.5 The Beat). Food critic Sheila Mesulam (Naples Daily News) and TV reporter Danielle Koleniak (NBC-2) will also compete. After the showdown, The Devonshires will perform from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The ‘60s and ‘70s tribute band has shared the stage with numerous rock legends such as Joe Crocker, The Doobie Brothers, Eddie Money and The Temptations. The festivities continue on Saturday, Nov.17, with the Smokin’ Hot Rods Car Show. The show is open to all classes and v ehicles from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Car participants will receive $20 in free play and a commemorative “Pigs in Paradise” T-shirt. For the rst time ever, spectators will choose the champion. The winner will receive an indoor space at the Florida Hot Rods & Hogs show in December and an original painting of the w inning vehicle by acclaimed artist Bill Kruetz. The Grayson Rogers Band will take the stage at noon, playing country tunes. Barbecue fans will select the “People’s Choice” champion. Amidst the music, entertainment and food, a panel of celebrity judges will rate the ribbers on their pulled pork, ribs, brisket and sauce, in order to select the winners for the weekend. Celebrity judges are Zito & Garrett (KRock), Miller & Moulton (KRock), Drew Steele (Fox Radio), Sheila (Sunny 106), Kountry Kim (105.5 The Beat), Todd Nixon (Cat Country 107.1), DJ Quest (105.5 The Beat), Burger Beast, Jim Syoen (Fox 4) and Rose O’Dell King (food writer). The judging starts at 3:15 p.m. South Floridian country singer JJ McCoy will perform songs from his debut EP, Redneck, White and Blue. Award-winning, Grammy-nominated singer Joe Nichols will belt out country tunes from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. He has received artist awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music and Billboard. His charttopping hits include “Brokenheartsville,” “Gimmie That Girl,” “The Impossible,” and “What’s a Guy Gotta Do.” The festival wraps up on Sunday, Nov.18, with a trophy presentation at 3:30 p.m. to ofcially crown winners in each of the judged categories of the “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival. Festival-goers will enjoy pig races throughout the day and the Heavenly Hog Bike Rally from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Each biker that arrives during the rally will receive $20 in free play and a commemorative T-shirt. Uproot Hootenanny will start the day off and R&B/blues band The Nouveaux Honkies will follow them before country music legend Charlie Daniels. He’ll take the stage at 5 p.m. Admission to the festival is free. Must be 21 or older to attend. The festival is a rain or shine event, and pets are not permitted. No ice chests, tents or outside food and beverages are allowed. Feel free to bring your own chair. For more information on the “Pigs in Paradise” National Championship BBQ Festival, please call (800) 218-0007 or visit www.seminolecasinoevents.com. Seminole Immokalee Casino to host barbecue festival ANNOUNCING We have opened a new location in LaBelle to better serve the Immokalee and Hendry county area. We are a comprehensive Orthopedic and Podiatry of“ce that treats orthopedic needs of the hips, knees, shoulders, ankles and all the joints in between. We treat fractures, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, carpal tunnel, sports medicine injuries, work related injuries, wound care of the foot and ankle, diabetic foot care, and any other general orthopedic and podiatric health problems.Institute for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine David Heligman MD Robert Andrew Follweiler, DO Jeffrey Kleiman DPM Financing available. No credit check no interest! Disclaimer: The Patient and any other person responsible for payment has a right to refuse to pay, cancel payment or be reimbursed for payment for any other service, examination or treatment which is performed as a result of and within 72 hours of responding to the advertisement for the free discounted fee or reduced fee service, examination or treatment. 3 Immokalee Bulletin November 1, 2012 Illfated missionLast week the Collier County Commissioners passed a unanimous proclamation supporting the 287g agreement. This is the agreement that Sheriff Rambosk has with the Immigration Enforcement Agency, where he is supposed to persecute undocumented criminals. Apparently what ends up happening, is that more non-criminals are being incarcerated, with more pro ts being made as a result. The commissioners proclamation and the sheriff’s insistence in continuing his participation in the 287g program, shows arrogance in light of the upcoming election. With 26 percent of the counties population being of Hispanic descent, this stand my not hold for long. Dr. Juan Puerto ImmokaleeInjusticiaEl sheriff del condado Collier, Kevin Rambosk, voluntariamente se a vuelto alluadante del departamento de inmigracin con el pretexto de arestar y deportar criminales que son inducomentado bajo el programa llamado 287g. En realidad lo que esta haciendo mas que nada el sheriff es arestar y entregrar indocumentados trabajadores, padres y madres de familiar al departamento de inmigracin para deportacin. Al hacer esto el sheriff destrulle los hogares de estas familias y ponen a sus ninos en casas de otras familias cuando los padres son deportado. En mi opinion el verdadero crimen es el pretexto que usa el sheriff para arrestar a estos padres inducomentados. Durantes los ultimos dos meses hemos collectado 1800 rmas de individuos y mas de 40 rmas de duenos de establecimientos en la comunidad, pidiendole al sheriff que no continue persiguiendo a indocumentados que no son criminales, pero sigue aferedo en continuar su repugnante accion. La semana pasada los cinco comisionados del condado de Collier apollaron el programa 287g del Sheriff Rambosk. Este echo antes de las eleciones indica que los comisionados no temen el voto de conciencia ni el voto Hispano en el condado. Haga usted su voto contar estas eleciones y vote contra Kevin Rambosk y los comisionados quienes buscan ser re elegidos. Juan Puerto, M.D. Immokalee Letters to the Editor

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For seven weeks this summer, 99 Immokalee high school students took part in The Immokalee Foundation’s annual Summer Academy, a comprehensive program designed to help improve reading and math skills to prepare them for graduation, as well as college entrance. The course speci cally focuses on preparing students for the ACT, a college entrance exam. Students in the program range from rising freshmen that want to get some preparation under their belts before taking the test, to seniors that want to improve their scores. Launched three years ago, the Summer A cademy offers personalized instruction from knowledgeable instructors that focus on the skills students will need to succeed on test day. In the past, TIF has contracted w ith Sylvan Learning Center and teachers from the Community School of Naples. This y ear, the foundation tried something a little different and, according to Career Development Program Manager Elda Hernandez, it w as a huge success. “We used students from the Community School of Naples and college tutors were recruited from TIF’s College Success program for peer tutoring,” Hernandez said. “Peer tutors speak the same language and can connect with the students. They often understand the frustrations that other students may be feeling, as well as the potential roadblocks to success.” According to the National Education A ssociation, bene ts of peer tutoring for students include higher academic achievement, improved relationships with peers, improved personal and social development as well as increased motivation. The tutors weren’t entirely on their own. Immokalee High School resource teacher Ada Campos and math instructor Steven Becker developed the curriculum and oversaw the students and tutors. Community School of Naples staff Todd Toth, Ed Berger, Deborah Bright and Eric Miles provided insights and resources to assist with the curriculum. Tutors from CSN included Steven and Michael Wulber; John and Daniel Kim (Daniel’s been accepted to Case Western Reserve University); Justin Casola (accepted to George Washington University); Chris Sciavolino; Alex Fogg (accepted to Princeton University); Max and Kara Bressler; Jack Melnick; Jose Sandoval; Anthony Vernava; Mariano Montori (attends Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire); and Ryan Lohan from Estero High School. TIF’s college tutors were instrumental to the program; they were knowledgeable in the subjects and assisted instructors with the supervision and training of the CSN tutors. They were Gaelle Colas, Duke University; Ambline Jeane, University of Central Florida; Daniel Hernandez, Florida Gulf Coast University; and Britany Woolfork, Immokalee Technical Center. The young tutors had to apply for their positions similar to an adult applying for a job, including an interview, drug test and copious paperwork, as the tutoring job was not one to be taken lightly. The majority of Immokalee High School students take the ACT as their college entrance exam, and most colleges desire a score of 20 or more (out of a possible 36). “The higher the score, the more potential opportunities for our students,” noted Hernandez. Before beginning instruction, Immokalee High School students took the ACT prep test in math and English and were divided into groups based on their scores. Tutors used CSN math packets, ACT prep books and online resources so that TIF students were constantly challenged, assessed and able to explore new learning techniques. The students repeated the ACT at the end of the experience. Many of the students improved in the areas they were struggling and it showed great gains through collaborative initiatives. “Many of our students showed signi cant improvement in their test scores – usually from two to six points,” said Hernandez. “Other students jumped as much as 10 points or more. We still have work to do, but this has been a terri c learning experience for all of the students involved.” The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and career development, direct scholarships, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about TIF, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. PET VET VACCINATION CLINICDOG & CAT Packs start at $50 with HEARTWORM TEST $60 KITTEN & PUPPY Packs start at $42Save money on your favorite Heartworm and ”ea products such as Revolution, Heartgard, Confortis & FrontlineAll major credit cards accepted Saturday, November 3 from 8 to 9:30 amWALGREENS 4 Immokalee Bulletin November 1, 2012 Tools at hand for student successBy Joe LandonCollier County District Schools It was about a year ago that we rst told you about a really awesome online tool that’s just for you – the parents and guardians of our students. It’s called Parents K-12. It’s a web-based service designed to support the academic success of your children, our students. Using cutting edge technology, Parents K-12 brings parent involvement into the 21st century, reaching hundreds of parents who might otherwise have never been involved in their child’s education. So is Parents K-12 replacing existing parent involvement programs? “Absolutely not” is the simple answer from Dr. Maria Torres, Executive Director of Federal & State Grants and our English Language Learners Programs. “What it does is enhance, extend, and deepen programs already in place.” Dr. Torres tells us that there are more than 1,200 academic activities you can use to reinforce at home what’s taught in school. “There are tools to use to help with homework, test preparation, study skills, life skills, and information you can use to help your child prepare for college and a career.” Each resource is available in English, Spanish, and Creole in both written and audio formats, and everything found on Parents K-12 is aligned to the new Common Core standards. Dr. Torres emphasizes that “it is simply not enough anymore to teach a student in the classroom. We need to be able to provide after-school, in-home support to students and their parents so that our students can meet the increasing demands of 21st century academics.” While Parents K-12 will be helpful for all families, it is also an extremely valuable tool for our English Language Learners. Parents, you will need to use your child’s student ID number to get into the program. Get with your school to learn more. You can check out Parents K-12 anytime day or night, from home, from school, using a computer at the public library, or on any mobile device. Some schools have computers available for parents to use during the day or after hours. Now, you’ll nd Parents K-12 by visiting our website – at www.collierschools.com. Just click on the Parents K-12 icon, enter COLLIER as your school district code, then select START to create your username, password, and pro le. If you need help logging in, simply send an email to help@parentsk12.com. Students First TIF Summer Academy prepared students for ACT Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFStudents gather during this year’s Immokalee Foundation Summer Academy to prepare for their ACT. The students participating numbered close to 100 in the third annual event. Students in the program ranged from freshmen to seniors. Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFImmokalee Foundation student and participant in this year’s Summer Academy, Destiny Perez goes through materials given to help her to prepare for the upcoming ACT.

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Special to the Immokalee BulletinTwo students from The Immokalee Foundation, both seniors at Immokalee High School, experienced college life when they took part in programs offered by prestigious universities. After completing an intensive application process that included providing a personal essay, Alejandro (Alex) Galvan w as accepted into the seven-week secondary school program at Harvard University. Elijah Arreaga was accepted into Georgetown University’s weeklong Sports Industry Management Institute. The young men agreed the experience was the chance of a lifetime. Alex began his journey – his rst trip away from home for more than a couple of days – in Cambridge, Mass. on June 23 when he arrived at his Harvard dorm for a true college experience. For seven weeks, he lived on campus, participated in activities and had the opportunity to make friends from all around the world including New York, W ashington, California and Australia. “Establishing friendships was tough at rst and it was a bit awkward living with strangers, but by the end I felt as if I had made lifelong friends,” said Alex. After a tour of the campus, students were responsible for attending classes and completing their assignments on their own time. “It was a real college experience in that we were left to gure it out,” Alex said. Alex chose two courses, Bible study and macroeconomics, from among 300 courses in more than 60 liberal arts elds. He attended the classes taught by Harvard faculty every Tuesday and Thursday. The rest of the time, he said, was usually spent studying in his dorm room. However, it wasn’t all work and no play. Alex said he had the chance to attend a professional women’s soccer game, see the Blue Man Group perform and attend one of the longest-running nonmusical plays in the world, Sheer Madness. “It was a great experience and one I wish everyone could try before going to college,” said Alex. “You have an expectation, but you really don’t know what it will be like until you get there. It was a great way to learn how to balance school and social life. I missed my family, especially the rst couple of weeks, but I learned that I’m ready to be on my own.” Alex said he is grateful to TIF for helping him prepare the application and providing him with the nancial aid required to attend. “TIF has been there for me from the beginning; pushing me to keep up my grades and be the best that I can be.” Elijah Arreaga was told about the sports industry management program at Georgetown by Noemi Perez, a Take Stock in Children student college readiness coordinator with TIF. “She knew I was interested in pursuing my degree in sports management so told me about the opportunity and helped me get everything I needed to apply.” He began his adventure on July 1 at the Georgetown campus in Washington D.C. and was immediately thrilled with his good fortune. “I had one roommate and in a corner dorm that was very big and had a great view of the football, lacrosse and soccer elds,” Arreaga said. “In the evening, I would sit in my room and watch lacrosse games out the window.” The Sports Industry Management Institute introduces students to career options in the sports industry and helps them build teamwork, communication and leadership skills with courses and activities that focus on understanding the industry. Students were assigned a project at the beginning of the week that they presented to Georgetown staff by the end of their week. Elijah also participated in two to three speaker panels per day and a plethora of activities, including a trip to the Washington Nationals stadium to meet executives behind the scenes and watch a baseball game. “We spoke to everyone from the head of baseball operations to the media communications department to a ticket sales agent,” Elijah explained. The group also toured the Redskins’ Stadium, where they were greeted with a welcome sign on the big screen. A tour of the locker room and press box followed. On Jul y 4, Elijah watched the spectacular reworks display over the Washington Monument. “It was such a great learning experience,” said Arreaga. “They treated us like we were in college. We were responsible for our own time management.” Elijah learned internships were a crucial part of college and landing a job. Plus, he realized sports industry management might not be the only option to consider. “The y talked to us about not limiting ourselves; to think about maybe majoring in business management and concentrating on getting internships in the sports industry. It gave me a lot to consider.” Elijah also credits TIF for giving him opportunities he may not have had otherwise. “Miss Noemi and my mentor, Mr. (John) Henry, have always been there for me. The y keep me on track and are always guiding and preparing me to make sure I’m read y for the future.” The Immokalee Foundation has a range of programs that focus on building pathways to success through college and career development, direct scholarships, mentoring and tutoring, and opportunities for broadening experiences and life skills development. To learn more about TIF, volunteering as a mentor or for additional information, call 239-430-9122 or visit www.immokaleefoundation.org. HOPES AGENDA as Your State SenatorPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Scott Hopes, Republican for State Senator, District 39 Real health care reform that puts patients “ rst and makes health insurance a ordable and accessible to all Education reform that improves our schools and increases funding for K-12 Put parents in control of their childrens education not bureaucrats Property Insurance reform that treats South Floridians fairly Lower taxes for homeowners and small businesses Provide incentives to help small businesses create jobs and get people back to work! STATE SENATOR € DISTRICT 39FOR www.scotthopes.us € scott@scotthopes.us (305) 290-1996 5 Immokalee Bulletin November 1, 2012 TIF students experience college programs Special to the Immokalee Bulletin/ TIFImmokalee High School student Alex Galvin and Don O’Neill stand before Harvard’s Hurlburt Hall during Alex’s seven weeks at the Ivy League University in Cambridge, Mass. The Immokalee Foundation student participated in the college experience program after going through the intensive application program. Alex was able to select two liberal arts courses from the 300 corses taught of which he chose Bible studies and macroeconomics.

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HERE’S MY CARDKeep the number of these locally owned businesses on hand for all of your service & shopping needs. Put your card in this space for six weeks for Only $90! Call us at 239-657-6000 or e-mail cbadsales@newszap.com for more info florida.newszap.com Check out these new features: • Daily Local News Updates • New interactive and easy to navigate format • Plus much, much more!Come see for yourself! 7 Immokalee Bulletin November 1, 2012 Eighty-nine teachers were the happy recipients of classroom grant awards on Oct. 23. Teachers were surprised with this good news by volunteers and Board members of The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning. There were 119 grants delivered to 44 schools in Collier County, totaling nearly $52,000. There is an additional matching opportunity for up to $10,000, which will ultimately bring the total to $72,000. Teachers requested classroom funding through the Champions For Learning’s website where all grant requests can be viewed and ful lled by the community. The Education Foundation began funding classroom grants over twenty years ago. The online Connect with a Classroom program began in 2003, allowing teachers to post funding requests (from $20 to $2,000) for creative, innovative experiences that enrich student learning. With every penny donated to these grants going to fund innovative teacher requests, our thanks go to Herb and Ann Rowe and PNC Bank for providing the sponsorship to support the Connect With A Classroom program. PNC’s Regional President, Joseph Meterchick commented, “We believe the greatest impact can be made in our community by in uencing our youngest members. For that reason, we are fortunate to be able to contribute to programs that educate tomorrow’s future.” Signi cant partners who funded these grants include: Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation, The EnglishSpeaking Union, Lucie Jenny MacCarthy Music Fund of the Community Foundation, and the proceeds from the specialty Florida Educational License Plate Fund (www.License4Learning.com). When the plate is purchased or renewed in Collier County, $20 of the fee come back to Collier County and The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning invests 100% of those dollars in classroom grants. Please consider becoming a Champion for Learning and funding a classroom grant today! The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning will match you dollarfor-dollar (up to $10,000) for those requests still available! Look for a grant that you could fund 50% with the cost of the project matched and funded in full. One hundred percent of your contribution goes to ful ll the classroom grant. Visit www.ChampionsForLearning.org/ConnectWithAClassroom to view teacher requests and then call 239643-4755 with the name of the grant you’d like to fund and fund half of it. Teachers can also request assistance with donated materials, and time and talent for their classrooms. Please visit often! To learn more, call Champions For Learning at 239.643.4755 or visit www.ChampionsForLearning.org. Local recipients of grant funding included: Highlands Elementary Nicole Lave y Program title Let’s Vote amount $143.30 funded by Suncoast Credit Union Immokalee Middle School Courtne y Cassidey Program title All the World’s a Stage! Performing Arts Amount $1,239.45 The English-Speaking Union. Immokalee Technical Center Am y McMullin Program title How to x the gender gap in technology amount $649.92 Suncoast Credit Union Lake Trafford Elementary Tiffan y Rosenberger Program title Minute Math Masters $95.90 Suncoast Credit Union Lake Trafford Elementary Mand y Vidaurri Program title Getting Ready for the Special Olympics $1,728.44 License for Learning Plate Fund. Pinecrest Elementary Karri Strong Program title LeapPads for Learning $199.98 Suncoast Credit Union. Village Oaks Elementary Erin McElroy Program title Getting to know Artists $313.35 Collier County Public Schools. Local teachers surprised with classroom grants Special to the Immokalee BulletinHighlands Elementary School teacher, Nicole Lavey accepted grant funding from Suncoast Credit Union to help fund her, “Let’s Vote!” program. Five other Immokalee area schools also received grant funding for their programs. Fall Fun Fest plannedAllen Chapel A.M. E Church, 208 S. 3rd Street-P.O Box 477, Immokalee, will host their Third Annual Free Fall Fun Festival A Y outh Outreach Ministry. Rev. Lori M. Snell, pastor. There will be something for all including: bounce house, lots of candy, free food, fun activities. Come out on Nov. 10, from 2-5 p.m.Church to host Fall Food DriveAll Chapel A.M.E. Church, 208 S. Third St. P.O. Box 477, Immokalee. Rev. Lori Snell, pastor. A pre-Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 18 immediately after worship serv ice at approximately 1:30 p.m. There will be free giveaways of beans and rice during the rst fall food giveaway event. Donations are being accepted at this time.FUMCI to host 60th anniversary eventThe First United Methodist Church of Immokalee will celebrate it’s 60th anniversary year with a homecoming event on Sunday, Nov. 4. Rev. Dr. Rinaldo (Rini) Hernandez, District Superintendent will give the sermon. It all begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee and pastries in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a catered lunch after the service. Please join us as we celebrate 60 years of making disciples. Please RSVP to Becky Rivera at 239-657-2841 or email: fumc_imm@ yahoo.com. Community News in Brief The Migrant Head Start Program will start taking applications for registration began on Oct. 19, from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tuesday’s the staff will be available until 6 p.m. Accepting children ages 6wks-5yrs RCMA offers Social, Dental and Health Services, as well as the program participates in the USDA food program and provides breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack Requirements Proof of Birth Certi cation (If applicable); State Regulated Immunization Record; Most recent child Physical exam (Within past 12mths), Income Veri cation is necessary, Paystubs for the past 12mths, Proof of Migrant Mobility within the past 24mths, (Priority for families with mobility within past 12mths) For more information, stop by or call: Diana or Lourdes at: Rollason Infant CDC, 402 W. Main St. Bldg. B, Immokalee 92390658-3597 or 239-658-3598; Angela or Omega at: Farm Worker Village C, 222 Chadwick Circle, Immokalee, 239-6583625 or 239-658-3696; Sanada or Hilda at ICCDC, 123 North 4th Street, 239-658-3537 or 239-658-3538; Lupe or Thelma at Farm Worker Village B, 2134 Bell Circle, Immokalee 239-658-3620 or 239-658-3621. 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