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High school football: Immokalee's season ends in regional semis against Tampa-Jesuit  Naples Daily News

Rough first quarter spells end of Immokalee's season in 31-3 loss to Tampa-Jesuit.

High school football: Immokalee cruises at home against DeSoto County in spring game  Naples Daily News

IMMOKALEE -- Judging by Friday night's spring home game against DeSoto County, next season's Immokalee High School football team could look lots like last ...

Students report anti-gun protests at Naples High, Barron Collier High and Immokalee High  Naples Daily News

Students reported walkouts at Naples High, Immokalee High and Barron Collier High.

NFL Draft: Former Immokalee teammates Senat, Jackson, others hope to see dreams come true  Naples Daily News

J.C. Jackson, D'Ernest Johnson and Deadrin Senat nearly won a title in high school. Now they want to do it in the pros.

Former Immokalee football player drafted to the NFL  Fox 4

IMMOKALEE, Fla. ---- A former Southwest Florida high school football player is headed to the NFL after being drafted Friday night. Deadrin Senat, who played for ...

For back to school: Hundreds gets backpacks, gift cards, free haircuts in Immokalee  Naples Daily News

Diana Garcia has lived in Immokalee since she was little. Now, with three little ones of her own — two of them enrolled in the Collier County school system ...

12 Southwest Florida players are on NFL rosters after weekend cuts  The News-Press

J.C. Jackson already was having a great camp. But Jackson's Thursday performance in the New England Patriots preseason finale against the New York Giants ...

Christmas around the World Parade & Snow Gala celebrates “Boots & Bling in Cowboy or Country style for Christmas”  Immokalee Bulletin

Dear Past and Future Participants and Entrants: The Immokalee Christmas around the World Committee and the Collier County Parks & Recreation Department ...

High school sports program impacted by Hurricane Irma gets $20,000 donation  Fox 4

Student athletes in a community hit hard by Hurricane Irma got a major boost Wednesday from two United Healthcare of South Florida - and two NFL players - in ...

Immokalee grad J.C. Jackson declares for NFL Draft  Naples Daily News

The former Indians star and current Maryland cornerback is skipping his senior season to go pro.

National Signing Day 2018 in Collier County  Naples Daily News

Community School of Naples, Gulf Coast, Immokalee and Naples High all had ceremonies Wednesday's National Signing Day, and Naples Daily News' ...

Immokalee HS Graduation Rate Is Up 5 Years In A Row  WGCU News

An Immokalee High School graduate begins as a freshman at Harvard University on a full-ride scholarship this fall as the first student from that high school in the ...

Back to school events in Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Immokalee  The News-Press

School's about to start again. But first, how about some fun and free school supplies? Here's what's happening throughout Southwest Florida.

Immokalee High School students win cash prizes for apps they created  Naples Daily News

In the six-week Engage Summer Camp hosted by The Immokalee Foundation, teens took on a mission: to come up with solutions to community problems.

Friends remember 19-year-old Immokalee homicide victim  Wink News

Deputies found the body of 19-year-old Juan Herrera Saturday night in Immokalee. It's a tragedy that shocked the community. “Juan was somebody that's going ...

Minnesota college scholarship gives 'chance at life' to Immokalee students  Naples Daily News

Two Naples benefactors established a scholarship for Immokalee students to attend a Catholic liberal arts college in Minnesota.

2018 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

The Naples Daily News presents the community's 2018 "Graduates of Distinction."

No. 5 American Heritage survives state semifinal scare from Immokalee  USA TODAY High School Sports

The Patriots know a thing or two about closing out close ballgames.

Immokalee single mom's daughter headed to Harvard  Naples Daily News

Maria Torres, a Honduran native, speaks no English and took produce jobs to support her daughter, an Immokalee High School student headed to Harvard.

Immokalee students overcome troubles, earn scholarships  Naples Daily News

The Guadalupe Center hosted its annual Celebration Dinner to honor 25 college-bound Tutor Corps seniors.

Collier County public schools beat Florida average on standardized tests  Naples Daily News

As a district, Collier schools scored higher than the state average in 19 of 21 assessment areas.

2018 Naples Daily News Boys Soccer All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Click here to see the 2018 Naples Daily News Wrestling All-Area Team. BOYS SOCCER. Player of the Year Finalists. Raymundo Cervantes in the Naples Daily ...

Immokalee Teens Earn Scholarship Money Through Mentor/Tutor Program  WUSF News

High school students in Immokalee, who are on the college track, are earning scholarship dollars by tutoring elementary school kids in their community. As part ...

Taste of Immokalee hopes to grow through unique investment fund  Naples Daily News

The company sells hot sauces, spices, salsa and barbecue sauces made from recipes created by students.

National Football Foundation honors Collier seniors at inaugural banquet  Naples Daily News

The new local chapter of the national organization recognized 11 football players for hard work on and off the field.

Greatest day in our Soccer Pit Cobras history  Immokalee Bulletin

We spent years talking to them, counseling, screaming, hugging, and laughing with them not really knowing how it all would end up. All of the stress and ...

Hurricane shelter space shortage in Collier second largest in Florida, report says  Naples Daily News

Less than a year ago, one of the most ferocious storms in recent memory ripped through Southwest Florida, shredding trailers, flooding homes and triggering the ...

Three Southwest Florida players hoping to get name called in NFL draft  Fox 4

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Three college football players who started their careers playing at Southwest Florida high schools will be closely watching the NFL draft ...

Graduation 2013: Immokalee High School  Naples Daily News

Immokalee High School Principal Mary Murray, Superintendent Kamela Patton and School Board member Roy Terry congratulated Immokalee High School ...

Southwest Florida student-athletes sign letters of intent - NBC2 News  NBC2 News

It is a day that student athletes dream about their entire lives, National Signing Day.

Guadalupe Center donors create summer academy to send Immokalee students on college exploration trips  Immokalee Bulletin

By Dawn Montecalvo, President of the Guadalupe Center Two longtime supporters of the Guadalupe Center have established an annual program to send ...

Hurricane Irma: Immokalee residents need food and water; how to help  Naples Daily News

Collier County, nonprofit groups and churches are helping Immokalee families keep going after Hurricane Irma.

In this Florida city, Irma took their jobs as well as their homes  Miami Herald

Immokalee got hammered by Irma. In addition to leveling homes, it also swamped tomato fields, which local workers depend on for jobs to feed their families.

College football: Keyed by Immokalee talent, USF has big goals  Naples Daily News

TAMPA – They competed together at Immokalee High and the University of South Florida, but at football practice, tailback D'Ernest Johnson and defensive ...

Students: Immokalee High 'so quiet' after death of three classmates in late night wreck  Naples Daily News

High school senior Miranda Ozuna has buried a friend or family member each of her four years in high school. When asked how many funerals she's attended, ...

Collier schools report more than 9,000 students absent from disputed MLK Day classes  Naples Daily News

More than 9000 students – 20 percent of CCPS's student body – were absent Monday. On a typical day CCPS sees about 1800 absences.

Snell named Co- Christmas Parade Marshal  Immokalee Bulletin

Rev. Lori Snell is an ordained elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Chuch and she has served as the senior pastor of Allen Chapel A.M.E Church (208 S. 3rd ...

PREP FOOTBALL: FHSAA bars Braden River from spring practice  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

BRADENTON. The Florida High School Athletic Association has barred the Braden River High football team from holding practice this spring for violating FHSAA ...

Students, staff mourn death of Immokalee teacher  NBC2 News

Students and staff are mourning the death of a long-time teacher who died suddenly this week. Ada Campos died Wednesday morning. She was just ...

Hurricane Irma: One year later  Naples Daily News

Nearly a year ago, Hurricane Irma left a mark on Southwest Florida that has been slow to fade. Parents and children are coping with loss in the hardest-hit areas ...

Three Southwest Florida graduates expected to be drafted by NFL teams  Fox 4

There are three Southwest Florida prospects who are expected to hear their names called during this week's NFL draft.

Class of 2008: Immokalee High graduates  Naples Daily News

Collier County Public Schools Chief Administrative Officer Mary Ann Gemmill and Immokalee High School Principal Linda Salazar congratulated Immokalee ...

Collier County Hurricane Irma info  NBC2 News

Latest Hurricane Irma information for Collier County.

Hurricane Irma: Many Immokalee families left homeless following storm's wrath  Naples Daily News

Mario Valentin saw through the window of his neighbors' concrete home how Hurricane Irma blew away part of his trailer's roof.

PrepZone: 2018 Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete finalists announced  Naples Daily News

The names of 13 finalists for the 29th annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award were released Monday night.

You can help, or get help, after Hurricane Irma in Naples, Immokalee, Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

Here's a list of needs and ways to contact them to help Hurricane Irma's victims here.

Immokalee, Naples students learn entrepreneurship together  Naples Daily News

Students from opposite ends of Collier County are learning entrepreneurship during a vulnerable time — when the company is rebranding itself.

Seacrest and Village School robotics teams qualify for world competition  Naples Daily News

Seacrest Country Day School and The Village School qualified for robotics world competitions in Texas and California, respectively.

Hurricane Irma: A week after storm, Immokalee residents' future uncertain  Naples Daily News

The trailer that used to be Nicolas Garcia's home before Hurricane Irma hit Immokalee now has a collapsed wall over the family's dining table and a notice that ...

Summer school programs announced in Collier County  NBC2 News

Collier County Public Schools will be offering summer programs for eligible CCPS students.

Prep football: Former Estero, Immokalee coach Dombroski to lead new Bonita Springs program  Naples Daily News

Former Estero, Immokalee coach Rich Dombroski to guide Bonita Springs football program.

13 Collier County schools will have new principals in fall  Naples Daily News

All 13 thirteen principals-to-be currently hold positions in the district; five are principals who will be transferred to different schools, and eight will be promoted.

Three teens killed in rollover crash - NBC2 News  NBC2 News

Three teens were killed in a deadly rollover crash that happened on Immokalee Road Halloween night. The victims all died at the scene. A fourth teen is in the ...

College football: South Florida Bulls showing Immokalee "Redwood" roots  Naples Daily News

The Redwood seeds were planted in the fields of Immokalee.

Collier public schools to reopen Sept. 20 at the earliest  Naples Daily News

The exact date will depend on when power is restored. Six out of 54 CCPS school sites currently have power.

Immokalee teacher reassigned after stalking arrest  Wink News

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- An Immokalee High School teacher and football coach was reassigned after being arrested over the weekend. Deputies say Andrew ...

Collier County orders evacuation of all homes west and south of U.S. 41  Naples Daily News

With hope dwindling that Hurricane Irma will turn east, Collier County has ordered more evacuations. All homes west of U.S. 41, and south of U.S. 41 after it ...

SWFL high school football: Scores, videos, photos for Week 1  Naples Daily News

Participate in a live chat with Naples Daily News and News-Press sports journalists as we break down the action from preseason football.

Football: Edgerrin James returns home for free youth camp  Naples Daily News

Immokalee native and former NFL running back Edgerrin James hosted his free one-day camp for the seventh time.

New business opening soon  Immokalee Bulletin

There are two Immokaleans who want to do good in their community and would like to invite the community to meet them and their business at a Grand Opening ...

Immokalee crash victim's family speaks out - NBC2 News  NBC2 News

Family members of Immokalee High School senior Gerardo Ruiz open up about their son and brother.

Florida county denies education to immigrant kids, sparks SPLC lawsuit  Southern Poverty Law Center

Officials with Collier County Public Schools in Florida have effectively barred immigrant children with limited English skills from enrolling in high school and ...

Immokalee teen sentenced to 3 years for sex with minor  Naples Daily News

An Immokalee teenager received a three-year prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor. Tyrone Fuller, 19, is the last of five Immokalee ...

Future leaders: Sons of the American Revolution chapter honors JROTC cadets  Naples Daily News

Thais Martinez, 17, knows what it takes to be a model citizen. She credits her school's JROTC program for that.

A day to celebrate: North Naples seniors headed to Harvard, West Point, FSU  Naples Daily News

Some students at Gulf Coast High School have received academic scholarships to study at prestigious institutions.

2017 Naples Daily News All-Area Boys Track Team  Naples Daily News

BOYS TRACK. Player of the Year Finalists. 2017 Spring Player of the Year finalist Kane Aldrich, Buy Photo. 2017 Spring Player of the Year finalist Kane Aldrich, ...

Florence Jelks – Immokalee “Loved you much”  Immokalee Bulletin

Florence Jelks, a local educational icon from Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island, came from a very meager beginning as she and her family lived in a four-room ...

Lipman Donates 1500+ Backpacks at Sixth Annual Immokalee Community Event  And Now U Know

IMMOKALEE, FL - Another year of providing the children of Immokalee, Florida, with-much needed school supplies is in the books for Lipman, the field tomato ...

Best of the Gulfshore 2018: People & Projects  Gulfshore Life

Our editors highlight the people who made the Gulfshore great over the last year.

How to help Immokalee family hurt in fatal SR 82 crash  The News-Press

Those who work at an Immokalee bank say one of their own is in need. And they want your help.

Athlete, 17, among two shot dead  The News-Press

From the archives: This story was originally published on April 22, 2013.

Collier County residents ask CCPS to reconsider school on MLK Day  Naples Daily News

The Collier County School Board is questioning its decision to hold school on Martin Luther King Day after hearing a dozen complaints from community ...

Immigrant students face barriers to attend college  Naples Daily News

In the small Mexican town where Jose Reza grew up, most children didn't even think about attending college.

Easy as 1-2-3: Guadalupe aims to reach more families in 2017  Naples Daily News

New programs, funds to benefit more families across Collier County.

Editorial: Attending school on holiday an unfortunate decision  Naples Daily News

It wasn't a question of finding just a single day on the school calendar so that Jan. 15 could remain a school holiday. Three holidays are affected.

The Immokalee Ministerial Alliance welcomes new leadership  Immokalee Bulletin

On January 8, 2017 at the Immokalee Ministerial Alliance's (I.M.A) monthly meeting, the founding president, Rev. Lori Snell, asked to step down from the office of ...

LCSO: Eight East Lee High students arrested Wednesday - six after brawl draws crowd of 300  The News-Press

Eight arrested students. Two injured staff members. And a 300-spectator brawl that left the school on lockdown an hour before dismissal. Wednesday "was not a ...

Founders Fund awards $370,000 in scholarships to Collier students  Naples Daily News

Each spring, local students are awarded scholarships from various organizations and businesses. Among those organizations is The Founders Fund, a local ...

Struggles of immigrant parents drive Clemson's Mackensie Alexander to chase American Dream  Charleston Post Courier

CLEMSON — Mackensie Alexander, dreaming of glory beyond himself, nodded with empathy as his idol was overcome by real life.

Former Naples Daily News editor Tom Hanson dies at age 53  Naples Daily News

Tom Hanson battled muscular dystrophy, which caused him a lot of pain, and beat colon cancer three years ago, according to his family.

Inside the Guadalupe Center Fire & Ice Fundraiser - Along the Gulfshore - January 2015 - Naples, FL  Gulfshore Life

The signature Fire & Ice event inspired guests with rousing stories of the nonprofit's success.

City of Marco Island issues mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Irma  Naples Daily News

The City of Marco Island has issued a mandatory evacuation order effective immediately.

Hurricane shelters open in SWFL  Wink News

FORT MYERS, Fla. Below is a list of open shelters in Southwest Florida as Hurricane Irma looms. Charlotte County. The county's shelters are full, so residents ...

PREP FOOTBALL: Area regional quarterfinal playoff capsules  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

FHSAA PLAYOFFS — REGIONAL QUARTERFINALS. CLASS 8A-REGION 2. No. 6 Gateway Panthers (6-4) at No. 3 Riverview Rams (9-1). When: 7:30 p.m., ...

UPDATED: Ave Maria Prepares as Irma Bears Down on Florida  The Ave Herald

Many Ave Maria residents have already departed for points north as powerful Hurricane Irma continues to threaten south Florida. Others are holding off on a ...

PrepZone: Barron Collier's Emily Browne wins Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award  Naples Daily News

Emily Browne of Barron Collier High School has been named the winner of the 28th annual Winged Foot Scholar-Athlete Award on Thursday at Naples Grande ...

Innovative teaching techniques grow, honored in Collier  The News-Press

Collier County honors teachers with Golden Apples.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma kept 1 in 6 students in the USA out of school  USA TODAY

As many as 8.5 million students, or about one in six nationwide, lost school days to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

USF Football Player Profile: #4 DE Jimmy Bayes  The Daily Stampede

2016 Stats: Bayes spent another season deep in Willie Taggart's doghouse. He only played in one game, against Northern Illinois, and did not record any ...

When Will Irma Hit Naples, Florida? [Sept. 10 Update]

With Hurricane Irma increasingly threatening western Florida, a lot of people are wondering: When will Irma hit Naples, Florida?

Southwest Florida Sports Awards: Destanni Henderson, Berrick Jeanlouis take top honors  The News-Press

Destanni Henderson, Berrick Jeanlouis, Sam Sirianni Jr. and Emily Javedan take top The News-Press honors at 2018 Southwest Florida Sports Awards.

Florence Jelks: The 'principal with principles' has passed  Boca Beacon

BY MARCY SHORTUSE – Florence T. Jelks Robinson passed away on September 23, 2017. She was born and raised in Boca Grande and was very well ...

Lee, Collier school systems get 'B' grades from state  The News-Press

Lee and Collier County schools scored B grades from the state this year. The annual A-to-F grading system is based on 11 categories, including learning gains, ...

Top 5 Canes: RBs  State Of The U

Miami has had one of the, if not the best, tradition of runningbacks in the nation. Even though programs like USC and Alabama had relevance earlier than The U, ...

USF Football Player Profile: #2 RB D’Ernest Johnson  The Daily Stampede

Career profile of USF running back D'Ernest Johnson.

Abandoned graves of 14 veterans restored by volunteers  The News-Press

Unmarked and abandoned, the graves and markers of 14 veterans lost to time are restored after an army of volunteers arose.

Irma aftermath: Florida Keys receive first FEMA trailers; SW Florida waits  USA TODAY

KEY WEST, Fla. — As the first FEMA trailers arrived this week in the Florida Keys to help those left homeless by Hurricane Irma, many in hard-hit Southwest ...

USF Football Player Profile: #10 DT Deadrin Senat  The Daily Stampede

Career profile of USF defensive tackle Deadrin Senat.

Guadalupe Center: Even the sky is not the limit for Tutor Corps graduate  Naples Daily News

How does a little boy who grew up in Immokalee have dreams of becoming a rocket scientist? According to Tutor Corps senior Israel Vega, family, determination ...

DO SOME GOOD  Florida Weekly

Thousands of South Florida volunteers set to work every day, from picking *fresh* produce on Palm Beach County farms to visiting with hospice patients in Port.

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