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Immokalee lineman plays with heavy heart after father killed  Naples Daily News

Immokalee High lineman Casey Cheney finds solace in football after slaying of his father.



Football player from Immokalee will play in Super Bowl in his rookie season  Fox 4

As the world waits to watch the New England Patriots take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII, people in Immokalee have an extra reason to be excited ...



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.



NFL: Immokalee's J.C. Jackson goes from undrafted to New England Patriots  Naples Daily News

Everyone takes different paths to the NFL, but for Patriots rookie cornerback J.C. Jackson, his was a lot different, and a lot more challenging.



Brent Batten: Site for new high school in northern Collier could be decided Tuesday  Naples Daily News

Twenty-three rhymes with triple G. That might have the makings of a great senior class slogan if the next high school in Collier County keeps its present name.



Naples Daily News 2019 Boys Basketball All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

Immokalee's Izayel Louis Pierre, First Baptist's Preston Urbancic and Community School's Parker Weiss are finalists for Player of the Year.



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 ...



NFL: Immokalee's J.C. Jackson makes Collier history in Super Bowl win with Patriots  Naples Daily News

New England Patriots defensive back J.C. Jackson (27) of Immokalee and outside linebacker Dont'a Hightower (54) celebrate after Super Bowl LIII against the ...



Collier teachers given Golden Apple awards at dinner in North Naples  Naples Daily News

Seven Collier County teachers were presented with Golden Apples at the 29th annual Celebration of Teachers Dinner.



20 years after tragedy: Legacies of Rusty Larabell, George Smith live on  Naples Daily News

Twenty years ago this week, a Naples football player died after a game. That same season, a player in Immokalee was paralyzed.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



U.S. News & World Report: Three Collier high schools rank in top 75 in Florida  Naples Daily News

The U.S. News & World Report annual high school rankings released Tuesday placed three Collier County high schools in the top 75 schools statewide.



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 ...



Immokalee native, NFL player gives back to alma mater after Irma  Wink News

The Immokalee High School Band blared and students cheered Wednesday as former pro-football player Edgerrin James returned home. James was joined by ...



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 ...



NFL: J.C. Jackson of Patriots, Sammy Watkins of Chiefs face off in AFC Championship  Naples Daily News

Watkins has had a resurgence for the Chiefs, while Jackson has impressed as a rookie for the Patriots. One of them will go to the Super Bowl.



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 ...



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.



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.



High school football notebook: Naples DB Devin Moore named to Freshman All-American Bowl  Naples Daily News

Naples High DB Devin Moore was named to the Freshman All-American game on Monday, three days after his first career interception.



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.



Lipman Family Farms hosts 5th annual 5K Run for Backpacks  Immokalee Bulletin

IMMOKALEE – Lipman is synonymous with education in the Immokalee community. For the last seven years, Lipman has provided children in need with the ...



EARLY MORNING, ECUMENICAL EASTER WORSHIP SERVICE  Immokalee Bulletin

The Immokalee Ministerial Alliance invites all of the Immokalee Community to come be a part of our 7th annual EARLY MORNING, ECUMENICAL EASTER ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Immokalee students celebrate Haitian heritage  Naples Daily News

Immokalee High students fluttered their traditional Haitian dresses while dancing to Haitian beats Thursday in celebration of Haitian Flag Day at the school's ...



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, ...



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.



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.



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.



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.



National Football Foundation gives out $16,000 in scholarships, wants to keep growing  Naples Daily News

The new local chapter of the historic national organization gave out much more scholarships than expected in its first year thanks to donations.



2018 Naples Daily News Wrestling All-Area Team  Naples Daily News

WRESTLING. Wrestler of the Year Finalists. Cullen Guerrero in the Naples Daily News studio on Buy Photo. Cullen Guerrero in the Naples Daily News studio on ...



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 ...



West-East Collier internships bring social, business lessons for Naples, Immokalee teens  Naples Daily News

Kids reflect on their interships that brought together Naples, Immokalee teens to help build a business.



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 ...



J.C. Jackson has taken long road from Immokalee to cusp of selection in upcoming NFL Draft  The News-Press

His football career ended quickly at Florida due to off-field trouble, but former the Immokalee High star has bettered himself as well as his game.



Naples celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day with parade, events focusing on leader's call for inclusion  Naples Daily News

Each year the holiday celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. helps keep his memory alive, a tradition that continued Monday as Naples celebrated the theme ...



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 ...



2018 Naples Daily News All-Area Softball Team  Naples Daily News

SOFTBALL Player of the Year Finalists. Palmetto Ridge softball player Baylee Haggard. Buy Photo. Palmetto Ridge softball player Baylee Haggard. (Photo: Luke ...



Florida students attending the inauguration teaching a lesson of their own  CBS News

When a foundation offered to send some Imokalee students to the inauguration, there was significant pushback.



United Arab Emirates donates $2.7 million to Collier County for Hurricane Irma recovery  Naples Daily News

United Way, Collier public schools, Grace Place receiving grants to help families still recovering from Irma.



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



Patriots rookie J.C. Jackson channels adversity into hard work  Boston.com

FOXBOROUGH — How one responds when something they love is torn away often serves as a barometer of character. To wallow in self-pity is to admit you've ...



Collier County Hurricane Irma info  NBC2 News

Latest Hurricane Irma information for Collier County.



NFL Draft: Immokalee's J.C. Jackson signs with Patriots as free agent after not being picked  Naples Daily News

A long day for J.C. Jackson had a silver lining. He signed with the New England Patriots.



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 ...



More immigrants say Collier schools blocked enrollment  Naples Daily News

Three more families have joined a federal lawsuit that claims the Collier County School District unfairly blocked some immigrant teenagers from enrolling in high ...



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 ...



Summer school programs announced in Collier County  NBC2 News

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



2018 Graduates of Distinction  Naples Daily News

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



Seminole student-athlete sets sights on teaching  https://fgcu360.com/

You have to admire softball player Ahnie Jumper for becoming the first member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida to be a student-athlete at Florida Gulf Coast ...



Immokalee crash victim's family speaks out  NBC2 News

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



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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

With Hurricane Irma increasingly threatening western Florida, a lot of people are wondering: When will Irma hit Naples, Florida? By 5 p.m., the hurricane had ...



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 ...



Photos and videos from college and high school graduations around Southwest Florida  Naples Daily News

It's graduation time and the photo team of the Naples Daily News and The News-Press will be there to capture those memorable moments.



Two high school students killed in early morning wreck less than a week before graduation  Naples Daily News

In less than a week, Amanda Alvarado and Michael Jon Perez were set to graduate from high school. But instead of a celebration, Monday turned into a day of ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



The lives they led  Florida Weekly

THEY WERE ARTISTS, COMMUNITY builders, heroes, mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. The people we lost this year filled public and private spaces.



iTech’s class of 2017 graduates  Immokalee Bulletin

On May 25, Immokalee Technical College (iTECH) held its graduation ceremony in the IHS auditorium. Mr. Dorin Oxender, iTECH Director welcomed the 113 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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

Plant some good seeds in fertile ground, and a garden of nourishing food will take root. Plant some great ideas in fertile, young minds, and the future of the ...



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.



Three teens killed in rollover crash  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 ...



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 ...



'He was crying and moaning in agony': Public health crisis looms after Irma  USA TODAY

Crisis feared as families spend days in the mud, mold and water left by Hurricane Irma's storm surge, which destroyed hundreds of Florida homes.



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

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



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 ...



Best of the Gulfshore 2018: People & Projects  Gulfshore Life

Best moves: It's official: Babcock Ranch (left) has gone from developer Syd Kitson's dream to somebody's actual home. The first residents, the Kinleys and the ...



Hurricane Irma's wrath will mean grower losses, higher grocery bills  USA TODAY

It's still too early to calculate agricultural losses after Hurricane Irma, but consumers will probably feel effects at the supermarket.



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.



Sunrise service planned  Immokalee Bulletin

The Immokalee Ministerial Alliance would like to invite ALL believers in Jesus Christ to attend the annual community Easter Sunrise *Service* Easter Sunday ...



Irma chases fleeing Florida family, catches them in Georgia  USA TODAY

A Fort Myers couple with three young daughters left Florida just in time to beat Irma, only to be caught by the much-weakened storm's remnants.



Great Falls native after Hurricane Irma: It was like the Wizard of Oz outside the window  Great Falls Tribune

Great Falls natives' home in Naples survives Irma with minimal damage.



Best of 2016 photos: Naples Daily News photographers  Naples Daily News

Naples Daily News photographers have chosen their best photos of 2016. View their photos here. David Albers. Chief photographer David Albers spent a ...



Immokalee principal recommends suspension, transfer - ABC7 News  WZVN-TV

The principal of Immokalee High School has recommended four football players arrested for rape be suspended for 10 days and then transferred to an ...



MaxPreps/NSCAA High School State Players of the Week for January 11- January 17, 2017  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - MaxPreps, the online high school sports leader and The National Soccer Coaches Association of America team up to honor the nation's best.



Father of twins from Germany says his daughters' struggles to enroll in school like those of immigrant families  Naples Daily News

A father who in January moved his twin 17-year-old daughters to Collier County from Germany has struggled to get them enrolled in high school, describing ...



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, ...



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