Tue, May 22, 2018
May is a time of celebration for many of us. Students are graduating, summer is right around the corner and vacations are being planned. Here at the Chamber, there is plenty to celebrate as well.
Earlier this month, I was pleased to take part in the West Orange Chamber and West Orange Foundation’s Education awards. The event honored students for their initiative, good citizenship, commitment and personal growth in the classroom with the presentation of the SOAR (Students of Achievement and Renown) Awards, the announcement of the Danniel J. Petro & Voight Foundation Scholarship winners and celebration of graduates from WOPTE (West Orange Program for Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs). The event was truly inspirational with hundreds of students, parents and community leaders in attendance. Congratulations to all of the award winners, and thank you to Windermere High School for your hospitality, along with our sponsors, educators, administrators, parents and volunteers from the Chamber’s Education Committee for making this event possible!
This Wednesday, our West Orange County Mayoral Update Luncheon will facilitate an important conversation with our elected officials in this momentous election year. Join us at Tanner Hall to get to know your elected officials, and hear what is on the horizon for our West Orange communities.
At the luncheon, we will also recognize the Chamber’s Adult Leadership Program, Leadership West Orange sponsored by Florida Hospital Winter Garden and Duke Energy, with a graduation ceremony. This year’s class, the “West Orange Soarers,” participated in the eight-month program designed to educate future leaders of West Orange County.