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Friday, August 29, 2014

Winter Haven Police seek suspect in armed robbery. -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Suspect In Hit & Run Death of Eric Pope Still Free 6 Months After Accident -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

After 27 Years An Arrest Made In Brutal Stabbing Murder of Karen Watson -

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Logging Truck Rolls Over In Haines City Blocking Hwy 27 -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

LOCAL MAN ARRESTED AFTER EARLY MORNING CRIME SPREE -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Blue Lobster Caught Off Maine Coast Gets New Home -

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This Day in History – Lights, Camera, Baseball -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Legal Marijuana Grow House Coming To Lake Wales -

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – KEY LIME CLOUD SQUARES -

Monday, August 25, 2014

Armed & Dangerous Attempted Murder Suspect Sought -

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Lake Wales Grow House Busted Two Taken Into Custody -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fun Friday – The Wizarding World of Harry Potter -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Haines City Teen Killed In Crash Last Night -

Friday, August 22, 2014

Amazing Video of Lake Wales Man Saving Grandmother & 1 Yr Old -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kyle Williams Found Guilty In Death of Police Officer Arnulfo Crispin -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

PCSO Organized Retail Crime Unit Makes Arrest, Obtains Warrants -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lakeland Man Arrested for Possession of Child Porn -

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Ben Carson World Renowned Neurosurgeon, Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient & Author Speaks At Lake Wales High School

 

Ben Carson

Lake Wales, Florida – The Lake Wales gymnasium was filled Tuesday, September 3, 2013, with students from Lake Wales High school, Polk State College and some other schools and distinguished visitors to hear Dr. Ben Carson. The Lake Wales Band performed for the attendees.  The former world renowned neurosurgeon from John’s Hopkins brought a message of hope and achievement to students.

Dr. Carson is known for many things, but the highlights are being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008 from President George Bush and  making medical history by  successfully separating  conjoined twins (at the back of the skull). According to his biography Carson was born in Detroit, Michigan, and was raised by his single mother, Sonya Carson. He struggled academically throughout elementary school and emotionally with his temper. But after his mother reduced his television time and required him to read two books a week and produce written reviews for her, he started to excel in middle school and throughout high school. After graduating with honors from Southwestern High School, he attended Yale University, where he earned a degree in psychology. From Yale, he attended University of Michigan where he attained his M.D. Carson has authored four books Gifted Hands, The Big Picture, Take the Risk, and Think Big.

Carson, who retired in July of 2013, was a Professor of Neurosurgery, Oncology, Plastic Surgery and Pediatrics and the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University. He serves or has served on the boards of several major corporations and educational facilities. Carson is very forthright in his faith ( Seventh Day Adventist). Carson’s views on gays, health care and evolution have labelled him a conservative by many. According to several reports people have asked him to run for political office, but he currently has no desire.

Dr. Carson’s  message to students Tuesday was similar to those he has spoken about and written about. Hope, accountability and achievement. He recounted the story of how his mother would not allow their family to get on welfare. Once you get in the system you don’t get out. He reminded students to set goals and to follow through and achieve those goals. He talked about current division’s within our culture and pressed the students to not follow the same path as his generation.

Some students were allowed to ask questions. Those in attendance were amazed and excited by the message that he brought. Others felt this was the most positive things they have seen in years. Dr. Carson speaking at Lake Wales High School was part of a working relationship between Polk State College and Lake Wales Charter Schools.

 

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