April 23, 2014

Headlines Now:

Truck Flipped over in Front of Home Depot and Wendy’s on Hwy 27 North -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lakeland Man Arrested in Road Rage Incident -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lake Wales Sr. FFA Fishing Tournament -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – 16-Year-Old Survives Unharmed Stowed Away In Wheel Well Of California To Hawaii Flight, Say FBI Officials -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Mother & Daughter Injured In Rifle Range Rd. Accident -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

PURGE YOUR PILLS & SHRED YOUR STUFF -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lake Wales Public Library hosts Author Program on Tuesday, April 29 -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Man Killed In Accident On Thornhill Rd. -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rifle Range Rd. Shut Down After Bad Accident Send 3 To Hospital -

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Why is Good Friday Good? -

Friday, April 18, 2014

Identity of Man Killed In Fiery Hwy 60 Crash Released -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Truck Drivers Wanted – Bahamas Cruise Sign On Bonus -

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Readers Want To Know What Is The Halo Around The Sun Today -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

COOKING ON THE RIDGE – Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pie -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wacky Wednesday – Baby Born With 4 Feet, 4 Hands In China -

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Florida Small Craft Brewers Under Attack From State Law Makers -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Polk Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Having Sex With Student -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Haines City Woman Allegedly Steals 250K From Lake Wales Employer -

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lake Wales Retail Theft Arrests Since April 4 – Other Charges Explain Why LEO Go After Them -

Friday, April 11, 2014

Operation “Sticky Hands” Suspect Exposed By PCSO -

Friday, April 11, 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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