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The voice of the student.

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Recipients Collette Combs, Gordon Davis, Daniel Heekin, Thomas Heekin, Austin Hendrick, Makayla Hendrick, Isabella Kakaty, Piper Noyes, Celine Schauer and Grant Tirrell being congratulated for receiving the Marco Island Woman’s Club Award by presenter Anne Marchetti Marco Island Woman’s Club and MIWC president Sharyn Kampmeyer.
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Ray’s Praise

Wave Staff

What is Ray’s Praise?

Ray’s Praise is an opportunity for students at MIA to show their appreciation for others. Whether it’s a classmate, teacher, or another staff member, these praises offer us a chance to show our respect and admiration for someone which will certainly brighten their day.


Mr. Ginther

He’s cool. From: Emma

Mr. Totten

He is a good singer. From: Maximo

Macie Platt

She makes me laugh in English. From: Lauren Riley

Elizabeth Chiscavage

Thanks for being my best friend and being so fun!! From: Lola Green

Elizabeth Riley

She has helped me a lot this school year and last school year. Thank you for being an amazing person, you are such a kind, smart, beautiful person. Thank you for being my best friend. I love every moment we have ever shared together. Thank you for just being yourself. You’re the best.

She painted a mushroom 10/10.

Gavin Wall

He is very cool. From: Gavin Wall

Liam Smith

He has not burned my popcorn in a while.

Alina Nguyen

Alina is a really entertaining and nice person who always gives me food, so thanks man for that. 

Johnny Nolasco

He is entertaining and he is sweet to the teachers, especially Mrs. Westervelt.

Lola Green

She’s sweet and my journalism buddy. From: Medney Garraux

Celeste Forester

Celeste is a little stinker. I love her to death though. Stay slaying girlboss.

She is always in a good mood.

Ginger Roloff

She is always kind and always takes time out of her day to try and make me smile. From: Sophie Braun

Medney Garraux

She always makes people laugh.

Jasmyn Biocic

Nice BMW.

Ms. Mahan

Ms. Mahan is the GOAT.

Erasmo Avila

He is scared of frogs, but is very strong. From: Gavin Pascale

Darwin Reyes

He is a good friend.

Ayleen Abin

Thank you for trying your hardest in cheer and always putting up the stunt.

Janelle Balbosa

They work hard to have time to do the smallest things and deserve some praise. They are very kind and a good person to hang out with. From: Kyara Junyent

Colette Combs

She has the best fits.

Siena Tedesco

She is amazing and so pretty I’m glad I got to meet her and become her friend.

Marina Tedesco

She is amazing and pretty, glad I became friends with her.

Emma Nash

Get well soon! From: Cassie

Jayden Wampler

He’s the best at helping with school work. From: Mike Rich

Michelle Acosta

She’s been great at movie/show recommendations lately. From: Emma

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