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Checking In on EHS and MDI Students Studying in Florida

Go to Florida for college! It’s sunny… You won’t have to deal with Maine’s winters! Who wouldn’t want sun and warm temps year round? It’s hard enough sending your children away to college, especially when they’re more than a day’s drive away. After all, if something happens you can always get there, but if you have a child attending school in Florida, and with Irma taking aim, it’s especially nervewracking!

After putting out a call on Facebook this morning, for Ellsworth and MDI students who are in Florida, we can report who is where. We will update this as more responses come in.

Ashley McEachern- Attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers is back on MDI

Karli Dyer – Attending University of Tampa is back in Hancock

Aaron Snurkowski – Attending Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. He was evacuated on Wednesday afternoon and after a brief stop in Philadelphia to visit Spencer Kachmar will be back on the Island Saturday night.

Jimmy Carroll – Attending the University of Tampa . His sister Hannah picked him up Wednesday and they drove to Alabama where they are staying cozy and safe in a friend’s cabin.

Hayden Butler – Attending Full Sail University in Winter Park is back home on MDI

Gus Reeves – Attending Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Meyers. He is still down there staying with a friend. The plan is if things deteriorate they will head to shelter at FGCU.

Talor Hamilton – Attending Florida Southern College in Lakeland is back in Ellsworth

Drew Rich – Attending University of Miami. They closed the college Wednesday and ordered a mandatory evacuation. He flew out Thursday morning to Manchester, NH. He’s staying with Sarah Phelps until Monday and then will coming back to the Island.

Natasha Olearcek – Attending Florida Gulf Coast University. Flew back to MDI on Wednesday

Alyssa Gould – Attending Aveda Institure for Cosmetology is in Orlando

Marisole Lopez – Attending Valencia College is in Orlando

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