It’s our favorite part of the week! Friday leads us into the weekend, but it’s also when we showcase our 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida.

This week, we spent time on the campus of Manatee High School in Bradenton.

The Hurricanes of Manatee have a lot to be proud of, including an award-winning Army ROTC program, a variety of arts classes and vocational programs setting up graduates for success post-graduation.

The boys’ ROTC won the state championship and the girls placed fourth. They competed in five events with more than 70 schools competing. If students are artistically inclined, they have the opportunity to take classes in visual arts, chorus, drama or band. If students are looking for a program where they can earn professional certifications after graduation, one of the vocation tracks might be of interest to them.

At Manatee, they offer small engines, engineering, materials (similar to construction), culinary and medical. The best part is, students don’t have to take one pathway. They are welcome to explore a variety of the classes depending on their interests.

All these different opportunities add up to offering something for everyone on campus and is one reason why they’re our 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida.

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