'Children of Eden' boot camp sets 2 shows

July 9, 2014 

MTI Law Enforcement Academy graduates, front row from left: Justin Garza, Christian Murphy, Michael Fisher and Taylor Ledford. Back row: Jonathan Mizner, Tyler Ackerman, Bertin Mewshaw, Nico Lee and Robert Gwodz. PHOTO PROVIDED

'Children of Eden' boot camp sets shows July 25-26

BRADENTON -- The "Children of Eden" Broadway Boot Camp at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, will present the Stephen Schwartz musical at 7 p.m. July 25 aand 7 p.m. July 26.

The cast includes Paul Hernandez as "Father," Killiam Johnson as "Adam," Emma Slotabec as "Eve," A.J. Cali as "Cain," Dylan Glover as "Abel," Colton Powell as "Seth," C.J. Haynes as "Noah," Kaitlin Folsom as "Yonah," Tahj Porter as "Japeth," Carly Baker as "Mama Noah," Brian Arellano as "Young Cain," Bremen Clermont as "Young Abel," Hale Inocente as "Ham," Roosevelt Davis as "Shem, Amy Woerner as "Aysha and Alexander Mackey as "Aphra" along with a large ensemble cast.

The show is being directed by Kelly Wynn Woodland with Rick Bogner as musical director.

Tickets, $15 for adults, $8 students can be purchased at manateeplayers.com or by calling 941-748-5875.

MTI Law Enforcement Academy graduates nine

BRADENTON -- The Manatee Technical Institute Law Enforcement Academy graduated nine basic recruits Monday, including Tyler Ackerman, class leader; Jonathan Mizner, assistant class leader; Michael Fisher Jr.; Justin Garza; Robert Gwodz; Taylor Ledford; Nico Lee; Bertin Mewshaw; and Christian Murphy.

Mizner earned the Highest Academic Achievement award with an average of 98.6 percent and passed the state certification exam with 96 percent. Mizner also earned the Top Gun award.

Fisher won the "Dale Earnhardt Jr." Best Driver Award.

Passing the MTI Law Enforcement Academy at MTI allows graduates to take the state certification examination for law enforcement, which is required to become a Florida law enforcement officer.

Information: rominej@manateeschools.net.

-- Herald staff reports

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