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By Staff | Jun 20, 2018

Rinaldi receives Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree

Christina Mia Rinaldi, of Sanibel, was among 135 graduates awarded the Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicines’ Georgia campus.

The ceremony was held at the Infinite Energy Center on May 24.

Rinaldi earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Florida State University in 2014. She is continuing her medical training in internal medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Rinaldi is the daughter of Tony and Frankette Rinaldi, of Sanibel.

Class of 2018 earns millions in scholarships

The Lee County School District’s graduating Class of 2018 has earned millions of dollars in scholarships and will attend colleges, universities and technical centers across the United States.

Early data show that the Class of 2018 earned over $54 million in scholarships.

Along with scholarship dollars earned, the members of the Class of 2018 reported on their post-high school plans. Of the students who provided information, the breakdown is as follows:

– Attend a four-year college or university: 2,019

– Attend a two-year community/state college: 1,650

– Attend a technical college/school: 502

– Enter the workforce directly: 254

– Enter the U.S. Armed Forces: 201

– Uncertain of future plans at this time: 372

– Other: 238