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    By Times staff writer
    © St. Petersburg Times
    published June 9, 2002


    Andrew N. Fernandez, son of Susie and Dean Stevenson of Palm Harbor and Richard and Mary Fernandez of Tampa, graduated with honors from Rollins College with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy. He was a 1998 graduate of East Lake High School, where he was the senior class vice president. He plans to attend law school at Ohio State University after completing a 13-month intership with the Ohio State Legislature.

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    Helen A. Peacock, daughter of Ray and Clare Peacock of Clearwater, graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree in finance. Peacock minored in economics and was a member of Golden Key, Phi Beta Lambda, National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She plans to attend law school at UF.

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    Geoff Peattie, son of Steve and Lyn Peattie of Clearwater, graduated summa cum laude from Lynn University, Boca Raton, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Peattie played soccer all four years of college and was named the 2002 Scholar Athlete of the Year. He is employed by Universal American Mortgage Co. in Clearwater.

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    Josh Moye, son of Marianne Doan of Clearwater and Bernie Moye of Port Richey, graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor of science degree in psychology. Moye minored in criminal justice and plans to pursue further education in law. He was a 1998 graduate of Pinellas Park High School. He was a founding father of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and a member of Golden Key International Honor Society.

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    Edward R. McDonough, son of Dolores "Dee" Maralik of Largo and Dr. Edward McDonough of Gainesville, graduated from Boston University with a master's degree in business administration and a master of science in information systems. McDonough was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma National Honor Society for superior academic performance.

    National Merit Scholars Eight local students have received National Merit $2,500 Scholarships. These students were selected from 15,000 finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. The recipients represent the highest-scoring participants in the state on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. They were evaluated on personal essays, course work and leadership skills.

    This year's National Merit $2,500 Scholarship winners are Cainna Jirikowic and Lowrie Ward of Palm Harbor University High; Jacqueline Costrini of St. Petersburg High; Sarah Stargel of Seminole High; Stan Hill of East Lake High; Patrick Davis of Jesuit High; Timothy I. Abrahamsen of Tampa Preparatory; and Siddhartha K. Agarwal of Berkeley Preparatory School.

    -- Send news and photos of achievers to Lorri Helfand, St. Petersburg Times, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756 or send e-mail to

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