2006 Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards
By TIMES STAFF WRITER
Published November 16, 2006
Recipients of the 2006 Bank of America Neighborhood Excellence Initiative Awards:
Neighborhood Builders Awards ($200,000 each)
Hillsborough: Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay; University Area Community Development Corporation
Pinellas: American Stage Company; Pinellas Habitat For Humanity.
Local Heroes Awards ($5,000 each)
Hillsborough: Intercultural Hispanic American workshop founder Maria Esther Carrillo ; Tampa Bay Academy of Hope executive director James M. Evans; Morning Star Schools promoter Jeanette Friedheim ; activist and arts supporter Andrea Graham; Catholic Medical Mobile Services founder Sister Sara Proctor.
Pinellas: Creative Cultural Arts Center founder Grace Anne Alfiero ; trial attorney Diane Bailey; volunteer Norm Bungard ; Life Force Cultural Arts Academy founder Jai Hinson; Mainsail Arts Festival co-founder Patricia Mason.
Student Leaders (eight-week paid internships)
Hillsborough: Leena Hasbini , Newsome High; Jerry Kent, Bloomingdale High; Caitlyn Oser , Bloomingdale High; Jorge Rivera, Riverview High; Willie Wright III, Tampa Bay Tech.
Pinellas: Maya Daniels, Gibbs High; Brian Hetherton, St. Petersburg Collegiate High; John Kelder, Seminole High; Daren Miller, St. Petersburg High; Christine Ochsner, Clearwater Central Catholic High.