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Marine science magnet celebrates curriculum

Published May 2, 2007


Madeira Beach Middle School will host its annual curriculum celebration from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the school, 591 Tom Stuart Causeway.

The public is invited to check out the school's dock and lagoon, tour the marine trail, compete in a fishing contest, visit an "under the sea" classroom and explore marine career options.

Information will be available from the Surfrider Foundation, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Science Center of Pinellas County and the University of South Florida College of Marine Science. Student work will be showcased, faculty members will discuss the school's marine science curriculum and the MBMS band will perform. For information, call 547-7697.

School Board will meet at 10 a.m. on May 8

The Pinellas County School Board will meet at 10 a.m. May 8 at the district administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo.

The public is invited to attend. Anyone wishing to speak on agenda or nonagenda items can do so by filling out a form at or before the meeting. Citizens may speak about any item on the agenda not involving a hearing on employee discipline by registering five minutes before the item is introduced.

The meeting will be televised at 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays for two weeks on WPDS-Ch. 14.

Alliance will show how to use robotics in class

Tampa Bay Technology Alliance will host a seminar to teach educators how to implement robotics in programs for students ages 6 to 18. The seminar will be 9 a.m. to noon May 19 at Catalina Marketing, 200 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg. The workshop is sponsored by Catalina Marketing, TBTA and the YES-SECME Program of Pinellas County Schools. Free. Call Rose Mack at 893-2926.


Three students win $2, 500 scholarships

Three students from south Pinellas County schools have won National Merit $2, 500 scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corp. They are among 2, 500 high school seniors chosen for the scholarships from more than 15, 000 students who reached the finalist level this year.

Jamie K. Curran and Anna F. Mosby are seniors at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, and Hayley D. Germack is a senior at the International Baccalaureate program at St. Petersburg High School. All three live in St. Petersburg.

Additional recipients of college-sponsored awards will be announced in May and July. By year's end, more than 8, 200 students will have won Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $34-million.

Student wins highest award from Girl Scouts

Megan Valente, 18, a St. Petersburg High School senior, has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award, the organization's highest award. Valente began a children's reading corner called "The Book Nook" at Victory Christian Center in St. Petersburg. She collected gently used books, cleaned them up and organized them by genre and age group. Valente also created a pamphlet with tips for parents to encourage their children to read. Megan, a member of Troop 412 in St. Petersburg, is the daughter of Marianne and Mark Valente of St. Petersburg.

[Last modified May 1, 2007, 20:37:39]

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