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School board to meet Tuesday at district site

Published May 16, 2007


The Pinellas County School Board will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the district administration building, 301 Fourth St. SW, Largo. The meeting will be televised 6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays for two weeks after the meeting date. Broadcasts are shown on WPDS-Ch. 14.

Baker is speaker at groundbreaking

Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 First St. NE, will have a groundbreaking ceremony at 8:15 a.m. today for its upper division high school. The 25, 000-square-foot Landy Hall will house classrooms as well as the College Counseling Center, Service Learning Center and administrative offices. St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker will be guest speaker.

Learn about SPC dual enrollment

Two information sessions will be held for students interested in the Early College Program, a dual enrollment program to serve about 250 11th- and 12th-graders. The sessions are 6 to 8 p.m. May 24 and 30 in the teaching auditorium at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St. The program will serve students who are enrolled at SPC and their assigned high school. Students will attend classes at the SPC Clearwater campus, but will be eligible to participate in the athletics and activities of their high school. They will take a combination of high school and college courses. Upon completion, they will graduate from their assigned high school with a diploma and an associate of art degree. The program is open to county residents in public and private school as well as those who are homeschooled. For more information, contact Jeff Cesta, director of the Early College Program at 791-5970.


Three high school seniors are $1, 000 recipients of the 2007-2008 scholarships from LIADO, the Italian-American Women of Today. Scholarships are awarded based on academic excellence and community involvement. Winners are Cara Mia Calabrese of St. Petersburg, a senior at St. Petersburg Catholic High School; Derek Nieber of St. Petersburg, a senior at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport; and Elizabeth Steffanetta of Safety Harbor, a senior at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater. The scholarship program is open to students of Italian descent who are graduating from an accredited high school, continuing their education at an accredited college or returning to school to seek a degree after an absence from school.

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The St. Petersburg Kiwanis Club awarded a $10, 000 scholarship to Chelsea Odoms, 18, a senior at Boca Ciega High School. Odoms, daughter of Ola Odoms, has a 4.35 grade point average and plans to study nursing at the University of South Florida. She hopes to earn her master's and become a pediatric nurse practitioner. Runner-up awards of $1, 250 each were presented to Ian Markwood, 17, Canterbury School of Florida; Matodi Natov, 18, Northeast High School; Amber Robinson, 18, St. Petersburg Collegiate High School; and Katie Shinske, 18, Northeast High School.

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Brenda Dannewitz, a music teacher at Osceola Middle School in Seminole, was recently named local Teacher of the Year by the Pinellas Park Wal-Mart. Osceola Middle received a $1, 000 grant and Dannewitz received a $100 gift card to buy classroom supplies.

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Kali K. Jamieson, 18, a graduating senior at the Center for Advanced Technologies at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg, has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. Kali is the daughter of Thomas and Martha Jamieson of St. Petersburg. She has been accepted to the University of California, Los Angeles.

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The St. Petersburg Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century has announced that Amber Robinson, a 2007 graduate of St. Petersburg Collegiate High School, is the winner of the Anne Massey Scholarship. Her name has been submitted for a state award. Alyson Walker, a senior at St. Petersburg High School, was runner-up.

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Matt Authement, 17, a junior at the Canterbury School of Florida, was named the winner of the Florida Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Eagle Scout Scholarship Award at a luncheon in Kissimmee on April 28. Authement has been the winner of the St. Petersburg Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution Eagle Scout Scholarship for the past three years. Criteria for selection include academic and extracurricular activities, completion of a four-generation ancestor chart and an essay on the American Revolution.

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