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Good for You

Published July 18, 2007


Erin N. Connelly, daughter of Ulysses F. and Rosalyn Connelly, received a doctor of medicine degree from Florida State University. Dr. Connelly is a 1998 graduate of St. Petersburg High International Baccalaureate Program and a 2002 graduate of Florida A&M University. She received the FSU 2007 Altruism in Medicine Award. She is presently a pediatric resident at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando.

Michelle Prell, daughter of Linda Prell of St. Petersburg, was presented the Education Award by Community-Based Care of Brevard County in collaboration with the Clinical Abuse Prevention Task Force. The award honors an individual working in the field of child welfare who has promoted efforts toward strengthening and supporting families, specifically in the prevention of child abuse. Prell is a 2000 graduate of Gibbs High School and earned a master's degree in clinical psychology from Florida Technical Institute. She is presently serving a one year predoctoral internship at Broughton Hospital for the Mentally Ill in Morganton, N. C.

Lynae Brayboy, daughter of Elihu and Carolyn Brayboy of St. Petersburg, and a 1998 graduate of Keswick Christian School, received a doctor of medicine degree from Temple University. She will specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. In 2003, Brayboy traveled to Mali in West Africa, where she did research on the impact of malaria on the unborn child. She will do her internship at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa.

Barchan Rodgers, son of Bruce and Katie Rodgers of St. Petersburg, and a member of Boy Scout Troop 219 and the Order of the Arrow Timuquan Lodge, received the Eagle Scout Award in a ceremony at Tampa Bay Watch May 27. Rodgers is a senior in the St. Petersburg High School Honors Program and has been in Scouting since 2002. His Eagle Scout project was rehabilitating the salt march at Little Bird Key in Pinellas County. He led a group of teens on two days of work harvesting more than 3,000 plugs of Spartina grass from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Stock Enhancement Research Facility at Port Manatee, transporting them back to Pinellas County and planting the plugs on Little Bird Key Bird Sanctuary. Rodgers is also a member of Boy Scouts of America Sea Scout Ship 912, working toward his Quartermaster Award, the highest rank in Sea Scouts.

Gene Stern has been selected as the Rotary Club of Seminole Lake 2006/2007 Rotarian of the Year. Stern was chosen for his dedication to the Rotary International motto "Service Above Self" with its main objective to provide service in the community, workplace, and throughout the world. He participated in community projects that benefited literacy programs for Tyrone Elementary School, wellness and fitness for the Seminole and Largo community, Hospice, Boys and Girls Club of Pinellas, Heritage Village, Salvation Army. Stern also participated in projects which benefited international programs such Seeds of Peace, Peruvian children in need of cleft lip and palate surgery, Jamaican vocational programs and Ukrainian orphanage facilities. Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.

[Last modified July 17, 2007, 21:12:38]

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