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    Achievers

    By LORRI HELFAND

    © St. Petersburg Times, published February 20, 2001


    Awards and honors

    Christina Marie Montgomery, a senior at East Lake High, received the Good Citizen Award from the Florida State Daughters of the American Revolution. She was recognized for dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.

    Montgomery is a Dean's List student and has received numerous awards, including the Outstanding Freshman Mathematics Award, United States National Mathematics Award, and the Algebra 2 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. She was a member of the Spanish Club and Spanish National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society and Students Against Drunk Drivers. She was a tutor and teacher assistant at Carwise Middle School and was a volunteer for the East Lake Community Library and Students Teach Students, an anti-tobacco program.

    Montgomery hopes to work for NASA after completing her studies in aerospace and mechanical engineering. She is the daughter of Ron and Clarice Montgomery of Palm Harbor.

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    Shane Brady, an eighth-grader at Palm Harbor Middle School, won the American History Essay Contest for the Saint Helena Plantation Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. This year's topic was "If the United States Capitol Walls Could Talk." Brady's essay will move on to the state DAR essay competition.

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    Kristan F. Lord, a senior in the International Baccalaureate program at Palm Harbor University High School, has been selected as one of 2,600 candidates for the 2001 Presidential Scholars Program. Candidates are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. He is the son of Rocky and Leslie Lord.

    In June, 121 academic scholars and 20 arts scholars, chosen by the White House Commission of Presidential Scholars, will enjoy a paid trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with government officials, educators, authors, musicians and other accomplished individuals.

    - To submit an item to this column, write to Lorri Helfand, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756.

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