By Times staff reports
© St. Petersburg Times, published March 1, 2001
FREE CFCC HEALTH OCCUPATIONS FAIR: Central Florida Community College is planning several sessions at an Occupations Fair in Building 36 on the Ocala Campus according to the following schedule: 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. today , March 7, and 27; 2 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. March 13, and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. March 19. Learn about health occupations programs, how to get started, financial aid and scholarships.
BLACK BEAR WORKSHOP AVAILABLE FOR TEACHERS: Sherre Dabanian, St. John's Water Management District education coordinator, and Marcie Clutter, Citrus County science teacher and education volunteer with Habitat for Bears, will present a workshop about the Florida Black Bear Curriculum from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m. Saturday, in the Magnolia Room at Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park. A field trip to the Weeki Wachee Preserve will be included. To register, call Clutter at 746-2050 or Sherre Dabanian at (407) 323-8903.
STUDENT SEMINAR OFFERED: The Central Citrus Rotary Club is offering the annual Citrus County Leadership Seminar to Citrus County high school students from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Lecanto Middle School cafeteria. Applications are available at the high school guidance offices. Admission is free and breakfast, lunch and beverages will be served. The object of the seminar is for each student to understand what is involved in being a leader and how to find the self-motivation to become a leader.
CFCC COMPUTER CLUB MEETING: The Central Florida Community College's Computer Club, today at 4:30 p.m. is open to everyone. There will be no charge. The meeting is held in the Multipurpose Room, Building L2, Room 103.
BLACK RIBBON RALLY: Citrus County Students Working Against Tobacco will hold a Black Ribbon Day on March 9 at Crystal River Middle School, Withlacoochee Technical Institute and the Renaissance Center. Activities will include the announcement of the winners of the poster and essay contests and a SWAT membership drive and canvas signing. Students and faculty will be asked to wear black ribbons to signify being tobacco free.
GREAT GATSBY GALA: Citrus High School Project Graduation will present the Great Gatsby Gala I with buffet and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. March 31 at the McLeod House, 207 N Apopka Ave., Inverness. It will be a roaring '20s party, with all the proceeds going to the school's graduation night party. The cost is $35 per person and space is limited to the first 250 tickets sold. Tickets are available at McLeod House or by calling 726-5115. Make checks payable to "Project Graduation." Roaring '20s costumes are requested but not mandatory. There will be a costume contest, a silent action, live entertainment, antique cars, a dance contest, and a floral arrangement contest.
SPRING 2001 FAMILY WORKSHOP: The ESE department invites you to the Spring 2001 Family Workshop from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. March 10 at Lecanto Primary School. Workshops include exploring the Internet, helping your child at home, strategies for building self-esteem, and Make-n-Take: Visual Supports. For information, call the ESE Department at 637-9710. For free child care or respite, call Sally Poteete at 637-3749.
CFCC HONORED AT STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE: The members and adviser of the Central Florida Community College's Student Activities Board on the Ocala campus recently received several awards at the Florida Junior/Community College Student Government Association Conference in Tampa, including state and district "Best of Best" Awards.
CFCC Student Leadership Development Coordinator Vanessa Baxley received the Bob Graham Community College Distinguished Service Adviser Award and was named District III Adviser for the next year. CFCC Student Activities Board member Tessa Welch was elected District III Coordinator, and SAB member Randee Wooten was chosen as Assistant District Coordinator. SAB members Bryan Wooten and Nina Wright also attended the conference.
SECO SCHOLARSHIP: Sumter Electric Cooperative is offering up to 12 scholarships of $500 each to high school seniors in Marion, Citrus, Lake, Sumter, Pasco, Levy and Hernando counties. The scholarship includes an additional $500 during the students' second year of advanced schooling. To qualify for a SECO Youth Scholarship, high school graduates must reside in a home served by SECO and be enrolled in an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school by the end of 2001. The deadline for applications is March 30. For information, contact school guidance counselors.
SHOOTING CLUB SCHOLARSHIP: Citrus County's Shooting Club is offering scholarships of up to $1,000 for graduating high school seniors interested in safe target shooting and personal responsibility with firearms. The scholarships are earned through competitive essays, GPA and recommendations of teachers, advisers, guidance counselors or employers. The deadline is April 1. The following people are contacts at the schools: Citrus High -- Doris Dabney; Crystal River High -- Pamela Knowles, Lecanto High -- Kristie Marshall, Seven Rivers Christian School -- Tom Evans; and Withlacoochee Technical Institute -- Joe Bucchere.
MEDICAL EDUCATION ASSISTANCE: Local students interested in a medical education are encouraged to contact the Seven Rivers Medical and Educational Foundation for financial assistance. The foundation was established to increase scholarship availability for Citrus County students. To apply, contact Seven Rivers Medical and Educational Foundation president Peter DeRosa at 795-3633 or board member Elizabeth Stacklin at 795-8356.
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