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Eighth-grader qualifies for state geography bee


© St. Petersburg Times, published April 4, 2001

Jason E. Conage-Pough, son of Arlene Conage-Pough and John Pough Sr. of St. Petersburg, is a state finalist in the National Geographic Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The Bay Point Middle School eighth-grader qualified by winning his school's geography bee and scoring higher than 1,100 students on a statewide written geography test.

The state finals will be held Friday in Jacksonville. One winner from each state will advance to the national competition May 22 and 23 at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C.

St. Petersburg girl earns academic honor

Crystal Watters, daughter of Lori and Jeffrey Watters of St. Petersburg, is a U.S. Achievement Academy national award winner.

Her science teacher at Meadowlawn Middle School nominated her for the award for her academic excellence in science.

The academy is an organization similar to Who's Who Among American High School Students. It recognizes middle and high school students for academic performance, interest and aptitude, leadership qualities and enthusiasm.

Crystal's name will appear in the academy's official yearbook, which is published nationally.

Shorecrest grad earns academic-athletic honor

Paul A. Sibley, son of Sue and Dr. Mark Sibley of St. Petersburg, received recognition for combined excellence in sports and academics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va.

A 2000 cum laude graduate of Shorecrest Preparatory School, he is majoring in pre-med and is an outfielder and pitcher on Washington and Lee's baseball team.

Essay earns student good citizen award

Vongphet Saenka, daughter of Mounchanch and Inthavong Saenka of St. Petersburg, won the Good Citizens Program award for her essay on patriotism from the Caravel Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

A senior at Northeast High School, Vongphet received a framed certificate and a check for $100. She read her essay at a DAR luncheon in March.

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