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School, church bring Easter to kids

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 11, 2000

The congregation of Unity Church of Citrus County provided Easter bunnies to all prekindergarten children at Crystal River Primary, Hernando Elementary and Inverness Primary schools. The church contributed the toys as part of their 2000 theme, "Journey to Joy with Love in Action."

Students recognized at program for significant 'turnarounds'

CITRUS HILLS -- The Citrus County Bowling Council recently held its annual Turnaround Awards Program at Andre's of Citrus Hills. Citrus County public and private schools selected students who made significant "turnarounds" during this school year. The turnaround could be based on behavior, attitude, academics or a win over substance abuse.

The following students were recognized Kyle Clair, Crystal River Primary School, April Vaughn, Inverness Primary School, Dale Taylor, Lecanto Primary School, Joshua Lafayette, Floral City Elementary School, Brandon Barnes, Hernando Elementary School, Walter Bickelman, Homosassa Elementary School, Bryan Land, Citrus Springs Elementary School, Amber Childs, Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Jessica Baird, Rock Crusher Elementary School, Nicole Schmid, Citrus Springs Middle School, Christine Holland, Crystal River Middle School, Thomas Lynch, Inverness Middle School, Tiffany Perez, Lecanto Middle School, Shawn Rayburn, CREST School, Courtney Frame, Central Catholic School of Citrus County, Mindy Schneider, River Gardens Christian School, Mike Sherrill, Seven Rivers Christian School, Ron Martin, Key Training, Michael Ray, Crystal River High School, Amanda Oliver, Lecanto High School, Scotty Tyler, Citrus High School.

Three Citrus Springs Middle teachers receive national award

CITRUS SPRINGS -- A team of three Citrus Springs Middle School teachers, Karen Stofcheck, Melony Siegendorf and Carla Eschen, have received a Time Warner Cable National Teacher Award for their entry, Nutrition Mission Inc.

The teachers used programming from the Learning Channel/Discovery Networks and Arts and Entertainment for the project.

Nutrition Mission is a student-run business which provides teachers with healthy snacks when they get the munchies. The students bill teachers, count money, keep spread sheets and stock the snack supply. The business was advertised through the school's TV program.

Time Warner recognizes educators who utilize cable television in their classrooms in imaginative, productive ways.

The teachers will receive a $1,000 grant and are invited to Washington, D.C., on June 5 for recognition, along with other innovative teachers.

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