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    Achievers

    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times,
    published July 2, 2001


    Graduations

    Amanda Christine Doran, a graduate of the St. Petersburg High School International Baccalaureate program, graduated from Wellesley College with a bachelor's degree in biological chemistry. She plans to work as a research associate at Tufts University Medical School and will continue her education in medicine. She was a member of Sigma Xi science honor society and the Wellesley Tupelos a cappella singing group. She is the daughter of James and Jean Doran of Belleair Beach.

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    Christa Grey, a graduate of Seminole High School, graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor of arts degree in early childhood development. Grey, who was named a 1997 Pinellas County Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year, was a member of the college tennis team, which won the national collegiate championship in 2000, and was named a Southeastern Conference scholar-athlete. She works as a teaching professional at a racquet club in Knoxville, Tenn., and plans to pursue a professional tennis career.

    Scholarships

    Kenneth D'Amico and Brent Kelleher , both graduates of Palm Harbor University High School, received scholarships from the Goizueta Scholars fund. The fund was created to assist children of Coca-Cola Co. associates who lack the financial resources to enroll in undergraduate studies. The scholarship award recognizes academic achievement, community involvement and potential for success.

    D'Amico will receive $5,500 for the 2000-2001 academic year and will be eligible to renew the scholarship for an additional three years. He plans to major in biology at the University of Florida in preparation for medical school. At Palm Harbor University High, he was an honor roll student, captain of the golf team and active member of the tennis team. He volunteered for the American Red Cross and for Hospice of the Florida Suncoast. He is the son of Jerry D'Amico and Tamara Shevchik.

    Kelleher will received $10,000 for the 2000-2001 academic year and will be eligible to renew the scholarship for additional undergraduate studies. Kelleher will begin his second year at the University of Central Florida, where he is majoring in business administration. At Palm Harbor University High, he was an honor roll student. He is the son of David Kelleher and Diane Tillotson.

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