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    By Times staff writer

    © St. Petersburg Times, published October 31, 2000

    Honors and awards

    Tasty treat brings home the prize

    Jack Siegel, a seventh grader at Osceola Middle School, won first prize in Flanigan Farms recipe contest for "Walnut Cheddar Bake-Up." Jack concocted the recipe with his mother after his grandfather suggested that he enter the contest. Jack was awarded $100 and his school will receive $1,000. His recipe will be included in the spring edition of Flanigan Farms' cookbook.

    Local student promoted to Eagle Scout

    Steven Raisch, of Seminole Vocational Education Center, recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout. For his Eagle project, he planned and supervised the construction of an informational kiosk at Sand Key County Park. Steven is a member of Boy Scout Troop 404. He is actively involved at school as student government president and as a member of the multicultural committee. He is also an Explorer with the Largo Fire Department. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Raisch.

    Service club names Students of the Month

    These Osceola High School students were chosen by the Seminole Elks as Students of the Month: Taryn Falls and Kevin Hettinger for September, and Stephanie Saari and Viet Vo for October.

    Taryn participates in cheerleading, diving and flag football. She is a member of the Spanish Club, Students Against Drunk Drivers and the Seminole Youth Athletic Association. She plans to attend Florida State University and major in journalism or communications. She is the daughter of Richard and Cathy Falls of Seminole.

    Kevin is active on his school football and baseball teams and is a member of the Spanish Club. He has umpired for Little League Baseball and tutored elementary students in math. He plans to attend Florida State University and major in pre-law or political science. He is the son of Kevin and Joanne Hettinger of Seminole.

    Stephanie is a member of the National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, and Warriors Against Crime. She is a member of the Suncoast Trailblazers and assists with Horses for the Handicapped. She plans to attend the University of Florida and major in engineering. She is the daughter of Mark and Pam Saari of Seminole

    Viet is president and district parliamentarian for Interact Service Club and president and district vice president of Future Business Leaders of America. He is a Tae Kwon Do instructor and participates in the Students Teach Students program with the American Lung Association. He plans to attend the University of Florida and major in accounting. He is the son of Quoc Vo of Largo.

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