Two Hillsborough students win GFWC scholarships
Two high school seniors from Hillsborough County received the Florida President’s Education Project Scholarships at a General Federation of Woman’s Clubs’ convention in Orlando.
Madison Keller, who is graduating from Steinbrenner High, and Amy Price, who is graduating from Durant High, both received $3,000 scholarships, according to Edwina R. Kraemer, of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club.
The Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club has worked to raise money added to the state’s project fund, and the group was gratified to see that two of the 10 state scholarships went to young women from Hillsborough County, according to a news release from the club.
The scholarships go to a high school female graduate attending an accredited Florida college or a woman returning to college to pursue a career. Anyone wishing to donate to the fund can contact Annette Bellingar at (813) 949-3140, or visit www.gfwclutzlandolakeswomensclub.org.
Eighth-grader Simon Awesu (left), eighth-grader Bethany Greene and sixth-grader Brianna Campbell, from Land O’ Lakes Christian School, brought home awards from a national essay and poetry contest. (Photo courtesy of Land O’ Lakes Christian School)
Local students are winning writers
Land O’ Lakes Christian School elementary and junior high school students performed well in the 30th annual American Association of Christian School’s Essay and Poetry Contest.
The pieces were judged primarily on content, originality and communication of the topic, with mechanics, spelling, punctuation, paragraph structure and poetical form considered as secondary criteria.
Each state organization within the American Association of Christian Schools is allowed one entry within these categories: elementary, poetry and essay; and junior high, poetry and essay.
Students from Land O’ Lakes Christian School won in three out of four categories.
Sixth-grader Brianna Campbell won first in the state for her elementary essay, “Dreams.”
Eighth-grader Simon Awesu won first in the state for his essay, “One Good Turn Deserves Another,” and eighth-grader Bethany Greene won first in the state for her poem, “The Reflection.”
The Right Fit Foundation scholarship winners
The Right Fit™ Foundation (www.therighfitfoundation.org), headquartered in Lutz, has announced its first annual scholarship recipients yesterday.
Students were selected based upon their academic profile, an interview and other qualifications.
The recipients are: Brant Wickersham, of Wharton High, $5,000; Marilyn Boamah, Wiregrass Ranch High, $1,000; Cameron Jeffords, Hillsborough High, $1,000; Lauren Sprague, Sunlake High, $1,000; and Lucas Hopegood, Freedom High, $1,000.
The Right Fit™ Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), dedicated to educating families about the college admission and financial aid process.
USF to offer full online Master of Public Administration degree
People with experience in the public service or nonprofit worlds who want to advance in their careers may be interested in the University of South Florida’s new online Master of Public Administration degree.
Classes will start in August. The deadline for applications is July 5.
The degree aims to prepare graduates for increased responsibility in management and leadership positions.
For more information, visit http://onlinempa.usf.edu or http://onlinempa.usf.edu, or call (877) 511-0871.
Lutz woman graduates from Clearwater Christian College
Elizabeth Foster has graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Clearwater Christian College in Clearwater.
She is a home-school graduate and the daughter of John and Gloria Foster, of Lutz.
Garnet and Gold inductee
Kelsey Smith, of Lutz, a sport management major at Florida State University has been inducted into the prestigious Garnet and Gold Scholar Society.
The society recognizes undergraduate students who excel within and beyond the classroom in at least three of five areas: international, internship, leadership, research and service. Sixty-three new members were inducted this year.
May students of the month
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce these students as its May students of the month: Lydia Simms, The Broach School; Justin Lane Paul, Chester Taylor Elementary; Sienna Duffield, East Pasco Adventist; Gianni Gouldbourne, Heritage Academy; Amanda Cook, Raymond B. Stewart; Taylor Ryan, West Zephyrhills Elementary; Jasmin Soares-Lianos, Woodland Elementary; John Cochran, Zephyrhills Christian Academy; and Andrew Garcia, Zephyrhills High.