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Andy Rufo elected as 33rd president of Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater

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Andy Rufo is the new president of the Francis Wilson Playhouse, elected April 11 at the 81st annual Meeting of the Membership at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Also elected to the 12-member volunteer board of directors was Babs Bailey, David Camburn, Dianna Hanger, Kristen Rowell, and Dotti Voegeli.

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On March 25, the Pinellas Education Foundation awarded Doorways Scholarships to more than 140 students in grades 6 through 9 during a presentation at Pinellas Park High in Largo.

Two of those students, Coralis Nieves and Henry Cheung, received scholarships sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Safety Harbor.

Nieves, the daughter of Mercedes Bravo, is a seventh-grader at Safety Harbor Middle.

Cheung, son of Sany Ou, is a freshman at East Lake High.

Kiwanis of Safety Harbor has sponsored thirty Doorways Scholarships since the program's inception in 1992.

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Mai Le, a fifth-grader at Safety Harbor Elementary School, was named Safety Harbor Kiwanis Student of the Month.

Le, a native of Vietnam, came to America as an adoptee at age 9. She consistently puts forth 100 percent in all aspects of her social and academic accomplishments. In addition to being a straight-A student, Mai is gracious, respectful and honest. She does her best to ensure everyone has a fair chance and often puts others before herself. She is highly self-motivated and is looking forward to a wonderful and productive life with her family in America.

She was nominated for the award by her fifth-grade teacher, Ms. Locke. The 11-year-old is the daughter of Terry and Janet Wolford.

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Boy Scout Troop 64 hosted a 100th year Anniversary-Reunion Picnic April 17 at R.E. Olds Park in Oldsmar with more than 125 alumni in attendance, including 10 Eagle Scouts.

Past and present members shared memorabilia, pictures and troop memories. On display were an authentic Scout totem pole, a cub mobile and numerous other items from over the past 46 years. Special honorary guest, Roland Bierworth, assisted in blowing out the candles on the cake as part of the celebration. Bierworth was the troop's first Scoutmaster in 1964.

The troop has had over 600 registered members with 20 Scoutmasters and 21 Eagle Scouts.

Andy Rufo elected as 33rd president of Francis Wilson Playhouse in Clearwater 04/24/10 [Last modified: Saturday, April 24, 2010 1:25pm]
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