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Brandon and SouthShore school notes

Science Olympics: Elementary school students will compete in the finals of the Hillsborough County Elementary Science Olympics from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave.

More than 140 schools participated in semifinal rounds this month. Kindergarteners built towers with paper cups, first-graders built boats with aluminum foil, second-graders made paper airplanes, third-graders made balloon racers, fourth-graders made marshmallow flyers and fifth-graders made marble coasters.

Fundraiser run: The Take Stock in Children Strides for Education 5K Walk will take place on Dec. 8 in Hillsborough County at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9.

The walk will raise money for the Hillsborough Education Foundation, which provides mentors and scholarships for at-risk middle school students and graduating high school students. For more information on joining or starting a team, volunteering or donating, visit takestockinchildren.org.

Whale lesson: Stella the Whale visited Graham Elementary School this month as part of a 30-day migration project across the state. The Wyland Foundation, a nonprofit focused on preserving oceans, waterways and marine life, created the life-size illustration of the baby right whale to teach students about migration, whales, health and wellness. Graham Elementary was Stella's only stop in Hillsborough County.

Brandon and SouthShore school notes 11/17/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:32am]

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