Sunday, December 10, 2017
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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.

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