Dance awards: The Academy of the Holy Names Jaguarettes dance team attended the 2013 Universal Dance Association Camp at the University of Central Florida. They received a Superior ribbon and placed fourth in large varsity for their home routine, and earned a Superior trophy for the dances they learned at camp. Team members Hannah McCarthy, Lizzie Emmanuel, Maddie Cahill, Natasha Rahim and Abena Baffoe-Bonnie earned All-American recognition and will dance in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City in November, along with Rachel Astorquiza. The squad also was invited to compete in the UDA National Championships in January.
Teen forum: The Brandon Junior Woman's Club will hold its Summer Camp Teen Forum 2013 "Inspire the Positive" from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 29 to Aug. 2 in the Nativity Catholic Church Youth Center, 705 E Brandon Blvd. The program is open to girls entering grades 6-8. The cost is $70 in advance or $80 at the door. Space is limited to 75 participants. Registration forms are available at thebjwc.com. For information, contact Donna Griffin at (813) 244-4758 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School choice applications: The Hillsborough Choice Options application period for magnet programs, School Choice and Career & Technical Education programs for the 2013-14 school year closes July 23. School choice and magnet programs are available for students entering grades K-11. Students currently enrolled in a Hillsborough County school should apply directly online. Students new to Hillsborough County public schools can download an application from the Choice Options website and mail it to the address listed on the application. Students who wish to remain at their current magnet or choice school, or prefer to attend their attendance area school, do not need to complete an application. Applications are available at choice.mysdhc.org. For information, call (813) 272-4692.