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Brandon/Plant City school notes

Pasos al Futoro: Hillsborough County Public Schools Guidance Services will host additional Pasos al Futuro college information events "en Español" at Lennard High on Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. and at Strawberry Crest on Feb. 28, at 6:30 p.m.

The meetings will focus on promoting the benefits of a college education and informing Hispanic students and their parents about preparing for college, applying to college, and the financial aid and scholarship processes.

All meetings will be conducted in Spanish only in the schools' auditorium. If you have any questions, call (813) 273-7336.

Scholarship fundraiser: The GFWC Brandon Junior Woman's Club will host Bunco for Education on March 14 at 7 p.m. at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon. There will be raffles, door prizes and paperback and hardback books available for purchase. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available during a social hour at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased online at and at Center Place. Proceeds benefit scholarships that will be awarded to high school girls who volunteer in the community and to purchase school supplies for the club's adopted "school in need," Kenly Elementary School. Scholarship applications are available now in high school guidance offices and online at The deadline to apply for a scholarship is April 1.

Science bowl: Students from Strawberry Crest and Durant high schools will compete in the National Science Bowl regional competition next week at Florida International University. They will compete against students from 15 other schools in science and math. Regional winners will go on to compete in the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.

Scholarships: The Apollo Beach Woman's Club Scholarship is open to 2013 Apollo Beach High School graduates living in the zip code 33572. Applications are available online at Deadline is March 28. For information, contact scholarship committee chairwoman Jeanette Doyle at (813) 310-8738.

Brandon/Plant City school notes 02/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, February 15, 2013 2:11pm]
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