Event helps with state financial aid
College Goal Sunday, a free statewide event designed to help students apply for federal and state financial aid, is 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Hope Center, 4902 N 22nd St.
The event will run again from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Brooks-DeBartolo Collegiate High School, 11602 N 15th St.; Middleton High School, 4801 N 22nd St.; Pierce Middle School, 5511 N Hesperides St.; and East Bay High School, 7710 Big Bend Road. Parents should bring current IRS tax returns, W-2 statements, or other relevant 2008 income information. Also, families should register online at www.collegegoalsundayfl.org.
Student nominated as National Merit Finalist
Middleton High School senior Joseph Thuemler was recently nominated as a 2009 National Merit Finalist. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships for high school students entering college or other academic programs. About 7,500 students were selected as finalists out of 16,000 students nationwide selected as semifinalists.
Six students selected for military academies
Six Tampa students were recently selected from Kathy Castor's 11th congressional district for military academy appointments. Hillsborough High School's Garrett Fly was appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy; Kathryn Davis from Academy of the Holy Names was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy; and Hillsborough High School's Duc Nguyen, Plant High School's Taylor Vann, and Jesuit High School's Greg Dupell and Robert Kouwe all were appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy. Appointments are made on a strictly competitive basis.
South Seminole Heights
Broward Elementary bazaar set for Feb. 28
Kids from Broward Elementary School will hold a bazaar from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 at the school, 400 W Osborne Ave. The event will feature a yard sale, food and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the school.