Cristie Sue Roberson and Alexa Cetta, eighth-graders at Safety Harbor Middle School, have been recognized by the Clearwater branch of the American Association of University Women for their excellent work in math and science.
According to the girls' teacher, Susan Loucks, Roberson was selected for the science award because she is a respectful, hard-working student. She is a member of the Humanities Club and National Honor Society and has received an A every grading period in her honors science class. Roberson balances her schoolwork with more than 10 hours of extracurricular dance classes per week.
Loucks describes Cetta, winner of the math award, as a kind, thoughtful, respectful young lady who is focused on her studies. She was a member of the girls volleyball team and the National Junior Honor Society. She is a certified scuba diver, loves oceanography and enjoys traveling with her family.
The AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. Since 1949, the mission of the Clearwater Branch of AAUW has been to encourage and sustain the educational development of all women and girls.
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Eagle Scout Anthony Joseph Morelli, son of Joseph and Lisa Morelli of Palm Harbor, was recently presented with an Eagle Scout Certificate of Recognition for outstanding leadership and citizenship from the Florida Society, Sons of the American Revolution, Clearwater Chapter.
SAR Compatriot Art Hays made the presentation at Morelli's Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Dunedin.
Morelli is a member of Boy Scout Troop 434 in Palm Harbor and belongs to the Timuquan Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.
For his Eagle leadership service project, Morelli and a group of volunteers beautified and created an outdoor picnic area at Garrison Jones Elementary School in Dunedin, his former school. A new maintenance-free vinyl fence was installed as well as mulch, landscaping blocks, three recycled maintenance-free picnic tables and a permanent memorial to his late music teacher, Briana Foley.
The 15-year-old is a freshman and honor roll student at Palm Harbor University High.