The Kiwanis Club of Safety Harbor selected Taytum McMillian as the October Student of the Month at Safety Harbor Elementary.
Taytum was recognized Nov. 9 in the media center of Safety Harbor Elementary by her teacher, Rob Ferguson, who described the fifth-grader as helpful to all, quietly confident and modest.
Taytum is a straight-A student who loves to read and learn and is always eager to participate in class discussions. She is willing to take on anything, but doesn't boast about her abilities. Ferguson described her as a joy to teach.
Taytum was accompanied to the ceremony by her parents, Michael and Season McMillian, and sister, Jasmyn.
She was presented with a trophy by this year's Kiwanis president Pam Corbino, along with a family packet of tickets from Ruth Eckerd Hall provided by member Sharon Reid-Kane. The McMillian family, Ferguson and the members of the Kiwanis Club also enjoyed a delicious breakfast provided by the school's cafeteria staff.
Clearwater Sertoma Club gives donation
The Clearwater All American Sertoma Club met by invitation for its bimonthly meeting at the Pinellas Education Foundation in Largo.
During the meeting, the club presented the foundation with the first of what will be monthly checks of $250.
The Pinellas Education Foundation, created in 1986 by Chairman Emeritus Dr. Gus A. Stavros, has raised more than $110 million to support the students and teachers of Pinellas County Schools and is consistently ranked among the top public school education foundations in the United States.
Some of the most successful foundation programs are the Doorways Scholarship Program, Enterprise Village and Finance Park, Teach for Excellence Classroom Grants, and the Frances Stavros Career Education Scholarships.