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North Pinellas club news for Nov. 22

From left, John Myers and his wife, Philomena, accept a Certificate of Commendation from Dan Hooper, president of the Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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From left, John Myers and his wife, Philomena, accept a Certificate of Commendation from Dan Hooper, president of the Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

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John Myers of Palm Harbor was presented with a Certificate of Commendation on Nov. 15 from the Sons of the American Revolution for exemplary patriotism in the display of the American flag at his residence for the past 12 years.

The presentation was made by Dan Hooper, president of the Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.

Myers, formerly of Scipio, N.Y., is an Air Force veteran who served during the Korean War era. He has several ancestors who served in the Continental Army during the American Revolution, including Capt. David Cushing of Massachusetts, Capt. David Godfrey and Lt. Eaton Jones of Pennsylvania and Pvt. Michael Seeley of New York.

The Clearwater Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution serves the communities of northern Pinellas and western Pasco counties. Activities include a variety of programs that promote patriotic, educational and historical interests resulting from the American Revolution.

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Pam Moore, executive director of preK-12 core curriculum for Pinellas County Schools, spoke to the American Association of University Women Nov. 17 during a meeting at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Dunedin.

Moore is responsible for advocating, facilitating and monitoring the alignment of district curriculum, instruction, assessment and improvement initiatives supporting the goals of the district strategic plan.

To support the needs of all schools, she collaborates with teaching and learning staff, area superintendents and other district personnel.

Club members were impressed with the progress Pinellas County is making in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.

STEM specialist Rose Mack also spoke to the group and provided statistics showing fewer girls than boys are majoring in computer and informational sciences, engineering, mathematics, statistics and physical sciences.

AAUW's Clearwater branch has been working with and encouraging middle school girls to go into math and science fields since the early 1990s and received positive feedback for its efforts from schools and parents.

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North Pinellas club news for Nov. 22 11/21/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 21, 2012 5:54pm]
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