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North Pinellas graduating seniors honored as good citizens

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During May, the Sons of the American Revolution, Clearwater Chapter presented Good Citizenship medals and certificates to several graduating seniors in North Pinellas.

Caitlyn Dollar, a student at Clearwater's Calvary Christian School, was recognized with her award May 15. She is the daughter of George and Renee Dollar of Clearwater. Caitlyn will attend Clearwater Christian College and St. Petersburg College after graduation.

Monica Ramos, daughter of Luis and Margarita Ramos of Oldsmar and a student at Clearwater Central Catholic High, received her award May 17. Monica plans to pursue a business degree at Louisiana State University and then go to law school.

Tarpon Springs High student Samantha Tackett, daughter of John and Trudi Tackett of Palm Harbor, received her medal and certificate at the school's senior awards ceremony May 22. After graduation, she plans to attend the University of South Florida and major in social work.

Dr. Robert Cundiff, second vice president of the Clearwater Chapter of the SAR, was the presenter.

The award is given by the Sons of the American Revolution to encourage high ideals of character and citizenship and is awarded to seniors who meet standards of quality in the characteristics of dependability, cooperation, leadership and patriotism.

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Juliette Martin, a senior at Tarpon Springs High who also studies at the school's Veterinary Science Academy, was presented with the Good Citizens Certificate and Scholarship Award from the Tarpon Springs Princess Chasco Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution May 22 at the school's senior awards ceremony.

This award recognizes and rewards high school seniors who possess good citizenship qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in their homes, schools and communities.

The 18-year-old holds a 4.04 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society, Future Farmers of America, Mu Alpha Theta, drama club, animal welfare club, color guard and yearbook club.

Her community service projects include the founding of an organizational chapter to help feed the homeless, volunteering at the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary and working part time as a veterinary assistant at an animal clinic.

Juliette, daughter of Alain Martin of Clearwater and Barbara Simon of Philadelphia, will attend the University of South Florida this fall, where she will pursue a degree in political and environmental science.

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The "Candle of Friendship" was the theme of the Inner Wheel of Dunedin's annual installation of officers meeting in May at Leo's Italian Grill, Palm Harbor.

Serving the club for the 2013-14 term are Terry Rejko, president; Ebbie VandenBrink, vice president; Carol Thompson, secretary; and Mickey Stout, treasurer.

At the meeting led by member Judith Wylde, a red rose symbolizing friendship was presented to each officer.

Inner Wheel of Dunedin North supports local projects such as the Dunedin Historical Society children's camp, Raising Hope foster children, Women on the Way scholarships, Bay Area Pregnancy Center, Religious Community Services and the IWUSA Foundation Inc., which provides myoelectric limbs for upper limb-deficient children.

Inner Wheel International is represented by a total of 3,895 clubs in 103 countries. Its governing body is focused on friendship, personal service and international understanding. Membership is open to all women who are committed to making a difference in their communities and the world.

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North Pinellas graduating seniors honored as good citizens 05/28/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 3:32pm]
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