Safety Harbor Middle School students Michael Lawrence and Raimi Sarnoff Kalbach received Seahawk Awards from the Safety Harbor Kiwanis Club.
Michael, who is in the eighth grade, was selected by teacher Allyce Avery for his strong desire to learn and be successful in his efforts. Avery also noted his maturity, compassion and academic leadership.
Seventh-grader Raimi Sarnoff Kalbach earned her Seahawk Award for exhibiting qualities of good character. Within her educational environment, she actively participates and holds herself to a very high academic standard. Raimi was selected by her teacher, Stephanie Martanovic.
Both hard-working students received a trophy from Safety Harbor Kiwanis president Claire Cousins.
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At a recent meeting of the Clearwater All American Sertoma Club, the group was introduced to Charles Lake, a Sertoman for nearly 50 years and board president of Sertoma's Camp Endeavor, located at 1301 Camp Endeavor Blvd., Dundee.
A slide show accompanied Lake's talk on the privately supported, nonprofit educational summer camp program designed and organized to serve the deaf, hard of hearing, their hearing brothers and sisters and hearing children with deaf or hard of hearing family members. The facility is also available for year-round camping by all other special needs children's groups and organizations.
The camp offers activities, including swimming, horseback riding, evening campfires, hayrides, nature hikes, crafts and wildlife identification, giving campers the chance to learn about themselves and each other in an informal and empowering setting.
At the conclusion of Lake's presentation, John Doran, vice president of the Clearwater All American Sertoma Club, presented him with the "Sertoma Cup" as a token of the club's appreciation for his dedication to Sertoma and Camp Endeavor.
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