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School news: Emil Milev; social studies; essay contest

Physical education teacher a straight shooter: Emil Milev, a B.T. Washington Elementary physical education teacher, won a gold medal recently at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Milev had a record 24 hits in the 25m Men's Rapid Fire Pistol competition.

Milev began shooting in 1984 in his native Bulgaria. He became a member of the USA Shooting National Pistol Team in 2009 and a U.S. citizen the same year, according to the website for USA Shooting. He has placed or won medals in 21 shooting contests since 1994.

Tampa Bay Tech teacher wins award: Marlee Strawn, a social studies teacher at Tampa Bay Technical High School, has received the Warren Tracy Beginning Teacher Award from the Florida Council for the Social Studies.

School psychologists group honors principal: The Florida Association of School Psychologists recognized Sulphur Springs principal Christi Buell as the 2011 Outstanding School Administrator of the Year.

King High student is recognized by Gov. Scott: Miguel Labrador, a senior in the King High School IB program and winner of the Florida high school Hispanic Heritage essay contest, was recently honored at the Governor's Mansion.

Rampello English teacher is honored: Alicia Ordaz, a Rampello K-8 teacher, was named the 2011 Early Career Florida English Teacher of the Year by the Florida Council of Teachers of English.

School news: Emil Milev; social studies; essay contest 01/07/12 [Last modified: Saturday, January 7, 2012 3:31am]
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    The Heater

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