Francis Jean Kazen of Seminole has retired from volunteering for Seminole Fire Rescue after three years of service. Kazen handled the city's special-needs evacuation registrations and organized the rescue's computer database of businesses.
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Anna Cooke, a graduating senior at Osceola High School, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Pinellas Park Art Society. Cooke will study studio art at Florida Gulf Coast University. She has participated in numerous local art shows, including the Mainsail Student Show and the Surrealist Show at the Dalí Museum. Cooke has 130 volunteer hours with the Morean Arts Center. The judges admired the originality of her work and how she has a focus on what she wants to achieve.