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Business donates laptops to Middleton

Students at Middleton High School will have a chance to win a laptop computer this month when they take the FCAT, thanks to a generous donation from a local business.

Sanwa Growers Inc., a Tampa produce company, donated 10 Acer laptops as part of a partnership with the school in order to give students an extra incentive to take and do well on the exam, according to Rosemary Buchanan, Middleton's community liaison. Students who attend school and take the exam on Tuesday will be eligible to win one of the laptops.

The winners will be chosen through a random drawing, Buchanan said.

Sanwa Growers has previously partnered with the school to provide food for public events.


USF hosts children's festival on Saturday

The University of South Florida's College of Education will host its annual Children's Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the College of Education on the campus. The festival will include booths featuring a variety of learning activities. For more information, visit


Parents Night Out auction at Aja club

The Jewish Community Center Preschool's South Tampa and Brandon branches will host a Parents Night Out auction at 7 p.m. Saturday at Aja Channelside, 290 S Meridian Ave. The auction will include items such as sports memorabilia, concert and event tickets, vacation packages and restaurant certificates. Tickets are $36 per person or $60 per couple. Call (813) 835-6614.


Scholarship contest for graduating seniors

Feldman Orthodontics is accepting applications through April 21 for its annual scholarship essay competition. The competition will award $1,000 scholarships to two graduating seniors in Hillsborough County's public schools. Essays must be titled "What a Smile Means to Me." For further eligibility criteria, visit

South Tampa school notes 03/04/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 3, 2010 4:36pm]
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