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Tampa school news, June 24

New scholarship: Scholarships will be awarded to youth from the University Area Community starting in May 2013 with the creation of the Victor D. Crist Community Opportunity Scholarship. The scholarship, developed by the University Area Community Development Corporation and the University of South Florida Area Community Civic Association, was announced last week at the UACDC annual awards banquet. Donations from the banquet will be put toward the scholarship. About $21,000 was donated, with the USF Area Community Civic Association matching the first $10,000.

Dan Jurman, UACDC executive director and chief executive officer, will develop a committee to work with the University of South Florida and Hillsborough Community College to establish scholarship criteria.

The scholarship is named in honor of Victor D. Crist, who has volunteered in the University Area Community for 32 years.

Burger King scholarships: Ten Hillsborough County high school students each received a $1,000 scholarship from the Burger King Scholars Program.

The winners of the scholarships: Kayla Mention, Brooks DeBartolo Collegiate; Jessica Kozlovsky, Gaither High; Alina Puente, Sickles High; Cory Goldman, Wharton High; Derrell Smith, Gaither High; Jordan Reasor, Gaither High; Kimberly Ortiz, Gaither High; Loraine Napoles, Leto High; Mariem Del Rio, Tampa Bay Tech; and Dianjah Claypool, Durant High.

The scholarships are awarded based on grade point average, extracurricular activities, community service and work experience.

School fair: The Tampa Bay Parenting Back to School Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at the Glazer Children's Museum in downtown Tampa. The fair will feature information on topics including health and wellness, safety, private schools, local resources, childcare, after-school programs, school supplies, tutors and children's retailers.

There also will be live entertainment, speakers, games, and arts and crafts. Fair guests can visit the rest of the museum for $5. Call (813) 949-4400.

Food expo: The Hillsborough County Public Schools Student Nutrition Services Department will host its third annual Fresh Flavors — Foods for Body and Mind Expo from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday in the Spoto High School dining room, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive, Riverview.

Students will taste and rate new menu options for the 2012-13 school year. Twenty-seven new menu items will be tested, including sweet potato salad, spinach lasagna and grilled chicken dijon wraps. The students will rate the dishes on a scale of Love It, Like It or Dislike It based on taste, smell and appearance.

Students will receive goodie bags that include a door prize ticket for a chance to win one of 10 iPod Shuffles or $50 gift cards. Call (813) 840-7201.

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