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Scholarship awarded: Crystal Fleming of Tampa is one of 350 students to receive a scholarship from the Foresters Competitive Scholarship Program. Fleming has volunteered at the American Cancer Society, the Moffitt Cancer Center, the Shriners Hospital for Children, and in an autism spectrum disorder summer classroom. She attends the University of Florida, studying microbiology and bacteriology.

Reading awards: District students competed in the Summer Reading Games as part of the Read on myON Partnership. Narendra Chalasani, a third-grader from Tampa Palms Elementary School, won top student for the K-2 division. Christine Zheng, a fifth-grader from Turner Elementary School, was the top student for the 3-5 division. Aleria March, an eighth-grader from Liberty Middle School, won top student in the 6-8 division.

Turner Elementary won Top Elementary School, and Smith Middle won Top Middle School.

The top students receive an iPad2. Turner Elementary and Smith Middle will receive a school pizza party and an author's visit. The top 100 student readers will receive a myON reader backpack and certificate for reading at least 145 books each.

More than 36,000 students in Hillsborough County participated in the competition, reading more than 300,000 books from June 1 to Aug. 15.

College nights: The Hillsborough County Public Schools Guidance Services department will hold four college nights for all high school students:

Monday: Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa

Tuesday: Plant High School, 2415 S Himes Ave., Tampa

Wednesday: Chamberlain High School, 9401 N Boulevard, Tampa

Thursday: Brandon High School, 1101 Victoria St., Brandon

Students may attend any night, regardless of the school they attend. All college nights begin at 6 o'clock.

More than 100 college, university and military academy representatives will be available to talk to high school students and their families about applying to college, financial aid and scholarship processes.

Golf tournament: The Robinson High School Foundation will hold its second annual golf tournament fundraiser Nov. 3 at Crescent Oaks Golf Course, 3300 Crescent Oaks Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and golfing begins at 1 p.m. The event includes player goody bags, a complimentary dinner at 6:30 p.m., silent auction and on-course contests. Lunch will be available for purchase.

The cost is $80 for individual players, $160 for a twosome, $240 for a threesome, $300 for a foursome and $25 for a guest dinner meal.

Proceeds benefit the 2012-13 RHS Faculty Grant Program. To register, visit or call (813) 258-5755.

Student banking: Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union will open four new middle and elementary school in-school branches in Hillsborough, Citrus and Collier counties, at Cahoon Elementary Magnet School, FishHawk Creek Elementary School, Crystal River Middle School and Pine Ridge Middle School.

Students who open an account with the credit union will receive a $5 deposit and the chance to enter raffles throughout the year, awarding academic achievement and participation. Students who open a new account or make a deposit at any of the in-school branches will also be able to enter a drawing for a free Kindle Fire.

Tampa school news 09/29/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:31am]
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