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Robotics competition: Three Middleton High School robotics teams placed in the first District FTC Robotics Tournament at Hillsborough High School on Nov. 17. Team Masquerade #4997 placed first, Team Maelstrom #3846 placed second, and Team Minotaur #1369 placed third.

Game night fundraiser: The community service organization 100 Black Men of Tampa Bay will hold a fundraiser from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Game Time, 1600 E Eighth Ave. The event will benefit the scholarship fund for Collegiate 100 students at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida. Tickets are $30 per person and include food, drink and a two-hour game card. Tickets for $35 also include a flat-screen television raffle entry. For more information, call toll-free 1-877-636-6687.

Recipe challenge: Hillsborough County students in grades 3 through 8 can participate in the Cook It Up! Student Recipe Challenge through Dec. 12. To enter, students must submit a healthy and creative entree recipe and a short essay explaining what makes the recipe nutritious and why healthy eating habits are important.

Five finalists will be announced on Dec. 19. The finalists will be invited to participate in a School Lunch Cook-Off, where they will assist in preparing their dish for a panel of local judges. One participant will be named Cook It Up's Ultimate School Lunch Chef. The winner will receive two tickets to Justin Bieber's "Believe" Tour at the Amway Center in Orlando on Jan. 25 and a one-night hotel stay, a school lunch party hosted by Radio Disneyand and an invitation to Radio Disney's studio to appear on Kids' Concerns Show. In addition, the winner's recipe will be featured on the districtwide school lunch menu.

To submit an entry, visit www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/sns.

Food drive: St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School donated more than 1,300 pounds of food to Metropolitan Ministries. The Dad's Club of St. John's School delivered the last of three loads of food, benefitting the homeless children and families at Metropolitan Ministries.

School donation: Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa donated $10,000 to benefit schools in the Tampa Bay area. Checks for $1,000 each were presented to Carrollwood Day School, Chamberlain High School, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, Freedom High School, Gaither High School, Hillsborough High School, Jesuit High School, Steinbrenner High School, Tampa Catholic High School and Wharton High School.

Tampa school news 11/24/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 24, 2012 3:31am]
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