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Teacher award: Tempress Solomon, assistant principal at Hillsborough High School, was named the 2013 Florida Association of School Administrators Florida Assistant Principal of the Year.

Honor roll: Jesuit High School had 453 students earn honors during the fall semester: 115 on the principal's honor roll and 338 on the honor roll. Of the students on the principal's honor roll, 44 were freshmen, 23 were sophomores, 20 were juniors and 28 were seniors. Students on the principal's honor roll earned a 4.0 grade-point average or higher with no grade lower than an A. Students on the honor roll earned a 3.0 GPA or better with no grade lower than a B.

Student award: Alena Ransom, a student at Emory University and 2009 graduate of Tampa Preparatory School, was selected for induction into the Emory University 100 Senior Honorary for the Class of 2013. The 100 Senior Honorary is presented by the Emory Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board for outstanding seniors in undergraduate schools including Emory, Oxford College, Goizueta Business School and the School of Nursing. Nominations are submitted by Emory faculty, alumni, staff, administrators and classmates.

Ballet competition: Orange Grove Middle Magnet School of the Arts has been designated as the first middle school invited to compete at the Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition finals in New York City on April 12-16. Orange Grove placed in the top 12 in a regional competition, and will send ensembles to New York for the U.S. finals.

Youth America Grand Prix is the world's largest student ballet scholarship competition. The competition is held annually and is open to dance students around the world ages 9-19.

Kindergarten registration: Hillsborough County public schools will hold a Kindergarten Round Up period from Jan. 28 to Feb. 8 for the 2013-2014 school year for families interested in enrolling their children in their assigned, attendance-area school. Families should attend the Round Up event scheduled for that school, and bring birth date, health and home address documentation to register their child for kindergarten. For a complete list of Kindergarten Round Ups and a list of accepted documentation for enrollment, visit the "Kindergarten Round Up" section online at

Parents unable to attend the Round Up should enroll their child by the end of June 2013.

Baseball clinic: Tampa Catholic High School will hold the first Stars of the Future Life Skills Through Baseball Clinic at the Tampa Catholic Baseball Complex, 4630 N Rome Ave., Tampa, hosted by the Peter J. Mulry Foundation, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boys and girls ages 8-14 can register for the clinic, which will include baseball instruction, life skills training, lunch for parents and children, free T-shirts, backpacks, a life skills book and autographed posters signed by clinic staff. Staff will include Pete Mulry, former Tampa Catholic baseball coach; Denard Span, Washington Nationals player and former Tampa Catholic player; and other former and current professional players, coaches and managers.

The clinic is free. To register, visit the "Sign Up For Baseball Clinic" link on

Golf tournament: Tampa Catholic High School will hold the 2013 Nick DiMaggio Crusader Classic Golf Tournament on Feb. 18 at the Tampa Palms Golf and Country Club. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. and golfing begins at noon. The cost is $150 for individual players. Proceeds benefit Tampa Catholic athletics. To register for the event or to become a sponsor, visit

Tampa school news 01/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2013 2:52pm]
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