Bloomingdale art students recognized
Bloomingdale art students were recognized in two national congressional art competitions. In the 11th Congressional District Student Competition held at the University of Tampa, Rheannon Gully won third place overall and Jennifer Kemp won second place in the watercolor division. In the 12th Congressional District Competition on exhibit at Polk Museum of Art in Lakeland, Jessica Gray was a merit award winner.
Team, boosters host
The Bloomingdale High School basketball team and boosters are hosting a golf tournament at the Bloomingdale Golfers Club, 4113 Great Golfers Place, Valrico, at 1 p.m. May 3. The fee is $85 per person and includes a player gift pack, range balls, buffet and an awards reception. To register or get more information about participation or sponsorships, contact coach Josh Chapin at 431-3417 or coach Steve Moran at 661-2476.
Bevis faculty to honor
Bevis Elementary School will have a volunteer/business partner recognition breakfast at 8:05 a.m. April 17 in the Bevis multipurpose room. The faculty will honor all volunteers who have dedicated time to help the faculty and students. RSVP to Melanie Cochrane by April 14 at 744-4000, ext. 228
Group seeks families
to host foreign students
A group that works with foreign exchange students is looking for host families in the Tampa area.
EF Foundation for Foreign Study needs families to host high school students from around the world for five or 10 months. Host families provide room, board and a caring environment. Students are age 15 to 18, insured, speak English and bring their own spending money. Contact local coordinator Shannon Riesenfeld at 661-8586 or EFTampa@gmail.com or www.effoundation.org.
7th-grader to compete
in geographic bee
A Mulrennan Middle School student was scheduled to compete today in the Florida Geographic Bee in Jacksonville.
Alex Wood, a seventh-grader, won his school-level competition, then passed a qualifying test administered by the National Geographic Society. The state winner gets $100, a globe, and the right to represent Florida at the National Geography Bee in May. The grand prize at the national level is a $25,000 scholarship.
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