Tampa Prep to host talk on teen driving
Tampa Preparatory School invites parents and their friends from other schools to attend a presentation by a Hillsborough deputy on teen driving safety. "Traffic Safety for Teens" is noon to 1:30 p.m. today in Room 2015 of the school's lecture hall, 727 Cass St. Water and cookies will be provided, but parents are encouraged to bring a bag lunch. To RSVP, e-mail Patty Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Poetry Jam tonight at theater
The fifth annual High School Poetry Jam is 7 to 9 tonight. The event will feature students from 24 Hillsborough public high schools who will compete in a spoken-word poetry jam. Students will perform original poems in front of three judges and an audience. The event is free and open to the public at Patel Performing Arts Conservatory Black Box Theater, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place. Call Christine Van Brunt at 840-7020.
Tampa Gator Club offers UF scholarships
Hillsborough County students who plan to attend the University of Florida in the fall are eligible to apply for the merit-based Tampa Gator Club Scholarship. The deadline is Tuesday. Applications are available at www.tampagatorclub.com. Click on the "Academics" link on the left side of the page. Applications must be printed and mailed to the address on the application. Contact Jaymi Butler at email@example.com.
The Tampa Gator Club awarded four $1,500 scholarships last year.
'Choice' meetings go through Jan. 29
Hillsborough Choice Options Information meetings will be held until Jan. 29, offering families the opportunity to apply to a magnet school or a career and technical education program. Events are available for students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. Call 272-4692.
Middleton senior wins ROTC scholarship
Middleton High School senior and cadet Kyle Sanders recently received a four-year Air Force ROTC scholarship. The scholarship awards up to $15,000 for tuition and includes an additional $900 for textbooks and a monthly $300 stipend for miscellaneous expenses. Sanders will attend the University of Central Florida in Orlando.