Grant to help low-income students
The Pinellas Education Foundation has an extra $25,000 to give away in scholarships thanks to a donation from AT&T. In addition to cash for college, the company's Take Stock in Children/Doorways Scholarship Program provides mentors for the low-income students who are selected. Students must be in sixth through 10th grade to be nominated for the four-year scholarships, and must commit to earning good grades and avoiding crime and drugs. Go to pinellaseducation.org for a nomination form.
Local boy headed to state Geography Bee
A St. Petersburg sixth-grader is among the youngest students to compete at the statewide Geography Bee this Friday in Jacksonville. Coleman Mantell of the Canterbury School of Florida beat out the teenagers at his all-grades school before passing a state exam to make the cut for the bee. He studies globes, maps and the Web on a daily basis. The winner of the Florida bee will compete against students from across the nation in Washington, D.C., in May.
Elementary school lunch menus
Monday: Max sticks with marinara, chicken popper bowl, chef salad, sweet potato stix, romaine or tossed salad.
Tuesday: Rib-B-Que sandwich, tortellini Alfredo, chicken Caesar salad, baked beans, veggie dippers.
Wednesday: Teriyaki chicken with rice, baked ravioli/breadstick, yogurt parfait, steamed broccoli, romaine salad.
Thursday: Pizza calzone with marinara, cheeseburger/veggie burger/hamburger, chef salad, waffle fries and veggie dippers.
Friday: Pizza, popcorn shrimp with hush puppy, farmer's salad, green beans romaine or mixed salad.