JUNIOR NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERS: Timi Grace Woodward, 12, a sixth-grader at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, is heading to the Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., this summer.
Timi is a 6-year Girl Scout in Troop 704 of the Spring Mermaids. She was nominated by her teacher, Rosemary Foley, for academic excellence and leadership potential. Timi's interests include archery, volleyball and track.
The conference provides an opportunity to tour Washington, hear speakers and participate in workshop sessions. It is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, a nonpartisan, educational organization.
HERNANDO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Jostens, the leading producer of yearbooks and student-created content, announced Hernando Christian Academy's yearbook program as part of its 2013 Jostens National Yearbook Program of Excellence. The designation recognizes dynamic school yearbook programs. This year's yearbook team at Hernando Christian included Emily Buckley, Jennifer Hutchinson, Dakota Beck, Alycia Groeger, Susan Dilixiati, William Liu and Zoe Zeng.
BUILDERS ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS: The Hernando Builders Association Spike Club has announced its annual scholarship recipients. They are: Emma Betters, Springstead High School; Nicholas Crockett, Nature Coast Technical School; and Gabriella Napolitano, Weeki Wachee High School.