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Kohl's Young Volunteers: The Kohl's Cares Scholarship Program seeks nominations to recognize outstanding young volunteers who are doing great work to benefit their community. The company plans to recognize more than 2,100 kids, ages 6 to 18, with more than $415,000 in scholarships and prizes ranging from $50 Kohl's gift cards to $10,000 scholarships for postsecondary education. Visit kohlskids.com through March 15 to submit a nomination.

Feed Our Kids: Silent Servants' Feed Our Kids is organizing to provide food to children during spring break. According to the group, more than 250 displaced or homeless children are trying to attend school in Hernando County. In school, they get a free breakfast and lunch. During holidays, those meals are not available. Feed Our Children is asking the community to donate food to feed children next week. Items will be distributed Friday and Saturday. Dropoffs are through Friday during business hours at Paul and Jerry's Storage, 10149 County Line Road, Spring Hill, or the day care building at the Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, Spring Hill. Donate peanut butter, jelly, Spam, macaroni and cheese, tuna, canned ravioli, canned spaghetti, individually bagged chips, fruit cups, applesauce cups, pudding cups, granola bars, cereal, instant oatmeal, Ramen noodles, shelf stable milk, juice boxes, Pop-Tarts, cookies, lunch sacks, sandwich bags and plastic spoons. For information, e-mail Silent Servants at Silentservants11@yahoo.com.

Scholarships: The Hernando County Bar Association is accepting applications for the Hernando County Bar Association Scholarship and the Alan W. Underwood Memorial Scholarship. Each is $1,000. Applicants must be Hernando County residents, Pasco-Hernando Community College full- or part-time students, interested in a law or law-related career and have a 3.0 or higher grade point average in high school and/or at the college. Students can apply for both scholarships, but they can win only one. The deadline is March 19. For information or to obtain an application packet, contact the Scholarship Committee, Hernando County Bar Association, Post Office Box 673, Brooksville, FL 34605 or e-mail Jennifer C. Rey of the Hogan Law Firm at jennifer@hoganlawfirm.com.

• The Spike Club of the Hernando Builders Association is offering three $500 scholarships to Hernando County high school graduates to help with the cost of books and tuition in the field of construction, including drafting, architecture and design, air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, construction management, cost estimation, construction inspection, engineering, and surveying. Applications are available through the high school guidance departments and the HBA Office. Students will be evaluated on leadership abilities, academic achievements, extracurricular activities, ambition, motivation and attitude. The deadline is April 22. The HBA Office is at 7391 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville, 34613. For information, call (352) 596-1114.

Hernando education notes 03/07/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:02pm]
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