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School briefs: Two Robinson High teachers win trips to Germany

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2 Robinson teachers win trips to Germany

Two Robinson High School International Baccalaureate teachers won World Trade Center Tampa Bay Foundation Inc. scholarships to travel to Frankfurt, Germany, and promote internationalism in schools. Jaclyn Esslinger will travel to Germany the last week of November. Robert Lunsford was recently there. Requirements for the scholarship included an essay on how to foster better relationships with students and teachers overseas, and create awareness of international business in educational institutions.

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Book fair is at store today through Sunday

The Sulphur Springs Elementary Barnes & Noble Book Fair runs today through Sunday at Barnes & Noble, 213 N Dale Mabry Highway. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. A percentage of each purchase will be donated to the school by presenting a voucher before purchase. Vouchers can be found at the store front register. Call Laura Johnson at 975-7305, ext. 240.

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Lockhart students to perform at family fest

Lockhart Elementary Magnet School dance and steel drum students will perform at the Guavaween Family FunFest at 10 a.m. Saturday at Gaspar's Grotto patio area, 1805 E Seventh Ave. Call 276-5727.


'Kids are Heroes' seeks nominations

Do you know of any little heroes? Nominate that super child in your life for the St. Joseph's Children's Hospital of Tampa 12th annual "Kids Are Heroes" program. Nominees must be ages 5 to 18 and must have done heroic deeds in the community. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday. Visit the Web site at to print a nomination form. For more information, call 870-5437.

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