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School news: Scholarships awarded; summer bus passes; free immunizations and physicals

Scholarships: The medical staff at Brandon Regional Hospital has awarded 17 $1,000 "Doctors Scholarships" to graduating students. Recipients are Brian Allen, Laura Durkalec, Joshua Langkopp, Gavin Scheele and Christopher Taylor, Newsome High School; Brittany Coca, Starryin Cellamare and Amber Coca, Bloomingdale High School; Daniel DeBrigard, Scott Bartlett and Samantha Meere, Strawberry Crest High School; Kaitlyn Killebrew, Riverview High School; Nicole Leon, Armwood High School; Gloria Reyes, Lennard High School; Asasia Richardson and Alyssa Smith, East Bay High School; and Jordan Singletary, Durant High School.

Citizenship celebration: The Jefferson Adult and Community School hosted a celebration for approximately 100 students who completed classes and achieved the status of United States citizen during this school year. The Jefferson High School JROTC color guard took part in opening ceremonies. Speakers included officials from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Students received a certificate and a small American flag.

Summer bus passes: Hillsborough Area Regional Transit is offering the Summer Blast Pass for children ages 5-17. The pass is $30 and includes unlimited rides through Aug. 31. The passes are available in Ybor City at the HART Administration Office, 1201 E Seventh Ave.; in downtown Tampa at 1211 N Marion St. and 403 N Franklin St.; and the HART University Area Transit Center, 13110 N 27th St. For information, call (813) 254-4278.

Tampa Jam Summit: Students from Hillsborough County Public Schools participated in the Tampa Jam Summit at Tampa Bay Boulevard Elementary School last week as part of the nonprofit Little Kids Rock music program. Students from B.C. Graham Elementary, Booker T. Washington Elementary, Egypt Lake Elementary, Kingswood Elementary, Lowry Elementary, McDonald Elementary, Palm River Elementary, Sgt. Smith Middle and Tampa Bay Blvd. Elementary participated in the performances. The nonprofit provides music education and free instruments to public school children. More than 110,000 children across the country receive weekly music lessons through the program, including more than 25,000 in the Hillsborough district. The organization hosts Jam Summits around the country. This year was the first in Tampa.

School physicals: Children can get free back-to-school immunizations, and free school physicals will be available for any child K-12 who is entering a Florida school for the first time. Children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Dates and locations include:

Aug. 3

Lee Davis Neighborhood Service Center, 3402 N 22nd St., Tampa

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointment required

Call (813) 443-3048.

Howard W. Blake High School

Project LINK/St. Joseph's Hospital

1701 N Boulevard, Tampa

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointment required

Call (813) 443-3048.

Aug. 10

Tampa General Hospital at Healthpark, 5802 N 30th St., Tampa

8 to 11 a.m.

Walk-ins only

Call (813) 844-3247.

Aug. 17

Ed and Myrtle Lou Swindle Medical Arts Center, 1601 W Timberlane Drive., Plant City

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointment required

Call (813) 443-3048.

Eisenhower Middle School, 7620 Old Big Bend Road, Gibsonton

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Appointment required

Call (813) 443-3048.

Webb Middle School, 6035 Hanley Road, Tampa

9 a.m. to noon

Walk-ins only

Physicals only

Call (813) 443-3048.

No sports, Head Start or child care physicals will be available. Sports physicals for Hillsborough County athletes will be available Aug. 3 at D1 Westchase Sports Medicine, 6918 Gunn Highway, Suite C, Tampa. Appointments are required. Call (813) 443-3048. Appointment lines open July 1.

School news: Scholarships awarded; summer bus passes; free immunizations and physicals 06/08/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 7, 2013 4:38pm]
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