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School notes for April 20

At Jesuit High’s recent Celebration of the Arts event, senior Andy Mahoney claimed Best in Show honors for his Marilyn Monroe watercolor portrait.

Jesuit High

At Jesuit High’s recent Celebration of the Arts event, senior Andy Mahoney claimed Best in Show honors for his Marilyn Monroe watercolor portrait.

Jesuit art celebration: Senior Andy Mahoney claimed Best in Show honors for his watercolor portrait of Marilyn Monroe at the recent Jesuit High Celebration of the Arts. Senior Danny Wilson won Best AP Portfolio. The school's annual festival of fine and performing arts also included the Jesuit Masque, the school's drama club, delivering a lively performance by senior Maxim Yodzis and Academy of the Holy Names' Emily Rodriguez from its recent show All in the Timing. Jesuit music director Nina Wegmann led the school's musicians in several numbers, including a chamber orchestra performance of Por una Cabeza by Carlos Gardel from the tango scene in the movie Scent of a Woman. Jesuit art director Kevin Ball presided over the hundreds of pieces displayed in the school's multipurpose room and concluded the evening with the juried art show awards.

Student selected for National League of Cities: Jesuit High junior Cole Fisher recently was selected as one of four students nationwide to participate in a National League of Cities council. Fisher will join more than 70 elected officials from across the country on the National League of Cities (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families Council. The council guides and oversees the youth institute, whose mission is to help municipal leaders take action on behalf of the youth and families in their communities. Fisher also is a member of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's Youth Leadership Council. Fisher's NLC term began March 9 with a trip to Washington, D.C. Fisher held appointments on Capitol Hill at the offices of Florida Sens. Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio and Reps. Dennis Ross and Kathy Castor. Fisher will travel to St. Paul, Minn., in July for an NLC conference, followed by a trip to Austin, Texas, in November for the 2014 Congress of Cities Conference.

DECA honors Riverview students: Two Riverview High DECA (formerly Distributive Education Clubs of America) students, Kimberly Spreenger and Julia Sumer, have earned the right to compete at the annual International Career Development Conference competition in Atlanta in May. The organization provides high school and college students with hands-on experience in marketing, retail merchandising, human resources, finance, hospitality and management, business ownership and entrepreneurship. The students, who have achieved success in district, state and national competition this year, need help from the community to raise the more than $4,500 to attend the competition. The school hopes to have the necessary funds by Friday. Contact Nancy MacLauchlan, school DECA adviser, at (813) 340-5986 or

Lake Magdalene Golf: The Lake Magdalene Elementary Dads' Club will host its 23rd annual golf tournament May 3 at the Babe Zaharias golf course. Registration for the four-person scramble begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. The $85 golfer fee includes golf, cart and goodie bag. Also included is lunch provided by PDQ Carrollwood and dinner courtesy of Gino's Restaurant. There will be various on-course contests and prizes. Corporate sponsorship packages and hole sponsorships are available. Donations of goods or services for the after-golf raffle are needed as well. Go to or contact Nick Spurlock at (813) 264-6200.

School notes for April 20 04/18/14 [Last modified: Friday, April 18, 2014 2:43pm]
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