Student award: Middleton High School junior Alicia Bishop was chosen as a National Winner of the 2013 National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. She is a student in Middleton's Engineering Magnet Program. The award recognizes aptitude and interest in information technology/computing, leadership ability, academic history, computing-related goals and college plans. More than 1,800 students applied for the award this year. Bishop will receive $500, a laptop, a trip to attend the America Technology Showcase and Awards Ceremony in Charlotte, N.C., and an engraved award for her and her school.
Financial aid information: Hillsborough County Public Schools Guidance Services will host financial aid information nights for high school students and their families. University financial aid representatives will explain the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process and how colleges and universities compile financial aid packages. They also will discuss available federal aid.
All meetings start at 7 p.m. in the school's auditorium:
• Thursday, Gaither High School, 16200 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
• Jan. 29, Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Road, Riverview.
• Jan. 31, Hillsborough High School, 5000 N Central Ave., Tampa.
For more information, call (813) 273-7203.
College night: Robinson High School will hold a Junior/Parents College and Career Night at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Robinson auditorium, 6311 S Lois Ave., Tampa. There will be information on topics including the SAT, ACT, Bright Futures scholarships, athletic and ROTC scholarships, military academies, the college application process and technical schools. For more information, call (813) 272-3006.
Kindergarten registration: Mary Bryant Elementary School, 13910 Nine Eagles Road, Tampa, will hold its Kindergarten Round Up from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Thursday for incoming kindergarteners for the 2013-14 school year. To register children for kindergarten, bring an original copy of the incoming student's birth certificate, an original school white form from a pediatrician completed in the last 12 months and two original documents verifying address, including a valid driver's license, electric bill, lease agreement, contract for purchase of home, homestead exemption, tax receipt, warranty deed or current voter's registration card.
Children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. For more information, visit bryantpta.com or call (813) 356-1645.
Grant awarded: The Saint Peter Claver Catholic School was awarded a $10,000 grant from the TD Bank Charitable Fund. The grant will be used to purchase iPads, new textbooks and equipment for the science lab.
Fun run: The Lake Magdalene Elementary School Dad's Club and Lowry Park Zoo will host the 2nd Annual Run for the Manatees at 8 a.m. on Feb. 2 at Lake Park, 17302 N Dale Mabry Highway, Lutz. Proceeds from the 5K race and 1-mile fun run will benefit Lake Magdalene Elementary and the manatee hospital at Lowry Park Zoo. There will also be a prerace dinner on Feb. 1 at Lowry Park Zoo. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. To get more information or to register for the run, visit run4manatees.com or call (813) 936-8700.
Open house: Tampa Preparatory School will hold an open house from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday for students entering grades 6-12. The open house will include a tour of the school and information on academics, arts and athletics. School tours are available for those who can not attend the open house. For more information or to schedule a school tour, call (813) 251-8481.
Athletics awards: The Hillsborough County school district Athletic Department will present annual fall sports awards to high school athletes and teams at 10 a.m. on Jan. 24 at the Raymond O. Shelton School Administrative Center auditorium, 901 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Awards that will be presented include the Guy Toph Football Award, Jim "Jimbo" Kynes Outstanding Lineman Award, Casey Outstanding Golfer Award, Kirkwood Volleyball Award, Jesse Helfrich-Hicks Swimming Award, and Dr. Ben Walker Cross Country Award. Team GPA awards will also be presented for cross country, football, golf, swimming, and volleyball.