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Pasco Education Foundation's Take Stock in Children Scholarship program, with the financial support of the Florida Air Museum at Sun 'n Fun, provided five $675 scholarships to the "Destination Aviation" summer camp in Lakeland. The week-long camp focused on math, science and technology skills leading to a career in the fields of aviation, aerospace and engineering. The highlight of the camp occurred when each scholar was put at the controls of an airplane to fly over Central Florida. Camp participants were: Austin Lewis, Pasco High; Aaron Youpa, J.W. Mitchell High; John Naclerio, River Ridge High; Byron Capehart, Wesley Chapel High; and Joshua Link, Ridgewood High.

• Chasco Middle School recently announced a partnership with Target in recognition of the school's efforts in providing students an opportunity to express themselves through art and photography. The $2,000 Target grant will be used to buy art supplies and photography equipment for student clubs at the school. Part of the money will be used to buy prizes for the winning art and photography entries in the school's annual Art Showcase.

Top of Class newsmakers 09/20/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2011 4:20pm]
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  1. Lightning shifts search for defense to free agency

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — As much as he tried, Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman left the weekend's draft without acquiring another top-four defenseman.

    Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures as he speaks to the media about recent trades during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes Wednesday, March 1, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. The Lightning, over the past few days, have traded goaltender Ben Bishop to the Los Angeles Kings, forward Brian Boyle to the Toronto Maple Leafs, and forward Valtteri Filppula to the Philadelphia Flyers. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) TPA101
  2. Half of Florida lawmakers fail or nearly fail review of support for public records

    State Roundup

    WEST PALM BEACH — Half of Florida's legislators failed or nearly failed in a review of their support for public records and meetings given by Florida newspapers and an open-government group after this year's legislative sessions.

    State Senator Bill Galvano, R- Bradenton (left) and Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran ranked on opposite sides of the spectrum in an analysis of support for open records. Galvano scored a B-minus and Corcoran scored a D-plus.
[Times file photo]
  3. Yale dean on leave over offensive Yelp reviews leaves post

    Bizarre News

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Yale University dean who was placed on leave over offensive reviews she posted on Yelp has left her position at the Ivy League institution, school officials said Tuesday.

  4. Federal agencies demand records from SeaWorld theme park

    Tourism

    ORLANDO — Two federal agencies are reportedly demanding financial records from SeaWorld.

    Killer whales Ikaika and Corky participate in behaviors commonly done in the wild during SeaWorld's Killer Whale educational presentation in this photo from Jan. 9. SeaWorld has been subpoenaed by two federal agencies for comments that executives and the company made in August 2014 about the impact from the "Blackfish" documentary. 
[Nelvin C. Cepeda/San Diego Union-Tribune/TNS]