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Scholarships available for African-American students

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Scholarships available for African-Americans

African-American high school seniors can apply for the Emma L. Kilpatrick scholarship that offers $2,500 — $1,250 per semester — to a deserving student's college or technical school education.

Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 through the fall semester of their senior year and must complete a 300-word essay about their educational goals and why they should get the award.

Documentation of 10 hours of completed community service also must be provided.

Applications can be picked up at the Bob Gilbertson Central City Family YMCA, 110 E Palm Ave. The deadline is April 15.


Fashion show to raise autism awareness

Bartels Middle School students will host a fashion show for autism awareness at 7 p.m. on April 2 at the school, 9020 Imperial Oak Blvd. Students on the autism spectrum and other disabilities together with their peers will model donated clothing from Target and Bealls and haircuts by Ultracuts. The event coincides with other nationwide events that aim to promote Autism Awareness Month.

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Try your hand as TV anchor, reporter

If you want to be a news anchor or reporter, check out the nationwide Student Video Network launched by eSchool News. Students are encouraged to create and submit video samples that illustrate how they would handle breaking news. Each month, eSchool News will announce the most-watched video, and a judging panel will choose the best video every four months. Visit www.eSchoolNews.TV, choose two or three stories from the Top News section of the Web page, and create a student newscast.

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Kids to learn about staying healthy, safe

More Health, a health education and injury prevention program, will host Seeing, Hearing, Smelling, Tasting, and Touching — A Feast for the Senses for Cambridge Christian School kindergartners from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Tampa General Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 2 Columbia Drive. Kids will explore all their senses through art and photography, sweet and sour treats, interesting smells, and hands-on models and games.

Scholarships available for African-American students 03/19/09 [Last modified: Thursday, March 19, 2009 4:30am]
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