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School notes: Gallery show, open house set


Dancers move through UT art gallery tonight

The University of Tampa Evening of Experimental Dance is from 7 to 9 tonight in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, 310 N Boulevard. The kinetic and static event features dances choreographed with the current exhibit, titled "What Am I Thinking?" Dancers will move in relationship to paintings as audience members shift through the gallery. The event is free. For more information, call Susan Taylor Lennon at 257-3745.

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St. Mary's to have pre-K open house

St. Mary's Episcopal Day School will hold an open house for parents interested in prekindergarten for the 2009-2010 academic year. The event is at 7 p.m. Monday in the school's auditorium, 2101 S Hubert Ave. For more information, call the school at 258-5508.

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Deadline for Teenz Ink contest is Saturday

Are you creative and like to write? You still have a chance to submit your short story to the fourth annual Teenz Ink. The 2008 writing contest is open to Hillsborough County students in grades 6-12. It must be between 500 and 1,000 words and must not include offensive content. Only one entry per person is allowed. The grand prize is a $100 gift card, and the runner-up prize is a $50 gift card. Deadline for entries is Saturday. Submit the writing in person at any Hillsborough County Public Library circulation desk, by mail to Teen Short Story Writing Contest, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Libraries, c/o School Age Services, 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa 33602, or electronically at For more information, call 273-3652 or visit

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Helpers give school fitness area, murals

Sulphur Springs Elementary School had a landscaping makeover on Saturday. CSX Corp. and the nonprofit City Year teamed up for a project that included a 10-station fitness course and outdoor learning area and murals throughout the school.


Tampa Prep dedicates mangrove mural

The installation and dedication of an eco-friendly mural facilitated by Miami-based artist Xavier Cortada took place Monday at Tampa Preparatory School, 727 W Cass St. Setting Roots, Building Community depicts a colorful mangrove that incorporates self-portraits by Tampa Prep students. The art project can be viewed at the entrance of the school's Peifer Library.

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Middleton student becomes Eagle Scout

Middleton High School senior Marcus Steverson recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout using the skills he learned in engineering classes at the school, 4801 N 22nd St., as well as in Project Lead the Way at Stewart Middle Magnet School, 1125 W Spruce St. Marcus designed and raised the money for a fitness trail at House of Hope Tampa Bay, which provides a home and education to teens unable to live with their families. Only about 5 percent of all Boy Scouts earn the rank of Eagle Scout.

School notes: Gallery show, open house set 11/13/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 13, 2008 3:30am]
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