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St. Pete High student is National Merit winner

SPHS student is National Merit winner

St. Petersburg High School senior Brent E. Begany was named a $2,500 National Merit Scholarship recipient last week, one of only 2,500 winners nationally and the only one from Pinellas. Winners were chosen from 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program. A selection committee assessed students' grades, the difficulty of the subjects they studied, standardized test scores and participation in school activities. The winners in each state were judged to have "the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills and potential for success in rigorous college studies."

Science Center wins Duke Energy grant

The Science Center of Pinellas County is one of seven charitable organizations to receive grants from the Duke Energy Foundation, the foundation announced last week. The center will use its $25,000 to continue offering weather- and energy-related programming and curriculum to more than 2,000 Pinellas students. Most of the grants, which total $260,000, will fund K-12 programs in STEM: science, technology, engineering and math.


Monday: Cheese quesadilla with Santa Fe rice, school choice entree, chef salad, seasoned black beans, salad.

Tuesday: Student involvement day. Menu varies by school.

Wednesday: Cherry blossom chicken with rice, school choice entree, yogurt parfait, green beans, salad.

Thursday: Chicken sandwich, school choice entree, beef dipper salad, broccoli, veggie dippers.

Friday: Pizza, sweet potato fish nuggets, chicken Caesar salad, oven fries, salad.

St. Pete High student is National Merit winner 05/11/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 10, 2013 1:23pm]
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