Hands full at 101
Kermon Egnor, who turned 101 on May 1, celebrated his birthday with family and friends at a party on May 24. His entire family attended, including his wife of 78 years, Pearl, great-great grandson Eli Dunn, and newborn twins Liam and Bryson Jenkins. Egnor was a businessman in Charleston, W.Va. When he retired in the 1970s, he moved to Clearwater Beach. He's an avid reader and loves Florida sports teams. He and his wife live in Dunedin.
LSU grad tabbed from ROTC: Kevin Seidel of Clearwater was commissioned as a second lieutenant from the Louisiana State University Army ROTC during the Summer Commissioning Ceremony on Aug. 7. Seidel received a bachelor of arts degree in independent study, with minors in history, philosophy and professional leadership, from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at LSU. He will branch Military Police with the Louisiana Army National Guard and will attend officer training school in Fort Leonardwood, Mo.
Local gets Eagle Rank: Diego Pinzon of Boy Scouts of America Troop 434 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Aug. 11. Pinzon, a senior at Dunedin High School, has been a member of the troop for six years, holding leadership and support positions. He camped, biked, hiked more than 300 miles and served his community while he assisted fellow scouts in completing their Eagle Projects. Pinzon's Eagle Scout project was building an outdoor music center for The Growing Place Preschool. The center lets children create music, practice their instruments and perform shows for their friends. Pinzon is the son of Jairo and Christine Pinzon of Dunedin.
Countryside grad cast in N.Y. event: Hannah Zazzaro, of Palm Harbor, was cast as part of Carner & Gregor's annual Barely Legal Showtune Extravaganza at 54 Below in New York City. The concert is comprised of up-and-coming college student performers from around the world. The winners were selected by a panel of Broadway judges based on video submissions. The cast rehearsed with Broadway composers and worked with producers, casting directors, actors and teachers during the week before the show. Zazzaro, a Countryside High School graduate, was also the 2010 Walker's Rising Stars vocal winner and the National Young Arts Foundation Silver Award winner.