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songbook celebration: Grayson Samuels, a senior at the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High School, was honored with the Songbook Celebration Award at the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition in July. The national competition brought together 12 finalists from around the country for a week of master classes and education at the Palladium in Carmel, Ind. Grayson was also awarded $1,000 to use for continuing his music education.

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Kids are the winners: The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce raised $5,000 for Clothes to Kids at its annual Taste of the Beaches in July. Twenty-six restaurants and hundreds of residents and visitors came to support the chamber and its nominated charity. Special events committee chair Cricket Wagner and chamber president and CEO Robin Sollie revealed the total to Clothes for Kids and presented the check. Clothes to Kids is a nonprofit group supporting low- income children in Pinellas County. The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit organization serving communities from Tierra Verde to Clearwater.

Scholarships awarded: Two sorority members received scholarships from the Clearwater Alumnae Panhellenic. Gabrielle Adams of Largo is a member of Zeta Tau Alpha at Florida Gulf Coast University. Kasey Call of Seminole is from Alpha Omicron Pi at Florida State University. Scholarships are awarded annually and are based on the student's participation in their chapter, campus activities, personal goals and initiative and financial need.

EMS recognitions: Sunstar Paramedics earned three awards during the 2014 Florida Department of Health EMS Awards Ceremony on July 16. Jay Horne was named the Emergency Medical Technician of the Year for his role in responding to the lawn mower accident involving toddler Ireland Nugent in 2013. This award honors an EMT who has demonstrated initiative and dedication to the community. David Selbach, also an EMT, received the EMS Injury Prevention Award for his work in promoting best child safety practices. Sunstar was awarded Video of the Year for a piece created in remembrance of Christopher Jennings. Jennings was one of the first emergency responders to the Nugent home. But a few months after reuniting with Ireland and her family, he was killed in a motorcycle accident. The awards ceremony was during the ClinCon Annual Conference in Orlando.

MILITARY NEWS: Navy Seaman Recruit William Lawson graduated from basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill., in August. Lawson is a 2011 graduate of Seminole High School.

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Hometown Pinellas: South county 08/21/14 [Last modified: Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:54am]
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