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Clearwater students receive kudos

Sophomore Justin Homburg has been named April's State Farm Student of the Month and senior Graham Brown is Student-Athlete of the Month at Clearwater Central Catholic.

Justin Homburg is a member of Student Council and an officer with the CCC Ambassadors. In addition, Justin is a member of the golf and tennis teams. He plans to study government in college.

Graham Brown is an honor student with a 4.214 GPA. He is a member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. Graham is also a member of the CCC football and baseball teams, as well as the CCC Ambassadors. He plans to attend Louisiana State University to study business.

The awards, sponsored by the school and CCC alumnus Katherine Jones, of the Katherine Jones Insurance Agency, go to students who demonstrate leadership, dedication and hard work in the classroom, on the playing field, in extracurricular activities, and in the community.

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The National Endowment for the Arts' Folk and Traditional Arts Program awarded $35,000 to the city of Tarpon Springs for its Greek Arts Initiative, which offers the public a wide range of traditional Greek culture through events such as a Night in the Islands, Gulf Maritime Festival, Greek Folklife Workshops, and Folk Arts Cultural Exchange.

The project will augment the integration of Greek culture into Tarpon Springs' Cultural Treasures presentations.

The grant period is from August 2010 to July 2011.

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The Clearwater Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded medals to Clearwater High students who are also members of the JROTC program for outstanding achievements at a May 7 lunch meeting at the Belleair Country Club.

Freshman Emily Niski, sophomore Erin Mullen and junior Logan Weber received Good Citizen medals.

Senior Kyle Jones received the ROTC Bronze medal.

The Gold ROTC medal was awarded to Cadet Jeanette Pent, a student at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

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Clearwater Alumnae Panhellenic gathered for its annual meeting May 8 at the Dunedin Country Club where the club installed officers for 2010-2011 and presented its Achievement Award and scholarships.

Officers installed were Lynn Lawton, Kappa Alpha Theta, president; Pat Moriarty, Pi Beta Phi, vice president; Martha McBride, Phi Mu, recording secretary; Sue Meier, Zeta Tau Alpha, corresponding secretary; and Christi Regan, Kappa Delta, treasurer.

The Achievement Award was presented by Sandy Donelan, Alpha Pi and last year's recipient, to Joann Blackburn of Oldsmar, Kappa Alpha Theta. The award honors an alumnae member for outstanding fraternal and civic contributions.

Five scholarship recipients for 2010 received $1,100 each, including Alisa Tabak of Dunedin, Alpha Delta Pi, who attends the University of South Florida.

Since 1975, 137 scholarships have been awarded, totaling more than $140,000. Recipients must be Pinellas or Pasco residents and initiated members of an NPC group.

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Emily Boyer, a student reporter at WEKU Radio, the public radio service of Eastern Kentucky University, has been judged one of the best young broadcasters in the nation.

A junior broadcasting and electronic media major from Clearwater, she finished first in a competition sponsored by Public Radio News Directors Inc. and will be honored next month at PRINDI's annual conference in Louisville, Ky.

She will now compete in an essay contest with student reporters who won in the contest's other categories. Three finalists will earn $500 scholarships.

Boyer is a graduate of Indian Rocks Christian School in Largo.

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Clearwater students receive kudos 05/18/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 18, 2010 7:36pm]
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