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Florida Commodores Association names new leader

St. Cecelia students Vincent Prioli of Clearwater and Jennifer Spencer of Belleair stand with the school’s donation to Clothes to Kids.

St. Cecelia School

St. Cecelia students Vincent Prioli of Clearwater and Jennifer Spencer of Belleair stand with the school’s donation to Clothes to Kids.

Good for you | by Nova Beall

Larry M. Kimmerling was elected commodore at the Florida Commodores Association's annual meeting and change of watch Oct. 19 and 20 at the Clearwater Yacht Club.

Kimmerling, a member of the Clearwater club, is a past commodore of the Treasure Island Tennis and Yacht Club and previously served as vice commodore of the FCA.

Also during the event, members of the Clearwater Yacht Club and Clearwater Community Sailing Center and their guests gave a special welcome to Olympians Paige and Zach Railey, who represented the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

FCA promotes Florida youth and young adult sailing programs. It has been an active sponsor for the Raileys and para-Olympian Brad Kendell since 2010.

FCA has more than 315 members/associates and represents more than 19 yacht clubs throughout the state.

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Peter Tragos of Clearwater won first place in the 2012 National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition Oct. 11-14 in San Francisco.

Tragos competed as a member of the Florida State University College of Law Mock Trial Team, along with Sean Riggins, Adrian Mood and Nicholas Horton.

Twenty-two teams from around the country participated in the competition sponsored by the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the University of California Hastings College of Law.

Tragos is the son of George and Demetria Tragos.

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The students of St. Cecelia Catholic School in Clearwater collected packages of underwear to help support Clothes to Kids and its effort to provide needy children with undergarments. During the collection effort, the school's student council created signs, decorated boxes and spoke to the student population about the needs of children in the area.

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Florida Commodores Association names new leader 11/06/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:24pm]
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