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Good for you: Dunedin couple celebrates 60th anniversary

Albin "Al" and Marge Stravinskas of Dunedin celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in the company of friends. The couple married Jan. 28, 1950, at St. George Catholic Church, Chicago.

He is a veteran of World War II and worked 30 years as a manager of industrial engineering for TRW. She worked 25 years as an executive secretary for Dun & Bradstreet and is a member of Dunedin's Senior Hall of Fame.

They have four children; 13 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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The Clearwater Chapter of the National Honor Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution presented the DAR Good Citizen Award to Elda Agastra.

Elda, daughter of Mirdash and Majlinda Agastra, immigrated from Albania with her family in 2003. The Largo High student has an outstanding record of service and scholarship. Her accomplishments include membership in Largo High's Academic Team and receiving the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award in 2009 from the Florida Holocaust Museum.

In her essay on the subject of "Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It — What is Our Greatest Challenge We Face in America Today?" Elda wrote, "The United States is a country where human rights are cherished and an individual can reach the sky if they work hard."

She will receive a check, A DAR Good Citizen medal and a certificate from the NSDAR chapter.

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Senior Domenica Caleca and junior Aubrey Danielson have been named State Farm Students of the Month and senior Leonardo Queiroz and sophomore Alexandra Alberdi, Student-Athletes of the Month at Clearwater Central Catholic.

Caleca has a 4.235 GPA as an honor student in the International Baccalaureate program. She is a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society and is president of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. In addition to being captain of the volleyball team, Caleca is an accomplished pianist who plans to study music and Spanish before attending medical school.

Danielson is an honors student with a 4.0 GPA. She is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society. She is member of Student Council and competes on the cross country, soccer and track teams. Danielson plans to attend Harvard University, where she will study marketing.

Queiroz is captain of the wrestling team. A team leader on and off the mat, he has a record of 31-3, and holds the school record for total wins with 103. He also volunteers at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.

Alberdi, an honors student with a 4.429 GPA, is a member of the Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society and the soccer team. She is a certified scuba diver and plans to become a veterinarian.

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 extra-curricular activities and in the community.

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James. S. Welch III is the Clearwater Chapter, Florida Society Sons of the American Revolution's Eagle Scout Scholarship winner. Chaplain David Kitchen introduced Welch at a Jan. 20 lunch at Dunedin Country Club and presented him with a $100 check and an SAR Eagle Scout Good Citizenship medal.

Welch also received $500 from the state society where he placed second in competition, and $200 from the state Ladies Auxiliary.

The SAR's Eagle Scout Program recognizes young men who achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and demonstrate a belief in the same principles of patriotism and American heritage as the national society.

Good for you: Dunedin couple celebrates 60th anniversary 02/02/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 7:56pm]
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