Sunday, June 17, 2018
News Roundup

Hometown Pinellas

MILITARY NEWS: Navy Seaman Apprentice John A. Little, a 2011 graduate of Largo High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. He is the son of Sharon L. Little of Largo.

Navy Seaman Thomas N. Amato, son of Deborah J. and stepson of Vincent J. Cassara of Pinellas Park, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. Amato is a 2008 graduate of Pinellas Park High School.

Largo students win Chamber of Commerce scholarships: Two Largo High School students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Central Pinellas Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Task Force. Maggie Kivett and Darbie Napieralski, were selected from Largo High's Students of the Month. Kivett will attend the University of Florida to study pharmacy on the pre-med track. She served as student government president and captain of the swim team and was part of the ExCel Board of Student Advisors, National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Senior Council and Key Club. Napieralski is the daughter of Kimberly Napieralski. She has been accepted by the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University and is interested in athletic training, occupational therapy and physical therapy programs. She played basketball and softball all four years at Largo. Napieralski was on the ExCel Board of Student Advisors and participated in the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa and FCA.

Largo Library presents Short story awards: Friends of the Largo Library presented the annual Stanley Shalit Short Story Competition awards. The theme for the stories was "Return to the Scene of the Crime," and more than 300 stories were submitted by students in grades six through 12.

 
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