Kiwanis recognizes Springtime City club
The Kiwanis Club of Springtime City received the Distinguished Club Award from the Florida District of Kiwanis International at a Florida District Zone Conference in Bradenton.
The club also earned honorable mention within the following committees: Community Service; Human and Spiritual Values; Interclub Relations and Round Robin; Young Children-Priority One; Youth Services; and Caring Corner.
Caladesi Chapter DAR awards two students
Caitlin Carney, a senior at Dunedin High School, was recently awarded the 2010 DAR Good Citizen Award by the Caladesi Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Patricia Monroe, the chapter's regent, presented Caitlin with the DAR Good Citizen Pin, a certificate, and a $100 savings bond.
Her achievements include holding the titles of Student Government vice president, Interact Club historian and National Honor Society historian. She's also a varsity cheerleader and Key Club member. She's been enrolled in honors and Advanced Placement classes for four years. Off-campus, Caitlin has been involved in community projects as well as working part time in clerical positions.
The award is given to recognize qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism in home, school and community. Caitlin is the daughter of Rick and Rhonda Carney of Palm Harbor. She plans to attend Florida State University and major in child psychology.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Samantha Clemons, a junior in Dunedin High School's Navy ROTC program, was the recipient of the 2010 ROTC Award also given by the Caladesi Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.
The award, given for outstanding performance in patriotism, national security and citizenship, was presented by Nancy Holland, National Defense Committee chairman, and included a certificate, medal and a $100 savings bond. Navy instructor Ronald Wilson was also present for the ceremony.
Samantha is in her third year of Navy ROTC. She has been on the honor roll and involved with several clubs, including Anime and Interact.
She plans to join the U.S. Navy after high school.
Woman's Club names art contest winners
The GFWC Clearwater Community Woman's Club recently sponsored the first Spotlight on Student Art contest for area high school art students. The first place winner was Nick Johnson, second place went to Claire Lee and Kaylee Magazine placed third. All winners were from Clearwater Central Catholic High School.
Kay Estock, the club's Art Department chair, presented the winners with gift certificates and Michael's gift cards.
In describing the importance of art in the schools and community, Estock said, "The student artists from Clearwater Central Catholic High School expressed their appreciation to CCWC members for their awards and the opportunity to be involved in the club's first Spotlight on Student Art. Each piece of art was unique and reflected the students' individual talents, inspirations and use of media. We want to encourage these young artists to continue to explore the field of art; we feel that they have a great future ahead of them."
Resident honored for World War II service
On April 21, the Clearwater chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented David Penrod with a War Service Medal for his military service during World War II. Mr. Penrod spent more than 30 days on Iwo Jima during the fight for the island.
Chapter president George Pratt and Veterans Committee chairman James Gibson made the presentation at the group's monthly meeting.
The SAR Clearwater chapter serves the communities of northern Pinellas and Pasco counties. Activities include programs that promote the patriotic, educational and historical interests resulting from the American Revolution.