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North Pinellas Good For You for Nov. 10

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Oldsmar City Manager Bruce Haddock has been named to the State Emergency Response Commission, made up of 23 individuals appointed by Gov. Rick Scott.

The commission represents state and local government, emergency services, industry and the environment. It is responsible for implementing the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act provisions in Florida and serving as a technical adviser and information clearinghouse for state and federal hazardous materials programs.

As a SERC member, Haddock will represent the Florida League of Cities.

He has worked for the city of Oldsmar since 1986 and earned his bachelor's degree in political science at the University of South Florida. He completed his master's in business administration at the University of Tampa.

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William Hubbart, 15, of Palm Harbor, who trains at the Tampa Bay Skating Academy in Oldsmar, won the gold medal in intermediate freestyle at the recent South Atlantic Regional Figure Skating Championships in North Carolina.

The regional competition draws skaters from 11 states.

Hubbart will now advance to the Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships in Virginia Nov. 19-23.

The winners at sectionals will compete at the televised 2014 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January 2014. The members of Team USA will be chosen from the top senior skaters and represent the United States at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

William, along with his sister, JoJo, 14, brought home a gold medal in juvenile pairs from the 2013 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

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Sarah Rappach of Clearwater has been selected to receive the Dr. Richard Goodson Memorial Endowed Scholarship from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. The award comes with a $2,000 monetary award. Rappach is the daughter of John Rappach and Christine Larkin. A graduate of Florida State University, she will be part of SCO's Class of 2017.

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Kaitlyn Davis was honored by Safety Harbor Kiwanis as student of the month for October from Safety Harbor Elementary. The fifth-grader was selected by her teacher, Robin Little, who said she deserves recognition for who she is and what she does.

Little said she is focused in class, always ready to learn, respectful of others and welcomes responsibility. Kaitlyn, she said, is a model citizen and always looks out for her classmates, stepping up to help if someone is in need.

Two fifth-graders from McMullen-Booth Elementary were honored as students of the month from their school.

Lexianne Bates was chosen by teacher Sandy Everett, who stated Lexi stands out as an individual in many aspects. She is a leader in and out of the classroom, demonstrating good character by her actions and choices, Everett said. She added that Lexianne's ability to perform at a high level academically demonstrates her desire to be successful.

Graham Hughes was selected by teacher Barbra Babler, who said Graham is respectful, caring and responsible. He has a good sense of humor as well as the ability to be a leader, Hughes said. She added that he is highly competitive, while displaying good sportsmanship and fair play. He serves on the Safety Patrol, supervising kindergartners and being a role model for the students.

North Pinellas Good For You for Nov. 10 11/08/13 [Last modified: Friday, November 8, 2013 4:41pm]
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