Nathalia Katherin Botero, a freshman majoring in microbiology at the University of Rochester, was recently named to the Dean's List for academic achievement for the fall 2012 semester. Botero, a graduate of Springstead High School, is the daughter of Jose Botero and Luz Ortegon of Spring Hill.
Clubs and organizations
Kyliah Cobb, a student at Brooksville Elementary School, took second place in the Americanism Poster Contest for elementary school students, sponsored by the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. This year's theme was "The Declaration of Independence".
At each participating school, teachers act as judges and select one poster per school, created by a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade student.
The winning posters are submitted to the local chapters of the SAR.
The Withlacoochee Chapter selected Caleb Herndon from Inverness Primary School as the first-place winner and Amara Piliouris from Homosassa Elementary School as the third-place winner. Herndon received $75 and the Outstanding Citizen certificate, and his poster advances to the Florida Society level of judging.
Cobb received $50 and a certificate, and Piliouris received $25 and a certificate. More than 360 students participated in the contest.
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