St. Cecelia students celebrate Blessing of the Animals: The students at St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School in Clearwater celebrated the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi by bringing their pets to school for a blessing. St. Francis is the patron saint of animals, and the yearly event is a favorite among students. Students who do not own pets brought in their favorite stuffed animals to be blessed.
Safety Harbor Kiwanis awards students of the month at three schools: The Safety Harbor Kiwanis presented three Student of the Month awards to three elementary schools in the first month of the new school year. Students from Eisenhower Elementary, Safety Harbor Elementary and McMullen Booth Elementary were presented with a trophy and plaque. The winners were Hannah Lulek and Jordan Mouzon from McMullen Booth, Oliver Soto from Eisenhower and Elise Wright and Malachi Johnson of Safety Harbor. Students are chosen by their teachers, and winners have shown exceptional educational achievements and hard work.