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Palm Harbor golfer named premier player of the year: Nicole Felce, 11, of Palm Harbor was named Premier Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year for the Women 14-19 division for the 2015 season. She finished the season at the Preserve in Bradenton, shooting a 77 in 18 holes on the final day of competition. Felce, daughter of Mindy and Jim Felce, started playing tournament golf on her sixth birthday in 2010. She has played in more than 100 tournaments throughout Florida, racking up more than 80 victories. Her future goals include qualifying for the Women's U.S. Open by 12, playing collegiate golf and someday excelling on the LPGA Tour.

Safety Harbor Kiwanis honor student of the month: The Safety Harbor Kiwanis honored fifth-grader Destiny Mitchell from Safety Harbor Elementary School as the student of the month for December. She was selected by her teacher, who said Mitchell has a positive attitude and sincere interest in learning. She was awarded a trophy and was accompanied by her mother at a breakfast presentation.

Tech Date provides scholarships to students at SPC: Tech Data Corp., one of the world's leading IT distributors, will provide $10,000 in scholarships to St. Petersburg College students pursuing bachelor's degrees in technology development and management. The scholarships will help cover tuition, fees and books for SPC students who can receive up to $2,000 a year. Five scholarship recipients will be selected in the fall. SPC recently partnered with Tech Data, Valpak, AgileThought, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Technology Forum to create a career development program known as the Exploratory Lab Boot Camp. Last month, Tech Data won Student Program of the Year from the TBTF for its leadership with the boot camp.

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