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Top of the Class for Feb. 29

Fourth grade teacher Kelly Newman and guidance counselor Anita Ives, third and fourth from left, were awarded online scholarships and recognized in a ceremony Monday at Academy Prep.

Fourth grade teacher Kelly Newman and guidance counselor Anita Ives, third and fourth from left, were awarded online scholarships and recognized in a ceremony Monday at Academy Prep.

A weekly compilation of student news and notes.

ACADEMY PREP

Two educators awarded online scholarships

Academy Prep Center of Tampa guidance counselor Anita Ives and St. Joseph Catholic School fourth grade teacher Kelly Newman were awarded online scholarships and recognized in a ceremony Monday at Academy Prep. The scholarships were given out by Tampa-based online education company Bisk Education.

LAMB ELEMENTARY

Students team up with HCC for Zora Neale Hurston event

Lamb Elementary and Hillsborough Community College students collaborated for an event at the elementary school commemorating author Zora Neale Hurston. Elementary students read poetry and shared what they learned about Hurston and Eatonville, the Florida town where she grew up, while HCC students showed photos and video clips of her and the town.

TAMPA PREP

Student wins USF innovator competition

Tampa Prep eighth grader Ethan Yeh won first place in this year's Innovator Competition at the University of South Florida. His invention used Keurig K-Cups as a way to grow plants and herbs in a hydroponic garden. Yeh won out of an initial field of more than 700 entries.

TINKER K-8

Students get new tablets

Each sixth and seventh grade student at Macdill Air Force Base's Tinker K-8 was given a HP tablet after the school received a $50,000 check from the Armed Forces Family Foundation. The foundation partnered with local Taco Bell restaurants to raise the funds. Tinker recently expanded from an elementary school to include middle school grades.

Compiled by Times staff. Please send your Top of the Class items to jgeurts@tampabay.com.

Top of the Class for Feb. 29 03/01/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 4:15pm]
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