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News Roundup

Top of the Class for Feb. 29

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 [email protected]

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Safety Harbor is no safe haven from cyberbullying

Safety Harbor is no safe haven from cyberbullying

SAFETY HARBOR — Mayor Joe Ayoub put forth a resolution Monday evening asking the City Commission to condemn cyberbullying.The result? The meeting devolved into shouting and whispering from the crowd and people storming out of chambers.The mayor’s res...
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Pasco Sheriff: Hudson man faces sexual battery charges

Pasco Sheriff: Hudson man faces sexual battery charges

HUDSON — A 33-year-old man is facing charges of sexual battery and rape after Pasco County Sheriff’s deputies said he assaulted a 14-year-old girl.Christopher Hall, who was 31 at the time of the incident, forced the victim into a bathroom, took off h...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Kevin Kiermaier returns to the Rays

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Kevin Kiermaier returns to the Rays

Times sports columnist Tom Jones joins Rick Stroud to discuss Kevin Kiermaier's return to the Rays, whether Victor Hedman should win the Norris Trophy for the NHL's best defenseman, Bucs expectations for this season and Barry Trotz's next c...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
SB traffic on I-275 slowed in St. Petersburg after car jumps median

SB traffic on I-275 slowed in St. Petersburg after car jumps median

ST. PETERSBURG — A car that is straddling the center concrete barrier is causing a visual slowdown Wednesday morning on Interstate 275.The incident occurred sometime around 7:30 a.m.The passenger side of the car can be seen hanging along the median o...
Updated: 19 minutes ago
Passenger in Bayshore crash that killed mother and toddler pleads not guilty

Passenger in Bayshore crash that killed mother and toddler pleads not guilty

TAMPA — Tristan Herrin, a passenger in the speeding black Mustang that struck and killed a woman and her young daughter last month as they tried to cross Bayshore Boulevard, renewed his not guilty plea Wednesday to a misdemeanor street racing charge....
Updated: 22 minutes ago
30 unlocked car burglaries in Clearwater reported in three days

30 unlocked car burglaries in Clearwater reported in three days

CLEARWATER — Police are investigating a series of car burglaries involving unlocked vehicles this week.In all, 30 unlocked vehicles have been broken into over the course of the past three nights, Clearwater Police reported Wednesday morning. In at le...
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Tampa Bay Times’ all-Hillsborough County girls basketball team

Tampa Bay Times’ all-Hillsborough County girls basketball team

Player of the Year: Kaliah Henderson, Jr., RobinsonFirst teamG Brylee Bartram, Jr., Seffner ChristianG Jacquelyn LeVay, Sr., AlonsoF/G Tarriyonna Gary, So., Carrollwood DayF Tiasia McMillan, So., Carrollwood DayC Kendal Cheesman, Fr., PlantSecond tea...
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Driver hospitalized after concrete truck collides with semi on I-75 near I-4

Driver hospitalized after concrete truck collides with semi on I-75 near I-4

TAMPA — A concrete-mixing truck and a semitrailer truck collided Wednesday morning on Interstate 75 near the I-4 junction, sending one of the drivers to the hospital, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.The driver of the concrete truck was t...
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