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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
Cheatsheet’s Handy Clip (or Print) and Save List: Dance moves NOT to pull out at homecoming
Think you can bust the moves on the homecoming dance floor? Whatever you do, don’t do these:
1. Under the Sea: Also known as Swim With the Fishies. Who are you, the Little Mermaid?
2. Lawn Mower: Leave it to the yard service people.
3. Disco Fever: Rule #457 is never borrow a move from your mom and dad.
4. Chicken Wing: (Your parents call it the Funky Chicken.) Unless you’re trying to bully your way to the front of the dance floor, leave this one in the coop.
5. Sprinkler: At the least you’ll be violating day-of-the-week watering restrictions. At the least.
6. Retro: See No. 3; also, John Travolta.
7. Call It Whatever You Want: Who even created this dance move? It’s spastic. And could be deadly, to hapless dancers nearby, and even to you as it showcases your lack of, um, balance.
— Compiled by Angela Skane, St. Petersburg High.
She’s loud, we’re proud
In Durant High’s history, there have only been Spirit Stick Boys, two students who win the honor because of their ability to whip the crowd into the loudest, most spirited frenzy at pep rallies. This year senior Riley Andreu (there's a photo of her, top left) broke the sound and gender barrier as the first girl to hold the position. Her spirit partner is senior TJ Johnson. Above, Andreu turns up the volume at the school’s first pep rally of the year.
Hurry, a few more days to get the $$$
The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists 2011 Scholarship Program wants to distribute $5,000 to deserving high school seniors, undergraduate and graduate students of color who are pursuing college degrees in journalism, but you’ve got to act fast. Applications must be postmarked by Friday. Applications are available at tbabj.com.
Two seniors or undergraduate students will each receive a $1,000 scholarship and one senior or undergraduate will receive a $2,000 scholarship. This year, the group will also award $1,000 to a graduate student. Scholarship winners will be announced during TBABJ’s Griot Drum Awards ceremony Nov. 17 at The Nielsen Company, 501 Brooker Creek Blvd., Oldsmar. CNN Anchor Don Lemon will be the keynote speaker.
Applicants must have a connection to the Tampa Bay area. Winners are expected to attend a reception before the Griot Drum ceremony and stay for the banquet. For questions, contact Kevin Graham, scholarship coordinator, at (813) 857-4096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Everyone deserves a pretty dress
Belle of the Ball Project is once again giving away homecoming dresses to high school girls in need on these dates: Oct. 1, 8, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd., Seminole. Donations of gently worn dresses can be made at the same time. Dresses are cleaned by Sun Country Cleaners as a donation. Volunteer opportunities are filled for the fall season but if you are interested in helping in other ways or in the future, contact email@example.com.