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It's your tb-two* high school bulletin board for Oct. 17

OSCEOLA FUNDAMENTAL HIGH

Just once, all that glitters is gold: Senior My'Kayla Evans-Ford gets her fingernails painted for the All Children's Hospital homecoming dance last Saturday. The dance was sponsored for former and current patients who were unable to attend their homecomings because of illnesses. All Children's provided hair stylists, limos and a DJ for the red-carpet event. Evans-Ford had been diagnosed with lupus, fibromyalgia and arthritis by age 13; last year she was unable to attend her junior prom due to sickness. This year, she was able to relive the missed experience. "I've been feeling good all week," she said. "Just a little backache. I'm ready for this."

— Times and tb-two* staff

BOCA CIEGA HIGH

In the pink: Boca Ciega High called last Friday "Pink-Out" day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Christine Brown, who teaches the first all-girls class on campus, convinced her students to wear pink; from left to right are freshmen Jasmine Surun, Christine Brown, Savannah Roderick, Desyree Hernandez, Cynthia Nazzario, Deasia Land, Aaliyah Manna and Diashia McClendon.

— Elizabeth Brown Worthington, sophomore. tb-two* staff

ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGIATE HIGH

Gimme some tunes: Stephanie DeBerry, a dual-enrolled high school senior at St. Petersburg College, plays piano in the student services building. Students often play, practicing a piece or relieving stress between classes.

— Lillian Noble, senior, tb-two* staff

HILLSBOROUGH HIGH

Gatsby would be proud: Senior Anna Paz, left, sophomore Simi Himatsingani , senior Alex Rosendo, and senior Mariah Vazquez cheer at an impromptu pep rally during the half-time show at their homecoming game last Friday. After a planned pep rally was cancelled during the week for safety reasons following a lockdown involving the report of a weapon on campus, student government scrambled successfully to organize a rally at the game. They managed a float for every grade plus, of course, the homecoming court candidates.

Hannah Baade, senior, tb-two* staff

STEINBRENNER HIGH

Remembrance: Students at Steinbrenner High sent balloons to the heavens in memory of their friend Frank Vasquez at a candlelit vigil on the football field. The senior died after a driver hit and flipped his car Oct. 5.

As students gathered around the school flagpole the following Monday for a memorial for their classmate, a rainbow streaked across the sky. Students who had come together to share their memories said they knew that Frank had sent the rainbow and was there at that moment with them all.

Evyn Moon, senior, BB correspondent

WHARTON HIGH

#PrayForSean: Football player Sean McNamee was put in a medically induced coma after an injury during football practice last Thursday. Teammates and classmates supported him on Twitter with the hash tag #PrayForSean and hung a sign with the same message behind Wharton's bench at last Friday's game against Steinbrenner. Before the game, there was a prayer for McNamee and Steinbrenner High student and football player Frank Vasquez, who died in a car crash. Cheerleaders wore white ribbons with Sean's jersey number, 2, on their uniforms.

Times and tb-two* staff

ST. PETERSBURG HIGH

Here we go! For the flock day during homecoming week, a group of St. Pete High seniors dressed up as characters from the Mario Kart video game series. The group was complete with Toad, Princess Peach, Luigi and of course, Mario. At the end of lunch, the group mimicked the game by racing around the courtyard while onlookers cheered them on.

— Nandi Musengwa, senior, tb-two* staff

Compiled by William Harvey, King High senior, tb-two* student editor

OSCEOLA FUNDAMENTAL HIGH

Just once, all that glitters is gold: Senior My'Kayla Evans-Ford gets her fingernails painted for the All Children's Hospital homecoming dance last Saturday. The dance was sponsored for former and current patients who were unable to attend their homecomings because of illnesses. All Children's provided hair stylists, limos and a DJ for the red-carpet event. Evans-Ford had been diagnosed with lupus, fibromyalgia and arthritis by age 13; last year she was unable to attend her junior prom due to sickness. This year, she was able to relive the missed experience. "I've been feeling good all week," she said. "Just a little backache. I'm ready for this." — Times and tb-two* staff

BOCA CIEGA HIGH

In the pink: Boca Ciega High called last Friday "Pink-Out" day in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Christine Brown (second from left), who teaches the first all-girls class on campus, convinced her students to wear pink; from left to right are freshmen Jasmine Surun, Savannah Roderick, Desyree Hernandez, Cynthia Nazzario, Deasia Land, Aaliyah Manna and Diashia McClendon. — Elizabeth Brown-Worthington, sophomore, tb-two* staff

ST. PETERSBURG COLLEGIATE HIGH

Gimme some tunes: Stephanie DeBerry, a dual-enrolled high school senior at St. Petersburg College, plays piano in the student services building. Students often play, practicing a piece or relieving stress between classes. — Lillian Noble, senior, tb-two* staff

HILLSBOROUGH HIGH

Gatsby would be proud: Senior Anna Paz, left, sophomore Simi Himatsingani , senior Alex Rosendo, and senior Mariah Vazquez cheer at an impromptu pep rally during the half-time show at their homecoming game last Friday. After a planned pep rally was cancelled during the week for safety reasons following a lockdown involving the report of a weapon on campus, student government scrambled successfully to organize a rally at the game. They managed a float for every grade plus, of course, the homecoming court candidates. — Hannah Baade, senior, tb-two* staff

STEINBRENNER HIGH

Remembrance: Students at Steinbrenner High sent balloons to the heavens in memory of their friend Frank Vasquez at a candlelit vigil on the football field. The senior died after a driver hit and flipped his car Oct. 5.

As students gathered around the school flagpole the following Monday for a memorial for their classmate, a rainbow streaked across the sky. Students who had come together to share their memories said they knew that Frank had sent the rainbow and was there at that moment with them all. — Evyn Moon, senior, BB correspondent

WHARTON HIGH

#PrayForSean: Football player Sean McNamee was put in a medically induced coma after an injury during football practice last Thursday. Teammates and classmates supported him on Twitter with the hash tag #PrayForSean and hung a sign with the same message behind Wharton's bench at last Friday's game against Steinbrenner. Cheerleaders wore white ribbons with McNamee's jersey number, 2, on their uniforms. After a moment of silence at the game for McNamee and Steinbrenner High football player Frank Vasquez, who died in a car crash, Wharton's Jeff Keil, right, hugs Steinbrenner's Bret Byler. —Times and tb-two* staff

Compiled by William Harvey, King High senior, tb-two* student editor

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