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Easter Seal Society plans safe Halloween campaign

Published Oct. 18, 2005

The Florida Easter Seal Society's Safe Halloween Campaign is in full swing. The society has teamed up with Burger King, WFLA-TV Ch. 8, Century 21 Realtors and Floyd Theaters to provide a safe treat for Halloween.

For a $1 donation to Easter Seals, treat certificate booklets are available at any Burger King or Floyd Theater location this month.

Each booklet contains eight coupons redeemable for a small order of french fries with a purchase. The value of the booklet is more than $6.

All funds generated from booklet sales will go to Easter Seal to send local children and adults with disabilities to Camp Challenge, the wheelchair-accessible Easter Seal camp.

The camp sponsors summer programs for campers with all types of disabilities, such as programs for preschoolers with hearing impairments, stroke/arthritis programs and other various weekend sessions throughout the year. For information, call (407) 896-7881.

School is collecting

receipts for computers

Deltona Elementary School in Spring Hill is collecting register tapes from Publix supermarkets to earn Apple computer equipment and software, through the "Apples for the Students" Partnership for Education program.

Anyone who wants to donate register tapes should bring them to the school or call 683-6326.

Home economics group

to send troops cookies

The Home Economics Related Occupations (HERO) Chapter of Hernando High School recently announced its third annual "Cookies From Home" project.

As a service to the community and the families of Hernando High School graduates, club members will send five dozen chocolate chip cookies to any former Hernando High student serving in the armed services away from home during the holidays.

If you would like to have cookies sent, to anywhere in the world, the club needs the person's name, mailing address, year of graduation, name of person requesting the cookies, relationship to the recipient and a phone number by Nov. 2.

Mail the information to Tangela Badger, HERO Chapter, Hernando High School, 200 E Kelly St., Brooksville 34601.

A letter from a friend or relative also can be included in the box of cookies. For information, call Sue Oxendorf at 796-9571, Ext. 40.

Honor Society inductees

invited to see laureate

The Center for Excellence in Mathematics, Science, Computers and Technology at the University of South Florida recently invited Hernando High School Honor Society inductees to a lecture and open house for Nobel Laureate Jerome Karle on Nov. 10.

Karle received the Nobel Prize in 1985 for his research in X-ray crystallography.

Hernando student

wins national honor

Hernando High School student David L. Gehrich recently was named a commended student in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 35,000 commended students nationwide have been honored for their outstanding performance on the 1989 PSAT/NMSQT, which places them in the top 5 percent of more than 1-million students who entered the 1991 Merit Program by taking the qualifying test.

Choral students attend

music school's clinic

Fifteen Central High School chorus students recently attended the High School Choral Clinic sponsored by Stetson University's School of Music in DeLand.

Students who participated were: Ritamarie Arzillo, Stephanie Cathcart, Mike Piotrowski, Kendall Sewell, Tommy Wolosin, Debbie Butcher, Donna Korth, Lea Strickland, Shaun Thom, Kevin Alexsuk, Tim Garrison, Marcia Hellmers, Ken Jenkins, Danielle Kranz and Brian Roberts.