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Clearwater pilot commissioned in Air Force

Lt. Douglas E. Donald, son of Richard and Neva Donald of Clearwater, has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the Air Force after completing the Officers Training School in San Antonio, Texas. Donald, a 1986 graduate of Clearwater High School, graduated summa cum laude from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach in 1989 with a degree in air studies.

He has been selected by the Air Force Reserves for a pilot slot and is attending undergraduate pilot training at Reese Air Force Base, Lubbock, Texas.

A pilot since age 16, Donald holds certifications as an instructor and was employed by Dolphin Aviation in Sarasota.

After graduation, he will serve at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala.

Donald's brother, 1st Lt. Greg Donald, is a co-pilot on a KC-135 refueling tanker serving at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. He also is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and, since his return from five months of service in Operation Desert Storm, has been selected to apply for training as an instructor pilot.

Art student wins full scholarship

Bryan Alan Bowhall, son of Richard and Diane Bowhall of Largo and a senior at Largo High School, has been awarded a full tuition scholarship to the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

The $14,700 scholarship will allow Bowhall to complete studies for an associate degree in music and video at the art institute.

Bowhall was one of hundreds to apply for one of the nine scholarships. Each applicant was judged on a completed project or essay.

Society inducts nursing student

Sherri Lynn Alderman, daughter of Robert and Marlene Alderman of Tarpon Springs, has been inducted into the Theta Iota Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing at Barton College in Wilson, N.C.

Clearwater student earns degree

Darrell Randolph Childers of Clearwater has graduated with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.

Clearwater nurse earns master's

Pamela L. Donaldson of Clearwater graduated April 27 with a master's degree in nursing from the University of South Florida. She plans to specialize in family health nursing.

Four obtain degrees in nursing

Julie Sipos and Kimberly Ann Vierk of Dunedin, Christine McCarty of Palm Harbor and Laura Furno of Seminole graduated April 27, receiving bachelor's degrees in nursing from the University of South Florida.

Cadets selected as cheerleaders

Cadet Thomas Vincent Walters has been selected to the varsity cheerleading squad and Cadet Douglas Vincent Geiger has been selected for the school's first junior varsity cheerleading squad at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.

Walters, son of Thomas and Carol Walters of Safety Harbor, is a junior chemistry major enrolled in the Navy ROTC program at The Citadel. He is one of seven male cheerleaders in the 1991-92 varsity squad.

Geiger, son of Manual Geiger Jr. of Seminole and Bobra Thomson of Sequim, Wash., is a sophomore majoring in physical education, health and wellness. He is enrolled in the Army ROTC program and is one of three cadets named to the junior varsity squad.

The junior varsity squad was started as a feeder program for the varsity program, according to Citadel cheerleading sponsor Kaki Lucas. Three cadets and three young women from area colleges make up the new junior varsity squad, which will perform occasionally and practice with the varsity squad.

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