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Chamber scholarship goes to Hudson senior

The Hudson Council of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce has awarded an $800 scholarship to Jennifer Lyn Huntington, a graduating senior at Hudson High School. Miss Huntington, 17, was chosen from among 21 applicants for the scholarship. She is a member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, an A-B student and High Honor Roll and is a member of student council. She is a varsity softball team member. She has a part-time job and maintains a 3.8 grade point average.

Miss Huntington has been accepted to the University of Florida where she plans to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine and animal science.

The Hudson Council awards a scholarship each year to outstanding and deserving students in the Hudson area. Proceeds from the annual Hudson Seafeast finance the award.

Holiday woman chosen

for Legion office

Katie Robinson of Holiday, a member of American Legion Paradise Post 79 in New Port Richey, has been elected as the department executive committeewoman for the 16th District of the American Legion.

Robinson also is national senior vice director of the 20/4, honor society of women Legionnaires, and 16th District Oratorical and Public Relations chairwoman. She will be sworn into office during ceremonies at the State American Legion Convention in Hollywood.

Sister Cities Committee to elect officers tonight

The New Port Richey Sister Cities Committee will elect officers at a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. today at the Barnett Conference Center, Main Street and U.S. 19, New Port Richey.

Dues will be collected. A student exchange with France will be discussed.

Philippe Miceli, student exchange coordinator for Sister Cities, recently conducted several meetings with prospective exchange students. For information contact Miceli at (813) 847-7319. Residents of New Port Richey will play host to several French students this summer and Cavalaire, France will play host to American students in exchange.

New officers installed

for VFW post, auxiliary

New officers of the Shady Hills Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681 and Ladies Auxiliary were installed recently during ceremonies at the Post, 18940 Drayton St., Shady Hills.

Ken Dykens will serve as commander; Jim Olver, senior vice commander; John Fogarty, junior vice commander; Jim Becker, adjutant; Bob Nunley, quartermaster; Frank Carpenter, judge advocate; Robert Batch, surgeon; Stan Graziul, chaplain; Joe Delaney, Jim Becker and Skip Ciagela, trustees; Dave Snyder, post committee chairman and Skip Ciagela, chief of staff.

Elected Auxiliary officers are Reina Menchey, president; Rita Lowery, senior vice president; Leila Arentz, chaplain; Patricia Wheeler, conductress; Connie Perioni, treasurer; Patricia Sockwell, secretary; Lois Fowler, guard; and Gerry Tuttle, patriotic instructor.

Fran Brookins, Judy Kimmell and Gerry Tuttle are trustees.

Ron Lee, past commander, state of Vermont, was the installing officer. Robert McDade, VFW District 21 commander, also participated.

U.S. Rep. Michael Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, was guest speaker, and his wife, Evelyn, and George Bilirakis were guests.

The post meets at 8 p.m. the first and third Monday of each month year round. The auxiliary meets at 8 p.m. the second and fourth Monday, with the exception of June, July and August when only one meeting a month is scheduled this summer on June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12.

Call Dykens at (813) 856-1521 or the Post (813) 856-1860.