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Stetson graduate plans to attend USF

Published Oct. 13, 2005

Michael Yest recently graduated from Stetson University with a degree in business administration, majoring in finance. He plans to attend the University of South Florida (USF), where he will further his education in business administration, focusing on finance and international business. Yest is a 1989 graduate of Springstead High School. He is the son of Thomas and Mary Ann Yest.Springstead student

honored nationally

The United States Achievement Academy recently announced that Robert Cipriani has been named a United States National Award winner in honor roll. The academy recognizes less than 10 percent of all American high school students. Cipriani, a student at Springstead High School, was nominated for the award by guidance counselor Susan Thornton. Cipriani will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook. He is the son of Barbara and Charles Cipriani.

Legion medals and

scholarships given

Marie Hinos, a Springstead High School student, recently received a American Legion School Medal award and $100 scholarship from Weeki Wachee Post 208 of Spring Hill. Hinos is a Florida State Superior Honor Student, a member of the Springstead Drama Club, cheerleader and secretary of the French National Honor Society. She is the daughter of John and Bonnie Toft of Spring Hill.

Lee Amento, a student at Central High School, recently was named a recipient of an American Legion School Medal award and received a $100 scholarship from Weeki Wachee Post 208 of Spring Hill. He is an Eagle Scout, president of the High-Q Academic Competition Club and has served as a class representative. He also served as sports editor and staff writer for the student newspaper. Amento has been accepted at the University of Michigan, where he will pursue a career in medicine.

Four recognized

for their essays

Four Hernando County public school students recently were named "CV Smart Choice Students" for the current grading period. The award recognizes four Hernando County students from all grade levels who entered the CV Smart Choice communications essay-writing contest. Judges also considered the students' attendance, grade average and extra-curricular activities. CV and the Hernando County Education Foundation selected Stacie Vincenzo, a Powell Middle School student; Andrea Salgado, an Eastside Elementary School student; Ryan Brainard, a Westside Elementary School student; and Anthony De Falco, a Central High School student. Each student was awarded a $100 U.S. Savings Bond.

Middle school

summer classes set

Summer school classes for middle school students are scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m., beginning June 17 at Central High School. Enrichment courses will be offered again this year. Other courses include pre-algebra, computers, typing, basketball, French, German, Spanish and band. Applications for summer school are available now, and bus schedules will be at each middle school after June 10. For more information, call your child's school.

PHCC offers

AIDS seminars

The Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) Spring Hill Center is offering two AIDS seminars. An AIDS Seminar for Barbers and Cosmetologists is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. June 18; fee, $3.20. An Aids Seminar for Health Care Personnel is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. June 20; fee, $3.20. For information, call 688-8798.

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