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College graduate ranks first in class

Danielle Michelle Saunders, daughter of Richard and Maureen Saunders of Safety Harbor, graduated summa cum laude in three years from Columbia College in Columbia, S.C., with a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry and mathematics. Ms. Saunders ranked first in her class with a 4.0 grade point average.

She received the Outstanding Chemistry Major award from the American Chemical Society and the Senior Book Award from Alpha Lambda Delta academic honor fraternity.

At Columbia, Ms. Saunders served as class president, chairwoman of elections, presidential aide, senator, and a member of the school's Strategic Planning Committee. She was inducted into Chi Beta Phi scientific honor fraternity, Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor fraternity and Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities.

Ms. Saunders will begin medical school in the fall at the University of South Florida.

Seminole man receives degree

David E.

W. Fenner, son of George and Lupe Fenner of Seminole, recently received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Miami.

The 1981 graduate of Seminole High School also received his master's degree from the university and his bachelor's degree from Palm Beach Atlantic College.

Fenner completed his graduate studies at the university under a full tuition scholarship. He won the Florida Philosophical Association Graduate Paper Competition in 1990 and the Selby Foundation Scholarship for 1981-85.

He was a member of the President's Task Force on Drug Abuse and he organized and moderated a philosophy department In-House Symposium: "The Nature and Method of Philosophy," in 1989.

He was a representative to the Graduate Student Association from 1987-90 and a graduate representative to the board of trustees Master Planning and Construction Committee in 1989-90 and to the Academic Affairs Committee in 1990-91.

He has been published in Dialogue, the Journal of Speculative Philosophy and Explorations in Knowledge.

College honors first-year student

Eddice Tremblay of Seminole has received a 1991-92 Presidential Scholarship from Trinity College of Vermont.

Presidential scholars are selected from first-year students who demonstrate strong scholastic ability and leadership potential in high school and are renewable depending upon the student maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and participating in campus activities.

Tremblay also received the Distinguished Student Award-First year. This award is presented to a first-year student whose academic achievement or involvement in student life demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to Trinity.

The scholarship and award were presented at Trinity's Honors Convocation.

Woman elected to sorority board

Ashley Kirkland, daughter of W. R. and Joan Kirkland, has been elected to the executive board of Alpha Chi Omega and will serve as vice president of finance.

The University of Florida junior is a 1988 graduate of Countryside High School.

Fifth-grader wins poster contest

Lucas London, a fifth-grader at Sandy Lane Elementary School and the son of Michael and Violetta Pniewski of Clearwater, is the first-place winner in the supervisor of elections' annual poster contest.

The poster contest, "Register and Vote," was open to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders throughout the county.

Lucas received $100 for his first-place entry, and it will be reproduced and displayed at various voter registration locations in the county.

Second place in the contest went to Jordan Greene, a fourth-grader at Bay Vista Elementary, and third place went to David Welch, a fifth-grader at Robinson Challenge School.

Jordan received $75, and David received $50.