Joyce L. Ferrero, a teacher's aide at Eisenhower Elementary School in Clearwater, has been chosen the 1990-91 Pinellas County School-Related Employee of the Year. Ms. Ferrero teaches computer skills to teachers and students at the school.
She also "purchases and evaluates the software, orders, sets up and trouble-shoots school computers," said Eisenhower principal S.
Ms. Ferrero's job includes typing and compiling school schedules, helping teachers with clerical duties and creating software for teachers.
In addition, she edits a newsletter for the school's Parent/Teacher Association and works with "at risk" pupils at the school, helping them develop a better attitude toward school and themselves.
"I believe it is always important to take an extra minute when a child needs it, whether it be for academic help or personal guidance," Ms. Ferrero said.
"The greatest reward I can receive is the smile of a child who sees me as a friend."
Ms. Ferrero's name has been entered in the Florida School-Related Employee of the Year Competition, and she has received a $200 award from the Florida Department of Education.
Postal workers honored
for volunteer activities
Letter carriers Jim Walterick and Deno Andriotis have been selected postal volunteers of the year.
Walterick, a three-year postal employee with the Largo post office, was honored for his involvement in Little League programs in the Largo and Seminole areas.
Besides serving as president of the Seminole Little League program, he manages a team and is a member of the Seminole Youth Association Board of Directors and of the District 5 Baseball Council.
Acting Postmaster Howard Batchelder presented the award to Walterick during a ceremony at the Largo post office.
Andriotis, a nine-year postal employee with the Tarpon Springs post office, was honored for his involvement in establishing a Christian athletic program and overseeing the restoration and renovation of the youth center at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
Postmaster Garry M. Carol presented the award to Andriotis.
Belleair Bluffs Kiwanis
donates for food, shelter
Belleair Bluffs Kiwanis recently donated $500 to Everybody's Tabernacle in Clearwater to help provide food and shelter for the homeless in the area.
David Ruffner, president of Belleair Bluffs Kiwanis, presented the check to Barbara Greene, executive administrator of Everybody's Tabernacle.
Kiwanis clubs throughout the area participated recently in an "Apples for the Teacher" campaign, in which apples were delivered to teachers in local schools to express appreciation for their efforts.
Eckerd Drug employees
boost Special Olympics
Eckerd Drug employees in eight regions accepted a challenge from Eckerd President Harry Lambert to raise $100,000 for the 1990-91 Special Olympics campaign.
The employees accepted the challenge and exceeded the goal by raising $211,336.
Procter & Gamble, the Special Olympics' primary sponsor, agreed to match a portion of the money, boosting the total donation to more than $300,000.
Clara Mary and Donald W. Huff of Dunedin celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church in Dunedin.
The Huffs met in the Epworth League of the First Methodist Church in Peekskill, N.Y., and were married there on May 25, 1941.
They owned a neighborhood grocery store in Peekskill for 15 years. He also distributed the Peekskill Evening Star for 10 years, and he retired from Curry Chevrolet in Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
They have three children, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.