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James Tokley to speak on future for blacks

In celebration of Black History Month, the community of Progress Village will host a presentation by educator and writer James Tokley on "What the Future Holds for Black Americans." Tokley will discuss black role models as well as present and future trends in black relations. The free event will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Progress Village Elementary School. Tokley is president of Tokley and Associates and consults and facilitates workshops on cultural diversity and human relations. For information call Clarence Fort at 247-8124.

Chamberlain High

The musical Annie will be presented by the Chamberlain High School drama, chorus and orchestra departments at 7:30 tonight and Saturday in the school auditorium. Camille Reyes plays Annie with Jason Yon as Daddy Warbucks. Jess Baker is Miss Hanigan and John Brogan plays Rooster with Liane Geary as his companion. Other performers are: Karen Krantzberg, Charidy Geiger, Dana Connolly, Stacy Harmon, Samantha Oliver, Nikki Kleban, Kelly Beckham, Charles Reeb, Sam Sheib, John Ballance, Angela Reynolds, Tiffany McDonald, Meashell Sanchez, Rob Bushey, James Maxwell, Swen Winston, Aundrea Alexander, Glenda Curtiss, Nancy Reeb, Kathleen Minich, Kevin Fowler, Brian Buckley, James Govson, Mike Frimpter, John Gover, Roy Wylie, Chris DePolis, Preston Walden, Camille Bailey, Heather Bliss, Stephanie Bush, Janna Dravis, Traci Dickson, Maggie Fanning, Michelle James, Sajel Patel, Amy Williams, Joy Williams, Marianne Valverdie and Charles Perkins. The production will be directed by James Rayfield with vocal music direction by Danny Compher. Dixie Huthmaker will conduct the orchestra and Kelly Hayes is choreographer. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Tampa Preparatory School

"Prep at Night," the second semester, will offer several classes. Registration for art and drawing, African jazz dance and intermediate ballet is in progress. Call Debra McWaters, program director, at 251-8481 for dates, times and tuition.

Aberdeen Preparatory

The pupils at Aberdeen made and delivered Valentine cards to the residents of John Knox Village on Valentine's Day.

Hillsborough High

Members of Mu Alpha Theta, the mathematics honor society at Hillsborough High, won three trophies for Algebra II at a recent competition at East Bay High. Teams from the entire district attended. The Algebra II team won a third place trophy and team member Ben Boehm won a 12th place individual trophy. Manish Sambhu won a 14th place individual trophy.

Tampa Baptist Academy

Presidents Day will be celebrated Monday at Tampa Baptist Academy and everyone will be wearing red, white and blue. Activities include a flag-raising ceremony complete with the playing of taps by Michael Priest and a parade by preschoolers. Reports on Betsy Ross, flag history, the meaning of the colors and the care and folding of the flag is also on the agenda. Tom Vann, a former Tampa City Councilman and a member of the academy's foundation will speak about the American way of government by citizen's vote. The program is planned for 10:15 a.m. Eight academy middle school pupils participated in the "Middle School Bay Area Forensics Tournament" at Carrollwood Day School. Competitors were Stephen Ahens, Graham Mahlman, Jonathan Lawson, Mike Sloan, Amanda Parsons, Becky Leyva, James Thiel and Stephen Morehead. Amanda won second in literature, James second in declamation and Mike fourth in poetry. Michelle Dean is their sponsor. Hubble Hare, an animal character, visited the academy Wednesday. The creator of the production Reaching for Dreams with Hubble Hare is the Rev. David Hare, formerly a creative producer for Disney.

Plant High

A luncheon for Gold Card holders, students who earned academic achievements, was held. One hundred and ninety-four students achieved standards that included improving grade point averages by 1.0 or more, or earning straight A's for the first grading period or scoring above 1300 on the SAT. The luncheon was paid for by Memorial Hospital of Tampa, which supports PAW Circle, the school's student incentive program. In an Ethics of Leadership seminar organized by the Center of Ethics at the University of Tampa students watched a film and listened to a panel of business and community leaders wrestle with a hypothetical business situation that presented serious ethical problems. Later

the students had a chance to try to solve other hypothetical dilemmas. Seventy-five students attended the seminar.

Members of the Diversified Cooperative Training classes participated in a recent district contest. The winners were as follows: sales demonstration, third, Julie Rodriguez; accounting, third, Thy Nguyeh; automotive, second, Justin Nesmith; fourth, Helen Beeler; and fifth, Keith Strickland. Business communication, first, Eve McGan; second, Helen Beeler; and fourth, Carrie Conner; cashier, fourth, Kelly Brown; occupational math, first, Charles Hoffman; and second, Marcy Wilson; construction, third, Jason Noriega; recruiting poster, first, Cicely Powell; public speaking, first, Jessica Taggart; sixth, Cory Johnson; computer literacy, second, James Sanchez; extemporaneous speaking, first, Rick McGuire; second, Joey Lehman; third, John Warnken; and fourth, Ryan McDonald. Food service, second, Robert Scionti; fourth, Jill Idell; fifth, Justin Wilcox; high-tech display, second, Brian Sanchez; medical, third, John Warnken; fourth, Anna Stephens; photography color, second, Ashley Halley; third, Brook Hanh; fourth, Alex Miguel; and sixth, Scott Sizemore. They will represent Plant High and Hillsborough County at the state competition held in Orlando the last week of March.

Tampa Catholic High

An open house for all prospective students and families is scheduled from 2 to 3 p.m. March 1 in the school cafeteria. The program will include a video, student presentations, a video with the faculty and staff, a meeting with the parent's council and a campus tour. After the presentation will be a reception.

Hill Junior High

The school's annual book fair provided students with an opportunity to purchase paperback books at a reasonable price. Media specialists Mark Howell and Lane Wright scheduled time through the school's math teachers for the eighth- and ninth-graders to have time to select books during the day. The books were for all age levels with prices ranging from 25 cents to $5. The selection included posters and school stationery supplies. Volunteers helped with the event, which ended Wednesday.

Jefferson High

Jefferson's Junior Classical League participated in the District VI Latin Forum at Largo High. The 10 students who participated brought home 20 awards in academic and creative contests. Creative winners include CanDee Peterson, third in promotional posters; Sowsan Rasheid, fourth in costumes; Diana Chacon, third in maps; Sam Sparks, second in promotional posters; and Jessica Bartels, first in photography. Honorable mention goes to Julie Parsons for her mosaic. The school's scrapbook arranged and illustrated by Thach Ngo and Julie Parsons won first prize. Academic awards went to Elsie Rodriguez, seventh in Latin I vocabulary; Stacy Warnick, Stephanie Isler and Rachel Manning, sixth place in Latin II derivatives, Greek literature and advanced Latin derivatives, respectively; Jessica Bartels, fifth in classical geography and fourth in mottos and abbreviations; Diana Chacon, fourth in Greek derivatives II and second in Heptathlon II; Deanna Cameron, fourth in Roman culture; Jimmy Manning, third in history of the monarchy and republic and in classical geography; Stacy Warnick, fourth in classical mythology II; Sam Sparks, second in Latin I derivatives; Sowsan Rasheid, second in Roman Empire history and first in Hellenic history I; and Audrey DeLong, first in Greek derivatives I and second in illustrated notebooks.

Seffner Elementary

Family fun night at Burger King will be from 5 to 8 Monday at Seffner Burger King, 820 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The school will receive 20 percent of the profits when coupons from Seffner are presented at the time of the order. Balloons, clowns and the Whopper Hopper will be part of the celebration. Coupons are available up at the school, 109 Cactus Road.

Middleton Junior High

Josh Paez, a ninth-grader at Middleton, is published in Thrust, a Florida musical magazine. Josh has been taking journalism for a year and is editor of the school's newspaper, Tiger-Gram. He has also been selected for Channel 13's Youthview 13 for his winning editorial essay about the improvement of Tampa's community.

The Intensive Learning Alternative Program at Middleton will send students on a new volunteer program to Edison Elementary. The students will read to kindergarten pupils.

Middleton has been celebrating Black History Month with an essay contest on outstanding black leaders. Ribbons will be given to all participants. Special speakers including Marvin Davies, special assistant to Bob Graham, and Bridget Scott of the Greater Tampa Urban League are scheduled to discuss leadership and careers. Mayor Sandy Freedman was to speak to the student body Thursday on the progress in civic accomplishments and how students from all ethnic backgrounds can get more involved in improving their city.

King High

The fourth annual State Law Fair Day is scheduled for Wednesday at King High School. The event will involve about 4,000 students from all of Hillsborough County secondary schools as well as students from other counties.

The goal of the day is to instill respect for law enforcement and to make available information on law-related fields of employment. More than 100 law-related agency representatives are involved.

There will be demonstrations by SWAT teams and K-9 units.

Erwin Technical Center

Erwin students have been selected to receive Compass Grant Awards of $500 each. They are Sheila Fischer, carpentry; Betty Sage, accounting; and Diane Staten, instrumentation technology.

The awards are sponsored by the Network of Executive Women, Zonat Club of Tampa, Business and Professional Women of Tampa, the Association for Women in Accountancy and the National Association of Women in Construction.

Berkeley Preparatory School

The math team finished second in a recent contest at Gaither High School. Team rankings and individual performance finishes were as follows:

The Algebra I team took first place, with Julie James sixth and Kevin Blocker 15th.

The Algebra II team finished first, with Miriam Goldstein first, Beth Goldstein third, Spencer Chang fifth and Nisesh Patel 13th.

The calculus team finished second, with Kiran Musunuru first and Sonali Patel seventh.

The geometry team finished seventh, with Josh Hu fifth.

The precalculus team took fifth, with Ed Otte second and David Lui 12th.

The math team finished first overall in a contest at Fort Myers.

The Algebra I team finished first, with Vivek Acharaya 15th, Judy Chang third, Julie James ninth and Parul Patel eighth.

The Algebra II team also took first, with Beth Goldstein first, Miriam Goldstein first, Spencer Chang ninth and Benjamin Rudolph 15th.

The calculus team finished second, with Kiran Musunuru first and Jaime Tanaka 11th.

The precalculus team finished third, with Stacey Neff fourth and Ed Otte seventh.

The geometry team took fourth, with Eric Shrader-Frenchette 11th.

Jesuit High

Peter Joseph Kovac, a senior at Jesuit, has been named one of about 2,500 semifinalists in the 1992 Presidential Scholars program. They were selected from more than 2.5-million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in 1992. From the semifinalists, 141 will be selected as Presidential scholars. The White House will announce the winners in May.

The scholars will be invited to Washington, D.C., for several days in mid-June to receive medallions at a ceremony.

Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic achievements, leadership qualities, character and involvement in community and school.

Librarians from the Diocese of St. Petersburg were introduced to new technologies during a recent workshop at Jesuit. Eleanor McCallum, Jesuit's head librarian, demonstrated instructional techniques to 26 librarians.

Alafia Elementary School

An American Ethnic Melting Pot Festival is scheduled from 8:30 to 10 a.m. today at Alafia Elementary. The fifth-graders will present the program, a creative interpretation of ethnic cultures.

Tampa Palms Elementary

Kindergarten pupils celebrated the Chinese New Year with a special performance of a dance troupe under the direction of Sifu D'Agostina. The troupe performed the traditional Lion Dance for all eight classes. Acrobatics and tumbling were part of the routine.

Academy of Holy Names

Three academy students were winners in the Burdines Scholastic Art Competition.

Senior Sophie Tan drew recognition for four works in different media: watercolor, ink drawing, pastel and mixed media.

Senior Karen Albence's ink drawing and eighth-grader Ana Carla Perez's pencil drawing will be on display with Sophie's works in the Tampa Museum of Art for a two-week show beginning Saturday.

Buchanan Junior High

Lifeskill Club members at Buchanan made cookies from scratch and have learned how to sew initial pillows. They are using sewing machines from the Westberry Sewing Center, and Margaret Stephens is instructing.

Publix provided the cookie ingredients.

Florida College Academy

Six students from the Florida College Academy have roles in the Florida College drama department's production of The Music Man.

Jonathan Barlar has been cast as Winthrop Paroo. Other players are Benji Payne, Julie Lykins, Laura Need, David Barlar and Robbie Brown.

Several members of the academy's band will participate: Byron Poore, Jeremy Fernandez, Scott Slone, Brian Collier, Andy Fielding, Andrew Malone and Chris Oneal.

The performances are scheduled for Thursday and Feb. 28 and 29 at Florida College. For times and tickets prices, call 988-5131, Ext. 322.