Two Leto High School students, Kinley Osborne and Cynthia Goode, are representing the American Legion Auxiliary of Town 'N Country Memorial 152 at Girls State in Tallahassee for two weeks beginning today.
Osborne is a Falconette and a member of Student Council, Beta Business and the National Honor Society. She also is manager of the yearbook.
Goode is president of the Student Council, a cheerleader and a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society.
The two were chosen during the auxiliary's Girls State, a weeklong study and participation in state government. Groups of girls were assigned counties. Within these groups, they picked candidates to run for state offices.
One girl from Florida will be elected to attend the American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation in Washington, D.C.
Foreign educators visit USF
The University of South Florida was recently visited by two higher education officials from Colombia and Ecuador.
May 13, Jesus Ferro Bayona, president of the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, signed a memorandum of understanding with USF president Frank Borkowski. The memorandum included agreements on exchange programs as well as research and cultural activities.
May 18 and 19, Estuardo Gordillo, financial director and economics professor of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, met with several USF officials. Issues discussed included curriculum trends, fund-raising, economic policies and potential exchange programs.
USF has academic affiliations, including exchange programs, with two dozen universities worldwide. The most recent was a formal affiliation agreement signed in March with the University of Costa Rica. Last year agreements were signed with the Universidad de los Andes in Merida, Venezuela, and the Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.