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Tampa Prep Middle honors its achievers

Tampa Preparatory Middle School honored outstanding seventh- and eighth-grade pupils during a recent awards assembly.

Receiving awards were Desiree Kilbourn, computer; Rebecca Watson, drama; Marta Gomes and Geoffrey Harriman, English; Blair Thomas, forensics; Vydia Kamath and Melanie Lopez, history; Jessica Lazarus, French I; Asha Pathak and Harriman, Latin I; and Natalie Copeland, Spanish I.

Others include Kilbourn, Tina Bellingrath and Ryan Butte, mathematics; Pathak, music; Leslie Trinkle and Lopez, science; Lopez, studio arts; Paul Lima and Kamath, sportsmanship; Lori Neu and Justin C. Smith, outstanding athletes; and Alisha Jones and Chris Henderson, citizenship.

Kiwanis scholarships

Kiwanis Club of Tampa has awarded $2000 scholarships to six graduating high school seniors.

This year's recipient's are Shannnon Arancio, King High School; Kristi Iarosis, Brandon High School; Sandra Reynolds, Leto Comprehensive High School; Alma Espinosa, East Bay High; and Danielle Croft and Jamie Louise Luyten, Plant City High School.

Selections were made on scholastic achievement, school and community involvement and financial need.

Money for scholarships were raised through annual fund-raisers, including golf tournament aand barbecue,