Lecanto Middle School eighth-grader J. Andrew Castorina who won second place in a national essay contest sponsored by the Apple Growers of New York and New England. His essay was entitled "Unlocking the World of Knowledge" and it will be published in the sponsor's newsletter. On Friday he received a certificate and a $5,000 U.S. Savings Bond for his efforts at the Publix Supermarket in Inverness.
Bonnie Cason has been selected as the Employee of the Month for June at Surrey Place Convalescent Center. A dietary cook, she has been employed at Surrey Place since February 1990. She will receive a cash award and a plaque in recognition of this achievement.