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East Bay students honored for achievements

Hien T. Nguyen and Kattron L. Rhodes, students at East Bay High School, were recently recognized as Young Women of Promise by the Athena Society with Tampa Mayor Sandy Freedman presenting the awards.

The two East Bay students were among 14 in Hillsborough County recognized by the society for both academic achievements and for substantial extracurricular accomplishments.

Erin and David Clark and Kelly McDermott, also of East Bay High, won honors at the 38th annual State Science and Engineering Fair of Florida held at Orlando.

Erin won in zoology, David was given the merit award for biochemistry and Kelly was given the merit award for earth-space science.

Coalition elects permanent board

In a special meeting recently, a permanent board of directors was elected for the South Bay Economic Development Coalition.

Seated as board members were Mike Peterson and Dennis Collins of Apollo Beach; Sandy Council and Priscilla Mixon of Ruskin; Janet Roth and Henry Farmer of Wimauma; Becky Leto and Thomas McLeon of Riverview; Gary Gordon and Jeanie Johnson of Riverview; Dennis Nymark and Sonny Lazar of Sun City Center; and at large are Dick Stier of Apollo Beach, John Paulk of Riverview and Cayla Thompson of Wimauma.

The coalition recently received a $25,000 grant from the Hillsborough County commissioners to help in achieving its goal of promoting the south county area.

Honor students named at Ruskin

The names of students who qualified for the Principal's Honor Roll during the third grading period at Ruskin Elementary School were recently announced by school officials.

Included on the list were Angela Carver, Michelle Garcia, Juan Duarte, Juan Macias, Ricky Tastad, Leandra Bence, Jennifer Matthias, Manuela Perez, Ashley Robbins, Brandon and Tashia Smith, Michelle Garcia, Armando Zuniga, Joel Lynn, Shawna Kramer, Jennifer Jackson, Brandon James, Marivel Chavez and Larry Sanders.

Also honored were Kyla Donlevy, Christi Clements, Matthew Varn, Amy Beasley, Josua Elliott, Jessica Sessoms, Marietta Mitusina, Morgan Howe, William Zipperer, Jaime Daniels, Gregory Pirotta, Koury Strocher and Jackie Liberatore.

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