Tom Lee, president, and James Daigle, executive president of the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, were among the first to participate in the chamber's "Recycle! Recycle!" project.
Residents can take their old directory, (with the quilt cover) to any Brandon area Little Caesars Pizza location for recycling. There they will receive a certificate for a free pizza and coke. All directories will be recycled with Waste Management of Tampa.
The new directory, the 27th edition, will be delivered door-to-door to Brandon, Bloomingdale, Clair-Mel, Dover, Lithia, Mango, Riverview, Seffner, Turkey Creek and Valrico communities throughout the month of June.
McLane students: video wizards
Twenty-three eighth- and ninth-grade students at McLane Junior High School earned five first place trophies in video competition at the recent Jim Harbin Awards at Jefferson High School.
Two more students took a third place in the video-animation division and five others tied for second place in video-comedy.
Taking first in video-news was an entry written and edited by Steve Frissell and David Schonacher, "Mr. Washington Talks About the Aftermath of Hurricane Andrew." First place in video-comedy went to Mike Lee, Quincy Torrens, Evan Simmons, Shaun Sanders and Shawn Medero "Duds" was produced by Shawn Medero, Kimberlee Pankratz, Courtney Schlapo, Stephanie Sydorko and Colin Price and earned a second place in the comedy division.
Winning first place in the video-animation category was a creation called "Baffling Mysteries" by Joe Laslow and Kelley Gerdeman. Liz Saunders and April Hiles added the soundtrack voices to the video, which featured computer graphics, animation, special effects and superimposing.
Taking third in the animation division was an entry by Genna Manfrin and Kelley Gerdeman.
Angelo Cobb, Tarissas Williams, Janelle Hunte, Nikita Wade, Lekisha Walker, Deanna Graham, Yolanda Butler, Tamika Dabney, Caren Johnson and Sandra Therkillsen placed first in video-instruction with their entry on Black History.
First place in documentary with an entry on "Scott Breeden Pitching Coach" was awarded to Genna Manfrin and Jill Alford.