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PATENT AWARD GIVEN: Rebecca Fernandez, a senior in the 1993-94 CAT program, won a "Patent Award" in engineering from the U.S. Department of Commerce Patent and Trademark Office.

TEACHERS RECOGNIZED: Some Pinellas County teachers have been selected for the initial program of the Florida Center for Teachers. Those selected are:

Landis Braddock, a first-grade teacher at Perkins Elementary School in St. Petersburg.

Richard Filepas, a sixth- through eighth-grade industrial arts teacher at Oak Grove Middle School in Clearwater.

Miriam Gregg, a guidance counselor for kindergarten through fifth-grade pupils at Melrose Elementary School in St. Petersburg.

Debra Jackson, a fifth-grade reading, health and science teacher at Pinellas Park Elementary School.

Janie Kaplan, a second-grade teacher at Skycrest Elementary School in Clearwater.

Claudette Keels, a seventh-grade reading teacher at Riviera Middle School in St. Petersburg.

Mary Kousathanas, a ninth- through 12th-grade world history teacher at Pinellas Technical Education Center.

Annette Lewis, a fourth-grade reading/language arts teacher at Fuguitt Elementary School in Largo.

Blythe Lodermeier, a 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade chemistry teacher at Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg.

Marj Lorand, a third-, fourth- and fifth-grade special education teacher at Maximo Elementary School in St. Petersburg.

Joyce Maher, a fourth-grade reading/language arts tecaher at Skycrest Elementary School in Clearwater.

Scarlett Meyer, an 11th- and 12th-grade English teacher at Clearwater High School.

David Miller, an eighth-grade social studies and American/Florida history teacher at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School in Largo.

Barbara Troy Moore, a black-and-white photography and art teacher at Largo High School.

Linda Spurny, a ninth- through 12th-grade mathematics and psychology teacher at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport.

Cara Terry, a ninth-, 11th- and 12th-grade English teacher at Lakewood High School in St. Petersburg.

Jeanette Szajna Walker, a ninth- through 12th-grade ecology and earth and space science teacher at St. Petersburg High School.

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