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Kiwanis Club awards students

The Scholarship Committee of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa has awarded six $2,000 scholarships to bay area graduating seniors.

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

The selections were based on scholastic achievement, school and community involvement, as well as financial need. The money for scholarships is raised by the Kiwanis Club of Tampa's annual fund-raisers.

Couple celebrates

golden anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Stevens Sr. celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 5 by renewing their vows in the presence of family and friends at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Tampa.

The service incorporated the original texts, music and attire. A buffet reception followed in the fellowship hall.

The Stevens' have four children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. They have been residents of the Tampa Bay area since 1955 and now live in Dover.

Berkley Prep teacher nationally recognized

Thom Morris, an upper division mathematics teacher at Berkeley Preparatory School, has been selected as the fifth place winner of the 1993 Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching.

As a recipient of this award, Morris is considered one of the top 24 high school math teachers in the United States and Canada, according to the American Mathematics Association.

Morris, who teaches advanced placement calculus and has coached Berkeley's math team to third place in the state in overall mathematics, was chosen based on nominations from the highest-scoring students on the American High School Mathematics Examination.

He will receive a certificate and a cash award in recognition of his students' performance on the exam and for his efforts "to improve the quality of mathematics education at all levels."

Earlier this month, Morris was selected by Berkeley Presidential Scholar Jeff Balis to accompany him to Washington to receive the Distinguished Teacher Honor for his contribution to Balis' academic success.