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Council for Exceptional Children gives awards

The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children held its annual awards banquet May 8 at the Tampa Hilton Metrocenter, 2225 Lois Ave N.

Award winners were Brenda Swanson, Teacher of the Year; Ann DeMoss, Rookie Teacher of the Year; Pat Hutchinson, Outstanding Paraprofessional; Robin Hildenberg, Outstanding Department of Special Instructional Services Individual; Chandra Tyson, Outstanding General Educator; L. Jeffrey Fitterman, Outstanding Administrator; and Hillhaven Rehabilitation Center, Outstanding Employer.

Swanson and DeMoss will represent Hillsborough County in the Florida Federation Council for Exceptional Children in their respective categories.

MacDill group honors workers

The 56th Supply Squadron of MacDill Air Force Base recently named its Professionals and Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 1992.

The Air Combat Command award was given to Staff Sgt. Carlos Montero-Delgado, in charge of stock control requirements; Willie E. Grimsley, material management flight tool and parts attendant; and Senior Airman Lonis D. Chadwick, cryogenics specialist. Chadwick also won the ACC Commander's Supply Professional Provider of the Year award.

Individuals who received top awards for their squadron were Master Sgt. Juanita F. West, material management flight superintendent, senior NCO of the Year; Montero-Delgado, NCO of the Year; and Senior Airman Vickie E. Furman, inventory clerk, Airman of the Year.

Tampa Prep grad wins grant

Whitney Warnke of Tampa Preparatory High School has been awarded a volleyball scholarship and the Carol G. Belk Leadership Scholarship by Queens College, Charlotte, N.C.

Warnke has been an honor roll and an honors program student throughout high school. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the Gold and Black Honor Society, vice president of Students Against Drunk Driving, Spanish Honor Society and served on the Student Advisory Committee and yearbook staff. She also has done volunteer work with Kiwanettes and Young Life.

The Carol G. Belk Leadership Award, a four-year, $12,000 scholarship, is granted to students demonstrating outstanding leadership and academic achievements.