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Scout receives Eagle award

Matthew Marshall, son of Savilla Marshall and the late William H. Marshall Jr. of Dunedin, received his Eagle Scout award during ceremonies Feb. 15 at the Palm Harbor United Methodist Church.

For his Eagle project, Marshall planned, organized and supervised the landscaping of Lake Paloma in Dunedin. Five adults and 23 Scouts worked on the project.

The city of Dunedin provided trees and aquatic plants for the project. John Zonta of Subway Sandwiches and Salads donated sandwiches, Huettig Electric provided ice, and Coca Cola Foods in Dunedin provided drinks for the adults and Boy Scout Troop 26 who helped with the project.

Area residents expressed their appreciation by surprising the boys with a cake and homemade cookies.

Marshall is a senior at Dunedin High. He plans to attend St. Petersburg Junior College in the fall.

Senator honored

Mary C. Murphy, a 1993 graduate of Seminole High School, has been named Outstanding Senator for January at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C.

Murphy was elected freshman senator in September. She also is president of the Lutheran Student Movement at Newberry. She volunteers as a tutor for local schoolchildren and is a Founder's Scholar and a member of Kappa Delta sorority.

Murphy is the daughter of David and Jackie Hanko of Largo and the granddaughter of Del and Jayne Kiner of Belleair Bluffs.

Student helps sculptor

Joe Norwick, son of Jim and Jill Norwick of Clearwater, has been involved in a project with St. Andrews College professor Stephanie McDavid and student Abbey Dondonville.

As part of a course on foundry tools and techniques, McDavid and the students heated aluminum to temperatures reaching 1,200 degrees, then poured the molten liquid onto plastic foam patterns buried in sand to create sculptures.

Norwick is a first-year student at St. Andrews College in Laurinburg, N.C. He plans to major in chemistry and pre-engineering. He is a graduate of Clearwater High School.

Choir joins symphony

Holly Riddle, daughter of David and Page Riddle of Tarpon Springs, recently performed Dvorak's Stabat Mater with the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zdenek Macal.

Riddle, a 1991 graduate of Tarpon Springs High School, is a junior majoring in music education at Westminster Choir College, Rider College's school of music in Lawrenceville, N.J.

Military news

Pvt. Corey D. Griffin, son of Larry and Doris Griffin of Largo, has completed training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Navy Seaman Recruit Shawn C. Szoke, son of John Szoke Jr. of Largo, has completed basic training at the Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Szoke is a 1993 graduate of Seminole High School.

Navy Seaman Apprentice Heather K. Roehl, daughter of Candace Baker of Clearwater, has completed basic training at the Recruit Training Command in Orlando.

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