Largo High School junior Dolly Smith has been named Seminole Vocational Education Center's Student of the Month for February.
Smith, who studies commercial art at the vocational center, enjoys painting, drawing and working with the drama department designing and making sets, she said.
She took first place in the high school division of the Pinellas Adult and Vocational Education Association's annual vocational poster contest.
Smith is treasurer of the Artistic Progressions Club and a member of VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America) and the Speech and Debate Club.
A volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, she also is a member of a St. Cecelia Catholic Church youth group that works with the homeless.
Smith received a $50 savings bond from the Seminole Kiwanis Club and a plaque from Pieczonka's Trophies and was honored at the February meeting of the Seminole Chamber of Commerce.
Mary Anna Morrill, daughter of Betty and Paul Morrill of Clearwater, has been accepted into the limited access program of the College of Education at Florida State University.
About 30 students a semester are accepted based on grade point average, test scores, experience and professional promise.
Morrill, a 1992 graduate of Countryside High School, is a member of Phi Eta Sigma honor society and was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at FSU.
Christopher McBride and Jay Ingersall, both seniors at Clearwater Central Catholic High School, have received nominations to military academies.
McBride was nominated by U.S. Rep. Mike Bilirakis, R-Palm Harbor, to both the Air Force Academy and West Point.
Ingersall was nominated by both U.S. Sen. Bob Graham, D-Miami Lakes, and U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Rocks Beach, to the Naval Academy; he also received an appointment to the Coast Guard Academy.
Yearbooks earn awards
Both the Safety Harbor Middle School and the Clearwater Christian College yearbook staffs have received a Taylor Publishing Co. Award of Excellence for yearbook design and coverage.
Safety Harbor Middle School's Reflections yearbook was edited by John Amburgy and Megan Galbraith. Janice Amburgy was staff adviser.
The Clearwater Christian College yearbook, Causeway, was edited by Sue Lulsdorf and Tracey Mayberry. Phil Dennis was adviser.
Pvt. Joseph T. Craig, son of Nancy and Thomas Craig Jr. of Tarpon Springs, has completed training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Navy Hospitalman Recruit Robert W. Shiverdecker, son of Gerry and Mary Blaettner of Palm Harbor, has graduated from the Basic Hospital Corps School at the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.
Lance Cpl. Kyle J. Smith, son of Leslie Smith of Palm Harbor, was meritoriously promoted to his present rank upon completion of recruit training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
Pfc. Brian H. Grant, son of Connie Trimble of Palm Harbor, completed training and was promoted to his present rank at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.
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