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Seminole senior named student of month at center

Kristopher Schoeppner has been named Seminole Vocational Education Center's Student of the Month for September.

Schoeppner, a senior at Seminole High School, is enrolled in the residential carpentry program at the vocational center and was last year's winner of the center's Leadership Award for Carpentry. He is a member of Students Against Driving Drunk, a volunteer for the American Legion and a counselor for Circle Y Camp. He also is active in Vocational Education Clubs of America at the school and at the regional level.

Schoeppner works 30 hours a week as a dietary aide at Freedom Square in Seminole and occasionally works with a contractor building houses.

After graduation, he plans to attend St. Petersburg Junior College before enrolling at a university to work toward a degree in civil engineering.

Schoeppner was honored Oct. 21 at a Seminole Chamber of Commerce luncheon. He was awarded a $50 savings bond from the Seminole Kiwanis Club and a plaque from Pieczonka Trophy.

Young author's story

published in magazine

Erin Doyle, daughter of Tom and JoAnne Doyle of Clearwater, has had her first story published in Pet Talk, a magazine for pet owners.

Erin's story, "A New Boy in the Family," tells about her experience of bringing home a new puppy.

Erin attends St. Cecelia Catholic School in Clearwater and is a member of the school's Young Authors program.

Stetson student elected

vice president of group

Serge Wagner Desir Jr., son of Serge and Joan Desir of Clearwater, has been elected vice president of the African-American Student Association at Stetson University.

The association is a volunteer organization created to promote awareness of the African culture and the American experience through community involvement and campus interaction.

Desir is a graduate of Gibbs High School.

Students get degrees

Guy Bradford Page of Palm Harbor has received a master's degree in business administration from Nova University.

Page, who has a bachelor of arts degree in industrial arts from Trenton State College in New Jersey, attended Nova through a program offered by AT&T Paradyne in Largo.

Peggy Ann Berle of Clearwater has earned a master of education degree through the Tampa Academic Center of the National-Louis University of Evanston, Ill.

Berle is employed by the Pinellas County School Board.

Military news

Marine Pvt. Eric Johnson, son of Elizabeth Glisson of Clearwater, has completed training at the Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Marine Pfc. Justin C. Sawyer, son of Courtney and Nancy Sawyer of Dunedin, was promoted to his current rank upon completion of recruit training at the Marine Corps Depot, Parris Island, S.C.

Navy Recruit Jeffrey Odland has completed Hospital Corpsman Basic instruction at the Naval Hospital Corps School in Great Lakes, Ill.

Odland has been assigned to duty at the Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia.

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