The American Heart Association of Pasco County recently presented awards at an annual meeting and awards banquet.
Among those recognized were Cherry Kinnunen, Marcia Arnold, Sandi Kaiser and Michelle Palisi for the Heart Ball; Allen Crumbley for the American Heart Walk; and Dr. Eladio Menorca for the golf tournament.
Columbia Regional Medical Center at Bayonet Point was recognized for outstanding support of events during the year and for hosting the meeting.
lecturer, is honored
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Marjorie M. Sebring of New Port Richey has been elected into membership in the International Platform Association, a leading organization for those on the lecture platform.
She is a retired home furnishings company executive and has been involved in various professional and community activities including the American Association of University Women and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. She is listed in Who's Who of America.
receives media award
HOLIDAY _ TCI Cablevision of Pasco County recently received the media award presented by the Florida Association for Retarded.
On Location, TCI's local television magazine produced by David Wilson, was nominated by ARC/Pasco for statewide recognition. The agency's programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities were highlighted in a segment of the show.
Debora Wichmanowski and Gordon Troy were recognized at the state convention on Clearwater Beach. Wichmanowski received the educator of the year award. She is an exceptional education teacher at Marchman Vocational _ Adult Center. She was named Pasco County's teacher of the year in 1994. Troy, a longtime board member, received the Ray Watson Brotherhood Memorial Award for his efforts as an advocate for individuals with developmental disabilities.
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Cadet Al G. Gittens, son of Al and Euthlda Gittens of Port Richey, and Cadet Mark Rogers McGeehan, son of Dr. and Mrs. R.
J. McGeehan of Hudson, were recognized at recent commencement activities at Camden (S.C.) Military Academy.
McGeehan was promoted to the rank of corporal. Gittens was promoted to the rank of staff sergeant.
Three Gulf High grads
HOLIDAY _ The Kiwanis Club of Holiday presented $500 scholarships to Danielle Rowell, AnneMarie Petersen and Stephen Donna Jr., Gulf High School graduates. The presentation was made at a recent breakfast meeting at the Four Seasons Restaurant in Holiday.
Hudson High grad
HUDSON _ The Signal Cove Woman's Club has presented a $500 scholarship to Ryan Ames.
Ames, 18, is a resident of Signal Cove. A recent graduate of Hudson High School, he participated in the Spanish Club, football, baseball and wrestling. He plans to attend the University of Florida and major in the environmental field.
by Seabee veterans
NEW PORT RICHEY _ The Seabee Veterans of America, Island X-6 of Spring Hill presented a plaque and a $50 bond to Cadet Stacey Tanner of the Gulf High School Navy Junior ROTC as the outstanding cadet in leadership and academics. The award was presented by Joseph Ogor, past vice commander of Island X-6.
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