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John Maseda, 15, of Troop 301, won first place in the Sons of American Revolution Scholarship contest. In January, he received an Eagle Scout Scholarship patch and an Eagle Scout Medal from the St. Petersburg chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. He also received a bronze eagle trophy, $1,000 U.S. savings bond and will represent Florida in the national contest in May.

Maseda earned his Eagle Scout award two years ago. Other than scouting, his hobbies are computers, reading, piano, singing, karate, target shooting and fishing.

His winning application consisted of his scouting history including leadership in scouting, the community and school. He also submitted a patriotic essay on Valley Forge.

The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution gives special recognition to those achieving the rank of Eagle Scout by awarding scholarships annually.

Maseda is in ninth grade at St. Petersburg Catholic High School. He is the son of Manuel and Beatriz Maseda of Treasure Island.

David M. Morneault, 18, of St. Petersburg received the highest award in Boy Scouts, the Eagle Scout award, in January.

For his project, Morneault led the members of Troop 368 in designing and building 14 bird feeders at four nursing homes in St. Petersburg.

In June, Morneault will graduate from Dixie Hollins High School.

His accomplishments include student council secretary, historian of Mu Alpha Theta, student council secretary, participant in Florida American Legion Boys State, a member of the National Honor Society, Interact Club, Spanish Club, Multicultural Club and United States Achievement Academy. Morneault is listed in Who's Who Among American Scholars. He has received Most Valuable Player Award, scholastic awards for tennis and basketball, and is captain of the tennis team.

He is the son of Albert and Lynne Morneault of St. Petersburg.

The Music Teachers Association of Greater St. Petersburg held their annual Music Olympics for piano students at Palm Lake Christian Church on Feb. 1. The winners of first place scores and certificates were:

Bridget Albright, Candace Albright, John Albright, Luke Albright, Danielle Bender, Jason Boyle, Jillian Burdsall, Robert Burdsall, Sean Danner, Lauren Dellert, Robin Filipiak, Nicole Fluet, Zane Herman, Megan Keenan, Christen Keller, KaliKnowles, Alejandra Martino, Francesca Martino, Jessica Meister, Leo Melrose, Ameerah Mukayed, Chelsey Pascia, Erica Peterson, Patrick Schwankoff, Lauren Sher, Rachel Thompson(, Monica Vandora, Julianna Vermillion and Bethany Williams.

Each Olympian competed in keyboard harmony, rhythmic skills, ear training and musical performance.

The participating teachers were: Kathy Bailey, Ana Bravo, Ann Brickner, Dorothy Guess, Seda Hakopian, Betty Jennings, Ruta Kalnins, Lynn Kile, Jennifer Kirkman, Rosemary Paulsen, Lynnda Rossmeisl.

Lanci Borota, 5, won the James A. Brundage Jr. Perpetual Memorial Award at the Suncoast Hunters Stable, Pinellas Park, by the Pinellas County Hunter Association.

Debbie Bucciero is Borota's riding instructor. She has won awards as lead line champion since 1993.

She is the daughter of Dr. Ray Borota and Paullete Borota of St. Petersburg.

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