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Shorecrest graduate on a "Semester at Sea'

(ran South, West editions)

Kristin E. Cunningham, daughter of Linda Eisenhart of St. Petersburg, is enrolled in the Spring 1997 "Semester At Sea" program, administered by the Institute for Shipboard Education, and sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh. Cunningham is a junior at Stanford University majoring in psychology, and is a 1994 graduate of Shorecrest Preparatory School.

This semester the university community aboard the SS Universe Explorer has visited Venezuela and Brazil, and is now on its way to South Africa, Kenya, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Hong Kong and Japan. The semester began with departure from Nassau, Bahamas, on Jan. 30 and ends in Seattle on May 10. The student body on board is made up of 663 participants representing 200 colleges and universities from across the country and abroad. A group of 32 senior passengers is also participating in a continuing education program. For more information, call 800-854-0195.

Art student displays work

Jennifer Findley, of St. Petersburg, art management/administration major at the University of Miami, was one of six Florida artists to display work completed while participating in the 1996 University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy. The exhibit was the UGA Lamar Dodd School of Art in Athens, Ga.

The program is located in Cortona, a small town in Tuscany which can claim important architecture from many periods and fine paintings and sculpture in its museums. The central location also allowed students day-long field trips to Perugia, Assisi, Siena and Florence.

Stetson College of Law wins trial competition

Stetson University College of Law won First Place at the Association of Trial Lawyers of America Southern Regional Trial Competition, held Feb. 28 through March 2 at the Orange County Courthouse in Orlando. Sixteen teams from nine law schools participated in the three days of competition.

Stetson's team of Kristi Demers, Andrew Foster, Jessica Halperin and Monique McCloud went undefeated in three preliminaries to reach the final rounds. Stetson defeated teams from the University of Florida and the University of Denver to become one of two teams from the region to advance to the 1997 ATLA National Finals later this month.

Stetson's team of Tangela Hopkins, Jennifer Sloane, Leslie Miller and Mitch Espat won each of their three trials in the preliminary rounds to advance to the final rounds. After winning against a UF team, they lost a close round to the other Denver team in the final round.

Stetson's teams were coached by Shirin Vesely and Bob Tetreault, both Stetson graduates and former Stetson Trial Team members.

Fire and Rescue awards

St. Petersburg Fire Department, in conjunction with the Sertoma Club, recognized the recipients of the Quarterly Walter Patrick Award on Jan. 28 at a luncheon at the Downtown Hilton. The award was presented by Barry Ritz of the Sertoma Club, along with Rescue Division Chief Bill Jolley. The winners of the award were Firefighter/Paramedics Dave Warden and Brad West. Runners-up for the award were Firefighter/Paramedic John Haverty and Emergency Medical Technician Glenn Hadley.

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