Plumb Elementary School in Clearwater and the Clearwater Audubon Society are the recipients of an environmental award from the Florida Environmental Expo group. The award was presented Oct. 20 in Tampa.
The school and society were recognized for their work on the Allen's Creek Wildlife Monitoring Project. Information the students gathered about the wildlife near their school assisted the Pinellas County Department of Environmental Management.
Six place in spelling bee
Twenty-seven contestants recently competed in the Safety Harbor Knights of Columbus spelling bee. Winners in the fifth- and sixth-grade division: first place, Grace Drewers, McMullen-Booth Elementary; second place, Ryan Sorber, Carwise Middle; and third place, Kyle McLauglin, Plumb Elementary and John O'Neil, Safety Harbor Elementary. Seventh- and eighth-grade winner was Christa Carpenter, home school; and ninth- and 10th-grade winner was Cari Carpenter, home school.
First-place winners will participate in a district competition Nov. 15.
Students of the month
At a recent luncheon, the Greater Largo Chamber of Commerce recognized 16 students for their academic or vocational achievements. They are A.J. Campalong and Zack Scheffer, St. Patrick's Catholic School; Breena Deloach and Sara Martin, Indian Rocks Christian School; Chanda Ford and Samantha Egger, Largo Middle; Emily Neale, Shawn Cuhns, Sarah Crockett and Jordan Roberts, Largo High; Shelly Kidd, Lauren Otten, Cam Le and Camia Duckworth, Pinellas Park High; and Karen Thomas and Brenda Starr.
Vocational student of the month
Lisa Owen, a senior at Seminole High, has been selected as Student of the Month by Seminole Vocational Education Center, where she is enrolled in the veterinary program. Owen, who is a member of the Riding Club and Future Farmers of America, received a plaque and a $50 savings bond from Gulf Beaches Kiwanis Club.
Grad named to council
Robin Lynn Newell, a 1994 graduate of Countryside High, has been selected for the Student Alumni Ambassadors Council at the University of Central Florida. Newell will be chairman of the November homecoming parade and will participate in other activities throughout the year. She is the daughter of Jim and Lynn Newell of Palm Harbor.
Woman named UPS Scholar
Cynthia Ann Chastain of Indian Rocks Beach has been selected as a 1997-98 UPS Scholar. Chastain, who is a junior at Florida Southern College, Lakeland, will receive a scholarship from the company.
Monica Ivette Munoz, a 1991 graduate of Clearwater Central Catholic High, received a master's degree in elementary education from the University of South Florida. She is a member of the International Education Honor Society and Kappa Delta Pi. Munoz is a third-grade teacher at Sacred Heart School, Pinellas Park.