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AES END-OF-YEAR AWARDS: The Academy of Environmental Science announces its end-of-year awards. Academic Achievement Awards: English II, first place _ Lisa Clark, runner-up _ Lauren Brockway; English II Honors, first place _ Laura Steepleton, runner-up _ Jennifer Hinkle; English III, first place _ Bianca Maura, runner-up _ Megan Byron; English III Honors, first place _ Jeremy Brunsink, runner-up _ Peter Manzoli; English IV, first place _ Nicole Robinson, runner-up _ Bret Steinle; English Honors IV, first place _ Jason Lowe; Journalism, first place _ Kim Hansen, runner-up _ Bret Steinle; Chemistry I, first place _ Jennifer Hinkle, runner-up _ Laura Steepleton; Biology II, first place _ Holli Bloom, runner-up _ Jennifer Hinkle; Anatomy and Physiology, first place _ Nicole Simmons, runner-up _ Jeremy Brunsink; Marine Science, first place _ Jeremy Brunsink, runner-up _ Bianca Maura; Environmental Science, first place _ Jason Lowe, runner-up _ Kim Hansen; Science Research, first place _ Jeremy Brunsink, runner-up _ Matt Clark.

Student Citizenship Awards: Christine Adamson, Holli Bloom, Jeremy Brunsink, Emily Cesnohlidek, Kim Hansen, Latoria Hollis, Breson Jenkins, Jason Lowe, John Malott, Peter Manzoli, Bianca Maura, Marilu Muzzi, Morgan Owen, Tara Peterson, Kyle Pratt, Chuck Priest, Adam Shrout, Nicole Simmons, Jenifer Stanton, Bret Steinle, Jennifer Stokes.

Parent Citizenship Awards: Martha Ann Brunsink, Jennifer Clark, Susan Hansen, Mark Lowe, Mike Manzoli, Virginia Owen, Paul Owen, Cheryl Pratt, Brenda Steepleton, Allen Kline.

Board of Directors Appreciation Awards: Seth Blitch, David Bruzek, Kevin Cunningham, Robert Gill, Gary Maidhof.

Academy Awards: Most Helpful _ Chuck Priest and Holli Bloom. Most Environmentally Conscious _ Jeremy Brunsink and Marilu Muzzi. Most Enthusiastic _ Peter Manzoli and John Malott. Best Citizen _ Emily Cesnohlidek and Jason Lowe. Best All-Around Student _ Bret Steinle and Bianca Maura.

LHS ROTC AWARDS: Lecanto High School announces its end-of-the-year ROTC awards. Sons of the American Revolution _ Kenneth Crandall. Daughters of the American Revolution _ Kimberly Smith. National Sojourner's Award _ Lara Harbison. Military Order of The World Wars _ Cordell Lemay, American Legion Post 155 Awards _ Anthony Spina, Jon Schabruch, Patrick Barker. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10087 Award _ Vince Kresho. Citrus County Chapter of Retired Officers Association Award _ Cody White. Order of the Daedalions Award _ Christopher Walz, Reserve Officers Association Award _ Jose Rivera. AMVETS of World War II, Korea and Vietnam Award _ Michael Burkhart. Women's Army Corps Veterans' Chapter 78 Award _ Rebecca Woehrle. U.S. Army Recruiting Command Award _ Kayla Manninen. Superior Cadet Decorations _ Christina Neuman, Anthony Spina, Lara Harbison, Cody White. Panther Promise Award _ Brian Kowalski. Varsity Rifle Team Letter _ Patrick Barker, Mike Burkhart, Lara Harbison, Joel McDaniel, Joe Naylor, Jose Rivera. JV Rifle Team Letter _ Jaime Rivera, Jimmy Rodriquez, Christopher Walz. Presidential Physical Fitness Award _ Vince Kresho, Joe Naylor, Jimmy Rodriquez. Distinguished Cadet For Scholastic Excellence Award _ Christina Neuman. Academic Excellence Award _ Christina Neuman, Hollie Johnson, Lara Harbison, Jon Schabruch. Senior Army Instructor's Leadership Ribbon _ Christina Neuman, Anthony Spina, Lara Harbison, Cody White.

CFCC NEWSPAPER AWARD: Central Florida Community College newspaper the Patriot Press has received a first place with Special Merit rating for the fall term issues from the American Scholastic Press Association, a national rating service for university, community college and high school publications. The newspaper also received a national first place for its photo essay, "Rebel Without a Cause" in the December issue.

CRYSTAL RIVER HIGH SCHOOL BAND AWARDS: The CRHS Band recently traveled to Tennessee to participate in the Smoky Mountain Music Festival. The band won first place in the AA division. Dance team members won second place in the Intermediate Class High School Winterguard competition. Both the band and the dance team received superior ratings. The following students were named outstanding musicians: Pamela DeRevere, trumpet; Lisa Nichols, tuba; Heather Nichols, euphonium; Rachel Kenady, euphonium; Chris Phillips, euphonium; Jason Burke, euphonium; Melissa Brandt, trombone; Eric Burke, trombone; Momoe Ozeki, trombone; Melissa Muzzi, piccolo; Rebecca Seijas, oboe.