Students win BIC scholarship
Angelique Lytle and Mark Harman, both of Clearwater, were awarded $1,000 scholarships from BIC Corp. The scholarships are awarded annually to children of BIC employees based on scholastic achievements.
Lytle will be attending Saint Leo College. Her parents are Samantha and Thomas Spano.
Harman is entering the University of Florida. His parents are Wayne and Joanne Harman.
Scholarships awarded to student artists
The Miniature Art Society of Florida awarded $1,000 scholarships to Sarajane Maran, Daniel R. Nelson, Marion Neversummer and Vuong Tang. The annual competition honors past and current artists and supporters of miniature art. The society gives these awards to Pinellas County students interested in pursuing college studies in visual arts. Winners are selected based on their background, preparation, an interview and a presentation of their portfolio.
Maran of Clearwater received the Bede Zel Angle Scholarship. She will begin her studies at St. Petersburg Junior College. She plans to attend Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City and continue her education in art. She hopes to eventually teach art history at the college level.
Nelson of Palm Harbor received the June Baumgardner Gelbart Scholarship. He attended classes at the Maryland Institute of Art last summer where he focused on painting. Now, he is concentrating on self portraits. He plans to attend the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia. He also hopes to teach classes in art history and painting.
Tang of Largo received the William Wensley Scholarship. He is interested in fashion design and will continue his studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
Neversummer of Clearwater received the George E. King Scholarship. She plans to major in advertising and graphic design. Her goal is to have her work published. She will attend Florida State University.
Since 1985, the society has awarded more than $60,000,000 in scholarships, for artistic pursuits, which are not limited to miniature art.
Real estate agent award 5 scholarships
Gary and Nikki Ubaldini, of Keller Williams Realty, awarded five $500 scholarships to local students. The recipients were Michael Jason of Dunedin High School, Jennifer Kiraly of Countryside High School, Kaiwen Len of Palm Harbor University High School, Bridget Mahoney of East Lake High School and Carrie Lynn Pettit of Tarpon High School.
Jason plans to attend Florida State University and major in computer science. After college, he plans to join the Navy.
Kiraly plans to attend the University of Florida and major in business, focusing on computer information sciences.
Len, a member of the Pinellas Youth Symphony, plans to attend Duke University.
Mahoney, plans to attend the University of Florida and major in pre-law.
Pettit plans to attend the Tampa Bay School of Ministry and Christian Arts and major in Music Ministry.
The recipients were selected based on the content and clarity of essays they wrote on the topic "What Teamwork Means to Me." This is the sixth consecutive year the Ubaldinis have awarded college scholarships.