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Ridgewood graduate earns scholarship

(ran PW, PS editions)

The American Legion Auxiliary Paradise Post 79 of New Port Richey has presented a scholarship to Andrew Krupski, a recent graduate of Ridgewood High School.

Krupski is the son of Ted and Jacqueline Krupski of New Port Richey. He plans to attend Florida State University in Tallahassee and major in music.

He has played in the Pasco County All State Band for six years, in first chair for three years, and performed at the Festival of Winds in 1999. He was French horn section leader at Ridgewood for three years and drum major a for year. He has performed on the district and state levels, where he received superior or excellent ratings.

Krupski is an honor student and graduated in the top 20 percent of his class.

During his high school years, he also played piano at River Ridge Presbyterian Church services. He tutors French horn and works as a telephone interviewer for Eastern Research.

William Hulton scholarships awarded

NEW PORT RICHEY _ The recipients of this year's William Hulton scholarships were named recently at Ridgewood High School.

Winners are Joseph Anders and Adam Rodriquez. Each received a scholarship of $1,000 in memory of the late William Hulton. He was an assistant principal, class administrator at Ridgewood.

In addition, four River Ridge High School students received scholarships from a fund at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in New Port Richey. They are Amanda Amundson, Patty Boczarski, Jeannie Dellutro and Monica Gozo. Three of the scholarships were for $500 with the runner-up receiving $125.

Shawn M. Folberg receives MBA degree

PORT RICHEY _ Shawn M. Folberg, son of Janice Folberg of Port Richey, is a recent graduate of Saint Leo University, where he received a master's degree in business administration.

He is a member of the National Society of Accountants and the Institute of Internal Auditors. He is eligible to take the CPA exam in Florida in November.

Folberg is currently employed by the city of Port Richey.

Jaime E. Ramirez named intern

DADE CITY _ Jaime E. Ramirez of Dade City has been selected as one of 30 interns for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Summer Internship Program.

Ramirez is a student at Duke University majoring in political science. He was chosen from a highly competitive nationwide pool of applicants.

While in Washington, D.C., he will participate in weekly leadership development sessions, a community services project and have an opportunity to network with national Latino leaders. He will be working in the office of Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz, D-Texas.

Kristina Wirick is honor graduate

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Kristina Wirick graduated with honors recently from the International Academy of Design in Tampa where she studied interior design and earned an associate's degree.

She graduated from Gulf High School in 1999 and received a full merit scholarship to attend the International Academy of Design.

She is the daughter of John and Louise Wirick of New Port Richey.

Her first interior design is her own home. She recently purchased a house that requires a complete makeover. She is undertaking the job with the assistance of her father.

Miss Wirick's goal is to be in business for herself in four years, before the age of 25.

Appointees named to military academies

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Gregory Van Bemben Jr., son of Debra and Greg Van Bemden Sr. of New Port Richey, and a graduate of Genesis Preparatory School, has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy.

Lindsey Jones, daughter of Kathryn Starkey and Larry Jones of New Port Richey, a graduate of River Ridge High School, has been appointed to the U.S. Air Force Academy.

Ray D. Parzik receives degree

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Ray D. Parzik was graduated recently cum laude from Florida State University.

During his undergraduate career, Parzik was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Psi Chi Honor Society for psychology students, the Golden Key Academic honor society and Phi Beta Kappa.

He entered graduate school at Florida State in May. His master's program is in the area of human resources and business psychology.

Parzik is a graduate of Gulf High School where he participated in football and basketball.

Both of his parents, who are residents of New Port Richey, are educators. His father, Ray Parzik, is an assistant principal at St. Petersburg High School and his mother, Carol Parzik, is an English teacher at Seminole High School.

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