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Stephanie K. Anspaugh, daughter of Debra and Jerry Anspaugh and granddaughter of Jenny Anspaugh, all of Pinellas Park, was elected president of the University of South Florida's Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

Anspaugh, a 2000 graduate of St. Petersburg Catholic High School, is also founder and president of USF's Biomedical Ethics Society. She is a member of USF's Honor College, Golden Key International Honors Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. She has done student research at Bay Pines VA Medical Center for her undergraduate honors thesis.

After graduating in 2004, Anspaugh plans to pursue a doctorate in infectious diseases and public health.

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Barbara J. Dandro, Toastmasters City Power Club No. 911's education vice president, has been awarded the distinguished Advanced Toastmaster Bronze Award.

Dandro had to complete 20 speeches on an array of subjects, including the Entertaining and Professional Speaker manuals. Dandro, who is president of the Dandro Co., offers interactive workshops on effective communication, time and stress management, team building and healthcare marketing.

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Michelle Renee Offutt, wife of Dale and mother of Dena, Jordan and David, of St. Petersburg, graduated from the University of South Florida with a master's degree in nursing and emphasis in family practice.

Offutt graduated with a 3.95 grade point average and received the College of Nursing Academic Achievement of Excellence Award. She is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing, Golden Key, and Phi Kappa Phi honor societies.

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Katie Reid, daughter of Dennis Reid and Kathy Varricchio of St. Petersburg, was accepted into the National Dean's List for 2002-03.

Reid is a sophomore biology major in the premed program at the University of Miami. She has a dual minor in chemistry and history. In addition to being a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta premed honor society and the American Medical Student Association, Reid has been accepted as part of a research team at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami and has been invited to the premed mentoring program at the UM Medical School.

A 2002 summa cum laude graduate of Boca Ciega High School's medical magnet program, Reid received the President's Education Award and Academic All-American Award and was in Who's Who Among American High School Students for four consecutive years.

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Eric R. Waters, son of Ron Waters of St. Petersburg and Toni Waters of Largo, has been recognized by the University of Florida as a 2003 Anderson Scholar.

Waters was awarded a certificate of highest distinction for achieving a perfect 4.0 grade point average in his first two years of college. He is an economics major and plans to attend law school. This past summer he interned at a criminal law firm in Washington, D.C.

Waters is a 2001 graduate of Lakewood High School's Center for Advanced Technologies Program.

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