Gillian Russell, a graduate of Palm Harbor University High School, has been selected to serve as administrative assistant for the University of Florida's Gator Growl 2004 celebration. Russell will be joining a staff of 500 who will orchestrate the student-run pep rally on Nov. 12 as part of the university's homecoming celebration.
High Point Elementary K-3 reading coach Margie Slyck was recently chosen to be a presenter at the state Reading First conference by the state Reading First Academy. She was the only coach chosen from Pinellas County.
Andrea Marie Castaneda, a student at Largo High School, was recently chosen as a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. The society was founded to recognize academic performance among high school students, and membership is by invitation only. Castaneda is a Clearwater resident.