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+ Mittye P. Locke Elementary Students of the Month: Alex Erquiaga, Robert Napolitano, Yesenia Ramos, Courtney Aviles, Shelby Billick, Derryl Talton, Brianna Luis, Danielle Fustaino, Daine Devore, Elizabeth Rutherford, Tayadora Harracks, Christina Quait, Jasmine Hall, Kevin Shaughnessy, Nikolas Millioto, Amber Delgardo, Edward Santiago, Jillian Pelno, Ashley Roman, Keith Hancock, Joanna Cletcher, Kayla Duy, Tylar Woosley, Adam Balaban, Max Lange, Alexis Anderson, Haley Wentworth, Shoshana Huayllas, Tyler Fry, Vanessa Cruz, David Gunther, Hailey Profeta, Danielle Stuckey, Mkaela Pelno, Sky-Lynn Runge, Sarah Manos, Nathan Selph, Robby Jessup and Aaron Urchoili. Schoolwide student of the Month: Kalyn Stein.

+ Hannah Motyl of Holiday was named champion of the grade-level challenge of the Solid Rock Community School for homeschoolers of the Reader's Digest National WordPower Challenge on Jan. 18. Students answered oral questions challenging their vocabulary skills. Hannah has taken a written test to determine her eligibility for the state championship.

+ Samantha Swenson of St. Petersburg, age 11, won the Homeschool Spelling Bee of West Pasco and Pinellas and will compete in the Regional Spelling Bee in Tampa.

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