Cassandra Holcomb of Largo High School was recognized for preparing the best response to the Teenage Driver Safety Quiz and Essay Challenge sponsored by the Anthony Telesca Foundation and Knology. Holcomb was presented with a $500 gift card. Holcomb competed with students at other area high schools. School resource officer Mark Dakoski, also of Largo High, was presented with $1,000 for his work with students to promote safe driving during the 2011-2012 school year.
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Kristina Batdorfof St. Petersburg earned a doctor of pharmacy degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine School of Pharmacy. She is the daughter of Kevin Batdorf of St. Petersburg and Kathi Zanella of Naples.