Brandon area school notes

Published Jun. 14, 2013

Awards: Two students have been awarded scholarships at MacDill Air Force Base through the Scholarships for Military Children Program. Victoria Becker of Riverview and Lindsey White of Lithia were each awarded a $1,500 scholarship. Becker will attend the University of South Florida. White will attend Texas Christian University.

Community project: The Jesuit High School Tiger Robotics team helped Metropolitan Ministries install a new playground last month. Jesuit students involved in the project were: freshman Jack Benson; sophomores A.J. Collazo, Charlie Duffy and Nathan Mansour; juniors Ryan Lowman, Damon Piacitelli and Nick Rivera; and seniors Thomas Dil, Alex Gleason, Joshua Shapiro, Blake Stone and Jeffrey Wingfield. Tiger Robotics members from the Academy of the Holy Names who participated were seniors Paola Farah and Jessica Jurado, and juniors Kristina Kennedy, Gabrielle Madden and Carmen Mendez.

Seeking volunteers: The Mitchell Elementary School Mitchell Foundation is seeking volunteers to help plan the 2014 Bobcat Bash. For information or to get involved, contact Sandy Fasulo at or (813) 928-8410.

Washington summer intern: Georgina Rodriguez, a graduate of C. Leon King High School and a student at Hillsborough Community College, is one of 16 college students from around the country who will spend the summer in Washington, DC, as part of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Youth Institute's Foster Youth Internship program. Rodriguez, who was placed in foster care when she was 6 years old, will intern in Sen. Bill Nelson's office. Interns in the program research issues impacting children in foster care and present their findings at a Congressional briefing.