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Students raise money for Schenecker Fund

Liberty Middle School 8th-grader Chase Gaias, 13, left, and Army (Col.) Parker Schenecker share a laugh with other students in the Future Business Leaders of America organization during the annual Schenecker Memorial Fund program held in the school's media center on Thursday, December 18, 2014. The Memorial Fund that will go to student leaders, artists and athletes was setup in the honor former students at Liberty Middle School Calyx and Beau Schenecker who were killed by their mother Julie Schenecker in 2011. The FBLA in partnership with National Junior Honor Society held cookie dough sales in raising $5000 for a check presentation. "Liberty Middle School continues to set the stage and precedence here with their Future Business Leaders of America and National Junior Honor Society by working together doing a fundraiser," said Schenecker. "It just happens to be a fundraiser for my children but it's for the betterment of the community."
Liberty Middle School 8th-grader Chase Gaias, 13, left, and Army (Col.) Parker Schenecker share a laugh with other students in the Future Business Leaders of America organization during the annual Schenecker Memorial Fund program held in the school's media center on Thursday, December 18, 2014. The Memorial Fund that will go to student leaders, artists and athletes was setup in the honor former students at Liberty Middle School Calyx and Beau Schenecker who were killed by their mother Julie Schenecker in 2011. The FBLA in partnership with National Junior Honor Society held cookie dough sales in raising $5000 for a check presentation. "Liberty Middle School continues to set the stage and precedence here with their Future Business Leaders of America and National Junior Honor Society by working together doing a fundraiser," said Schenecker. "It just happens to be a fundraiser for my children but it's for the betterment of the community."
Published Dec. 19, 2014

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

Liberty Middle School eighth-grader Chase Gaias, 13, joined by other students in the Future Business Leaders of America organization, chats Thursday with Army Col. Parker Schenecker at the annual Schenecker Memorial Fund program held in the Tampa school's media center. Schenecker set up the fund, which provides leadership, athletic and performing arts opportunities for promising Tampa Bay area teens, to honor his children, Calyx and Beau, who were killed in 2011. The FBLA, in partnership with the National Junior Honor Society, raised $5,000 in cookie dough sales and presented Schenecker with a check. "Liberty Middle School continues to set the stage … with their Future Business Leaders of America and National Junior Honor Society by working together doing a fundraiser," he said. "It just happens to be a fundraiser for my children, but it's for the betterment of the community."