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."