Hometown Pinellas

Women earn scholarships
Published Jan. 18, 2019

Aidan Cooper recently earned Eagle Scout rank as a member of Troop 334, chartered by Clearview United Methodist Church of St. Petersburg. He earned 46 merit badges. For his project, Cooper facilitated a Scout Sunday Pancake Breakfast fundraiser that raised money to buy shelving for the Alliance for Weedon Island Archaeological Research and Education research lab. Cooper is a member of the Order of the Arrow, and has been awarded with the Boy Scouts of America's Paul Bunyan Award and Historical Trails Award, and attended the 2017 National Jamboree. He is the son of Amanda and Eric P. Cooper of St. Petersburg, and a freshman at Osceola Fundamental High School.

Business and Professional Women of St. Petersburg-Pinellas recently awarded scholarships to four Pinellas County residents: Amelia Itteilag (Eckerd College), Tertia Marshall (Troy University), Karen Peek (St. Petersburg College) and Nichole Stanley (Troy University). The Connie Passmore Scholarship was established to honor one of BPW's long-time members, and awards women 21 or over who live, work or go to school in Pinellas County.

Dave and Debbie Walker donated $1 million to United Way Suncoast. The donation will support early literacy efforts in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and Desoto counties.