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Hometown Pinellas

Sunstar employees recognized by county

Paramedic Maya Daniels and emergency medical technician Kyle Turner, two Sunstar Paramedics employees, were recognized as Paramedic and EMT of the Year by Pinellas County for their service to the community.

High school senior wins national contest for driving safety PSA

Etame Kandy, a senior at Palm Harbor University High School, won the national Drive2Life PSA Contest, where his idea for a public service message about drowsy driving won over more than 800 entries. Kandy won a $1,500 prize from the National Road Safety Foundation. He was also flown to New York to work with an Emmy Award winning director to turn his script into a finished 30-second spot that will air on more than 160 TV stations.

Palm Harbor University High School students recognized

Stuart Chase recently received the Good Citizenship Award from the Sons of the American Revolution at the 23nd Annual Senior Awards Ceremony at Palm Harbor University High School. Nicholas Abbatiello recently won the men's Palm Harbor Civic Club Scholarship award for Turn Around student at the 23nd Annual Senior Awards Ceremony.

Oldsmar native recognized for high achievement

Emily Minteer, an Oldsmar native, recently received the Ann Sirmyer Ballard Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate for high academic achievement, excellence in clinical performance and outstanding leadership from the University of Florida's Occupational Therapy program. While pursuing her degree, Minteer was co-director of the OT Equal Access Clinic, offering those without means access to rehabilitation assistance. She is currently working on the stroke team with a Rehabilitation Center in Gainesville.

St. Petersburg native serves aboard U.S. Navy carrier

Petty Officer 3rd Class Shean Cain, a St. Petersburg native, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington as an aviation electronics technician. Cain is responsible for maintaining electrical components in the aircraft and helicopters aboard the ship.