Education

Local Resident Receives First Future Leader Scholarship From Lansky Law

Local Resident Receives First Future Leader Scholarship From Lansky Law

  By Kathy Collins Seth Reid of Bloomingdale was the recipient of the first Future Leader Scholarship. This is a $1,000 scholarship, fully funded by the Lansky Law Group, which will be awarded annually to a local high school senior who desires to pursue a career in law. Reid, who is home schooled, will attend(…)

Etiquette School Fosters Good Manners, Morals

Etiquette School Fosters Good Manners, Morals

  By Marisa Webber Kids, teenagers and young adults of this century struggle with basic etiquette skills, but that is not the case with students of Mind Your Manners Etiquette School located in the Millennium Business Park in Brandon. For ages 5-21, these classes are one of the best ways for children and teens to(…)

Strawberry Crest Graduate Wins $20,000 Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Scholarship

Strawberry Crest Graduate Wins $20,000 Motorcycle Mechanics Institute Scholarship

  By Robyn St. James The roar of a motorcycle engine is a unique sound, but many that love it don’t get to hear it up close. Cameron Goins of Plant City went right to his dream job after high school – being a Supercross racing motorcycle technician. Goins, along with more than 50 other(…)

Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy Post Camp Success

Fire Rescue Summer Youth Academy Post Camp Success

  By Tamas Mondovics Students with the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) Summer Youth Academy had a chance to get their feet wet this summer—literally—while training in water rescue operations during the conclusion of this year’s summer camp. As part of their training, the 26-participating cadets, ages 14-17, were probed with simulated swimmer in distress(…)

Clapping Out For Cimino Elementary

Clapping Out For Cimino Elementary

  By Scott Mann It is just after 12 Noon on Friday afternoon on May 27. A  group of parents have been working all morning to prepare for the fifth grade end of school party, and now it is in full swing. We managed to feed them and now it’s party time. I think I(…)

The Mosaic Company Offers Unique Employee Benefit

The Mosaic Company Offers Unique Employee Benefit

  By Michelle Caceres Some parents reward their children with monetary awards for good grades.  Twelve-year-old David Dominic scored gift cards when he earned A’s but it wasn’t his parents who opened their pocketbooks. The generous gift was made by his father Jerry Dominic’s employer, The Mosaic Company, as part of its Good Grades Program,(…)

Life Church Back 2 School Bash Promises Mega Fun Time

Life Church Back 2 School Bash Promises Mega Fun Time

  By Marisa Webber Ripping phone books, snapping clipboards, and showing off his muscles, Mega Man will be making an appearance at this year’s Back 2 School Bash being held by Life Church at FishHawk. This family friendly event is not only entertaining, but also beneficial for students and families preparing for the school year.(…)

HCC Hosts FLATE Robotics Camps

HCC Hosts FLATE Robotics Camps

  By Tamas Mondovics Dozens of area students, or more appropriately “future scientists and engineers”, are putting their Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) skills to good use by attending a number of robotics camps offered this summer. Held annually at Hillsborough Community College in Brandon since 2007, the camps are hosted by Florida Advanced Technological(…)

Busciglio Smiles Awards High School Students With Academic Scholarships

Busciglio Smiles Awards High School Students With Academic Scholarships

  By Sonia Lavina For the fifth year, Busciglio Smiles presented two high school students with a $500 Busciglio Smiles Academic Scholarship award at its Brandon office in May. The winners, Diana Corzine from Plant City High School and Tiffany Brightwell from Strawberry Crest High School, submitted an essay titled ‘Athletics vs. Academics, can student(…)

Burns Middle School Hosts Narcotics Overdose Prevention, Education Event

Burns Middle School Hosts Narcotics Overdose Prevention, Education Event

By Tamas Mondovics Burns Middle School staff and faculty said farewell to its eight-grade students last month, but not before a solemn reminder about the dangers and consequences of drug abuse. Hosted by Hillsborough County Sheriff School Resource Deputy Roger Bradley, the event, known as Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE), consisted of statistics and(…)