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Sarasota High has Spring Cabaret and silent auction

Sarasota High has Spring Cabaret and silent auction

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota High School Choral Department will present the Sixth Annual Singing Sailors Spring Cabaret and Silent Auction, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4, at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Sarasota.

The theme of the after-dinner dessert even fundraiser will be "New York, New York." Guests are encouraged to have dinner before they arrive; light refreshments and delicious desserts will be served. The Sarasota High School Choirs and soloists will perform. Guests are encouraged to dress to reflect the Broadway theme. 

2013 Regional Science Fair winners presentation coming up

2013 Regional Science Fair winners presentation coming up

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota County’s most promising young scientists, engineers, and inventors will be honored with monetary awards, other prizes, and – for two top-ranked high school students – a chance to compete on the international stage at the Regional Science, Engineering and Technology Fair Awards on April 30.  The annual awards event will be held at Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota with presentations starting at 6:00 p.m. 

Students act in Human Wax Museum

Students act in Human Wax Museum

Sarasota, Florida -- The cafeteria at Gocio Elementary School will be transformed into a Human Wax Museum from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25.

Fifth-grade students will stand in a frozen-statue pose, dressed as the characters they studied for their class biography projects. 

When visitors to the museum drop change into bowls, the student "statues" will come alive and share biographical information about their characters. 

Proceeds from the project will be donated to All Faiths Food Bank.

Scholarship for adult learners

Scholarship for adult learners

North Port, Florida -- The Business and Professional Women of Englewood and Venice are accepting applications through April 30 for scholarships, in the amount of $1,000, for female adult learners in the 2013-2014 academic year. 

Female applicants should be from the Englewood/Venice area, residing in either Sarasota or Charlotte County.

New College Student Awarded Truman Scholarship

New College Student Awarded Truman Scholarship

Sarasota, Florida- New College student Michael Long, 21, is awarded the prestigious 2013 Truman Scholarship given to students with a future in public service. Long is one of 62 winners nationwide and the only student to win the award in Florida.

Long was the youngest person elected to chair the Florida Student Association and the youngest to serve on the Florida Board of Governors.  During his first two years, he served as co-president of the New College student government. In 2011 Long stood up against Senator JD Alexander over Fl Polytechnic.

Embracing our Differences exhibit

Embracing our Differences exhibit

Bradenton, Florida -- The inspirational creativity of Manatee District students will be on display during the "Embracing Our Differences" outdoor art exhibit.

The exhibit opens March 31 and remains open until April 29. It will be held in the Anthony T. Rossi Waterfront Park in downtown Bradenton from March 31 to April 29; Sarasota Bayfront Park from March 31 to June 2; and North Port High School from May 1 to June 2. 

Sarasota schools participate in Odyssey of the Mind

Sarasota schools participate in Odyssey of the Mind

Sarasota, Florida -- Teams from four Sarasota County public elementary schools will participate in the Odyssey of the Mind State Finals. 

The event will take place on Saturday, April 6. The four schools that are headed to the competition are Bay Haven School of Basics Plus, Brentwood, Lakeview, and Tatum Ridge. These teams have competed successfully at the Odyssey of the Mind Sun Region competition March. 

Depending on the performance of the teams, some may compete in the World Finals at Michigan State University in May.