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Troop gives back

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Maitland Troop #4513 helped to decorate the special Birthday space at New Hope for Kids in Maitland.
Maitland Troop #4513 helped to decorate the special Birthday space at New Hope for Kids in Maitland.
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Local Maitland troop adds birthday sparkle to New Hope for Kids

Maitland Troop #4513 (ages 10-12) helped to decorate the special Birthday space at New Hope for Kids Center for Grieving Children, 900 N. Maitland Ave., as part of their service and community involvement. The children in the grief program (ages 3-18) are allowed to visit this room on the group session closest to their actual birthday. Each child is allowed to choose one gift for themselves. On July 17, the girl scouts added birthday excitement to the blank space with handmade signs and decorations to create a true celebration feel.

Summer interns learn about real estate industry

Kelly Price & Company is happy to introduce its summer interns, Ben Fry and Hannah Marshall. In it’s ninth year, the paid summer internship program features two up-and-coming high school students who have been carefully selected to learn the ropes of the real estate industry. For more information, call 407-645-4321 or visit

WPHS students chosen for Merit Scholarships

Orange County Public Schools celebrates the announcement of nine more 2012 graduates who were chosen as college-sponsored Merit Scholarship winners. The district has a total of 19 students receiving this honorable academic achievement in 2012. The winners will receive between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. Xi Ao Zhang, of Winter Park High School, will attend the University of Florida, majoring in civil engineering. Emmanuel Momot, of Winter Park High School, will attend the University of Florida, majoring in engineering.

WPHS students selected for paid internships

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation selected five Orlando area high school students to take part in the 2012 Student Leaders program, which awards 225 paid eight-week summer internships at local nonprofit organizations. Jeremy Zhang, a rising senior at Winter Park High School, is interning at the East Altamonte Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Elizabeth Moore, also a rising senior at WPHS, is interning at the Joe R. Lee Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Pictured are all of the Orlando-area Student Leaders at the Student Leadership Summit in D.C. (from left): Tina Huang, Jaime Kaplan-Perico, Kamil Fadel, Moore and Zhang.

Winter Park families can apply to host international students

Ayusa is looking for American families in the Winter Park area interested in hosting international high school students for the 2012-2013 school year. Visit or contact Ellen Barr at 407-310-8330.

Maitland graduate honored for 100cameras nonprofit

Emily Schendel, (Orangewood Christian School, Maitland, graduate) was awarded the 2012 Time Warner Heiskell Award for Community Service. Emily is a manager for strategic acquisitions, investments and partnerships for HBO. This is Time Warner's highest honor for its employees. Emily co-founded and serves as president and financial director of 100cameras, a 501(c)(3) organization that empowers marginalized children to document their lives through photography and to create positive changes in their communities. 100cameras has sponsored projects in Sudan, New York City and Cuba and is partnering with Samsung and Whole Foods. The group has raised more than $90,000 to aid communities where children are living in poor conditions. Visit

A&H museum accepting applications for artist program

The Art and History Museums – Maitland (A&H) announces a call to artists to participate in its 2012-2013 Artist-in-Action (AIA) program. This program provides non-residential studio space to an established or emerging artist for the professional practice and research of fine art. The deadline for applications is Aug. 1. Visit to apply.

Artistic workshops available for all ages

Enjoy a summer of art and history exploration at the Art & History Museums – Maitland (A&H). The A&H continues its lineup of classes for adults and children this summer. To register, call 407-539-2181 or visit

Road to Recovery program looking for volunteers

The American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program is currently recruiting volunteers to drive local cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy and radiation treatments in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties. For more information, contact your local American Cancer Society office at 1-877-901-2862. If you are a cancer patient seeking more information about the Road to Recovery program, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

Ethos is hiring for new Winter Park location

Ethos Vegan Kitchen is moving to the corner of Fairbanks and New York Avenue this month. Aside from improved parking, the vegan restaurant will be expanding their hours and menu, and migrating to a table service format. They are hiring for various positions. Visit for more information.

Schools in Orange and Seminole counties need volunteers

Junior Achievement (JA) of Central Florida needs volunteers for the upcoming fall semester to teach JA classes in Orange County and Seminole County elementary, middle and high schools. Training is held monthly at Junior Achievement’s office at 2121 Camden Road. For more information, contact Rachel Whitmire at 407-898-2121, ext. 30, or [email protected]

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