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Hamilton Holt School gets $20K grant

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  • | 1:20 p.m. January 16, 2013
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The Hamilton Holt School at Rollins College recently received a $20,077 grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) to support planning for the development of community outreach programming with Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville residents 50 and older at the Hamilton Holt School. The grant will enable the College to conduct an assessment survey of the educational needs and interests of older adults in Winter Park and surrounding communities.

Dr. Sharon Weiser, chief academic officer for Missouri Valley College, has announced Taylor Beasley, a former Lake Howell High School football quarterback, was named to the Fall 2012 Dean’s List. The requirements for the Dean’s List are a 3.3 or higher grade point average, at least 12 graded hours for the semester, and no “D,” “F,” or “Incomplete” grades for the semester.

Orlando Science Charter School’s fifth grade students recently dove headfirst into OUC’s A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Project to learn about the water cycle and natural resources in Florida. The Alternative Water and Energy Supply, Observation, Methods and Education (A.W.E.S.O.M.E.) Project educated local students about water supply and sustainability, as well as alternative energy. Students engaged in hands-on experiments and demonstrations explaining how water is purified. The public charter school emphasizes excellence in STEM-related subjects, particularly science.

On Tuesday, Dec. 11, Jewish Academy of Orlando (JAO), Orlando’s only K-8 Jewish Day School, hosted middle schoolers from Geneva Christian School, a Christian classical school, and Leader’s Preparatory School, an Islamic school, for a morning of cooperative learning and connections in conjunction with the area’s Multifaith Education Project. The students participated in activities that promote peace, acceptance and understanding of different religions and cultures. The program is in its eighth year, and is directed by Louise Sheehy. JAO has been a part of the program since its inception.

On Dec. 22, four Second Harvest trucks delivered more than 70,000 pounds of fresh produce to seven school locations, including Hungerford Elementary, Evans Community School, Lancaster Elementary, Winegard Elementary, East River High School, Cheney Elementary, Glenridge Middle School and Ivey Lane Elementary. This donation represents more than $151,060 in nutritious food for the holidays.

Brylle Llaguno of Maitland received academic honors at Darton State College for the Fall 2012 semester. The Dean’s List recognizes the achievement of students each semester. In order to be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be full-time and have earned a 3.4 or higher grade point average.

Conor Diebel, from Winter Park, will be riding in the Presidential Inaugural Parade on Monday, Jan. 21, as a member of the Culver Military Academy Black Horse Troop. Diebel is the son of Karen S. Diebel Sessions. The 58-member boys mounted unit will be riding with 24 members of the Culver Girls Academy Equestriennes. This will be the 16th inaugural parade for the Black Horse Troop and the seventh for the Equestriennes.

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