Student News

Published: Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:04 p.m.


Michael Woods, a 2010 graduate of Bartow High School, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at High Point University, High Point, N.C. He is a junior majoring in business administration with a sports management minor.


The following Polk County residents were named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Samford University, Birmingham, Ala.:

Jacob A. Davis, a senior journalism/mass communication major; Tanner B. Fox, a senior journalism/mass communication major; Stephen M. Stinson, a senior journalism/mass communication major; Jenna N. Adams, a sophomore journalism/mass communication major; Hannah B. Yrastorza, a senior psychology major; and Katelyn M. Wilbanks, a senior management major, all from Lakeland; and Drew R. Laing, a senior journalism/mass communication major from Mulberry.

Keith David Knowlton of Lakeland was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law.


Trisha Chinski from Babson Park was named to the dean's list for the fall semester at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wis.


Seventh-graders Adam Quaranta, Michael Jones and Hakeem Morris were recognized by Lake Alfred city commissioners for winning the Florida Stock Market Exchange. This is the third year in a row that Lake Alfred Addair has been the first place middle school regional winner. They were in competition with 430 other teams in Central Florida. Stephanie Jen is their civics class teacher.


Inwood Elementary second-grader Dimitrice Turner was recognized by Polk Museum of Art for his symmetrical line art work, titled "Cat Cityscape." Dimitrice's artwork was created with cut paper and felt tip pen.


This is the first year for the McKeel Academy Dazzlers, and they are already a championship dance team. Under the direction of teacher and team coach Maria Zamora, the 21-member team competed in the Tampa Bay Diamond Cheer and Dance Championships at the USF Sun Dome on Feb. 2. Competing against teams from all over the state, the Dazzlers won top honors and brought home the first place team trophy. Team members are Hali Arrington (9), Hayden Bass (8), Kirra Deeson (9), Melody Futch (11), Ongelic Harris (10), Jaci Iatarola (8), Audra Jones (7), Lauren King (11), Molly Megivern (8), Camila Montiel (9), Fabiola Mojica-Rodriguez (10), T'Asia Owens (9), Madelin Pico (10), Rosamary Pico (7), Shelbie Prevatt (8), Emily Rozen (8), Neeley Sweeney (9), Jasmine Thornton (9), Raven Williams (9), Megan Woolverton (11) and Sa'Naysha Young (9).


Ivelliam Ceballo of Lakeland was named to the dean's list at Norwich University, Northfield, Vt.

This story appeared in print on page D3

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