The Manatee County School District honored East County middle school teacher Carrie Rainwater Thursday night, as one of the county's top educators, during the EdVantage Education Awards ceremony.
Rainwater, an eighth-grade science teacher at Nolan Middle School, was one of four finalists recognized March 6, for the Educator of theYear award.
Teacher Zadda Bazzy, music teacher at Oneco Elementary, took home the Educator of the Year title, while Todd Persinger, head custodian at Anna Maria Island Elementary School, won Support Employee of the Year.
Incoming Superintendent Rick Mills made his debut as part of the ceremony.
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2 Healthy Skin Care and Wellness with Dr. Brenda Yanofsky
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
2 Center For Sight at University Park Grand Opening & Trunk Show
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
3 Bowl Painting Party
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
4 Ron Gordon's Humane Society Golf Tournament
Ashlynn Martin put her "paws" to action
Ashlynn Martin’s dance-a-thon fundraiser Sept. 7, at Jump Dance Co., benefitting Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue and its Lexi’s Paw Pals program, welcomed more than 60 participants.
Honor seeks home for Petey
A 1-year-old hound dog named Petey has been waiting to find a new home for more than 6 months at Nate’s Honor Animal Rescue.
Vitale accepts donation
Lakewood Ranch resident and ESPN Hall-of-Famer Dick Vitale on Sept. 9 received a $85,000 donation for the fight against cancer from Craig and JoEllen Mettille, of 380 Cos.