Students from Nolan and Haile middle schools won accolades at the Florida State History Fair May 7-9 at Tallahassee Community College.
Mackenzie Yaryura, an eighth-grader at Nolan, won first place for Junior Individual Performance for “Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina.” Haile eighth-grade Jackson Thomas won the Military History Prize for “John Paul Jones.”
Yaryura will represent the East County at National History Day this June in College Park, Md.
Other Manatee County participants included: Bridget Maltese, Emily Butler, Alec Bacon, Adam Droz, and Jamie Marchini (Lakewood Ranch High School); Alexis Szelwach, Hannah Hedgcock, Samantha Latimer, Hall Knox, Sienna Bonner, Mitchell Cobb, Ariana Czaia, Nicholas Fabre, Shelby Carollo, Matthew Boerner, Meredith Gardner, Sarah Tedesco and Atticus DeProspo (Bradenton Preparatory Academy); Brett Hiskes (Bradenton Christian School); Nicholas Contessa (Buffalo Creek Middle School); Juliette Dunbar (home-schooled); and Madison Chapman (Chapman Academy).
For more information about Manatee County History Fair, contact the Manatee County Historical Commission, 749-7165.
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Members and guests of the Lakewood Ranch Women’s Club ventured Dec. 4 to Orlando, to view holiday decorations at the Grand Floridian and to have lunch at Downtown Disney.
The Play Readers of the Asolo Repertory Theatre Guild were in fine form as they entertained at the Art Association of Palm-Aire’s opening winter luncheon with “Fractured Fairy Tales.”
Catapulting into first place
Seven Manatee County elementary schools competed in the countywide Technology Student Association catapult competition Nov. 16, at Southeast High School. Students built the catapults on-site.