Lakewood Ranch High School senior Juntao Zhu was recently awarded a National Merit Scholarship from the University of Florida.
Zhu, one of two Manatee County recipients, is considering a career in mechanical engineering.
Officials from each sponsor college select scholarship winners in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program to attend their respective school. Awards vary between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study.
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Food and fun
The Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and its Young Leaders Alliance have something to talk about: the organizations collected 764 pounds of nonperishable food and $1,295 cash to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee/Meals on Wheels PLUS.
River Club’s Cheryl Kaufman says she’s still pinching herself.
A little “Ho! Ho! Ho!” can go a long way this holiday season.