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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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.