Summerfield residents Rossana and Paul Schmidt have something to brag about — their daughter, Mara, a tennis player, is making a hit at Purdue University.
In Purdue’s Position No. 1 in doubles and Position No. 3 in singles, Mara helped her teammates win the Big Ten Championship for the first time in the school’s history in late April.
Mara, who attended the Nick Bolletierri Tennis Academy of IMG Academy for four years and will be a junior at Purdue next fall, received the Big Ten Athlete of the Week award in 2011, as well.
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2 Spring Women's Conference with nat'l recording artist, Candy Pfeifer
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
2 2nd annual Glow Run
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9 2nd annual DeBartolo Family Foundation All-In For ALS Casino Night
17 Women on Wheels 100
School district CFO resigns
Michael Boyer, chief financial officer for the Manatee County School District, has resigned from his position, effective June 27.
PHOTO GALLERY: ACH Fashion Show Luncheon
Volunteers and supporters of the All Children’s Hospital (ACH) Guild Sarasota-Manatee came together for the group's annual Fashion Show Luncheon, April 23, at the Polo Grill and Bar's Fete Ballroom.
PHOTO GALLERY: All God's Children Preschool butterfly release day
A frenzy of children, who sported pipe cleaner antennae on their heads and paper wings on their backs, filled the playground of All God’s Children Preschool April 23. The 11 students in Carol Beatty’s VPK class said goodbye to their new friends — the butterflies they have had in their classroom and for which they have cared since the insects were caterpillars — during butterfly release day.