Braden River High weightlifter Sarah Weiss and Lakewood Ranch High weightlifter Amanda Johnson both finished third at the District 8 meet Jan. 25 at Port Charlotte.
Johnson (154 pounds) and Weiss (169) will now advance to the FHSSA Finals Feb. 9, at the Kissimmee Civic Center. The top three lifters in each weight class will compete in the state tournament.
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Daylight Saving Time starts 2 a.m. Sunday, so be sure to set your alarm accordingly.
The Tabernacle Christian School middle school student Lauren Medred, an East County resident, earned top vocal honors, taking first place in vocal solo female category of the Florida League of Christian School’s Festival of the Academics and Arts Feb. 28 and March 1 at Southeastern University in Lakeland.
Manatee County schools dominated a state technology competition with five of six top-three finishes earned by Manatee County schools during the 35th annual Technology Student Association State Competition late February.