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Honorary chairman Jim Tollerton and chairwoman Taylor Collins

18th annual Evening of Excellence

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Honorary chairman Jim Tollerton and chairwoman Taylor Collins

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Ines Balasch with her parents Ignacio and Mercedes Balasch

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Ines Balasch with her parents Ignacio and Mercedes Balasch

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Ines Balasch’s piece “Madame Butterfly”.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Ines Balasch’s piece “Madame Butterfly”.

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Susan Scott, executive director, and chairwoman Taylor Collins

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Susan Scott, executive director, and chairwoman Taylor Collins

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Anastasia Sacali with her piece “Croyance”.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Anastasia Sacali with her piece “Croyance”.

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Cara Collins and Elle Friedberg

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Cara Collins and Elle Friedberg

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Constantino Toth with his piece “Three Hitchhikers” and his parents Luigi and Angela Toth.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Constantino Toth with his piece “Three Hitchhikers” and his parents Luigi and Angela Toth.

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Sarasota High School’s Alexis Donson, Madison Baum, Kale Votour and Kali Karcher with their art teacher Debra Markley.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Sarasota High School’s Alexis Donson, Madison Baum, Kale Votour and Kali Karcher with their art teacher Debra Markley.

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Alina Timshina with her piece, that from Russian translates into “In the Depths of Despair”.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Alina Timshina with her piece, that from Russian translates into “In the Depths of Despair”.

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Courtney Thomassen with her parents Kate and Chris Thomassen

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Courtney Thomassen with her parents Kate and Chris Thomassen

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Kale Votour’s piece “Equus Ferus”.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Kale Votour’s piece “Equus Ferus”.

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Karl and Christina Hees

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Karl and Christina Hees

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Hannah Stuetzer and Joan Emrich

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Hannah Stuetzer and Joan Emrich

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Dr. Donal O’Shea with Tristan Rivers and Rivers’ piece “Through Dimensions”.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Dr. Donal O’Shea with Tristan Rivers and Rivers’ piece “Through Dimensions”.

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Bonnie Risse and Brandy Solomon

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Bonnie Risse and Brandy Solomon

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Dr. Carlotta and Dick Cooley

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Dr. Carlotta and Dick Cooley

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Jackie Lutrone and Julie Michaelson

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Jackie Lutrone and Julie Michaelson

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Michael and Judy Lyon

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Michael and Judy Lyon

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Mike and Marie Pender with Susan and John Scott

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Mike and Marie Pender with Susan and John Scott

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Chairwoman Taylor Collins and Yen Reed

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Chairwoman Taylor Collins and Yen Reed

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Steve and Taylor Collins

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Steve and Taylor Collins

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The theme for the evening was “My Blue Heaven”.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

The theme for the evening was “My Blue Heaven”.

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Luke Baum, Madison Baum and Ramona Dalton

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Luke Baum, Madison Baum and Ramona Dalton

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Hundreds of student artists, parents, teachers and sponsors wandered the courtyard to check out the work of the 24 students that were honored at the Evening of Excellence.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Hundreds of student artists, parents, teachers and sponsors wandered the courtyard to check out the work of the 24 students that were honored at the Evening of Excellence.

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Avory LaValliere with her piece “Lace It Up”.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Avory LaValliere with her piece “Lace It Up”.

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State College of Florida provost Darlene Wedler and SCF’s new president, Dr. Carol Probstfeld

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

State College of Florida provost Darlene Wedler and SCF’s new president, Dr. Carol Probstfeld

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Michelle Frau and David Kasprzyk

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Michelle Frau and David Kasprzyk

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Nanci and Mickey Palmer

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Nanci and Mickey Palmer

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Jekeyma Robinson

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Jekeyma Robinson

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Dane Peterson and Carolyn Robinson

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Dane Peterson and Carolyn Robinson

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Don and Dorothy Stuart

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Don and Dorothy Stuart

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Bob and Claudia Silverman

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Bob and Claudia Silverman

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Fran LaCivita and Dennis Stover

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Fran LaCivita and Dennis Stover

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Kreg Mehau, Gregg Fisher, Kimberly Pawley and Jonathan Swift

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Kreg Mehau, Gregg Fisher, Kimberly Pawley and Jonathan Swift

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Andy and Kirstin Minor

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Andy and Kirstin Minor

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Michael and Nancy Longworth

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Michael and Nancy Longworth

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Katie Hayes with Mike and Evelyn Bryant

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Katie Hayes with Mike and Evelyn Bryant

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Sarasota High School’s Jazz Combo

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Sarasota High School’s Jazz Combo

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Linda Marlatt, Tricia Fulton, Jim Tollerton and Taylor Collins

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Linda Marlatt, Tricia Fulton, Jim Tollerton and Taylor Collins

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Ann Broomes and Carrie Johnson

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Ann Broomes and Carrie Johnson

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Lindsey Nickel in a dress from Modcloth, jewelry from Trebor and J. Crew and a Michael Kors handbag.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Lindsey Nickel in a dress from Modcloth, jewelry from Trebor and J. Crew and a Michael Kors handbag.

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Dylan and India Monahan

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Dylan and India Monahan

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Erik and Sarah Hanson

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Erik and Sarah Hanson

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Greg and Rochelle Banach

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 |

Greg and Rochelle Banach

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