Haile robotteam wins Tampa event
MANATEE -- The Haile Middle School robotics team won the "Tampa Prep Throwdown" robotics competition against middle and high school teams Feb. 8.
The Haile Middle team, Vex Robotics 2711, won with a match record of 7-1.
Haile Middle School now moves on to the state championship March 1 at the University of South Florida Tampa campus.
The Haile Middle team includes Lincoln Benidicto, Brantley Deines, Michael Kisada and Patrick Downing.
Manatee High student goes to state STEM conference
MANATEE -- Florida's highest-achieving science, technology, engineering and mathematics students from each school district, including Manatee High School junior Sky White, attended the Sunshine State Scholars program last Thursday and Friday in Orlando.
The awards ceremony celebrate student accomplishments and allowed them to meet representatives from Florida colleges and universities.
The Sunshine State Scholars program is made possible by a partnership between the Florida Education Foundation, Division of Florida Colleges, State University System of Florida and the Florida Department of Education.
Braden River 'cow bingo' will benefit marching band
MANATEE -- The Braden River High School Band Boosters will hold a winter carnival fundraiser with cow bingo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The goal is to sell 1,000 cow bingo tickets at $10 each. Proceeds will be used to repair instruments and pay for transportation to events.
The event will also include live music from Braden River High School students, food, games and inflatables. Festival tickets are $5.
Cash prizes for cow chip bingo are $250 for one "plop," $500 for two and $1,000 for three.
Information: Jim Frost, vice president of the band boosters, 813-810-9767.
MTI Law Academy will graduate 15 Wednesday
MANATEE -- The Manatee Technical Institute will graduate 15 students from its Law Enforcement Academy day class at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Lakewood Ranch High School Auditorium.
Director Jay Romine said this is the largest academy class in a few years.
Dawn Radick, Florida Department of Law Enforcement regional field specialist will will attend along with guest speaker Palmetto Police Chief Rick Wells.
SE High students work on Village of the Arts creation
BRADENTON -- Southeast High School advanced art students are creating a giant "octopuppet" for the Village of the Arts procession of giant puppets in this year's Artslam.
Under teacher Barbara Kenney, students have been meeting every Tuesday after school to work on the creation.
The giant puppets will make their way down Old Main Street for the festival in March.
-- Herald staff reports