Car shows at Manatee Tech benefit scholarships
BRADENTON -- The automotive service technology and automotive collision repair and refinishing programs at Manatee Technical College will hold its fourth annual Car and Bike Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 28 at 6305 State Road 70 East.
The event will feature car, bike and truck shows, vendors, food, door prizes and a silent auction. Proceeds will help send MTC automotive students to SkillsUSA events at the State and National SkillsUSA Championships.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
Admission is free. Hotdogs, hamburgers, chips and soft drinks will be available.
Anyone may enter a car, truck or motorcycle into the contest for $20.
Information: Contact automotive instructor Jose Cestero at 941-751-7900, ext. 1063.
SCF Foundation accepting scholarship applications
BRADENTON -- The State College of Florida Foundation Inc. scholarship application for the 2016-17 academic year is now available.
Students are encouraged to apply at scf.edu/scholarships. Scholarship recipients must have a 2.0 grade-point average or above and enrolled in at least six semester hours. More than 650 scholarships were awarded. this school year
The deadline for associate- and bachelor-level scholarship applications is March 20. There is a limited number of scholarships available for students transferring to a university.
Information: Contact Allison Nash, SCF Foundation scholarship coordinator, at 941-752-5653 or email@example.com.
McNeal students advance in Lego League competition
BRADENTON -- Students from McNeal Elementary School advanced to the next stage of the first Lego League competition after regionals in Clearwater.
A Braden River Elementary team took home a Rookie Award. It's the first time a Manatee County school participated in regionals.
Lego League is a mentor-based program that allows elementary and middle school students to build science, engineering and technology skills, while learning self-confidence and leadership.
This year's challenge asks teams to explore trash, from collection to reuse, inventing a solution to help solve the problem. Students also create a robot based on their trash-themed mission. The teams visited Manatee County's landfill in December, to learn what items are recycled locally and what happens to items not recycled.
The McNeal Wildcats will be among 36 teams competing at the Suncoast Lego Championship on Feb. 13 at the Hillsborough Community College campus in Plant City. Their research project involves recycling.
SCF wants Latino families to share oral histories
BRADENTON -- State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Libraries is searching for local families to share their stories as part of the "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History" project.
SCF Libraries is recording a series of interviews with Latino families sharing immigration stories. Families from Manatee and Sarasota are invited and encouraged to record stories to share with the community. The compilation of oral history series will be preserved in the Libraries' Digital Repository for viewing and is open to the public. The project is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.
SCF was one of 203 grant recipients to hold film screenings, discussion groups, oral history initiatives, history exhibitions, multimedia projects and performances about Latino history and culture.
To schedule an oral history recording or for details and a schedule of events, visit scf.edu/latinoamericans or contact Alicia Long at 941-752-5404.
-- Herald staff reports