2 SCF Collegiate freshmen honored
BRADENTON -- After excelling in state competition, State College of Florida Collegiate School students competed this month with more than 3,000 students at the national Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest at the University of Maryland.
Freshman Felicia May won the senior historical papers category for: "Jane Addams and the Hull House: Providing Inspiration to Create Settlement Homes for People in Poverty."
Freshman Kaitlin Folsom placed 11th in the performance category with: "John Lennon: Leadership and Legacy Through Imagining Peace." She previously earned second place in senior individual performance May 3-5 at the Florida History Fair in Tallahassee.
Information: Go to scf.edu/SCFCS or call 941-752-5494.
Cruzin' Back 2 School to raise supplies for students
BRADENTON -- Tarpon Pointe Grill will play host to a new fundraiser Aug. 16 called "Cruzin' Back 2 School" to bring in supplies for needy students. The free event will feature a car, boat and bike show, facepainting, live bands and a petting zoo.
Information: Email Ryan Purdy at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-524-2281.
Brazilian researchers visit USF Sarasota-Manatee
SARASOTA -- USF Sarasota-Manatee faculty heard from two Brazilian scholars Tuesday about how freshmen at the University of Sao Paulo are learning problem-solving skills to help the community.
Ulisses Araujo and Valeria Arantes discussed "purpose-based learning" where freshmen groups identify real-world problems and solutions in neighborhoods outside the campus.
The researchers, in Florida for a conference in Orlando, stopped by USF Sarasota-Manatee y at the request of Jenni Menon Mariano, associate professor in the College of Education.
Inspiration Academy song-writing workshop
BRADENTON -- Inspiration Academy will host a two-day Christian song-writing workshop.
Brian White, Tony Wood, Ben Calhoun and Ian Eskelin will be instructors and mentors at the workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23-24.
Registration is $99 and includes specialized workshops, lunch, notebook/pen and a T-shirt.
-- Herald staff reports