News Columns & Blogs

Coast-to-coast bowl games for King Middle student

King Middle’s Justin Lakin has been living large of late.

First, the 13-year-old accompanied dad John Lakin and uncle Kenneth Lakin to the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.

Then the seventh-grader went with them to the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

Since his dad is an attorney and represents NFL players on various legal matters and his uncle is an NFL agent, chances are Justin might be making a few more such road trips next football season.

n LRHS Marching Mustang baritone player Ryan Schmitt is 17.

n Big ups to the MHS varsity cheerleaders for winning first place at the FACA State Cheerleading Competition in Daytona Beach on Jan. 24. Kelly Althof is their coach.

n MHS Sugar ’Cane Jennifer Squire is 17.

n Anne Schneiderman is working towards her master’s in mental health counseling at the University of North Florida.

The 2004 MHS alum graduated cum laude in the top 2 percent of her class at Flagler College last April with a psychology degree.

Kathy and Jeff are proud.

n LRHS JV cheerleader Taylor LaBell is “Sweet 16.” And Alexx Hill is 17.

n Grandma Kelly Duncan is bragging on Emma June Allen, one of her and Dr. Dearl’s 11 grands.

Emma, the daughter of Eric and Kimberly Duncan Allen, won the Baby Pageant at the Manatee County Fair. Mom is a former Miss St. Petersburg and Miss Central Florida Teen.

n The fourth annual BoHo Bash “Martinis & The Masters” is Feb. 28 at Bradenton Country Club. Proceeds will go toward the Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County and the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee, Inc.

Call Carolyn Roskamp at 792-1191, Dawn Mishler at 792-4465, Mall Chaney at 792-3425, Susan Smith at 773-4444, Kobee Masiello at 747-8092, Barbara Jennings at 773-0180 or Lauren Knowles at 795-8344.

Vin’s People, by local columnist Vin Mannix, runs Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Have a column item? Please call Vin at 745-7055, write him at Bradenton Herald, P.O. Box 921, Bradenton, Fla. 34206 or email him at