Big ups to the Manatee County PAL Football League JV Super Bowl champion Jaguars.
They are Abel Balderas, Antonio Blakeney, Nathan Burns, John Michael Della Costa, Kyle Edwards, Clayton Gray, Jeffrey Gutierrez, Cole Hufnus, Hunter Leonard, Christian Kirker, Devan Kreitzer, Demetrius Lawson, Daron Lowry, Mahlik Mills, Max Pollock, Lorenzo Ramos, Devan Salati, Jude Sedillo, Nicholas Stamos, Caleb Summeralls, Ty’Ron Sumpter, Josh Thomas, Brett Uselton, Treshon Wallace and Paul Wiggins.
Coaches are Ronnie Sumpter, Jeff Burns, Mike Mills and Lou Goff. Team Mom is Marie Thompson.
n Saint Joseph Catholic School’s Elizabeth Placheril, Bea Gelongo and Alex Martinez went 1-2-3 in the seventh-grade division of VFW Post 10141’s Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest, which includes Sarasota and Charlotte counties.
Post commander Mike Clinesmith and senior vice commander Joe Best also announced that teacher Lorraine Hill has been nominated for the VFW Teacher of the Year Award.
n Gulfcoast Team Jazzercise was among 372 instructors and students who participated in the second annual Miami Dolphins Florida Jazzercise halftime show Oct. 4.
More than $10,000 was raised for the Sylvester Cancer Center of Miami.
Among the participants were Mandy Milligan, Bonnie Milligan, Nancy Dawley, Shelon Milligan, Dalena Smith, Farrah Flessel, Sue Encke, Cindy Palmer, Julie Rush, Janet Fridh, Vicki Bagley, Rachel Hoffman, Helen Petriccione, Jeanne Manning, Candy Tinley, Barbara Bartlett and Tina Granthon, the Gulfcoast Team Jazzercise Instructor.
n A bow to Wakeland Elementary teacher Beverly Wolfkill, newly crowned National American Dream Lady 2009, and to her daughter, Brooke Seeley, the Ms. American Dream 2009.
The competition, which took place in October aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship out of Miami, included evening gown, interview and swim suit/aerobic wear and emphasized community service.
Wolfkill said the title has enabled her to talk with people about her platform, the Patriot Guard Riders, with whom she is assistant state captain for south central Florida.
“Our sole purpose is to make sure that every soldier is honored at their funeral,” said Wolfkill, who owns a Harley Davidson.
Her daughter, Brooke, is a Southeast High School alum, 2008 University of Florida grad and lives in High Springs.
Vin’s People is by local columnist Vin Mannix. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.