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If you're planning to do any Father's Day shopping this week on Amazon.com, here's a way you can contribute to the Pinellas Education Foundation at the same time! Just log in with your regular sign-on at smile.amazon.com/ch/59-2688253 and 0.5 percent of your eligible purchase (for Father's Day and year-round) will go to the Foundation. Happy Father's Day in advance! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you, CareerSource, for your generous check of some $14,000 to support five Pinellas County Schools teachers and their stellar STEM projects! The recent ceremony took place at CareerSource with these outstanding teachers presenting their work:

Lakewood High’s Jason Ness (Acobatics Building System in the Classroom – third from left in shot); Lakeview Fundamental Elementary’s Beth Griffin and Elizabeth Joyce (Out of this World Rovers – fourth and fifth from left); Largo Middle’s Brittany Fuller (Beat the Flood and STEM Book Buddies – third adult from right); and Pinellas Park High’s Dale Konig (Pluggie the Robot for Public Education – far left). Also pictured in this shot: Stacy Baier, CEO of the Pinellas Education Foundation (second from right, Jennifer Brackney, CEO of CareerSource (at far right) and students involved in the standout projects.
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What a night it was! The 16th annual Walker's Rising Stars Scholarship Competition last week at the Mahaffey Theater showcased a wide variety of talented Pinellas County Schools students. They brightened the stage in multiple performance categories – vocal, instrumental, theater and dance – with outstanding work in culinary arts and visual arts also on display. We want to share with you our wrap-up story of a memorable evening. We're so grateful to the generosity and support of our donors for helping make the event a big success. And we extend our congratulations and admiration to all of the 18 finalists who participated and earned college scholarships in excess of $45,000!

www.pinellaseducation.org/news/students-shine-with-stellar-skills-at-the-16th-annual-walkers-risi...

(Be sure to click the link at the end of the story for a printable version that features additional photos from the competition.)
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Here's a look back at the 16th annual #WalkersRisingStars event, which took place on May 14, 2019 at the @MahaffeyTheater and honored some of the most talented students in #PinellasCountySchools! 💫 https://t.co/oC5nPt7OEA via @YouTube

Congratulations to our very own Take Stock student Naseem Hamed, who was honored with the Lightning Foundation Community Hero of Tomorrow Award, as well as a $25,000 scholarship for his college education, on Saturday night during a @TBLightning home game at @AmalieArena!

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Another #EveningOfExcellence has come and gone, but we thought you might enjoy one more look at the special show that took place on January 28, 2019 at the @MahaffeyTheater. https://t.co/m6A5e4wDQ2 via @YouTube

Marcus Boyd was recognized as the 2018–19 Pinellas Education Foundation / Take Stock in Children Mentor of the Year last month. #BeTheKey 🔑 https://t.co/xF0hM290il via @YouTube

DEADLINE EXTENDED! The deadline for the submission of visual arts portfolios for this year's Walker's Rising Stars has been extended to January 18, 2019 at 5pm. Pictured are works by last year's finalists, Jordan Craven, Alannee Noel, and Ciara Lambert. 📷🎨💫 #WalkersRisingStars

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