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Smiles, emotions and expressed feelings of accomplishment were everywhere at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall on May 3, as Hillsborough Community College educators said goodbye to the class of 2013.
2013 Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off Monday, May 6, as noted by signs throughout the Greater Brandon area. What do you want to say to that educator who meant the most to you? To the teacher who makes your child's year the best ever?
It's an annual tradition for family members and friends to give heartfelt shout-outs to graduates before, during and after commencement exercises. Add your posts to this year's chorus of voices saying, "Good job, graduate. Life awaits."
Police & Fire, Schools
Officials questioned a McLane Middle School student after a chemical agent, believed to be pepper spray or mace, was released in a school hallway May 3. Ninety-three people were in distress, including 37 who were transported for hospital treatment.
Congratulate your graduates, the 2013 graduation season begins today, May 3, with commencement exercises at Hillsborough Community College and the University of South Florida. Hillsborough public schools follow suit later this month and next.
Two Brandon wrestlers add to their list of accomplishments.
Angela Slater was recognized at the April 2013 Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce meeting, at the membership luncheon sponsored by the Riverview High School Athletic Booster Club. Her achievement took root in Brandon.
Volunteers in the News, Graduation, Patch's House & Home, Awareness
Supported by "Team Tomarrow" at the 2013 Plant City Relay For Life, cancer fighter David Butcher is backed by "Be the Match" in his search for a bone marrow donor.
Schools, Volunteers in the News
The Plant City community paid tribute to cancer victim Megan Carpenter at the 2013 Plant City Relay For Life. Carpenter was a student at Plant City High School when cancer struck.
Team members from Hillsborough Community College again crafted an impressive booth at the Brandon Relay For Life. As always, the display featured messages of hope and prevention and pleas for support.
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