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Tarmac awards science scholarships to 2010 grads

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By The Staff

 Tarmac America, in partnership with the Levy County Schools Foundation, awarded science scholarships to graduates from the Class of 2010 at four area high schools, selecting students who demonstrated a proficiency in math and science coursework. This is the third consecutive year that Tarmac has awarded $500 college scholarships to graduates from Levy County high schools.

“Tarmac is pleased to again provide scholarships to area students who are continuing their studies in college,” said Jeff Harris, plant manager for the proposed King Road Mine,  and a member of the Levy County Schools Foundation “We support many community events and organizations, but being able to contribute directly to student achievement is one of our priorities.” The four scholarship winners for 2010 are: Bronson High School - Patience Miller, daughter of Melode Renfrow and Daniel Williams.  She plans to attend Santa Fe College and study forensic science. Cedar Key High School - Sara Miller, daughter of Michael and Susan Miller.  She will attend University of Florida and major in nursing, with a specialty in obstetrics. Chiefland High School - Truitt Renaud, son of David and Patti Lee Renaud.  He plans to attend Florida State University and study engineering. Williston High School – Amanda Sparks, daughter of Wanda and Charlie Sparks.  She finished 7th in her class and will attend Central Florida Community College.  She is planning to major in the medical field. To be eligible for the scholarship, each recipient was required to have a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school, successfully complete course work in science and math, plans to study science or math in college, and have demonstrated leadership and social responsibility by participating in extra-curricular activities. The scholarships were awarded during presentations at each high school in May and June.