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Teacher award: Scott Rudes, principal at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School of the Arts, was given the Dr. Denise Davis-Cotton Emerging Leader Award by the Arts School Network, a nonprofit that promotes the development of arts programs.

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Fundraiser run: The Take Stock in Children Strides for Education 5K Walk will take place on Dec. 8 in Hillsborough County at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9.

The walk will raise money for the Hillsborough Education Foundation, which provides mentors and scholarships for at-risk middle school students and graduating high school students. For more information on joining or starting a team, volunteering or donating, visit takestockinchildren.org.

Science Olympics: Elementary school students will compete in the finals of the Hillsborough County Elementary Science Olympics from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 28 at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave.

More than 140 elementary schools participated in semifinal rounds earlier this month. Kindergarten students built towers with paper cups, first graders built boats with aluminum foil, second graders made paper airplanes, third graders made balloon racers, fourth graders made marshmallow flyers and fifth-graders made marble coasters.

Service day: Academy of the Holy Names elementary school students participated in Community Service Day earlier this month. Americorps Visa Volunteer Margaret Djekovic, who works with the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County, taught students in grades pre-K through 4 about Tampa's homeless population. The school donated rain ponchos that will be distributed in this year's homeless census. Students also worked on projects to benefit organizations such as the Pajama Program, Trinity Café and the James A. Haley Veterans Hospital. Middle school students worked off campus with 15 organizations, including Metropolitan Ministries, Salvation Army, Bright Beginnings and Feeding America.

Whale lesson: Stella the Whale visited Graham Elementary School earlier this month as part of a 30-day migration project across the state. The Wyland Foundation, a nonprofit focused on preserving oceans, waterways and marine life, created the life-size illustration of the baby right whale to teach students about migration, whales, health and wellness. Graham Elementary was Stella's only stop in Hillsborough County, with a final stop at the Right Whale Festival in Jacksonville on Nov. 17.

Tampa school news 11/17/12 [Last modified: Saturday, November 17, 2012 3:31am]
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