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St. Cecelia School of Clearwater honors veterans

Students at St. Cecelia School gather for a flag-raising ceremony honoring veterans Friday. Monday was Veterans Day.

St. Cecelia School

Students at St. Cecelia School gather for a flag-raising ceremony honoring veterans Friday. Monday was Veterans Day.

Good for you | by Nova Beall

The students of Clearwater's St. Cecelia School honored veterans with a special program Friday that included prayer, song and a flag-raising ceremony.

Third-graders sang We Are the People, and school students and staff expressed their thanks to all the former military personnel present, as well as those on active duty, for their service.

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The Tarpon Springs High School Outdoor Performance Ensemble was named "Bands of America Division AA National Champions" during the Bands of America Grand National Championships Nov. 7-10 in Indianapolis.

The band performed its show, Poisoned, in front of a crowd of more than 35,000. The band placed fourth in the nation at the final competition among all high school marching bands in the United States regardless of class size.

"We are so proud of our students and their families," said Kevin Ford, the band's director for 18 years. "Our students represented our great school, community, and state with class and great performances that were representative of their commitment to excellence."

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The board of directors of the Lighthouse of Pinellas recently welcomed three new members to its ranks.

Elizabeth Brown brings more than 30 years of experience in banking and wealth management to the organization's governance board. Brown is a financial adviser for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. She holds a bachelor's degree from Florida Southern College, with additional studies at the University of South Florida. She is a certified financial planner and holds licenses in securities, health, life and variable annuity insurance.

Jack Olsen is the owner of Southern Home Health Care and has worked in nursing and hospital administration. A retired Army captain, Olsen holds a bachelor's degree in business from Florida State University, with coursework at Colorado State University. He received training in registered nursing from Edison Community College and commenced work on his master's of business administration degree at Florida Institute of Technology. He is involved in his church, the Masons, Egypt Shriners and Kiwanis Club.

Paul Mathis has been in the financial services industry for more than 30 years and has been a certified financial planner since 2002. He attended St. Petersburg College and Brigham Young University. Mathis is married with three children and five grandchildren and enjoys boating, golf and travel. He volunteers with the guardian ad litem program and Angels Against Abuse.

For more than 50 years, the Lighthouse of Pinellas has been serving individuals in Pinellas County who are blind or visually impaired, providing early intervention, transition, orientation and mobility training, diabetes self-management training, independent living skills, adaptive computer training, individual and group counseling and vocational rehabilitation to more than 500 individuals annually.

Mail Good For You items to Nova Beall at 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756; fax to (727) 445-4119; or email nbeall@tampabay.com.

St. Cecelia School of Clearwater honors veterans 11/13/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:59pm]
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