ACHIEVERS

Buchholz students' project wins entrepreneurial honors


Published: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 9:53 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 9:53 p.m.

Buchholz High School seniors Emma Stetter and Maria Vargas, creators of Mind Your Own Business, or MYOB, recently received the James A. Cox Award for Entrepreneurial Innovation in recognition of their success in bringing entrepreneurs and students together in an annual forum.

They created MYOB for a DECA project and won first place last year in DECA's statewide competition, and third place in the international competition. DECA is a worldwide competitive marketing club for students.

This is the first year Cox Communications has presented the award as an added incentive for young people to join the innovation evolution.

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Florida School of Massage students are all smiles looking forward to Nov. 22 when they will graduate from the Massage and Hydrotherapy program

About 24 students completed the 26-week, 670-hour accredited Massage and Hydrotherapy program. Next, the students will have to pass a massage and bodywork licensing exam to apply for a massage license from the Department of Health.

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Don Whyte, president of the National Center for Construction Education and Research, has been elected to the National Academy of Construction.

Whyte, who also works with the University of Florida's M.E. Rinker School of Building Construction, was inducted Oct. 20 at the NAC Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Gainesville resident Dwight Adams received a National Sierra Club Award in recognition of his commitment to conservation over an extended period. He received the award during a ceremony on Sept. 28 in San Francisco.

His commitment to reducing waste began as soon as he joined the club in 1985 and has continued to the present through his leadership of the Florida Waste Minimization Committee.

For more than 27 years, Adams has offered a plan to “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” our way out of the “waste problem.” He has worked to change Floridians' perception of waste.

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