News briefs 21.10.21 | Observer of the City of Plants


Trax Credit Union Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners; Plant City Parks & Rec to host Halloween Trunk or Treat and Movie Night; Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center to Host Taekwondo Tournament

Trax Credit Union Announces 2021 Scholarship Winners

Several high school students in the Plant City area have received scholarships from the Trax Credit Union as the winners were announced this week.

Trax offers several annual youth scholarships to members of the All Aboard Youth program. After submitting an application and an essay explaining what it means to be a Young All Aboard Member at Trax, applicants were assessed in a number of categories including Community Engagement, Educational Honors, GPA, and Knowledge. of the Credit Union.

Each of the selected recipients won a $ 500 scholarship.

“Trax Credit Union understands that young members are critical to the future success of the Credit Union and its respective communities,” said Peter Giorgianni, President and CEO of Trax Credit Union. “We are proud that each of these future leaders chose to call on us. Congratulations to those selected for this scholarship.

Here are the local Plant City fellows:

Callie Smith:Callie is a senior at Plant City High School. She has a GPA of 4.7090 and hopes to attend the University of Florida in 2022. Callie is University Captain, President of the American Sign Language Honors Society, and a Fellow of the National Honors Society.


Madison Hodge:
Madison graduated from Durant High School with a GPA of 4.3 where she received the Seal of Biliteracy for American Sign Language. She was a member of the National Junior Honor Society and the American Sign Language Honors Society. She hopes to study electrical engineering at South Florida State College.

Plant City Parks & Rec will host Halloween Trunk or Treat and Movie Night

The Plant City Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a Halloween Trunk or Treat & Movie Party at the Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center on Friday, October 29.

People 18 and under are encouraged to wear costumes and the whole family is invited to this free and fun event.

In addition to the film screening, a costume and trunk decoration competition will be organized during the event. Bring your own chair and / or blanket for the movie and concessions will be available for purchase.

If you would like to have a safe at the event, call 813-659-4255 or email [email protected]

Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center to host taekwondo
tournament

Plant City’s Sadye Gibbs Martin Community Center, 1601 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will host the Brenda J. Sell Class, a regional taekwondo tournament hosted by the US Chung Do Kwan Association, on Saturday.

The event will take place on October 23 at 8 a.m., live or virtual, and you can register online for just $ 65 at www.uscdka.com.

The event was created by USCDKA President and CEO Brenda J. Sell to honor the impact women have had on TaeKwonDo. Sell, a native of Lakeland, was the first woman to receive certification from the World Taekwondo Federation for international level referee qualifications and the only non-Asian woman to be recognized by World Teakwondo Headquarters as a 9th black belt. Dan in the Chung Do Kwan style. of taekwondo, making her the highest ranked non-Asian taekwondo practitioner in the world.

A breast cancer survivor herself, Sell encourages those in attendance to wear pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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