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USGS and Local Florida Elementary School Receive Mayor's Top Apple Award


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A partnership between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Science Center (CCWS) and Bay Point Elementary School in St. Petersburg, FL, received the Top Apple Award from St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Baker on August 12. Mayor Baker initiated the corporate sponsor program to enhance school environments and increase community involvement with local schools (see Sound Waves article, "USGS Partners with St. Petersburg, FL, Elementary School". The USGS and Echelon Real Estate Services are corporate sponsors of Bay Point Elementary. As part of this program, the sponsors coordinate with school administrators and teachers to identify ways in which the sponsors can help to enhance learning experiences. The sponsors provide items and services that include participating in mentoring programs, science fairs, and guest lectures and offering technical expertise, educational materials, and opportunities for school outings. Schools that maintain a State rating of "A," or raise their rating, are recognized as the Mayor's Top Apple schools. Top Apple recipients were recognized in a public ceremony in the city of St. Petersburg's Council Chambers. Lisa Robbins, CCWS director, and Ann Tihansky, hydrologist and head of the center's science communications, attended the ceremony and shared the recognition with Bay Point Principal Gaye Lively and Echelon representative Ryan Lynch.

Administrators with the city of St. Petersburg celebrate with recipients of the Top Apple Award.
Above: Administrators with the city of St. Petersburg celebrate with recipients of the Top Apple Award. From left to right: Clayton Wilcox, Superintendent of Pinellas County Schools; Gaye Lively, Principal of Bay Point Elementary; Willie Gore, Assistant Principal of Bay Point Elementary; Ryan Lynch, Echelon Real Estate Services; Lisa Robbins, USGS; Mayor Rick Baker; Ann Tihansky, USGS; and Rick Kriseman, City Council Chairman.


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