College Park Community Newspaper : CPCN 030118
8 News MARCH 2018 COLLEGEPARKPAPER.COM Creative ideas wanted for community enhancement project Deadline for submission April 15, 2018 During 2017, the board of the College Park Neighborhood Association (CPNA) approved the funding of a Community Enhancement/Improvement Project for 2018. The amount identified for the project is a maximum of $5,000 that will include planning, drawings, permitting, insurance, and project completion. To determine what the project will be, the CPNA Board of Directors is soliciting ideas and suggestions from the community. All submissions will be presented to the Board for final selection of the project. The objective and ultimate goal of this project is a neighborhood improvement project that will meet a significant number of the following: • Enhance the safety and security of homes/businesses, and streets/ sidewalks. • To visually enhance the appeal of the neighborhood. • Build community spirit. • Expand our recognizable brand. • Appeal to the majority of citizens. • Benefit a significant portion of the community both residents and businesses. The project must fall within College Park as defined by the CPNA as the area bounded by Orange Avenue, Colonial Drive, Orange Blossom Trail, and Fairbanks Avenue. Show off your creativity and love of College Park, and send your ideas and suggestions to Donn Carr, CPNA president, email@example.com by April 15, 2018. Submitted by College Park Neighborhood Association Woof Or lando.com 407.422.2206 3529 Edgewater Drive | Orlando, FL 32804 $15.00 OFF Grooming with Michelle $15.00 OFF Grooming with Michelle EHS alumni and supporters to be honored in Hall of Fame The Edgewater Foundation has announced the inductees into the 2018 Edgewater High School Hall of Fame. The purpose of the Edgewater Hall of Fame is to honor distinguished Edgewater alumni and supporters who are acclaimed through their outstanding accomplishments in one of six categories: Arts, Academics, Athletics, Professional, Community, and Eagle Spirit. Tari Phillips, Class of 1986 — Athletics A 2003 UCF Hall of Fame recipient, Tari Phillips began her love for basketball playing at the Winter Park Community Center during summer months in elementary school by challenging others to one-on- one court games. She created a makeshift backboard to continue practicing at home and made the Winter Park Junior High basketball team. While attending EHS, Tari was a great athlete who received a scholarship offer to the University of Georgia, where she played for two years. She transferred to UCF in 1990 and set a school record for scoring 45 points in a single game. After UCF, Tari played professional basketball in Spain, France, Italy, Turkey, Sicily, and Korea; she played in the American Basketball league 1996 – 1998. Tina McCall Waters, Class of 1976 — Athletics Tina McCall Waters was the first tennis prodigy developed by local tennis pro Denton Johnson, who built the Orlando Tennis Centre, and her determination quickly zoomed her to the top of state and national rankings. At EHS she led the team to States every year and finished her tenure at EHS with a three-year, undefeated match-winning streak and received a full Division One scholarship to Indiana University. She led their team to four Big Ten championships and was a two-time All-American. After college, Tina played on the Virginia Slims and Nike circuits. She founded the Denton Johnson Tennis Corporation, a nonprofit that continues the work of her mentor and coach to help develop young junior tennis players. Tina currently teaches mentally and physically impaired students at the Magnolia School in Orlando. Dennis Kamrad — Athletics Dennis Kamrad was part of the EHS faculty from 1962 to 1969 and taught social studies. He started the first high school rowing team in the State of Florida in 1963 using borrowed equipment. Dennis helped form the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association in 1966 with three other schools. Dennis took the EHS alumni boat to the 1968 Olympic Trials. Janice and Joe Nisbett — Community and Eagle Spirit For over 11 years, the Nisbetts have relentlessly been in the middle of EHS events and have been continuous supporters of EHS and the College Park community. Joe was part of the Edgewater High School Task Force in the development of the new EHS renovation/expansion. Janice created such events as the Eagle Flight 5K (with co-chair Jan Cox) and served as PTA president and secretary along with numerous other activities. Arthur J. Willett — Academic Arthur Willett attended EHS in 1963 and the U.S. Navy IM A School from 1965 to 1969. Arthur is a U.S. Navy veteran from the Vietnam War and is now retired from NASA as a quality assurance supervisor. He had extensive experience throughout his career and has received numerous special honors. In 2002, he received NASA’s prestigious Silver Snoopy Award. Ritsy Carpenter, Class of 1972 — Community and Eagle Spirit Ritsy Carpenter has been a strong force in the formation of the EHS Foundation. She’s also served on the EHS PTSA for over 10 years — with terms as both VP and president for two years. She was involved on the EHS Task Force that helped with the construction of the new campus. While at EHS, Ritsy participated on the swim team, Young Life, and JV/varsity cheerleading squad, where she was captain from 1971 to 1972. She was crowned homecoming queen in 1971 – 1972. She has also been active with Leadership Orlando and served as president of the Orange County Bar Auxiliary in addition to her Weekday School Board position attached to First Presbyterian Church of Orlando. Sharon Vaughn, Class of 1965 — Arts Sharon started her career in music as a recording artist. After being discovered singing in an Orlando club by the late Mel Tillis, she moved to Nashville. Sharon has composed several musicals including “Sweet Potato Queens, the Musical” with Grammy Award–winner Melissa Manchester and Tony Award– winner Rupert Holmes. Sharon was recently honored for her contribution to music as a legendary songwriter by the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Poets and Prophets tribute series in Nashville. Dr. Marvin Hardy, Class of 1987 — Professional Dr. Marvin Hardy started his medical career as a private practice pediatric physician with Interlachen Pediatrics in Maitland. He then founded Grace Medical Home in downtown Orlando in 2009. An Eagle Scout and former EHS homecoming king in 1987, Dr. Hardy was also a member of football, soccer, and baseball teams at EHS. Ernest Palmer, Class of 1956 — Professional While Ernest Palmer was at EHS from 1953 to 1956, he was president of Edgewater Civilian Service Club and received the Citizenship Award. He is the son of Paul Carr Palmer, who founded the locally owned Palmer Feed store in Orlando, and Ernest has given several EHS students after-school employment. Leanne Jakubowski O’Regan, Class of 1980 — Professional While at EHS, Leanne Jakubowski O’Regan was Civilian Club president, EHS drum major, and homecoming queen. She holds one of the top leadership roles with Walt Disney World Company as director of public relations for Disney Parks in Orlando. Since her start at Disney, she has been a driving force to move Disney’s use of communication to launch the company’s first social media channels. Dr. Michael Blasewitz — Community and Eagle Spirit Dr. Michael Blasewitz served as the second-longest EHS principal — from 1993 to 2004. His three children graduated from EHS. He increased enrollment in the Engineering, Science and Technology Magnet Program by more than triple the number of students; enrollment peaked at more than 3,300. In addition, he continued to increase the Advanced Placement program from 100 to over 1,000 students. Rick Jaffe, Class of 1975 — Professional Rick Jaffe is currently the executive producer at the Vegas Stats & Information Network, the first sports gambling news network. He was named “most valuable staffer” of Eagle Eye, the EHS newspaper, in 1975. Prior to his work at VSiN, he was senior vice president for Fox Sports, and he received an Emmy Award for producers. Staff report Edgewater’s 2018 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Edgewater High School will host a reception and induction ceremony for the 2018 Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 14, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This event honors distinguished Edgewater alumni and staff. Tickets start at $75 for an individual and $1,000 for a table of 8. Tickets may be purchased at edgewaterfoundation.com. To RSVP or for more information please contact Roger Paldino 407-765-0140.