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The Mayor's Youth Showcase of Achievement Highlights Pinellas County's Talented Students

St. Petersburg, FL (March 2020) – Pinellas County teens showcase their talent in eight categories at the City of St. Petersburg’s Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement. An evening is dedicated to recognizing excellence in middle and high school students at the 10th Annual Mayor’s Youth Showcase of Achievement on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 7 p.m., at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg.

The showcase is an opportunity to feature and encourage the hard work, dedication and successes of youth in the community. For teens to be recognized, a nomination form must be submitted in one or more of the diverse categories to choose from: academic achievement, scholar athlete, citizenship or leadership, visual arts, literary arts, performing arts, science and technology or overcoming adversity. Nomination forms can be submitted via the new online registration at www.stpete.org/teenawards or by mail. Nomination deadline is Friday, April 17.

A panel of judges will determine the top three finalists in each category. All nominations will be recognized at the showcase. Each contender will receive two tickets to attend. $25,000 will be awarded in cash and prizes. Winners receive a prize package, including a $300 savings account from floridacentral Credit Union and an iPad mini. Two runners-up in each category receive a prize package including a $100 savings account from floridacentral Credit Union and more. Free to apply.

For more information, visit www.stpete.org/teenawards or contact TASCO Teen Programs at 727-892-5060. The event is cosponsored by the City of St. Petersburg, the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department’s TASCO Division and the floridacentral Credit Union.

About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department

The St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department is nationally accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, and with 17 recreation facilities, nine swimming pools, over 150 parks and more than 70 athletic fields, the department makes it a mission to preserve and enhance the city’s parklands and recreational facilities and engage the community in leisure activities. Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org to learn more.

About the City of St. Petersburg
One of Florida’s largest cities, the City of St. Petersburg is a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work and play. It’s an innovative, creative and competitive community that honors its past while pursuing its future. Visit www.StPete.org to learn more.

About TASCO

The Teen Arts, Sports and Cultural Opportunities (TASCO) Division provides exciting programs and opportunities, such as competitive recreational sports leagues, camps and special events, geared towards teens in grades 6 through 12 that encourages positive youth leadership within the community and throughout life. TASCO prides itself on promoting good sportsmanship with a lot of fun while affirming positive learning experiences. Visit www.StPeteParksRec.org/TASCO to learn more.

20-006 / KMF

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