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Justin Wright, a Rollins College junior majoring in chemistry and biochemistry, has been named a 2010 Barry M. Goldwater Scholar. Wright is one of 278 Goldwater Scholars selected on the basis of academic merit from a field of 1,111 mathematics, science, and engineering students who were nominated by the faculties of colleges and universities from across the U.S. Rollins students interested in the Goldwater program or other competitive external scholarships and fellowships should contact Jay Shivamoggi at jshivamoggi@rollins.edu. For more information, visit www.act.org/goldwater.

Sarah Dittmer, a Trinity graduate in 2006, has been named one of Boone High School's Valedictorians for 2010.

Orange County firefighters Mark Aguiar, Jared Boes, Randy Chaney II, Troy Feliciano, Will Flinn, Ryan Garner, Alexandria Laure, Brent Moss, and Josue Rivera have been chosen by the American Lung Association's Volunteer Development Committee of the Nationwide Assembly to receive the 2010 National Volunteer Excellence Award.

Central Florida College, a leading post-secondary education institution in Winter Park, has become Fortis College. As part of the collaborative Fortis network of colleges and institutes, the Winter Park campus will continue to embrace the same core values for which it is known, but now will also be able to draw upon additional resources and have access to higher-level educational program offerings and technology. Fortis College in Winter Park offers diploma and degree programs in cosmetology and allied health. For more information, call 407-843-3984.

Orange County Animal Services will hold its annual Adopt-a-Thon Saturday, May 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will feature free food and beverages, educational workshops and exciting prize giveaways. The event will take place at Orange County Animal Services 2769 Conroy Road, Orlando. For more information, visit www.ocnetpets.com or call 407-254-9150.

The Goldenrod Chamber is opening its sponsorship opportunities for this year's Tastefully Goldenrod, Food Tasting & Silent Auction event held June 11. Now is the time to reserve your spot on the list! Opportunities include a corporate sponsorship for $500, which includes a corporate table with signage and reserved seating for eight people. In addition, your company logo will appear on all printed material sent out in conjunction with the event. Table sponsorships are also available for $200, which includes a reserved table with signage for eight people. Contact Executive Director Darlene Dangel at 407-677-5980.

Business Briefs

A busy and strong 2009 for RE/MAX 200 Realty and RE/MAX Town & Country Realty may be a sign that the real estate market is on the rise. In 2009, the agents sold more than 1,500 transactions. Browse thousands of listings at www.MetroOrlandoProperties.com.

The Central Florida office of SIKON Construction, one of the nation's leading retail-commercial contractors, announced that the company's Promenade at Coconut Creek received LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

NAI Realvest ranked as one of the biggest winners at the recent Hallmark Awards by the Central Florida Commercial Association of Realtors.

Teen Xpress, a program offered by the Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, was awarded the 2010 Children's Week Community Innovation Award.

Moore Stephens Lovelace is pleased to announce that Ron Shuck was presented with the Florida Association of Homes and Services for the Aging 2010 Outstanding Advocacy Award.

SchenkelShultz Architecture announced that Martin Côté has joined the firm as an Associate Principal in its Orlando office.

Krista Agapito has been promoted to manager of the Winter Park showroom of S&W Kitchens, Inc.

Cotter-Ryan Commercial LLC, based in Longwood, was awarded a contract to expand the 18,000-square-foot Aloma Cinema Grill and Draft House on Aloma Avenue off Lakemont Avenue in Winter Park.

Andrew Lane is finishing his tenure as Principal Pops Conductor with the Orlando Philharmonic. You will still be able to see and hear concerts under the direction of Andy Lane with the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra, where he serves as music director and conductor.

Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, based in Orlando's Baldwin Park, has appointed Scott A. Tillema as project manager.

NCG Medical, an electronic health records company in Central Florida, has donated software and technical support valued at $1.25 million over five years to UCF.