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This Week in Insurance: July 29–Aug. 2, 2013

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 

  • Florida Health Insurance Advisory Board, Public Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Tallahassee (Sen. Jim King Committee Room, 401 Senate Office Building). 

This Week in Insurance: July 22–26, 2013

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 

  • Florida Surplus Lines Service Office (FSLSO), Board of Governors Meeting, 1:00 p.m., Ponte Vedra (Ponte Vedra Inn & Club). 

Thursday, July 25 2013

This Week in Insurance: July 15–19, 2013

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Monday, July 15, 2013 

  • Citizens Property Insurance Corporation, Finance and Investment Committee conference call, 11:00 a.m. To participate, dial 866-361-7525 and use participant code: 2478401990#. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 

  • Health Choices Florida, Board meeting, 11:00 a.m., Orlando (GrayRobinson P.A., 301 East Pine Street). 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

  • Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate, Homeowners' Policy & Claims Bill of Rights Working Group, 10:00 a.m., Tallahassee (House Office Building Committee Room 404, 402 S Monroe St). The workshops will be televised on the Florida Channel, WFSU. To listen to the workshop via conference call, dial 850-413-1558 and use Conference ID: 6125894. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

  • Florida Insurance Consumer Advocate, Homeowners' Policy & Claims Bill of Rights Working Group, 9:00 a.m., Tallahassee (House Office Building Committee Room 404, 402 S Monroe St). The workshops will be televised on the Florida Channel, WFSU. To listen to the workshop via conference call, dial 850-413-1558 and use Conference ID: 6125894. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

This Week in Insurance: July 8–12, 2013

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 

  • Automobile Insurance Fraud Strike Force conference call, 10:00 a.m. To participate, dial 850-413-1558 and use conference ID: 10583. Contact Patty Cromartie for the agenda. 

Florida students dominate list of national InVEST scholarship award recipients

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Florida’s InVEST students have taken top honors once again. They earned 41 of the 65 national scholarships awarded, more than any other state, for a total of $49,500. Only Florida students received the top award, the Bob Betters Scholarship, of $3,000. Congratulations to all the students, teachers, insurance personnel, and schools who participated in this valuable program.

Bob Betters Scholarship ($3,000): 

  • Sandra Chavez, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando

  • Emily Collins, William R. Boone High School, Orlando

  • Danielle Columbus, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Logan Garfield, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

$2,000 Scholarship Winners: 

  • Courtney Carter, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Parker Del Medico, Cardinal Mooney High School, Sarasota

  • Christine Dessemond, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando

  • Michelle Frost, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

  • Joseph Horan, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Nicole Kelley, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

  • Christy Lyons, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Matthew Steinberg, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

  • Austin Tedesco, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

  • Danielle Vinciguerra, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

$1,000 Scholarship Award Winners: 

  • Dillon Espey, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

  • Samuel Guthrie, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando

  • Taylor Mindlin, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

  • Devin Putnam, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Alexandra Schelle, William R. Boone High School, Orlando

  • Jessica Stroebel, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Katherine Swol, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Anthony Weisler, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

$500 Scholarship Award Winners: 

  • Rhapsody Arias, William R. Boone High School, Orlando

  • Nathan Bobbitt, Cardinal Mooney High School, Sarasota

  • Kelsey Carvalis, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Merarys Diaz, Miami Springs Senior High, Miami Springs

  • Zachary Dyce, William R. Boone High School, Belle Isle

  • Lynn Horne, Manatee High School, Bradenton

  • Benjamin, Huizinga. Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando

  • Broderick Johnson, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando

  • Melissa Lore, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando

  • Christine Maloney, William R. Boone High School, Orlando

  • Arianna Martinez, Miami Springs Senior High, Miami Springs

  • Nicholas McLean, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Rachel Neely, William R. Boone High School, Orlando

  • Anthony Tran, Dr. Phillips High School, Orlando

  • Erick Sanchez, William R. Boone High School, Orlando

  • Allyson Shatz, St. Petersburg Catholic High School, St. Petersburg

  • Ryan Silverman, Majory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland

  • Giusseppe Theodoredis, William R. Boone High School, Orlando

  • Anita Velgara, William R. Boone High School, Orlando

About InVEST

Founded in 1970 and based in Alexandria, Va., InVEST promotes insurance education in order to attract individuals to pursue a career in the insurance industry. Each year, the program prepares thousands of students for insurance-related careers with a hands-on curriculum taught in high schools, adult education centers and community colleges.