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Manatee Chamber 30th Annual Business & Education Awards

An event on Tuesday afternoon highlighted the talents of Southeast High School culinary and visual & performing arts students.
The school hosted the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce's 30th Annual Business & Education Partnership Awards.
Chef Jacque Allen, culinary arts teacher, led a team of students in creating a beautiful spread of delicious foods including deviled eggs, pinwheels, meatballs, pastries, desserts and more.
Outside the auditorium, the drum line welcomed guests with their exciting cadences.
Throughout the program, we heard from student instrumentalists and saw dancers shine on stage.
The Manatee Chamber is excited to announce this year’s Business & Education Partnership Awards recipients.
These organizations work with our schools to enhance the education of students in Manatee County.
Winners -
Rookie of the Year: Ooh La Laa Nails - Ellenton,FL
Civic Partner of the Year:
Books for Kids Program by the Rotary Club of Lakewood Ranch
Faith-Based Partner of the Year:
Day 4 Hope
Good Things Come in Small Packages:
Good Things Come in Big Packages, Too:
It’s a Two-Way Street:
Yamaha Marine Institute at Manatee Technical College
Special One-Time Project:
Business Coordinator of the Year:
Christine Michael & Casey McCabe
School Coordinator of the Year:
Deborah Perry-Gambino
District-Wide Partner of the Year:
Barry Jones Business Partner Empowerment Award:
Partner in Excellence:
Congratulations - and thanks for your support and dedication to improving our schools and the lives of Manatee County students!