25th Annual
WEEK OF THE OCEAN
SCHOOL MARINE FAIR

A National Week of the Ocean Festival Sea-son Event
April 4 - 10, 2004

CO-SPONSORED BY
Broward County School System
IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
National Week of the Ocean, Inc.

SCHOOL MARINE FAIR COMMITTEE
Lee Kalvaitis, Florida Atlantic University, Fair Director
Angie Matamoros,Sup.Program Dev.Science, B.C.School System
Linda Irwin, IGFA Fishing Hall of Fame & Museum
Cynthia Hancock, Dane Hancock, Marie Sigler,
National Week of the Ocean Board of Directors
Devin Kalvaitis, Jen Rockliff, Nikki Kalvaitis
National Week of the Ocean Sea Stars
Paulette Friedel, Nova Middle School
Susan McKinney, Nova Middle School
Marie Sigler, Pine Crest Lower School
Doris Walden, Ely High School

Outstanding High School Marine Students 2002
Shane Cook, South Broward High School

WEEK OF THE OCEAN SCHOOL MARINE FAIR HISTORY
1977
Cynthia Hancock introduces a Campus Ocean Week to American Heritage
and American Academy schools.

1979
These Campus Events include a poster contest for students and a lesson plan
competition for teachers. Middle school science teacher Lee Kalvaitis designs
the School Marine Fair to extend campus involvement.

1980
The School Marine Fair becomes the opening event of the first Week of the Ocean Community Festival and includes seafood, posters, science, lesson plans, and arts and crafts. Cynthia Hancock is named Woman of the Year in Communications by Women in Communications,Inc.primarily for her Campus Event concept.

1981
Creative writing & photography are added categories.

1982
Lee Kalvaitis and Cynthia Hancock begin sharing the Campus Event and School Marine Fair concept with other teachers across the U.S. as Week of the Ocean & Congressman E. Clay Shaw begin the drive for a National Week of the Ocean event.

1983
Lee Kalvaitis is named Woman of the Year in Education for Broward County for projects including the School Marine Fair concept by Women in Communications,Inc.

1984
National Week of the Ocean is put into Public Law. Broward school participation
increases by 54%

1985
More than 1,000 enter the School Marine Fair representing more than 80 area schools.

1986
The first School Marine Fair cookbook is published.

1987

More than 1,000 teachers request information on how to observe National Week of the Ocean.
Local entries increase to 1,300.

1988
Outstanding High School Marine Student, Barry Lasher of Stranahan High, suggests a Sponsor
A Reef Critter program in his award-winning essay. Adoptions: 112.

1989
More than 250,000 Broward students involved to date.

1990
A School Participation Banner Award is initiated for campus with school-wide involvement. Nova Middle School is first recipient, followed by:
1991 - Pine Crest Lower School.1992- Coral Springs High.
1993-Sheridan Hills Elementary.1994-Nova Middle School

1995
A recipe by Amber Eades, Curried Fish-Filled Avocado, is chosen for publication by Better Homes & Gardens for its card & binder cooking program, America's Best-Loved
Community Recipes from the nation's best festival cookbooks.

1996
The organization celebrates its 15th Anniversary as a chapter by organizing the Sea Stars, young professionals ages 21-35, to continue preparing for the future and
its mission to preserve the ocean for future generations.

1998
The School Marine Fair adds Nautical Cake Decorating. A National Week of the Ocean Celebration Kit described in the March/April issue of Coastal Living Magazine
introduces hundreds of teachers to the Campus Event concept. National Week of the Ocean receives special commendation from J.C. Penney in the Education category.

2001
2,000+ visit the School Marine Fair at the IGFA, a Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center. More than 750,000 Broward County students have participated in the Week of theOcean program in Broward County alone since 1980.

2002
New category Technology introduced to the Fair.

2003 PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

WEEK OF THE OCEAN
FIRST PLACE WINNERS 2003

The following were named first place winners in the 24th Annual Week of
the Ocean School Marine Fair held recently at the IFGA Fishing Hall of
Fame & Museum, according to co-chairs Lee Kalvaitis and Linda Irwin.
Their work was displayed for a weekend and they received trophies and
ribbons. The event was co-sponsored by National Week of the Ocean,
Inc.; the Broward County School System and the IGFA.

ELEMENTARY DIVISION
Art Maria Hess Oakridge
Art Matt Eisner Pine Crest
Crafts Nikolaus Newmeyer Oakridge
Crafts Sami Powers Pine Crest
Poetry Nathacha Salvador Hollywood Park
Poetry Hunter Gleber Pine Crest
Posters Vanessa Kurrie Hollywood Park
Posters Emilee Feriozzi Oakridge
Photo Carleena Fiorenza Pine Crest
Photo Marley Kimmelman Pine Crest
Projects Cameron Rhinehart Pompano Beach
Projects Justin Garcia Sheridan Park
Techy Wendy Opperheim Pine Crest

MIDDLE
Art Trevor Loct Olsen
Crafts Jessie Secord Indian Ridge
Habitats Robbie Solorzarros Crystal Lake
Photos Michael Marquis Sawgrass
Poetry Taylor Gordan New River
Posters Daleesa Stevens Sawgrass
Projects Danny D’Apuzzo Crystal Lake
Satire Brittany Whitaker New River
Techy Brian Lettman Crystal Lake

HIGH
Art Charles Carver Cooper City
Crafts Sheamell Wyche Stranahan
Habitats Charles Hamilton Stranahan
Posters Carolyn DeSimone Cooper City
Photos Monica Borzen Cooper City
Poetry Jimmy Aristizabal Plantation
Projects Jonathan Applebaum Cooper City
Satire Alex Jomant Cooper City
Techy Timothy Beckford Charles.W. Flanagan

TEACHER LESSON PLANS

ELEMENTARY Mary Joe Sattler Sheridan Park Elementary
MIDDLE Tracy Rice Crystal Lake Middle
HIGH Cynthia Boyd Marjorie Stoneham Douglas High

for more information call:
Cynthia Hancock, Co-Founder and President * 954-462-5573
or e-mail
nwoto@att.nett

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