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TWENTY-ONE STUDENTS WIN BARNETT BRAIN BOWL

 TWENTY-ONE STUDENTS WIN BARNETT BRAIN BOWL
 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Three teams comprised


of 21 high school students won the Seventh Annual Black History and Culture Brain Bowl sponsored by Barnett Bank, (listing to follow).
 The Brain Bowl, held Dec. 13 and 14 in Tampa, focused on world and American history with an emphasis on African-American culture. Barnett contributed $25,000 to sponsor competitions at the local, regional and state levels.
 Winners at the state level were awarded scholarships to a college or university in Florida. Other awards included gift certificates, trophies, plaques and savings bonds.
 The annual black history and culture competition provides socially disadvantaged students an incentive to learn more about their heritage. Participating students must have read at least seven history books and studied 2,000 facts on history, sports, lifestyles, music and arts. Questions at the competition centered on world and American history with an emphasis on African-American culture.
 "Barnett is committed to supporting education in Florida," said Allen L. Lastinger Jr., president and chief operating officer of Barnett Banks, Inc. "We are especially pleased to be able to help socially disadvantaged students learn about their heritage."
 With $32.3 billion in assets and 593 offices in Florida and Georgia, Barnett Banks, Inc. is Florida's largest financial institution and the 21st-largest in the United States. Its stock (BBI) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
 SEVENTH ANNUAL BLACK HISTORY AND BRAIN BOWL
 SPONSORED BY BARNETT BANK
 WINNERS
 First Place Team: Atlantic Coast COE
 NAME CITY HIGH SCHOOL
 1. Craig King Belle Glade Glades Central Community High
 2. Dashelle Jackson Belle Glade Glades Central Community High
 3. Daniel St. Louis Belle Glade Glades Central Community High
 4. Edward Turner Belle Glade Glades Central Community High
 5. Earl Poitier Belle Glade Glades Central Community High
 6. Latricia Hylton Belle Glade Glades Central Community High
 7. Edgar Forbes Belle Glade Glades Central Community High
 Second Place Team: Escambia County COE
 NAME CITY HIGH SCHOOL
 1. Marfreeia Clarke Panama City Rutherford High
 2. Manneietea Curry Panama City Bay City High
 3. Kecia Payton Panama City Rutherford High
 4. Tabitha World Panama City Rutherford High
 5. Maleke Oney Lynn Haven Mosley High
 6. Letitia McGugan Panama City Bay High
 7. Tiffany Bowers Panama City Bay High
 Third Place Team: Hillsborough County COE
 NAME CITY HIGH SCHOOL
 1. Arleshia "Joy" Stewart
 Fort Myers Cypress Lake High
 2. Kathy Williams Fort Myers Cypress Lake High
 3. Christie Cook Fort Myers Cypress Lake High
 4. Miriam Everett Fort Myers Cypress Lake High
 5. Monique White Lehigh Acres Cypress Lake High
 6. Ami Luckey Fort Myers Cypress Lake High
 7. Keith Morris Fort Myers Cypress Lake High
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 /CONTACT: Bob Stickler of Barnett Banks, Inc. 904-791-5437 (office) or 904-396-9284 (home)/
 (BBI) CO: Barnett Banks, Inc. ST: Florida IN: FIN SU:


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