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24 x September 6 — 19, 2018 x 2019 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 23 We want to know your Southwest Orlando favorites!* • Best Family Restaurant _____________________________ • Best Fine Dining Restaurant ________________________ • Best Fast Food/Casual Restaurant __________________ • Best Italian Restaurant _____________________________ • Best Mexican Restaurant ___________________________ • Best Sushi __________________________________________ • Best Pizza __________________________________________ • Best Steak __________________________________________ • Best Seafood _______________________________________ • Best Sports Bar _____________________________________ • Best Wine Shop/Bar/Happy Hour __________________ • Best Fitness Facility _________________________________ • Best Day Spa _______________________________________ • Best Salon/Barber Shop ____________________________ • Best Church _________________________________________ • Best Local Resort ___________________________________ • Best Wedding Venue _______________________________ • Best Child’s Birthday Venue ________________________ • Best Private School __________________________________ • Best Real Estate Agent ______________________________ • Best Insurance Agent _______________________________ • Best Attorney _______________________________________ • Best Dentist _________________________________________ • Best Physician ______________________________________ • Best Veterinarian ___________________________________ high achievement and strong potential. A member of the Class of 2018, Isabela’s major is psychology. Phi Beta Kappa celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large. Only about 10 percent of the nation’s institutions of higher learning have Phi Beta Kappa chapters. Windermere residents Spencer Hilgenfeldt and Suyashi Singh were two of four students awarded scholarships to St. George’s University School of Medicine on the Caribbean island of Grenada. They each received humanitarian scholarships in recognition of their commitment to community-based service, both locally and globally, and will begin their journeys of becoming doctors this fall. n Et Al Members of the Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista welcomed new exchange students at a recent meeting. The Rotary Exchange Student Program selects young men and women from countries around the world and picks up the expense to send them to another country for one year. The students live with Rotary families in that country and go to schools there, as well as speak at Rotary club meetings, telling members about their home countries. Two exchange students were at the meeting: Michele Oddini Carboni, who is visiting from Sardinia to stay in America, and Seth Lania Crouch, an American who will be spending a year in Japan. About 2,000 Hofstra University students earned their undergraduate, graduate or law degrees during the school’s commencement ceremony. Among those were Isaac Khan of Winter Garden, who earned a Master of Business Administration in strategic business management, and Georgina King of Celebration, who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing. As part of the United States Geography Olympiads team, Southwest resident Kaylan Patel traveled to Berlin to participate in the International Geography Bee. After five days of fierce competition, he won two gold medals and one bronze, earning him the rank of fifth in the world! He was also the youngest competitor to win a gold medal. Kaylan is the son of proud parents Dr. Niral and Tejal Patel. To vote, visit and complete this ballot online. The deadline is Oct. 12 Winners will be announced in the Jan. 10, 2019, issue. *Only one entry per Southwest resident allowed. *At least 50 percent of the ballot must be completed. Michele Oddini Carboni (far left) and Seth Lania Crouch (second from left) are wished well on their foray with the Rotary Exchange Student Program by Greg Gorski (second from right), president of the Rotary Club of Lake Buena Vista, and Mark Ramey, of the Rotary Club of Dr. Phillips. CONTINUED ON PAGE 26 x September 6 — 19, 2018 x 25