by Sandi Fahy
Sarah Preston Davidson and Trent Wintermeier are pictured with the gold medals they were awarded in the juvenile pairs figure skating competition at the Florida State Sunshine Games in May (more information below).
Congratulations to Sarah Preston Davidson, 10, and Trent Wintermeier, 11, gold medal winners in the juvenile pairs figure skating freeskate division at the Florida Sunshine State Games, which took place at Incredible Ice in Coral Springs May 14-16. Sarah also took home a silver medal in preliminary spins and a bronze medal for preliminary jumps. Trent earned a gold medal for preliminary boys freeskate. The young skaters, who are coached by World and Olympic coach Pauline Gasparini with Jim Millns, 1976 Olympic bronze medalist, have been competing as a pair for several years. They plan to take part in the U.S. Figure Skating sectional competition in the fall in Pennsylvania, where they hope to qualify for the U.S. Junior Nationals. ... Hats off to the following college graduates: Brooke Kennedy, Michael Devine, Molly Hays and Peter Gylfe. A tip of the hat also goes to high school grads Kayla Loutitt, Alex Swatzell, Megan Hays and Hillary Bowman ... It's birthday time once again for Stephanie Clark, Alice Thomas, Anita Prendergast, Sarah White and Edward Campbell. All turn a year older today, June 10 ... Bring out the cake and ice cream tomorrow for Susan Scott, Rich Bruer and Betty Cox ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Saturday to Roni Hellwig, Beth Schneider, Steven Fryer, Katie Delaney and Ann Shields ... Be sure to wish Ellen Jensen, Jana Fine, Donna Ventura, JJ Selig, Maureen Booser and Helen Taylor all the best on their special day, which is Sunday ... The birthdays of Janet Messecar, Joe Ashmore and Ben Kay are coming up on Monday ... Tuesday brings the 15th day of the month and the birthdays of Kelly Bentz, Rachel Munroe and Kelly Jones ... You still have time to get cards in the mail by Wednesday to Sara Lawson, Caroline Barnett and Gaye Morrison ... Just heard the following persons recently had birthdays: Sonja Counsel, Kara Baker, Eric Haskins, Doris Eyck, Tom Jonson, Barbara Chenoweth and Walter Scott ... Congratulations to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: William and Frances Donberger, Arlyn and Carol Waite (June 10); Fred and Jean Roe (June 11); John and Elizabeth Vogt (June 14) ... Belated anniversary congrats go to James and Amanda Johnson, whose special day was May 26 ... It was the late Milton Berle who said, "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door" ... Have a good week, everyone.