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Liberty students honor slain Schenecker siblings with fundraiser

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: October 16, 2013 at 03:54 PM

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TAMPA - Liberty Middle School students will honor the memory of a classmate and his sister by raising money to put toward a scholarship fund set up in their names.

The school will join up with the National Junior Honor Society and the Future Business Leaders of America to host a cookie dough sale. The proceeds will benefit the Calyx and Beau Schenecker Memorial Fund.

The cookie dough sale begins Tuesday and will last through Nov. 8, with officers of the two groups visiting classrooms to hand out information packets and explain the fundraiser’s purpose.

Beau, 13, and Calyx, 16, were shot to death in January 2011. Their mother, Julie Schenecker, is accused in their slaying.

Calyx was a cross country runner and enrolled in the International Baccalaureate program at King High School. She would have been a college freshman this year. Beau was an eighth-grader at Liberty and an FBLA member. He would have been a sophomore at Freedom High School this year.

The fund provides scholarships for promising leaders, athletes and artists in the Tampa Bay area.

In the last two years, it has granted more than $21,000 in scholarships. Students hope to raise at least $5,000 this year.

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