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New College students win archaeology grant

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The focus of the students' studies has been two local sites, Emerson Point and Warm Mineral Springs

By Erica Earl

SARASOTA – For local students, an appreciation for Florida's rich history has paid off. Two New College of Florida students, Matt Andersen and Jodi Johnson, won Cornelia D. Futor Archaeology Student Grants, sponsored by the Time Sifters Archaeology Society of Sarasota.

The grants are to be used at the students' discretion to continue with their studies.

Andersen, the first-place winner, received $200. Johnson received $100 for second place.

The grant competition is open to undergraduate and pre-doctoral graduate students enrolled at a college in the Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Tampa area and is based on excellence in archaeology research papers.

This is the fifth consecutive year that New College students have won the top prizes from Time Sifters. The students presented their projects to the Time Sifters society Wednesday at Selby Library in Sarasota.