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Patrick Brett Foundation offering ‘Fresh Start’ scholarships to those in need

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St. Petersburg scholarship donor, the Patrick Brett Foundation, is taking its next big step. The upstart non-profit whose scholarship criteria focuses on an applicant’s character and financial need, announced plans for its 2017 “Fresh Start” scholarships.  “There are thousands of great scholarships out there for young people who get great grades, have tons of extra curricular activities on their resume, and are excelling in their journey,” reads the scholarships page at “They probably don’t need a fresh start. Unfortunately, there…

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The Worst Election Ever

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Who would believe the fate of St. Petersburg could be changed by a car accident that occurred well beyond its city limits? On a brisk October evening, the Lord decided to call home Patrick Brett, the 20-year-old son of Terry and Kim. The high school student body president, homecoming king, and president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, died well before his time in a car accident on his way home from a college football game. Because it was near…

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