Chalk Talk 04/17/2019

Believe, and achieve Anusha Gupta, of Steinbrenner High School, won first place in the Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest, Category 3. In her essay, Gupta discussed the pioneers in science and technology of Hispanic origins, and highlighted female scientists in particular and their achievements in the field. Her essay also discussed the perseverance of both male and female scientists (many of whom … [Read more...]

Saint Leo adding four new degree programs

Saint Leo University will offer four new degree programs, beginning in the fall. It also will expand its existing Bachelor of Arts in English to include additional courses and a new specialization in creative writing. The new bachelor’s degrees will include the following majors: Software Engineering Data Science Medical Humanities Theater “They’re wonderful opportunities for … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 04/10/2019

Lending a hand Leslie Lewis, of the GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club, helps a student during the annual Lutz Elementary School’s ‘Olden Day 2019.’ Club members helped with various arts and crafts projects for the celebration. For information on the club, visit GFWCLutzLandOLakesWomansClub.org.           Chili Cook-off Charles Rushe Middle School, … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 04/03/2019

Officers make a big, and ‘little,’ difference Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay would like to thank the Dade City Police Department for dedicating its time and effort to the ‘Littles’ at Rodney B. Cox Elementary in Dade City. The officers embody the mission of BBBS perfectly, which is to provide children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that … [Read more...]

Saint Leo offers new scholarship program

Saint Leo University has launched a new scholarship program to make higher education more accessible to Catholic high school students in Florida. Available for students beginning in the fall, the Catholic Promise Scholarship will award Florida students, who have attended four years at a Catholic high school, with an annual scholarship of $14,000 toward their tuition at Saint Leo’s University … [Read more...]

Workshops aim to boost your financial literacy

If you’ve ever wanted to improve your knowledge when it comes to money, a financial literacy expo being offered by Pasco County Schools may help get you started. The school district has assembled a number of financial experts to provide the free information sessions. The first one is scheduled for April 1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Marchman Technical College, 7825 Campus Drive in New Port … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 03/27/2019

Essay scholarship The Republican Party of Pasco will accept scholarship applications until April 15 from graduating seniors from any Pasco County high school. To be eligible, applicants must be a registered Republican; have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and be a graduate of a Pasco County high school; complete a 650-word minimum essay on the topic of “What is the importance of conservative values for … [Read more...]

Browning talks school safety, other issues

More than a year since the Parkland school shooting claimed the lives of 17 students and faculty members, ensuring school safety remains a forefront priority for Pasco County Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning. Browning discussed that, and a number of other school issues, as the featured guest speaker at the North Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce March breakfast meeting at the Pasco-Hernando … [Read more...]

Social workers can make transformative change

When it comes to social work, the job responsibility should go beyond addressing baseline issues of clients and patients, according to Dr. Ruth Brandwein, one of the nation’s most accomplished and recognizable social work educators. Social work should also identify solutions and take action for meaningful and impactful change for all individuals, families and communities, said Brandwein, the … [Read more...]

High school fair offers diverse career paths

While parents and students had an opportunity to learn about post-high school options — representatives from colleges, technical schools, military branches and other programs had a chance to make their pitch at the College and Career Fair recently at Wesley Chapel High School. Those attending the March 11 event could pose questions to representatives from more than 40 organizations, and could … [Read more...]