Pasco-Hernando State College remembers Dr. Robert Judson, Jr.

A crowd poured into the Pasco-Hernando State College’s Performing Arts Center in New Port Richey to honor Dr. Robert Judson Jr. Judson, the college’s former president, passed away on Sept. 17 at the age of 77. He made history in 1994 when he became the first black president of a college within the Florida Community College system. At the time, PHSC was still known as a community college. The … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 10/17/2018

Student added to livestock judging team Tierani Johnson, of Land O’ Lakes, will serve as a member of the Connors State College Livestock Judging Team in Warner, Oklahoma. Connors State is a two-year agriculture college. Johnson is a sophomore at Connors State and is pursuing an Associate of Science degree in animal science. Judging team members evaluate both breeding and market animals for … [Read more...]

Pasco Schools plan to beef up security

Pasco County Schools is seeking state approval of a plan that calls for adding security cameras in schools and changing locks on doors at schools throughout the district. The district wants the state to approve the plan, so it can use about $2 million in state money to pay for the security improvements. The security upgrade aims to comply with a mandate that school districts across the state … [Read more...]

Community gets a look at Woodland Elementary renovations

A special rededication and ribbon-cutting ceremony offered the Zephyrhills community an up-close and in-depth look at the newly renovated Woodland Elementary School. More than 100 guests attended an event that showcased the school’s $12 million makeover, at 38203 Henry Drive in Zephyrhills. Following introductions and a brief presentation, attendees were able to tour the campus, which was … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 10/10/2018

Citizens of the Month The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce has named the September Citizens of the Month. The students recognized were: Sara Newsome, Academy at the Farm; Carys Johnson, East Pasco Adventist Academy; Catherine McCaughey, Saint Anthony Catholic School; Lykin Stephens, Centennial Elementary School; Carmen Estrada Miranda, Lacoochee Elementary School; Alexia Perez, Pasco … [Read more...]

Forensics research center expected to break new ground

Construction is now underway in Land O’ Lakes on a forensics and training facility that will offer a collaborative resource for universities, forensic scientists and law enforcement. Ground was broken during a Sept. 19 ceremony for the K9 Tactical Center/Florida’s Forensic Institute for Research, Security and Tactics, or F.I.R.S.T for short. The complex will be next to the Adam Kennedy … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 10/03/2018

Ten students awarded citizen honors The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce recognized 10 students as Citizens of the Month for September. The students were: Ari Kellerman, The Academy of Spectrum Diversity; Samuel Geist, The Broach School; Laniya Constant, Chester Taylor Elementary School; C.J. Pelto, East Pasco Adventist Academy; Cyhlas Davis-Payden, Heritage Academy; Abbygail Johnson, … [Read more...]

Teacher broadens her horizons through a fellowship in Korea

It’s fitting Karen Coss teaches AP Human Geography and World Cultural Geography at Land O’ Lakes High School. After all, she has visited 16 countries on six continents. “I like to travel,” said Coss, who also teaches psychology at the high school. Her most recent international stop came this past summer, in South Korea. The trip was part of a teaching fellowship through the Korean War … [Read more...]

Judson was a trailblazer

The Pasco-Hernando State College community is mourning the recent death of Dr. Robert Judson Jr., the college’s second president. The educator began his career at Pasco-Hernando State College in 1972, when the college was a community college — known as the college without walls — and was in the process of opening its doors to Pasco and Hernando county communities, according to a news release … [Read more...]

Chalk Talk 09/26/2018

Services offered help school athletic department Dr. Michael W. Higgins, board certified in orthopaedic surgery at Hernando Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgery, was recognized by Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School for providing physicals to its students at a reduced rate. The fees collected were donated back to the high school’s athletic department. More than 30 physicals were provided, which … [Read more...]