Sand Pine barbecue a big success
Sand Pine Elementary School’s first Family Barbecue Night was a big success, selling out and gaining positive reviews.
Students, family, staff and friends got into the mood by dressing in country and western attire and enjoyed barbecue catered by Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. After dinner, Parent Teacher Association board members served Bruster Real Ice Cream and apple pie.
The PTA thanks Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Bruster’s Real Ice Cream, Kristine Freed Photography, KidzFunEvents.com and volunteers who helped out. The school also extends a special thank you to Chrystal Mueller and Hethre Smith for coordinating the event.
Benefit for Sunlake cheerleaders
Parks Lincoln of Tampa is partnering with Rasmussen College to benefit the Sunlake High cheerleading team at an April 21 event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rasmussen, 18600 Fernview St. in Land O’ Lakes, near SR 54 and Sunlake Boulevard.
Parks Lincoln will donate $20 for every test drive, up to $6,000. Test drivers also will be entered for an iPod Touch.
The event will include a bounce house, face painting, popcorn, cotton candy and a small business expo. Local businesses are welcome to showcase their businesses.
For more information and to sign up for the business expo, call Terri Williamson at (813) 416-6251.
PHCC receives nursing grant
Pasco-Hernando Community College (PHCC) has received a $500,000 portion of a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.
The goal of the grant is to educate more nurses since the local area currently employs large numbers of nurses from other countries with H-1B visas. The three-year grant will provide support for a collaborative effort between the Pasco Hernando Workforce Board, PHCC and HMA Hospitals.
Alyssa Bosworth of the Pasco Hernando Workforce Board wrote the grant with support from PHCC Dean of Health Occupations Jayme Rothberg and PHCC Director of Institutional Research and Grants Ed Siegel.
Student achieves dean’s list
Cailynn West of Lutz achieved the dean’s list for the fall term at Centre College, in Danville, Ky. The honor is reserved for students who maintain at least a 3.6 grade point average. West is the daughter of Craig and Georgia West of Lutz and is a graduate of New Roads High School in Santa Monica, Calif.
Lake Myrtle Elementary carnival
Lake Myrtle Elementary, 22844 Weeks Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, will hold its Over the Top Spring Carnival from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on April 13. The event will feature five bounces and slides, a nine-hole miniature golf course, carnival games, laser tag, snacks and more. The money raised will purchase technology for classrooms.
National Achievement Scholarship Winners
Three area students are among approximately 800 outstanding black American high school seniors nationally who have won Achievement Scholarship® awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The awards total more than $2 million and are financed by grants from 29 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The National Achievement Scholarship Program specifically honors scholastically talented black American youths and provides scholarships to a substantial number of the most outstanding participants in each annual competition.
More than 160,000 students entered the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program.
The local winners are:
–Erica A. Patmon, of Pasco High School, $2,500 scholarship. Probable career field: astronautics/aeronautical engineering.
–Ifechi N. Akaniru, of Steinbrenner High School, $2,500 scholarship. Probable career field: finance.
–Crystal M. Fleming, of Freedom High, $10,000 scholarship. Probable career field: pediatric oncology.
The Glazer Family Foundation is accepting applications for back-to-school Buc-Packs, which provide students with backpacks filled with school supplies.
The foundation will distribute 5,000 backpacks to community youth groups during the team’s training camp at One Buccaneer Place. The children also will be able to watch the Buccaneers practice before participating in their own on-field football drills.
The Glazer Family Foundation accepts applications for the Buc-Packs from community organizations with 501(c)(3) status. Only online applications will be accepted and the deadline is June 29 at 5 p.m. To learn more, visit www.GlazerFamilyFoundation.org.
Academy at the Farm thanks sponsors
Academy at the Farm Charter School grossed $9,500 in its Make A Difference 5K and Family Walk in March to help raise money for the school’s programs.
The run drew 121 runners and walkers, ranging from age 7 to 83 and more than 250 took part in the one-mile family walk.
The school thanks Wal-Mart, Prudential Tropical Realty, David M. Rom of State Farm, Buddy Foster Collision and Towing, Rivard Buick GMC, Neumann Construction, Julie Scott and George the Reading Dog, Kathy Green, Dan and Marcia Dwyer, Christine DeLessio Photography, Joanne Fit, Tampa Type/Print, Synergy Technology, Dr. Danielle Albritton, Thornhill Tire, The Lange Farm, Kiwanis of Dade City, Dade City Jazzercise, Summit Sign & Safety, Hannah Designs, Zephyrhills Water, and McClain, Alfonso, Meeker & Dunn, P.A.
PHCC business club excels at state competition
Members of the Pasco-Hernando Community College Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Future Business Leaders of America club performed well at the 62nd annual Florida Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference competition in March in Tampa.
The West Campus chapter of PBL in New Port Richey won three awards. Malcolm Lamprea, of Odessa, won second place in the sports management and marketing category. David Rossi, of Hudson, won first place in both the network concepts and computer concepts categories.
The students are eligible to compete at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference June 24 through June 27 in San Antonio, Texas.
Sheridan Park, PHCC office administration assistant professor and North Campus PBL chapter adviser, received the Adviser of the Year award from the Florida Future Business Leaders of America/Phi Beta Lambda.