Honoring military children
Students and staff throughout Carrollwood Day School wore purple on April 13 in a show of support for children with parents in the military.
The school was taking part in a special event organized by the 4-H Youth Development program, which invited members of Operation: Military Kids across the country to take part in “Purple Up.”
The school became familiar with Operation: Military Kids and “Purple Up” because the students in Barbara Monty’s fifth-grade class are studying the impact of having parents in the military as part of an inquiry program they are doing. The inquiry program serves as a foundation to prepare students for Carrollwood Day School’s middle years program. Carrollwood Day is a private school offering an International Baccalaureate curriculum for children in preschool through high school. The school has two campuses in northern Hillsborough County.
New River Elementary School is having its kindergarten registration from 8 a.m. until noon and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 7 in the school’s media center.
It also is having a kindergarten parent workshop from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the same day at the school.
Parents should bring the child’s original birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records, a physical examination form dated within one year of starting school and proof of residency, such as utility bill or contract of sale. A child must be 5 on or before Sept. 1 to be eligible to register. For additional information, call (813) 346-0500.
Wesley Chapel High needs helpers
Wesley Chapel High needs volunteers to evaluate Senior Project Presentations at the school on May 3.
Volunteers watch graduating seniors give presentations on topics they have worked on through the year, and then offer the volunteers their reactions written on a form. The presentations take about 10 minutes each.
The evaluations are similar to filling out a comment card after a dining experience, according to Mathew Kirouac, the senior project coordinator at the school. The presentations are 7:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Volunteers are especially needed from 7:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, you can contact Kirouac at . The high school is at 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel.
Take a spin for Wharton
In conjunction with Wharton High’s golf tournament, Parks Ford will be contributing $20 to the school for every person who test drives a car, up to a maximum of $6,000. The event is at The Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive in Tampa, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 27.
Those test-driving a Ford must be 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Each person who takes a test drive also will be entered for a chance to win a 2013 Ford Escape.
The money raised from the test drives will be used toward resurfacing the school’s track.
National Merit Scholarship winners
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. has released winners of corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship awards financed by about 200 corporations, company foundations and other business organizations.
Most of the awards are renewable for up to four years of college undergraduate study and provide annual stipends that range from $500 to $10,000 per year. Some provide a single payment between $2,500 and $5,000. Recipients can use their awards at any regionally accredited U.S. college or university.
Natalie A. Meusling, of Lutz, who attends Land O’ Lakes High, was the only student in Pasco County among the recipients. She received a National Merit Alfred A. Davis/ASC Partners, LLC Scholarship. She lists her probable career choice as atmospheric science.
The two recipients from Hillsborough County high schools were Zachary Scott Dawson, of Hillsborough High, who received a National Merit BP Foundation Inc. Scholarship and Kyle A. Kizirian, of H.B. Plant High, who received a National Merit General Dynamics Scholarship.
Lutz student achieves honor roll
Ceciley “CC” Hooker, of Lutz, has achieved the dean’s list at Southeastern University in Lakeland. The dean’s list is reserved for those students who maintain at least a 3.6 GPA. CC is the daughter of Roy and Jeanne Hooker of Lutz. She is a homeschool graduate.
Connerton Elementary carnival
Connerton Elementary is having its Champion Day Carnival on April 27, from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The event, which includes food, games, facepainting and other activities, will be under the covered physical education area. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.
The school is at 9300 Flourish Drive in Land O’ Lakes.
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.
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