Seeking healthy student recipes
The Hillsborough County public school district and student nutrition services are sponsoring the Cook It Up! K-12 Student Recipe Challenge.
District students are invited to show off their cooking skills by submitting a healthy dessert recipe for a treat they don’t feel guilty eating. Entry deadline is May 18. Recipes should be submitted at www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/sns. Judges will review all submissions and choose one winner at the elementary, middle and high school level. Winners will be notified by May 31.
–Annual Florida residents’ passes to Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park (family of 4)
–Winning recipes will be featured on school menus
–Winners will be invited to appear on Radio Disney’s “Kid’s Concern Show” to discuss their recipe and the importance of healthy eating habits
–Winners’ names will be announced on Radio Disney
Saint Leo celebrates graduates
Saint Leo University celebrated 1,000 new graduates in three commencement ceremonies on April 27 and April 28.
The degrees awarded were both graduate and undergraduate, and included the fields of business, humanities, science, education, criminal justice, and social work.
Guest speakers included Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll, who graduated from Saint Leo University’s Master of Business Administration degree program in 2008; educator an author Peter B. Smith; and former ambassador Edward S. “Ned” Walker Jr. Walker’s son, Christopher, studied sport business at Saint Leo and participated in the undergraduate commencement at which his father spoke.
Poppleton scholarship winner
Megan Forde, a senior at Steinbrenner High, has been awarded the Josephine Poppleton Scholarship by the International Association of Administrative Professionals. She received the $1,000 scholarship on April 19 at the Tampa Club.
/Moore Mickens student winners
Students of the month for April at Moore Mickens Education Center in Dade City are: Cassondra Rickett, Wanice Matthews, Cassie Greene and Nimia Morales. Rickett also was selected as Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month.
Students named to the Principal’s 4.0 honor roll were: Dustin Chancey, Mackenzie McAnallen and Kelly Butterfield.
Students named to the A-B Honor Roll were: Richard Costner, Victoria Dickens, Patrick Gray, Jaonsha Hayes, Joevanny Lorenzo, Katrina Martin, Wanice Matthews, Brittany Parrish, Sabrina Remick, Cassondra Rickett, Dannielle Shaw, Sofia Torres, Jessica Velasquez, Kimberly Williams, Jeremiah Wright, Cassie Greene, Jon Reed, Khaalid Sewell, Jason Patten, Stephanie Swartz, Wesley Rivera, Willie Echols, Josh Brown, Josh Coleman, Dustin Chauncey, Kelly Butterfield, Derrick Bliss, David Graves, Matt Harrigan, Phillip Olson, John Algood, Sharon McNeal, Richard Stafford and Dylan Hodock.
Good citizen awards went to Jake Johnson and Joseph Long.
Hillsborough schools seek comment
The Hillsborough County School District is seeking public comment on a waiver from the United States Department of Education regarding the No Child Left Behind Act.
The waiver will provide the district with flexibility for recruiting and retaining teachers to high-needs schools. The public can access the waiver request and submit comments through May 11 at the following link: http://www.sdhc.k12.fl.us/title1/waiver.asp
Traffic light to help visually impaired
A new traffic light has been installed to assist people with visual impairments. The light was install neared Double Branch Elementary, at the intersection of Chancey Road and Meadow Pointe Boulevard. The project was a joint effort between the Pasco County School Board and Pasco County, with assistance from state Sen. Mike Fasano.
PHCC receives Plein endowment
The Pasco-Hernando Community College Foundation recently received a $20,000 endowment from the Thomas A. Plein Foundation. An additional $2,000 gift provides a $1,000 annual scholarship for each of the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 academic years.
Thomas A. Plein of Oshkosh, Wis., established the Thomas A. Plein Foundation in the 1980s to advance his family’s philanthropic interests. The family owned 7-Up bottling plants in Oshkosh, Wis., and in other Midwest cities. Plein, a Marquette University Law School graduate, hoped his foundation would help provide educational opportunities to those in need. His nephew, Steve Plein of New Port Richey, was instrumental in facilitating the gift to support students of PHCC.
Students interested in being considered for fall PHCC Foundation scholarships can submit applications at http://scholarships.phcc.edu.
For more information or to make a contribution, call (727) 816-3410 or visit www.phcc.edu/foundation.
Denham Oaks musical
The music teachers at Denham Oaks Elementary School in Lutz are presenting “Annie! Jr.” at 7 p.m. on May 15 at the Center for the Arts in Wesley Chapel, at 30651Wells Road. The musical is free and all are welcome.
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