Fasano visits Academy at the Lakes
Florida State Rep. Mike Fasano dropped by Academy at the Lakes to talk with Upper Division students about a variety of topics, including gun control, the privatization of prisons and stimulating Florida’s economy.
Besides tackling a variety of topics, Fasano encouraged students to get involved with politics, either as a public servant or as a volunteer. He especially encouraged them to exercise their right to vote, when they reach the legal age.
Expressions of Thanks art contest
The Medical Center of Trinity is sponsoring an Expressions of Thanks youth art contest, with the deadline for entries set for Nov. 30.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are eligible to enter the contest, which celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans and active personnel, who currently serve our great nation, and their families.
Here are the contest rules:
—Students can submit artwork, poems or essays
—The entry must fit on an 8.5- by 11-inch sheet of white paper
—The submission must be original and written or drawn by hand
—Entrants are allowed to use color with paint, pens, pencils, crayons and markers
—The entry should convey the theme of expressing thanks to veterans and members of the military
—No Internet art, clipart or cutouts
—Entries must have the student’s name, grade and the name of the school printed clearly on the back
Entries must be submitted by Nov. 30 to Medical Center of Trinity in one of two forms:
—In person at the information desk at the main entrance 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
—By mail to Medical Center of Trinity, Attention: Youth Art Contest
9330 SR 54, Trinity, FL 34655
Everyone who enters will receive a recognition certificate. First place winners in each grade level will receive a $25 gift card. The winner of the grand prize will be able to choose either a bicycle or an iPod.
For more information call (727) 834-4868 or email .
Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa helps local high schools
Ed Morse Cadillac Tampa recently has donated $10,000 to benefit schools throughout Tampa Bay.
Checks for $1,000 each were presented to Carrollwood Day School, Chamberlain High, Corbett Preparatory of IDS, Freedom High, Gaither High, Hillsborough High, Jesuit High, Steinbrenner High, Tampa Catholic High and Wharton High.
Watergrass Elementary named golden school
The Florida Department of Education has bestowed a 2011-2012 Golden School Award to Watergrass Elementary in Wesley Chapel.
The award is given annually to schools that demonstrate that it has exemplary volunteer programs. Volunteer hours donated by mentors, tutors, advisors, advocates and others are considered for this award. Watergrass also received the Five Star School Award for the third consecutive year. That annual honor goes to schools that have shown evidence of outstanding community involvement.
Land O’ Lakes student receives honor
The College Board has named Morgan Elizabeth Maguire to the 2012-2013 National Hispanic Recognition Program.
Girls Soccer car show
The Sunlake High School Girls Soccer team is having a Kickin’ Klassics Car Show fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Dec. 15 at the Beef O’ Brady’s parking lot at 18835 SR 54 in Lutz. Preregister by Dec.10 with Joyce Bertoni at (727) 688-8018.
Course offered for dental hygienists
The dental programs faculty and corporate training department of Pasco-Hernando Community College will offer a new course called Certification for Local Anesthesia for Licensed Dental Hygienists. The course will be Jan. 10 through Jan. 13 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the West Campus in New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road.
The Florida Legislature recently passed a bill permitting registered dental hygienists to administer local anesthesia in the dental office under direct supervision.
The comprehensive, on-site course is designed to prepare practicing dental hygienists to safely administer dental anesthesia and provide didactic and clinical training. The course also allows time for interactive questions and answers with guest speaker, Demetra Daskalos-Logothetis, author of the textbook Local Anesthesia for the Dental Hygienist.
Wesley Chapel high rummage sale
The Wesley Chapel High Parent Teacher Student Association is having a rummage sale Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corner of Old Pasco and Country Club roads.
The proceeds will benefit the school’s Assist, Believe, Care program that provides a holiday meal and other assistance throughout the holidays.