Students appear in the Wiregrass Ranch High production of Bye Bye Birdie. From left Chelsea Davis, Nicolette Doria, Abrayle Coe, Gabby Dion and Taylor Jenniges. (Photo courtesy of Wiregrass Ranch High)
Bye Bye Birdie
Wiregrass Ranch High is presenting Bye Bye Birdie April 11 through 14 at the Center for the Arts, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel.
Curtain time is 7 p.m. April 11 through 13 and 2 p.m. April 14.
Tickets are $10 for general admission, $8 for students and $5 for children younger than 12. Tickets can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/wrhs.
For more information, call the school at (813) 346-6000.
Cultural center classes
The Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road in Tampa, will offer classes this spring and summer, including introductory courses in Italian and Spanish. To view a class schedule, visit www.CarrollwoodCenter.org/classes or call (813) 269-1310 for more information. The Carrollwood Cultural Center is a partnership between Hillsborough County and the Friends of Carrollwood Cultural Center.
Moore Mickens students of the month
These Moore Mickens Education Center students were chosen as student of the month for January: Dustin Chancey, Derrik Holley, Tyler Bedell and Maria Montes. Amber Denney was selected as the Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce student of the month.
These students were chosen as student of the month for February: Shay Cook, Chad McGahan, Ambar Moreno and Maribel Guerrero. Heather Mitchell was selected as the chamber student of the month.
MOSI summer camps
Tampa’s Museum of Science & Industry is offering Forward Thinking Initiatives’ (FTI) Teen Business and Innovation Camps.
FTI, a Tampa Bay nonprofit, teaches entrepreneurship, innovation and creative thinking to teenagers. The camps are designed for kids entering grades six through 12.
FTI’s camps will focus on two different themes.
The theme for Week 1, June 17 through June 21, is Toys and Games: Serious Business. The theme for the second week, June 24 through June 28, is Hockey Business, The Business and Science Behind the Sport.
For more information or to register, contact Debra Campbell at or call (813) 760-7860. For more information about Forward Thinking Initiatives, visit www.forwardthinkinginitiatives.com.
Steinbrenner wrestling team yard sale
Steinbrenner High’s wrestling team is having a yard sale, with proceeds helping to cover travel expenses to an Oklahoma State University Wrestling Camp in June. The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on April 20 at the masonic lodge at the northwest corner of W. Lutz Lake Fern Road and Sunlake Boulevard.
Lutz student named to dean’s list
Kathryn Holliday, of Lutz, has achieved the dean’s list at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga.
Pasco Education Foundation scholarships
The Pasco Education Foundation awarded scholarships valued at more than $730,000 at its March 21 ceremony at Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. The event was presented by Bright House Networks, Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation and Will Weatherford, speaker of the Florida House of Representatives.
In total, 117 Pasco County Schools seniors were recognized for their achievements, with more than 400 guests in attendance. Pasco superintendent Kurt Browning congratulated the students and thanked sponsors for making the scholarships possible.
To learn more about the Pasco Education Foundation’s scholarship programs, contact Stacey Capogrosso, associate director, at (813) 794-2705 or visitwww.pascoeducationfoundation.org
Wesley Chapel Chamber seeks sponsors`
The Greater Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce is seeking sponsors for an event that honors the community’s top students. This year’s event is April 30 at the Wesley Chapel High Performing Arts Center. Superintendent Kurt Browning will be the master of ceremonies. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact the chamber for more information at (813) 994-8534.
Veterans Elementary golf tournament
Veterans Elementary’s Parent-Teacher Association will have its third annual golf tournament April 20 at Lexington Oaks Golf Club. The proceeds will be used to help provide a playground shade covering, new technology, classroom supplies and equipment for the school.
The tournament is open to adults of all skill levels up to a maximum of 144 participants. Entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
Registration and payment may be completed online at www.veteranspta.com or may be mailed in to: Veterans Elementary School, attention: PTA, 26940 Progress Parkway, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544.
Registration must be received no later than April 16. Checks should be made payable to VES PTA. Local businesses and individuals may also support the tournament through hole sponsorships and raffle prize donations. For more information about the tournament, email .
FEMA seeks youth leaders
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is looking for young leaders to become national advocates for youth disaster preparedness.
Those between the ages of 12 and 17 who are interested in serving on FEMA’s Youth Preparedness Council should apply now. They will represent the youth perspective on emergency planning and share that information with their communities.
Youths can apply themselves or be nominated by adults. The deadline is midnight April 18.
To obtain application materials and instructions, visit www.ready.gov/youth-preparedness.
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