John Long students take second
The sixth-grade advanced math team from John Long Middle School finished in second place at the Pasco County District Mathematics competition May 2 at Saint Leo University. Justin King finished first in the individual awards for sixth-grade advanced math. Pictured from left to right are Andrew Arnold, Daniel Gonzalez, Justin King and Lisa Grey, the sixth-grade math bowl coach. (Photo courtesy of Christie Zimmer)
Scott appoints trustees to PHCC board
Gov. Rick Scott has announced the appointment of Edward C. Blommel to the District Board of Trustees for Pasco-Hernando Community College. Scott also reappointed Judy R. Parker, who has served on the board since February 1999.
Blommel, 64, of Dade City, is a retired regional manager for the Tampa Electric Company and had served in the Florida National Guard. His appointment as a trustee began May 21 and ends May 31, 2015.
Parker, 64, of New Port Richey, is District Office Manager for Sen. Wilton Simpson. She is a member of the Association of Florida College Trustees, the Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges. She is reappointed for a term that ends May 10, 2014.
The appointments are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.
PHCC open houses
Pasco-Hernando Community College will host an open house at each of its four campuses in June.
Visitors considering attending PHCC in the fall will learn more about admissions, financial aid and student support services.
Tours of campus grounds, classrooms, the Teaching-Learning Centers, libraries and computer labs will be available. Activities vary at each campus event. Open house dates and locations include:
–June 18 at West Campus, New Port Richey, 10230 Ridge Road, R-151, from 1 to 4 p.m.
–June 18 at East Campus, Dade City, 36727 Blanton Road, A-240, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
–June 20 at North Campus, Brooksville, 11415 Ponce de Leon Blvd., B-104, from 3 to 6 p.m.
–June 27 at Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Building B, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
For details, visit phcc.edu/openhouse or call (877) TRY-PHCC.
Corbett Prep donates shirts to Haiti students
Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, formerly known as Independent Day School, sent the first of several planned shipments of school shirts last month to students in L’Ecole du Village in Haiti.
L’ Ecole du Village is a small community school on Ile-A-Vache, a small primitive island south of the mainland of Haiti that serves prekindergarten through fifth-grade.
Ile-A-Vache is accessible only by a half-hour’s ride in a small motorboat, so supplies are scarce and the school system struggles to meet students’ needs.
Land O’ Lakes band scholarships
Rene Van Hout, owner of LOL Transport & Moving, surprised some graduating seniors in the Land O’ Lakes High School Band program during the band’s annual banquet.
Van Hout presented checks to all the seniors who will be majoring in music education in college.
Education Foundation honors co-chairs of Cinderella Ball
The Pasco Education Foundation recently honored Diane Heiler and Kathryn Starkey, members of the foundation’s board and co-chairs of the Cinderella Ball since 2006. For the past eight years, Diane and Kathryn have dedicated countless hours to lead the Foundation’s annual signature event, The Cinderella Ball. This black tie gala is in March each year and has become the premier event in Pasco County.
Anti-Bullying T-shirt Contest
Submit the Documentary is taking action to raise awareness about cyberbullying, and is sponsoring a T-shirt contest to help spread the word.
The shirt will be spread across the world in conjunction with promotion of the film, “Submit the Documentary,” which offers solutions to the increasing trend of cyberbullying.
The design must emulate antibullying or cyberbullying. It does not need to be literal. The design can be conceptual, but must make the connection that the concept is standing up to bullies.
The prize includes contest winner’s bio and picture featured on the website and promoted on social media networks. Have your design featured worldwide at our film screenings and film festivals.
The contest is open to all age 16 and older. The contest ends at midnight on July 1.
For more information, visit www.submitthedocumentary.com/antibullycontest
Early Learning Coalition finalist in nonprofit of the year
The Early Learning Coalition of Pasco and Hernando Counties, Inc., is a finalist in the 2013 “Nonprofit of the Year Awards” sponsored by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
The coalition is competing against a number of other local organizations for the education award, including the Hillsborough Education Foundation.
For more information about this award, including a list of finalists, please visit the TBBJ website at http://www.bizjournals.com/Tampabay. For more information about the learning coalition and its services, visit www.phelc.org or call (727) 233-8291.
Saint Leo online program honored
Saint Leo University’s Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Sport Business has again been ranked an international leader by the London-based publication Sport Business International.
The current issue of the trade publication lists Saint Leo’s M.B.A. with a Sport Business specialization among the top online programs globally.
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