Wiregrass students ‘believe, dream, inspire’
Students from Wiregrass Ranch High School created original works of art related to the theme “Believe, Dream, Inspire” for this year’s Reflections Art Program. Categories included literature, music composition, photography, visual arts, film production, and choreography and dance.
Winners at the county level will move on to states level in the National PTA Reflections Program. They included:
• Literature: Delaney Wolkov in first, Bryce Pfieffer in second, and Selyne Singh in third
• Photography: Jordan Welniak in first, Jake Richmon in second, and Denali Krampe in third
• Visual Arts: Kaylee Brennan in first, Eric Boudreaux in second, and Mrudula Peddinti in third
Mohr gets USDA honorable mention
Mandi Mohr, an eighth grader at Saint Anthony Catholic School in San Antonio, was awarded an honorable mention from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for her project “Cash Cows” at the Florida State Science Fair Competition in Lakeland earlier this month.
She also received a special recognition award from the science fair, and an additional award and cash prize from the Association of Fertilizer and Phosphate Chemists.
LOLCS students shine at national competition
Three Land O’ Lakes Christian School students received national honors at the 37th Annual American Association of Christian Schools National Competition at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., earlier this month.
Students representing almost 200 Christian high schools, competed in 77 categories in the basic areas of Bible, music, speech, art and academics.
Local students recognized were:
• Vickie Frazier, senior, first place in oil painting
• Abigail Del Monte, senior, second place in Spanish academic testing
• Tommy Campbell, sophomore, second place in topical preaching
WRHS book fair
The Wiregrass Ranch High School art department will host an “Art Matters” Book Fair May 8 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Barnes & Noble at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel.
There will be art displays, story time at 6 p.m., gift-wrapping services for Mother’s Day, face painting, drama improvisation, music and prizes.
A percentage of Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit the high school’s art department.
For those who cannot attend, visit BN.com/bookfairs from May 8 to May 13, to support the school online, and enter Bookfair ID 11350956 at checkout.
Hagan is distinguished alumnus
Hillsborough County commissioner Ken Hagan was honored as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for his contributions to the community by The Hillsborough Community College Foundation at the 2014 Presidential Showcase April 17.
Hagan has served on the commission since 2002. He also was vice chairman and chaplain.
Chamber names Student Citizens for April
The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce recognized the following Student Citizens at an April ceremony in their honor. Each month, one student from 10 area schools is selected for exemplary effort, achievement and contribution to their school, family and community. Celebrating are, from left, Taylor Napier of West Elementary School, Shiloh McCoy of Heritage Academy, Olivia Laginess of Taylor Elementary School, Samuel Nix of The Broach School, Austin Manley of Stewart Middle School, Mary Veller of Woodland Elementary School, and Chloe Isaacs of West Zephyrhills Elementary School. Joining them are chamber executive director Vonnie Mikkelsen and chamber president Carolyn Sentelik, along with Student Citizen of the Month chair A.J. Hernandez. (Courtesy of Gary Hatrick)
Nursing info session at PHSC
Pasco-Hernando State College will host an information session on its new nursing bachelor’s degree program May 1 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at its West Campus, 10320 Ridge Road in New Port Richey.
The session will feature information about the online degree program for licensed registered nurses who have a nursing associate’s degree, with additional skills in management, leadership, theory and research.
The first class begins in August, and interested students my apply for admission no later than May 30.
The session is free, but seating is limited.
To RSVP, visit PHSC.edu/rsvp.
For information, call (727) 816-3274.
‘Bee Bully-Free’ in Zephyrhills
Zephyrhills area schools have been encouraging students, teachers and staff to wear black and yellow on the last Friday of each month as part of the “Bee Bully-Free Initiative.” The initiative provides stickers and coloring book pages for schools that request them, participates in the Great American Teach-in, and provides certificates and awards for students who transform from bullies into kinder versions of themselves.
The last ‘Bee Bully-Free” day is May 30.
For information on the initiative, visit Facebook.com/beebullyfree.
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