Chamber names Citizens of the Month
The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce has recognized these students as April Citizens of the Month: Aiden Kinney, Academy at the Farm; Odessa Benton, East Pasco Adventist Academy; Ryan Potthast, Saint Anthony Catholic School; Destiny Flummer, Centennial Elementary School; Salieagh Simonds, Lacoochee Elementary; Julie Estrada-Garcia, Pasco Elementary; Owen Grasty, San Antonio Elementary; Mackenzie Neal, Centennial Middle; Nathan Shelton, Pasco Middle; Ashley Baxley-Mote, James Irvin Education Center; and Zachary Balogh, Pasco High. Also recognized at a recent ceremony was March Citizen of the Month Rosalia Ippolito, Saint Anthony Catholic School.
Summer bus haul pass available for students
Pasco County Public Transportation is offering Pasco County students a chance to ride the fixed-route bus system for free all summer for $20. The special student rate goes into effect June 1 and will run until Aug. 31.
Summer Haul Passes will be sold at all Pasco County libraries, the Pasco-Hernando State College campus bookstores in New Port Richey and Wiregrass, and at the PCPT Administrative Offices, 8620 Galen Wilson Blvd., in Port Richey.
Students can use the pass to go to the beach, swimming pools, shopping areas and summer jobs.
The PCPT fixed-route, transit buses run throughout east and west Pasco County and along State Road 54.
For information about the passes, call (727) 834-3322, (352) 521-4587 or (813) 235-6073.
For information about bus routes, transportation news and schedules, visit RidePCPT.com.
Students qualify for national business leaders competition
Students from Pasco-Hernando State College participated in the Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference and competition.
Leslie Barnwell, PHSC West Campus, placed first in the Job Interview competition. Barnwell also placed third in the Administrative Technology competition and received the Christopher J. Heider Scholarship award.
The West Campus student team of Tayler Carlson, Jaime Zapote-Pach, Marcella Thurman and Norman Widamen Jr., took first place in the Parliamentary Procedure competition.
Alyssa Bohnsack, North Campus, placed second in Job Interview, and Joy Jordan, West Campus, placed second in Personal Finance.
These students all qualified for the annual Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda National competition that will take place in Atlanta, Georgia in June.
Other students placing in the competition include: David Adams, North Campus, fourth place in Management Concepts; Victor Miller, West Campus, fourth place in Network Concepts and fifth place in Public Speaking; and Manuel Cuzco, Spring Hill, third place in Human Resource Management.
Virtual school opens enrollment
Florida Virtual School Full Time, a statewide online public school, will open enrollment for grades six to 12 on June 1.
Combining Florida-certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences, FLVS Full Time delivers a high-quality, online education to students who benefit from an individualized approach to learning.
Parents can enroll students online at FLVSFT.com.
Summer VPK enrollment
Primrose School at Collier Parkway, 23021 Weeks Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes, will offer a summer PVK (Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten) program for eligible families and children. This is a free program for children who have not yet used a VPK voucher and turned 4 years old before Sept. 1, 2016.
Classes will begin on June 14 through Aug. 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with an hour rest at 12:30 p.m.
To learn more about Primrose School at Collier Parkway and enrolling your child in the free VPK program, contact the school director, Angella Hart, at (813) 242-7800.
PHSC students on academic team
Eight Pasco-Hernando State College students were nominated to the 2016 Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team: Sarah Del Monte of Land O’ Lakes; Christopher Hernandez of Dade City; Annie Hillin of Holiday; Vanessa Moore and Anthony Serieux of Brooksville; Samantha Rosario of Spring Hill; Allison Sharrer of Zephyrhills; and Allassandra Slate of Hudson.
The students were selected based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership and community service. Students are nominated by their respective colleges to the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by USA Today and Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.
For information about the All-Florida Academic Team, visit FloridaCollegeSystem.com/all-florida.