Pasco community job fair
Pasco County Schools is partnering with county agencies and the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to host a job fair on June 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Land O’ Lakes High School gymnasium.
Representatives from the school district and several schools, Pasco Sheriff’s Office, and Pasco County government: clerk of court, emergency services (911), property appraiser, supervisor of elections and tax collector will be available to talk to job applicants.
Participating employers are seeking applicants for the following positions:
911 dispatcher, accounting/finance, bus drivers/assistants, clerical/administrative support, food services, information services, instructional/childcare, law enforcement/corrections, and maintenance/skilled trades.
For information, visit the district’s website at PascoSchools.org, and click on the link in the Job Fair banner at the top of the page.
Land O’ Lakes High School is at 20325 Gator Lane in Land O’ Lakes.
Fishing tournament nets $36,000 for students
Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation’s 10th annual Catch and Release Fishing Tournament raised $36,000 for PHSC students, faculty and staff.
Twenty-one chartered boats carried Foundation supporters for a full day of fishing while raising money.
The PHSC Foundation was established in 1975 to support student programs, instructional resources, staff development and facilities for the college.
For information, call (727) 816-3410, or visit PHSC.edu/foundation.
Tampa Catholic has new principal
After a national search, the Diocese of St. Petersburg announced that Robert Lees will be the next principal of Tampa Catholic High School. Lees will replace Tom Reidy, who is leaving to take a position at a Catholic school in Michigan. Lees will begin on July 1.
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Lees spent the last 13 years at Cardinal Mooney High School in Sarasota. In the past, he has served as a teacher, coach, athletic director and assistant principal, and holds two degrees from John Carroll University.
Saint Leo excels in cyber defense
Saint Leo University and its bachelor of science in computer science have met the standards required of a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education. The recognition is jointly sponsored by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security, and has been awarded to Saint Leo through the year 2021.
The Saint Leo computer science degree can be earned through classroom or online instruction offered by the university’s Donald R. Tapia School of Business.
Two high school juniors were chosen to attend the Seminar 4 Tomorrow’s Leaders, a leadership training program for high school students.
The Sunrise Rotary Club of Dade City sponsored Olivia Landry, of Tampa Catholic High School, and the San Antonio Rotary Club sponsored Brianna Bush, of Zephyrhills High School.
The seminar included “rap sessions” where the leaders of tomorrow are divided into groups of 16 to 18 delegates and meet with Rotarians to discuss topics of interest.
The program was on the Florida Southern College campus over Father’s Day weekend.
Lutz student gives back
Cameron Reidy, of Lutz, took part in Lake Forest Academy’s annual Service Learning Day. Students and faculty took 22 different service trips around the north Chicago, Illinois, suburban area to volunteer at local organizations.
The LFA community planted 1,000 trees, packed 15,380 meals at Feed My Starving Children, packaged 5,500 pounds of meat at Northern Illinois Food Bank, filled 1,000 bags of sand, visited and performed for senior citizens, and cut brush at various forest preserves.
Reidy took part in cutting brush and planting trees at Lake County Forest Preserves.
Fundraiser for scholarships
The volunteers of Medical Center of Trinity will host a fundraiser to raise money for scholarships on Aug. 11 at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., in New Port Richey.
There will be a fall fashion show sponsored by Stein Mart, a gift auction and dinner.
The cash bar will be open at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m., and the fashion show.
Tickets are $30 and go on sale July 1, and can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the hospital’s cafeteria, 9330 State Road 54 in Trinity, by cash or check only.
The deadline to buy tickets is Aug. 5.
Cami Ash on mission trip to Hungary
Cami Ash, of Lutz, will spend the summer with Harding University’s Global Outreach program, completing a mission trip to Hungary.
Summer mission trips range from two to six weeks and are geared toward students who have never been on an overseas mission trip or who are not interested in long-term mission work in the future. The groups are led by a university faculty member and fulfill specific mission goals such as teaching English, hosting vacation Bible school, or completing other projects with area churches.
Ash, a nursing major, is one of more than 80 students that will complete internships and mission trips in more than 20 countries as a part of the university’s Global Outreach program this summer.
PHSC receives $40,000 grant
The Pasco-Hernando State College Foundation received a $40,000 grant from the Edward K. Roberts Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
The contribution will provide scholarships to PHSC students in the summer and fall semesters of 2016. Preference is given to part-time students who may not qualify for other financial aid. The Edward K. Roberts Fund donation in 2015 provided scholarships for 80 PHSC students.
For information about the PHSC Foundation, call (727) 816-3420, or visit PHSC.edu/foundation.
Cox Elementary 90th celebration
R.B. Cox Elementary School, in Dade City, is preparing for its 90th year celebration for alumni, current students, current and former staff, families, and the Dade City community, and is asking for photos and memories. The school also will create a montage video, and are looking for alumni interested in being interviewed.
The first event of several celebrations will be the “90th Year Celebration Kickoff” on Sept. 30 at the elementary school.
For information about the celebration, call Margaret “Megan” Fortunato at (727) 644-8561.
50-year class reunion
The Chamberlain High School Class of 1966 is planning a 50-year class reunion on Oct. 14 and Oct. 15. The committee needs help locating the Class of 1966 graduates.
If you graduated in 1966 and would like to have your name included for future updates and information, send your name (including maiden name), email, current address, home and/or cellphone number, and spouse’s name to
If you know anyone else in the class who has not yet been contacted, email their name and contact information to the same email address.