Woman’s club awards $16,000 in scholarships
The GFWC Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Woman’s Club awarded a total of $16,000 in scholarship funds to eight area students. From left are, Samuel May, $5,000 Lutz Volunteer Fire Department Endowed Fund; Gordon Brown, former Lutz Volunteer FD director; Sydney Labban, $1,000; Cathy Mathes, woman’s club president; Nicole Sommer, $1,000; Barbara Nicholson, scholarship chair; and Mariah Berberich, $1,000. Other recipients not pictured: Stephanie Pishock, $5,000 Lutz Volunteer FD Fund; Hailey Cuervo, $1,000; McKenna Smith, $1,000; and Tessa Brooke Rodd, $1,000. JC Audiology, Jay Nelson, Jerry McCarthy State Farm and Fraternal Order of Police Pasco Lodge 29 have all helped to supplement the 2016 Scholarship Fund with donations.
Pilot Club honors ‘top dogs’
The Pilot Club of Zephyrhills recognized ‘Top Dog’ students at Stewart Middle School for fourth quarter academics and leadership roles in the school. The students receiving a certificate and gold dog tag were Joshua Pellegrino, Jaylen Tucker, Adela Reynel, Jessica Amidon, Rebekah Glenn, Zane Grimm, Joanna Correa, Joshua Iturralde and Abigail Wilder.
The new Chick-fil-A at Cypress Creek Town Center, 2349 Sun Vista Drive, in front of the Tampa Premium Outlets, will be collecting new children’s books for Lutz Elementary School.
Books will be collected at the new restaurant on June 29 and June 30. Serving as a free library exchange, the children books will be placed in a nearly 3-foot Book House that was hand-built from old and reclaimed wood, and provided by the Chick-fil-A Foundation.
The restaurant will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
PLACE program summer schedule
All Pasco County Schools sites will operate on a 10-hour day/four-day work schedule for the next five weeks. Pasco County Schools will be closed on these non-work days: July 1, July 4, July 15, July 22 and July 29.
On each of these weeks, the district office complex will be open 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday. The exception is the week of July 4, when the district is closed on Monday, and extended hours will be in effect Tuesday through Friday.
PLACE, the district’s before and after school activity program, will be closed on July 4, Aug. 11 and Aug. 12.
PLACE will maintain normal weekday hours of operation, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., throughout the summer.
For information about PLACE, visit http://ConnectPlus.pasco.k12.fl.us/do/place/.
40th class reunion
Zephyrhills High School will host a 40-year reunion for the Class of 1976 on July 23 at the Quail Hollow Golf & Country Club in Wesley Chapel.
Cocktails start at 5 p.m. There will be music, food and a cash bar.
Anyone from other classes who have friends or siblings in the 1976 class also can attend.
Ten outstanding student leaders
Pasco-Hernando State College awarded 10 students with the Dr. Felisha R. Barker Outstanding Student Leader award at the 2016 Student Activities Awards Banquet.
The awards are presented in memory of the late Dr. Felisha R. Barker, a past outstanding student leader, and PHSC academic and club advisor.
The student leaders named were Skyler Brake and Kayla Moulds, Porter Campus at Wiregrass Ranch; Virgil Carter and Casandra Renteria Granados, East Campus in Dade City; Michael Dumas, Norman Widamen Jr., and Danielle Opdycke, West Campus in New Port Richey; Spencer Szasa-Daubert, Spring Hill Campus; and Marie Gill and Tyler Williams, North Campus in Brooksville.
Chamber awards scholarships
The Greater Dade City Chamber of Commerce recognized three Pasco High seniors, Deanna Rodriguez, Ali Jordan and Diana Ryan, with scholarships at a business breakfast in May.
The keynote message and college update were given by Dr. Stanley Giannet, vice president of academic affairs and faculty development/college provost of Pasco-Hernando State College. The breakfast was sponsored by Growers Fertilizer Corporation.
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.
Hospital presents four scholarships
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point’s Volunteer Association presented four $2,000 scholarships to graduating seniors in Pasco County.
The scholarship recipients were Vaibhav Gandhi (Gulf High School) who volunteered 695 merit hours/350 actual hours and has been a courier; Felicia Kirsch (Fivay High School) who has volunteered at Welcome Center A and as a courier for a total of 498.36 merit hours/474.52 base hours; Nidhi Patel (Gulf High) who has volunteered as a courier with 377 merit hours/189 actual hours; and Alyssa Rutman (Fivay High) who has volunteered as a Welcome Center A courier with 488.32 merit hours/468.37 actual hours.