Students take part in ‘read-off’ to solve crime
Eighth-grade students at Pine View Middle School participated in a “read-off” to help solve a crime in the book “The Tell Tale Heart” by Edgar Allen Poe.
Corporal Elissa Elders briefed the students on a crime that happens in the book, and the students worked together to figure out the clues to solve the crime. Once all the clues were located, students found a key to a locked toolbox, which contained the necessary items to complete a project.
Lillian Reinisch receives education scholarship
More than 100 students in East Carolina University’s College of Education received a record
amount of scholarship support for this academic year.
The awards range from $250 to $20,000 with some open to all education students, while others are earmarked for specific education majors or programs.
Lillian Reinisch, of Land O’ Lakes, was a recipient of the Hattie M. Strong Foundation Scholarship, given to students enrolled in teacher-training programs.
‘Top dogs’ recognized
The Pilot Club of Zephyrhills hosted a luncheon to honor the First Quarter Top Dogs, recognized for the students’ academics and leadership roles in their schools.
The students who received a certificate and gold Top Dog tag were Quinton Graham, Diannette Fernandez, Dylan R. Johnson, Jacob Smith, Jainesse Lazu, Isabel Lugo, Collin Lindsey, Adela Reynel and Autumn Bayless.
Wiregrass Elementary dedication
Wiregrass Elementary School, 29732 Wiregrass School Road in Wesley Chapel, will host a dedication ceremony on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
There will be a short program, student performances and refreshments.
Fifth-grader selected for All-State ensemble
Luci Rhode, a fifth-grader at Land O’ Lakes Christian School, has been accepted to participate in one of two All-State elementary music ensembles.
Rhode will perform with the FEMA All-State Elementary Orff Ensemble on Jan. 13 at the Tampa Convention Center. She was chosen through a competitive audition process among more than 875 elementary school students from across Florida.
The performance will take place as part of the Florida Music Educators Professional Development Conference (Jan. 11 to Jan. 13), where there will be more than 8,000 music educators, music students, music exhibitors and music advocates, including more than 250 clinic sessions, concerts and exhibits.
Student gets NASA scholarship
Pasco-Hernando State College student Desirae Binney, of Hudson, received a scholarship to participate in a five-week online course offered by the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars, and to attend a hands-on workshop at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Kennedy Space Center in Port Canaveral.
During the online course, Binney planned a robotic rover mission to Mars. At the workshop, she received hands-on experience to develop problem-solving skills as a team member.
Binney plans on completing her associate in arts degree, with an emphasis on STEM courses, followed by studying aerospace engineering or astrophysics at the university level.
Gulf High hosts World F.A.I.R.
Gulf High School, in New Port Richey, hosted the 2016 World F.A.I.R. (food and art for international relief) on Nov. 11 in the school’s activity center.
The student-led event educates students about other cultures and customs to broaden their horizons and expose them to how people in other countries live.
The students operated individual country booths that displayed factual information. Participants dressed in their country’s traditional clothing, performed dances and dramatic readings, and made or purchased food and souvenirs from all over the world.
Elementary and middle school students in the Gulf High feeder pattern attended by grade level during the day.
Proceeds from the event benefited local charities.
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