Believe, and achieve
Anusha Gupta, of Steinbrenner High School, won first place in the Hispanic Heritage Essay Contest, Category 3. In her essay, Gupta discussed the pioneers in science and technology of Hispanic origins, and highlighted female scientists in particular and their achievements in the field. Her essay also discussed the perseverance of both male and female scientists (many of whom were ridiculed for trying), teaching others to believe in themselves and work hard. Gupta was recognized at a brunch at the Columbia Restaurant in March.
Student artwork exhibit
Pasco-Hernando State College’s Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery, on the West Campus in New Port Richey, will exhibit the artwork of PHSC students April 17 through May 15.
The annual exhibition highlights diverse talent achieved without influence from staff or faculty.
The exhibit includes works of photography, drawing and mixed media, from past and present art students.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 .m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Admission is free.
For information, call (727) 816-3231.
Martinez Middle fundraiser
Martinez Middle School will host the Martinez FFA (Future Farmers of America) first annual golf tournament on May 4 at 1 p.m., at Heritage Harbor Gulf Golf & Country Club, 19502 Heritage Harbor Parkway in Lutz.
There also will be an auction and dinner.
The cost for an individual golfer is $100, which includes green fees, a cart, balls, a goodie bag, dinner and the auction.
Sponsorships are available starting at $100.
All proceeds will go to improving the school’s agricultural farm.
The deadline for golf entries is April 19.
For information, call Sean Hessel at (813) 363-6384.
AdventHealth Tampa partnered with Pride Elementary and Benito Elementary schools in Hillsborough County to sponsor Sidewalk Stompers.
Sidewalk Stompers is a school activity that encourages safe walking as an option to car line drop-off for students.
Pride Elementary started the program earlier this year and has a gold sneaker trophy for the class with the most participants each week. Fifth-graders can volunteer to be Student Ambassadors and are responsible for tracking all the children who walk or bike to school.
AdventHealth Tampa delivered yards signs with safety messages for display along the schools’ driveways, and a banner for the program.
Prizes also were given to Sidewalk Stompers participants.
For information, visit Sidewalk Stompers on Facebook.
- Summer Breeze, of Land O’ Lakes, made the fall Dean’s List at Columbus State Community College in Ohio.
- Riley Garrison, of Lutz, was initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Florida State University.
- Emily Gerber, of Odessa, was selected for the fall Dean’s List at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, where she is majoring in conservation biology. Gerber also has been selected for membership into the school’s chapter of Beta Beta Beta, the national biological honorary society.
- Ian Gerhard, of Lutz, graduated from Troy University in Alabama with a Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology.
- Eric Holmes, of Odessa, has been named to the fall Dean’s List at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Mississippi.
- Clare O’ Keefe, of Lutz, was named to the fall Dean’s List at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, where she is majoring in sports management.
- Caroline Amanda Meisner, of Lutz, received the Zelda C. Pemberton Education Award from Greensboro College, North Carolina, where she is majoring in theatre education.
Students in east Pasco County who plan to attend vocational schools will have the opportunity for financial assistance through six new scholarships as Wade and Dianna Thomas, of The Thomas Promise Foundation, introduce the Atkins Vocational Scholarship Program.
Funded by the couple and an anonymous donor, the program will provide $1,000 scholarships to three students each in Zephyrhills High School and Pasco High School.
Students must be accepted to a vocational school.
Applications are accessible in the guidance offices of the schools and, in the future, can be found on the Pasco Education Foundation website.
For more information, students should contact Mignon Edwards at Pasco High or April Simons at Zephyrhills High.
Steinbrenner High School’s football and cheerleading program will host a Leadership & Legacy Gala on May 3 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Cheval Clubhouse, 4312 Cheval Blvd., in Lutz.
This is a casual, family friendly event open to all. The gala will feature a live DJ, a live and a silent auction, a putting contest, hors d’oeuvres, a 50-50 drawing, a cash bar and a raffle.
The keynote speaker will be former Super Bowl MVP Dexter Jackson.
For sponsorship opportunities and tickets, visit SteinbrennerGalaAndGolf.com.
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