Goin’ green for a cause
The GFWC Wesley Chapel Woman’s Club recently hosted a St. Patrick’s Bunco for Educational Scholarships fundraiser. Forty-six players joined the event to try to win baskets for most buncos, mini buncos, most wins, and most losses. The club will select a scholarship recipient within the next two months. From left: Linda Jenkins, Liz Chavez and Cindi Nalon. Sitting at the table in the background is Marie Ambrosino.
- Scott Abramson, of Odessa: Dean’s List, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington
- Grace Ackermann, of Lutz; Omicron Delta Kappa, Elon University, Lexington, Virginia
- Christian Licea, of Lutz: Dean’s List, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, New York
- Sarah Perciavalle, of Lutz: Omicron Delta Kappa, Elon University, Lexington, Virginia
- Thea Wangsness, of Dade City: Dean’s List, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Minneapolis/St. Paul
Saint Leo University will host the grand opening of its 59,500-square-foot Wellness Center on April 8 at 2 p.m., at 33701 State Road 52 in St. Leo.
The building is a physical representation of the university’s mission of serving students and the community in the growth of mind, body and spirit.
The facility is home to a fitness floor, multipurpose gymnasium, health suite, healthy café, recreational spaces, and an infinity edge pool.
Registration is required to attend the opening, at SaintLeo.edu/wellness-opening.
Pasco school news
Pasco County Schools has announced the following:
- A second window of opportunity to apply for the Kirland Ranch Academy of Innnovation will be open from April 11 to April 18, according to Pasco County Schools’ Facebook page.
- The next Early Release Day will be on April 13; students will be released two hours early. All bell times can be found online at Pasco.k12.fl.us/site/pcs_bell_schedule.
- ESS (Extended School Services) is hiring qualified substitute teaching staff to work in Pasco County Schools. ESS is an education management company that has partnered with Pasco shools to provide substitute teaching staff support. Apply online at Jobs.willsubplus.com, and search “Pasco County.” For questions, email Jenny Hacker at .
The Hillsborough County Community Action Board Scholarships are now available to Hillsborough County students who want to continue their post-secondary education.
The scholarships can be used at trade schools, community colleges, or four-year universities, and are awarded to students to help alleviate some of the financial burden of tuition.
Interested students should read through the full Community Action Board Scholarship Application Package (visit tinyurl.com/2p95vwc6) before applying online, to ensure all documents are complete and requirements are met.
Students can apply online at tinyurl.com/yc46uy6p, once all the information and documents have been collected.
Note: Application deadline now has been extended to April 15 at 5 p.m.
For information and questions, call 813-272-5074, ext. 55316.
The eight-week summer program RISE (Redefining Internships for Student Empowerment), in partnership with Hillsborough County Public Schools, is accepting internship applications until April 16.
Rising seniors can have the opportunity to explore career paths and earn money, while working full-time with Hillsborough County.
Interns are placed in county departments, such as Parks & Recreation, Pet Resources, Emergency Management, Library Services, and others.
The interns will work with mentors and learn professional development skills such as writing resumes, interviewing and networking.
For information and to apply, visit tinyurl.com/4we39twn.
Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano will accept entries through April 22 (at 5 p.m.), for his annual essay contest for high school students.
Students enrolled in Pasco public/charter, private, parochial, nonpublic, and home-school programs can participate.
In 500 words or less, students must answer the question, “Since the 1980s, Pasco County has seen a steady growth in population that now has us nearing 600,000 residents. To accommodate this growth, we have seen many additions made to our county’s general infrastructure (expanded roads, public transportation, additional shopping venues, etc.). What is one addition that has been made that was most beneficial to Pasco County, or what is one addition that you believe should be made to further accommodate our county’s growth?”
The winner will be notified no later than May 13, and will receive a $500 gift card.
Students in public/charter schools should submit their essays to their principal.
Students in private, parochial, nonpublic or home-school programs should send their essays directly to Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano, c/o Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, P.O. Box 276, Dade City, FL 33526.
Entries also can be hand-delivered to the tax collector’s office at 4720 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey.
For questions, call Jose Rodriguez Sierra at 727-847-8165, ext. 3826.
Clean Tech competition
Students from around the world are invited to share their innovative solutions as part of the 2022 Spellman High Voltage Electronics Clean Tech Competition. The event engages students in identifying and solving real-world environmental challenges by creating innovative solutions.
Each year more than 40 countries participate.
The first-place winner will receive $7,000 in prize money; $5,000 for second place; and $3,500 for third place. Fourth place through 10th place each will receive $1,000.
Prize money will be awarded on Aug. 11 to the top student teams at the competition finals.
Registration is open through April 22. Students must submit their papers by April 29.
Ten finalist teams will be announced online on June 9.
For more information, visit CSTL.org/cleantech, email , or call 516-764-0045.
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