Event's focus is bullying and how to stop it
The seventh annual American Dream Congress meets from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 18 and will focus on the subject of bullying prevention in schools and in the community. Topics include bullying prevention in the schools, the link between childhood bullying behavior and domestic violence, legal issues, legislative updates and the role of faith-based communities. The congress will take place at the Center for the Arts at Wesley Chapel High School, 30651 Wells Road in Wesley Chapel. The event is free and open to school personnel, child advocates, social workers, parents, youth leaders and members of the faith-based community. Call (352) 521-3358 to register or visit the Web site at
Middle school gets new principal
Mike Asbell, an assistant principal at Seven Springs Middle School since 2004, will take the helm at Bayonet Point starting Monday. "The biggest thing that I'm planning on doing is getting in there and getting to know the staff and their concerns," said Asbell, who also has worked at Hudson and Ridgewood high schools. "The most important thing is to spend a lot of time listening." As for bringing some desired stability to the school, he said, "That's something that I hope we're going to be able to do."
Carson, Lena D.
Garrett, Charles E.
Hartman, Margie M.
Kingsland, Robert D.
Lombardo, Thomas J.
McLaughlin, Richard S. Jr.
Merle, Liliane W.
Purdum, Samuel C.
Rice, Edward James Jr.
This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.