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Wesley Chapel science teacher wins presidential award


Science teacher Lisa Peake wins national award

President Bush has bestowed upon Wesley Chapel High School science teacher Lisa Peake the nation's highest honor in her profession: the 2007 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The award comes with $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and earned Peake a trip for two to the nation's capital this week. There, Peake and 99 other math and science teachers from across the country are being honored in weeklong ceremonies that will culminate with a dinner at the U.S. State Department. A citation from the president to Peake said she embodies "excellence in teaching." Peake is the only science teacher from Florida to earn the honor for 2007. The program was established in 1983 by Congress to honor math and science teachers from seventh to 12th grades in all U.S. states, territories and Department of Defense schools.


Enjoy a powwow on Mother's Day

The Withlacoochee Native American Indian Culture Society and the Pasco County Parks and Recreation Department will present the Mother's Day Native American Pow Wow on May 9, 10 and 11. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 9 and 10, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11. The Pow Wow is at the Withlacoochee River Park, 12449 Withlacoochee Blvd. Camping is available and all drummers and dancers are invited. Cost is $2 for adults; children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Call Mittie Wood at (352) 583-3388 or the park at (352) 567-0264.

Pasco deaths

Grossman, Myra Levine

Hannigan, James

Kelley, Paul E.

Maggio, Nettie C.

McCarthy, Edward T.

Noonan, Arthur J.

Pinder, Phyllis J.

Prasse, Leona

Rehm, Margaret E.

Roberts, Robert D. "Bud"

Romeo, Joseph A.

Rossman, Terrance E.

Rushford, John Joseph

Schaefer, Michael Scott

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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