HERNANDO HIGH: The school's Brooksville Senior FFA Chapter has been named a National FFA Model of Innovation finalist, placing the chapter in the top 10 of more than 7,300 FFA chapters across the country in student development. This marks the 11th time that the chapter has placed in the top 10 FFA chapters during the past 10 years; it was named a double finalist two years. The chapter also had two teams qualify as finalists in the National FFA Agriscience Fair.
COMMUNITY FALL FAIR: Communities in Schools of Hernando County and Central High School invite the community to the second annual Community Fall Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 at Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, west of Brooksville. There will be face painting, food, entertainment and other activities. The event is free for attendees and for those who would like to set up tables to promote businesses or organizations and provide community resource information. The event is designed to promote "community and connection" among schools, parents, children, businesses and other resource organizations, along with healthy activities and dropout prevention efforts. Sponsorships are available from $50 to $500. Vendors and sponsors should contact Mary Koczan at KoczanM@cishernando.org or (352) 797-7020, ext. 312.
ROTARY SCHOOL ABROAD: Rotary International invites high school students to apply for the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Successful applicants participate in a yearlong experience as a foreign exchange student in one of 34 countries. The application deadline is Friday. Contact Laurie Froelich of the Pasco County Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary International District 6950, at Ryedistrict6950@gmail.com or (727)-919-6434.