Club seeks brain bowl sponsors
The Rotary Club of Spring Hill is seeking sponsors for the 21st annual Rotary of Spring Hill/Kevin Coit Middle School Brain Bowl, which will be March 16 at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics, the defending champion. The Brain Bowl is an academic competition among all of Hernando County's public middle schools. Students answer math, science, English and geography questions. This year's competition will also include questions about world affairs and the promotion of worldwide peace. Sponsorships help provide T-shirts, door prizes, goody bags, awards and a pizza lunch for the students and their families. For information, call Jim Stewart at (352) 683-3627.
HERNANDO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: The school's National Honor Society sold 500 Valentine's Day roses and 60 chocolate bars as a fundraiser. Members met at 7 a.m. in the elementary science room to create the valentine bouquets. They were distributed during first period. The society raises money all year for various projects at the school and in the community.
HERNANDO HIGH: Several Future Business Leaders of America students had outstanding performances at the recent FBLA competition. The students will now compete in April at the state competition in Orlando. They include: David Adams, first place in business communications; Eric Kanitz, second place in computer problem solving; Shannon Fry, third place in Introduction to Business; Keenan Hamilton, third place in Public Speaking 1; Brooks Timmons; third place in Public Speaking 2; Kimberly Ralph, fourth place in Word Processing 2; Jada Bergstrom, fifth place in business presentation; and Canaan Swackard, fifth place in business presentation.
READING FESTIVAL: Nature Coast Technical High School will host the annual Hernando County Reading Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Activities and features will include Bay News 9 meteorologist Brian McClure, Tony the Balloon Guy, free goody bags for the first 300 children, games and door prizes, local children's authors (Madeline Joan Wilks, Yellow Dot. Red Dot; Nancy Stewart, Bella Saves the Beach; and Shirley Temple Mitten, Braile's Tales), fire safety information and a Friends of the Library children's book sale. Food will be available for a nominal fee.
WEEKI WACHEE HIGH: The School Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the media center. Parents and students are invited. Call (352) 797-7029.
WRITING CONTEST: Hernando residents ages 14 to 25 are invited to go to royalwriters.org, register and enter to win a Google Chrome laptop by writing a blog on the subject of choices or community. The contest begins Friday and ends March 31.
Upcoming school calendar
Friday: FCAT Writing concludes
MARCH 14: End of third grading period
MARCH 15: Professional day
MARCH 25-29: Spring break
APRIL 15-26: FCAT
MAY 27: Memorial Day
MAY 31, JUNE 3-4: Semester exams; early release days
JUNE 4: Last day for students
JUNE 6: Last day for instructional staff
To reach Top of the Class reporter Paulette Lash Ritchie, email email@example.com or call (352) 650-0013.