Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Education

Hernando County school newsmakers

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS: The elementary-level science fair was held May 6-9 at the Springs Coast Environmental Education Center in Weeki Wachee. Projects were judged using a point system. Winners included: Best in Show — Kennedy Jung, Challenger K-8; first place — Britany Felice, Eastside Elementary; second place — Blaise Mendoza, Brooksville Elementary; third place — Jessica Peterson, Winding Waters K-8.

HERNANDO CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: On April 26, the families and friends of 34 Honor Society members celebrated their successes with a picnic and games. The society's 2013-14 officers also were announced. The elementary Honor Society president is Collin Scozzafava, the vice president is Anthony Littman and the secretary is Lily Rivera. The group's adviser is Megan Schenck. This year, the elementary group planned a canned food drive for Hernando County's needy residents and volunteered at the Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest.

National Junior Honor Society officers are: president Katherine Moore, vice president Cayla Philips, secretary Jessica Fisher and treasurer Katelyn Grande. The adviser is Kathey Samson. This group hosted a middle school dance this year and participated in Dr. Seuss Day by dressing up as story characters and reading to the elementary children.

National Honor Society officers are: president Nicole Klukowski, vice president of service projects Emily Buckley, vice president of fundraising Kady Curry and secretary Jennifer Hutchinson. Their adviser is Margy Wollerton. The senior group volunteered this year at the Donation Station in Brooksville, cleaned the concession stand, sold roses and candy canes to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and participated in bake sales to replace wooden flower bed borders.

HERNANDO HIGH: Art student Cierra Adkison won the recent Congressional Art Show that featured approximately 40 works of art from students in area counties. Adkison received a paid round-trip flight to Washington, D.C., where her work will be on display, and a private tour of the Capitol. She also received a $3,000 art scholarship.

• Future Business Leaders of America student Scotty Scrivens placed fourth in the information management category at the state FBLA conference.

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