ALL-STATE CHOIR: Several Hernando County students have been selected for the All-State choirs:
• West Hernando Middle School: Alyssa Kelleher, All-State Middle School Treble Choir.
• Springstead High School: Kelli Wall, All-State High School Concert Choir.
• Weeki Wachee High School: Alexis Pletincks, All-State Sight Reading Choir (top 100 vocal musicians in the state), and Jordan Daniels, All-State High School Men's Choir.
HERNANDO CHRISTIAN: The school has been selected for the 2011 Best of Brooksville Award in the middle schools category by the U.S. Commerce Association. The association's Best of Local Business awards program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the association identifies companies it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their community and business category.
POWELL MIDDLE: John Boyle, Jacob Guardado and Jonnie Pletincks were selected for the American Choral Directors Association's Florida Male Honor Choir, which met in November in Lake Mary.
• On Dec. 2, Powell musical theater students traveled to Tallahassee to perform at the governor's mansion with the school's director of vocal music, David Pletincks, principal Jamie Young and assistant principal Lisa Piesik. They performed a 45-minute program four times during two Christmas parties.