Hernando High School
Students do well at district FBLA, now on to state
BROOKSVILLE — Hernando High School students scored well in a recent district competition for the Future Business Leaders of America. These students are now eligible to compete at the FBLA state competition in April.
• Bryanna Adkison and Rebekah Benfield, first place, desktop publishing
• Glyn'nard Gordon, second place, impromptu speaking
• Ausheka Evans, third place, public speaking II
• Lauren Parrish, fourth place, business procedures
• Matthew Mutter and Darlene Harmon, fourth place, business presentation
• Genelle Burgan, third place, business math
• Shawnee Sellers, fourth place, business calculations
• Anna Clark, second place, word processing I
• Tabitha Williams, first place; Matthew Clark, third place; Sha'nique King, fifth place; word processing II
Students honored at Agriscience Fair
Hernando High School students brought back honors in the Future Farmers of America's annual Agriscience Fair.
Those winning a gold ranking will go on to compete in the State FFA Agriscience Fair in June.
After all the judging was complete, a separate panel of judges reviewed the Gold ranked winners.
Best of Show for Individual Project was awarded to Delaney Ahrens for her project titled "A Study Between the Relationship of Filth Contamination and the Type of White Bread." Best of Show for Team Projects was awarded to Kayla Cole and Willow Fletcher for their project titled "A Comparison Study of the Range of Vision Between Horses and Miniature Horses."
Students claim high scores on DECA exam
Hernando High's DECA students claimed many high test scores on the recent DECA Competition written exam and had more than any of the other district schools that competed.
These results, in conjunction with the "Work-Force" role play event competition, honored first-place students Sydney Delaney, Cassandra Keegan, Edwin Levya, Megan Platt and Devon Ziske. These students will compete at the DECA state competition in March.
Reading Night event attracts 37 families
Eastside Elementary School's family center sponsored a Family Reading Night for kindergarteners through second-graders on Jan. 26, attracting 37 families interested in learning skills to help their children read.
Debbie Spitler, Hernando County reading coach, presented "How To Read Aloud To Your Child Like a Pro."
Eastside Title I parent educator Beth Zacharias attributed the event's success to the many teachers who attended; the YMCA's Bonnie Townsend, who provided free babysitting; the Eastside Elementary PTA, which provided food and beverages; and the Title I Parent Involvement Program.
At the beginning of the school year, the Hernando County Computer Club donated two computers. One was awarded as a door prize to second-grader Paul Naylor, 8.
The other will be awarded at a Title I Parent Involvement math event.