Senior about to enter UT as a junior
Senior Samantha Pippinger became a dual-enrolled student at Pasco-Hernando Community College at the end of her sophomore year at Wider Horizons School. She begins her college career as a junior at the University of Tampa on Jan. 19 as her classmates finish high school.
Samantha completed her associate's degree in a year and a half. She had completed her high school requirements by the end of summer and graduated from Pasco-Hernando Community College in December. At PHCC, Samantha was vice president of leadership in Phi Theta Kappa honor society and was a senator in student government. Samantha has performed more than 100 hours of community service while at Wider Horizons and PHCC. She will receive the Bright Futures Scholarship and has a 3.78 grade point average.
Samantha has been accepted into the honors program at the University of Tampa and will major in forensic science. She plans to continue her education beyond her bachelor's degree and become a forensic pathologist.
Nature Coast Technical High School: The Thespian Honor Society will present its annual Thespian Showcase at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Black Box Theatre. The showcase features the one-act play Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson, as well as monologues, scenes and musical theater pieces the Thespian troupe recently performed at District Thespian competitions. Tickets are $5 at the door. Call Lori Erickson at (352) 797-7088, ext. 296.
Spring Hill Elementary School: The School Advisory Council will meet at 4 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Media Center. Call (352) 797-7030.
West Hernando Middle School: The All Pro Dads Breakfast is 6:30 to 7:15 a.m. Wednesday in Mr. Rufa's room for fathers and their children. This includes a program on fatherhood and family topics.
• The Title I Committee meets from 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the Title I Family Center.
• The School Advisory Council meets from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the media center. All parents and students are invited.