• The Pasco Education Foundation held its 14th annual Chuck Rushe Fall Golf Classic "Swing for the Kids" on Oct. 25 at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club. More than $70,000 was raised to support the foundation's mission to advance student achievement in Pasco County's public schools. Sponsors for the event included Cutler Associates and Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation. A special awards reception, sponsored by Ajax Building Corp. and Florida Blue in association with CareHere, Crowne Group and MedVision, was held immediately after the tournament to recognize sponsors and event winners.
• The following students were nominated by their classmates for 2014's Outstanding High School Senior at J.W. Mitchell High: Rachel Berger, Aneer Bhula, Alexis Black, Andrew Chacko, Baylor Cherry, Colin Gaynor, Cari Gonzalez, Courtney Ja, Connor Murchie and Maria Rendon.
• Land O'Lakes High School Thespians, Troupe 4740, participated in a one-act play competition in early October at Haines City High School. The troupe received a rating of "Excellent" for their performance of the play Drop Dead, Juliet. Land O'Lakes senior Carinne Julien won the All-Star Cast award. The following students brought to the stage a series of one-act plays this fall: Carinne Julien, Jacob Pollock, Michael Cabrera, Natoya Lambert, Danielle Graves, Fanchon Penansky, Jenna Fiore, Molly Scherer, Czariah Jones, Briana Garcia, Chris Babson, Alexandra Foltin, Claire Alexander, Cara Coughlin, Anna Goltermann, Veronica Grady, Tyler Maister, Salina Fugate, Valissa Treul, Jennifer Vincent, Katelin Gonzalez, Taylore Presta, Maureen Presta, Cayla Coffell, Isabella Short, Liz May and Zoe Vener.