• Gulfside Elementary recently offered students the opportunity to trade in their Halloween candy for prizes through the school's "Sweet Swap." More than 200 pounds of candy was collected to be sent to American troops overseas.
• Patricia Snow was named Teacher of the Year at Schrader Elementary School. SRP of the Year is Susan Garritani.
• The following students from Zephyrhills High were accepted to the USF Festival of Winds Honor Band: Karley Fisher, Kaitlin Greenough, Patrick Hilderbrand Christian Jones and Corey Shortt. Also of note: Arianna Metzler and Aaron Schmidt were accepted into University of Tampa Quad-County Honor Band.
Students of the Month
• Gulfside Elementary: Lucas Pelt, Luis Alagrin, Tyler Puzycki, Kaitlyn. Bryant, Ariana Reinert, Nathan Jeffrey, Navaeh Davis, Leighlanni Cruz, Chase Marlatt, Michael Sierra, Jordon Jandro, Kayleigh Kordenbrock, Jieva Johnson, Jada Williams, Mickey Brady, Kapri Winthrop, Justin Hayes, Jomar Encarnacion, Tyler Lario, Trevion Graham, Seth Bratton, Laryn Homer, Rosangelica Sanchez, Danielle Hutchinson, Joseph Lawley, Reuben Franklin, Perla Hurtado, Joel Pacheco, Madeline Cottrell, D'Angelo Wilkie, Jacye Lynn Ostrander, Abby Cooper, Brandon Santiago, Autumn Jones and Isabella Peterson.
• Hudson Elementary: Bianca Merrill, David Gagne, Tristan Downing, Gabriella Colclough, Emmerson Bohmont, Dominique Deneweth, Kierce Barnhardt, Justyce Cardarello, Briann Soto, Azalea Scotland, Emma Hutchins, Ellie Thoms, Nathaniel Smiley, Niki Gross, Marc Kunzinger, Logan Harrell, Mia Triglia, Jasmine Tibus, Tyler Remington, Aubree Edmonds, RylanPenick, Gavin Greenwood, Timmielee Merwin, Malena Lehr, Jaden Edwards, Amanda Wade, Mason Cline, Thomas Gilchrist, Patrick Muzyka, Jonathon McGuffin, Eric Kunzinger, Molly Daniel, Emma Hudgins, Ben Thurston and Joseph Bowen.
• Moore Mickens Education Center: Jesse Viens, Beverly Ridgewell, Ashley Franco, Karina Guzman and Chandra Teter. Ashley Franco was selected as Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month.
• Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce: Nathan Fleming (the Broach School), Devin Echevarria (Chester Taylor Elementary), Abby Brewes (East Pasco Adventist), Elisabeth Faison (Raymond B. Stewart), Taija McCullough (West Zephyrhills Elementary), Dalton King (Woodland Elementary), Hannah Helms (Zephyrhills Christian Academy), Sarah First (Zephyrhills High), Caleb Lare (Florida Autism Center of Excellence).