Sunday, November 19, 2017
Education

Pasco County student newsmakers for Dec. 19

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Newsmakers

Moore Mickens Education All A Honor Roll for quarter 1: Amber Denney, Mark Jordan, Tyler Dennis, Jerry Jean-Mary, Victoria Dickens, Mark Jordan.

• Bayonet Point Middle students held a fundraiser Nov. 9 to benefit Hurricane Sandy victims. The students paid a dollar to wear hats for the day and raised $137.

• The Florida Department of Education has awarded Marlowe Elementary School the 2011-12 Golden School Award based on its total number of volunteer hours.

• Bishop Larkin Catholic School Science Fair winners: Grade 8: First place: Robert Comfort. Second place: Savannah Kelly. Third place: Theodora Mattei. Honorable mention: Kelvine Moyers. Grade 7: First place: Luke Detlor. Second place: Aidan Price. Third place: Sarah Rivera. Honorable mention: Gabriella DellaSala. Grade 6: First place: Sarah-Grace Kelly. Second place: Austen Fields. Third place: Elizabeth Kaplan. Honorable mention: Jennifer Mitchell. Special awards: Excellent Experimental Design: Cate Huyck, Cayla Lowrey and Eric Cuspilich. Exceptional Oral Presentation: Angel Solbach, Gabrielle Boyd, Craig Ester. Outstanding visual display: Ally Baldwin, Taylor Hughes and Briannah Zwirn. Award for Creativity: Elizabeth Winberg, Bobby Selby and Sydney Beil. Award for Persistence: Jack Mazur and Carter Garlitz.

• The Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce recognized the following Student Citizens at a November ceremony held in their honor: Bobby Bloomfield, The Broach School; Harmony Dickerson; Chester Taylor Elementary, Jillian Haas, East Pasco Adventist Academy; Yasmine Mendenhall, Heritage Academy; Wyatt Thompson, Raymond B. Stewart Middle; Rowan Richards, West Zephyrhills Elementary: Trent Peters, Woodland Elementary: Olivia Navarro, Zephyrhills Christian Academy; Julian Norat, Zephyrhills High. Each month, one student from nine area schools is selected for exemplary effort, achievement and contribution to his or her school, family and community.

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