• Wesley Chapel High School Thespian Troupe 6172 competed Nov. 13 at the 2010 Districts Festival in Brooksville. The students came away with seven Excellent, six Superior and three Critics' Choice awards. Critics' Choice awards: Kelsey Vinson and Holly Morris for pantomime; Czarina Teano for best of all technical theater events, publicity design; Vince Evangelista for district representative playwriting. Superior for technical theater: Chrissy Herreid and Garry Cohen for publicity design. Superior performance: Mary Osada for monologue; Sarah Hudak for solo musical; Jonathan Hogsett for solo musical; Garry Cohen, Vince Evangelista and Sarah Hudak for ensemble acting. Excellent Awards: Alyssa Blackledge for costume design; Chrissy Herreid and Jessica Courchene for duet acting; Alyssa Oquendo and Brooke Freeman for duet acting; Chris Zichy and Garry Cohen for pantomime; Sarah Hudak for playwriting; Chrissy Herreid for scene design; Caitlin Cameron for solo musical.
• Cadet Pvt. Kaylee Christine Jensen was selected as the JROTC Cadet of the Month at Hudson High School. Kaylee was born in New Port Richey and lives with her parents, Linda Patenaude and Donald Jensen. She holds a 2.3 GPA. She likes riding horses and running in her spare time and participates in the Raider team after school. After graduation, Kaylee plans to join the military and go to college.
Teacher/School Related Person of the Year
• Land O'Lakes High: Teacher of the Year, Bill Appleton. SRP of the Year, Annette Noack-Bon.
• Moore-Mickens Education Center: Teacher of the Year, Mary Lou Jordan. SRP, Gloria Arriaga.
• Sunlake High: Teacher of the Year, Lauren Pantoja, literacy coach. SRP of the year, Judy Scovino, front office secretary.
• Watergrass Elementary: Teacher of the Year, Mark Flancbaum, Grade 4; School Related Personnel of the Year, Pamela Patrick, food and nutrition production assistant.
Students of the Month
• Anclote Elementary: Devon Nguyen, Eduardo Valencia, Autumn Cleary, Ronald Clary, Lyle Pangburn, Mohamad Karzon, Scott Sanford, Isabella Beninati, Dea Shala, Thor DiClemente, Maria Georgei, Ethan Torres, Veronica Ramirez, Margaret DiClemente, Leena Nguyen, Mikayla Attenhofer, Destynie King, Armani Campbell, Hunter Mills, Jacob Thompson, Micah Breneman, Stephanie Ottinger, Joselyn Rodriguez, Sarah Cetnor, Kyle Fogle, Tristanna Bleau, Ashley Dew, Caitlin Peters, Mikeria Taylor, Luke Tyner, Diamond Figueroa, Te'ya Chevalier and Kelsey Haskins.
• Gulf High: Ralph Philbrook, Josie Bready, Elvis Ramic, Ashley Brock, David Lang, Rebekah Wills, Viroath Danh and Alyssa McLaren.
• Moore-Mickens Education Center: Kate-Lyn Traver, Sonia Hernandez, Anabel Padron and Heather Huckelby.
• West Zephyrhills Elementary: Sailor Wade, Colton Nelson, Jainesse Lazu and Anastacia Flanagan. Kiwanis SuperKids: Derico Quiles, Alana Lord, Bryan Boydston, Brittnee Hampton, Ariana Rao, Destiny Folds, J'Shawn Jones, Mariah Mangold, Lindsey Williams and Brandyn Boydston. Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month: Hannah Waters.