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• At the Florida State Science Fair, Bishop Larkin Catholic School eighth-grader Mark Detlor received third place in Junior Chemistry and sixth-grader Luke Detlor received recognition in Junior Engineering.

• These students from Hudson Elementary were selected to represent their school in the west side Book Battle held in May: Eric Kunzing (captain), Leilia Tirone (alternate captain), Chayan Ahuja, Vinnie Gaines, Andres Pelayt, William Sadr and Kenny Wheeler.

•The Florida Council on Economic Education and Publix Super Markets Charities recently announced the winners of the 33rd annual Governor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics. The event was held May 11 at the House of Blues in Orlando. Winners from Pasco County include: first place in project based categories: Eric Johnson, Carmen Johnson, Lex Ledford and Royce Simonds, Fivay High School. Second place in project based categories: Maryanne Meyer, River Ridge High School. Third place in project based categories: Mathew Kirouac, Wesley Chapel High School.

Students of the Month

Gulf Middle: Bryan Horn, Kayla Lacerte, Samantha Gillis, Punthamit Saenngarm, Brittany Rutherford, Josh Wojtas, Chandler Sheldon, Veronica Castillo-Martinez, Tommy Martin, Amber St. Laurent, Jessica Bryant, Van Uk, Kaleigh Quinn, Jakub Pawelec, Christopher Hamilton and Alec Muir.

• Hudson Elementary: Christian Beckwith, Isabella Navarra, Magdalena Zygmunt, Ava Grenke, Hannah Britton, Chloe Groves, Alexis Tackett, Michael Ortiz, Madelynn Harper, Sammantha Platt, Jayden Thornton, Kierra Eich, Zachary Williams, Damien Hunter, Jasmin Blossfield, Jocelyn Whitesel, Nathan Flowers, Zachary Hewitt, Alannha Aretino, Elizabeth Edwards, Malorie Phillips, Zjayla Nelson, Mia Shellem, Annika Sly, Abigail Mitchelson, Joseph Teresi, Nicholas Manzi, Keely Fisher, Harmony Henderson, Chrissy Mulyck, Donavin Smith, Breezie Tussing, Devin Hutchins, Andrew Solis, Sierra Grzyb and Cheyenne DiFabio.

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Pasco school district proposes future changes to west-side elementary and middle school zones

Pasco school district proposes future changes to west-side elementary and middle school zones

Plans to erase the attendance boundaries for Ridgewood High School have grabbed all the attention.But the Pasco County school district also has proposed changes to west-side elementary and middle school zones for consideration this fall.They’re just ...
Published: 11/15/17
Updated: 11/16/17
At St. Petersburg High, alums push to complete private funding for home field improvements

At St. Petersburg High, alums push to complete private funding for home field improvements

ST. PETERSBURG — The athletic facilities at St. Petersburg High are just like Bob Carter remembers from 50 years ago.He recalls it all fondly: The concession stands, ticket booths and bathrooms are still the same. The track is still outdated asphalt,...
Published: 11/15/17
In union push at USF, adjunct professors strive for more respect and a living wage

In union push at USF, adjunct professors strive for more respect and a living wage

TAMPA — Robert Ryan cleaned out his office in May. He knew he was dying.He had kept driving to the University of South Florida even as he lost the use of his left arm. He had kept teaching English, even as tumors ravaged his mouth so that he could ha...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/17/17
Hillsborough Education Foundation, Yoobi team to surprise students

Hillsborough Education Foundation, Yoobi team to surprise students

The kids at Bing Elementary knew something special was about to happen when a six-foot white dog with a "target" over his right eye walked into the classroom.And they were right.On Tuesday (Nov. 14), volunteers and corporate supporters joined the Hil...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
New aviation programs at PHSC help propel students toward dreams

New aviation programs at PHSC help propel students toward dreams

DADE CITY — Dustin Snodgrass has a photograph of himself as a child in the pilot’s seat of a kid-size model airplane. Snodgrass, now 28, recently took a big step toward his goal of flying real aircraft with his first solo flight through a new profess...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/16/17
Hillsborough teachers show up in the hundreds to clamor for promised raises

Hillsborough teachers show up in the hundreds to clamor for promised raises

TAMPA — A weeks-long salary standoff between the Hillsborough County School District and its teachers hit an emotional peak Tuesday as hundreds of teachers and students turned out to ask the School Board for their promised raises."War has been declar...
Published: 11/14/17
Updated: 11/15/17
Romano: Sorry teachers, you simply can’t win this one

Romano: Sorry teachers, you simply can’t win this one

When it comes to your principles, there is no shame in putting up a fight.You can fight City Hall, and you can fight the power. According to the song, you can fight the law. You can even fight the good fight, whatever that means.But you cannot fight ...
Published: 11/14/17
Hillsborough teachers plan School Board protest today as tensions heat up over pay

Hillsborough teachers plan School Board protest today as tensions heat up over pay

Today is the last time the Hillsborough County School Board will gather before the Thanksgiving break, but the usual pre-holiday vibe may be muted in a district that has fallen on anxious times.Hundreds of teachers are expected to show up in protest ...
Published: 11/14/17
With $15 million donation to USF, top donors urge others to follow their lead

With $15 million donation to USF, top donors urge others to follow their lead

TAMPA — The university had already hit its $1 billion fundraising goal, and the college sweethearts had already cemented their spot as the top donors to their beloved alma mater.At a black tie gala at Amalie Arena on Saturday, though, philanthropic g...
Published: 11/10/17
Updated: 11/11/17
Teachers in Hillsborough decide that for a week they will ‘work the contract’

Teachers in Hillsborough decide that for a week they will ‘work the contract’

TAMPA — Teachers in Hillsborough County will "work the contract" for a week after Thanksgiving to illustrate their dissatisfaction with treatment from the school district.That means no late meetings or phone calls with parents and no grading papers a...
Published: 11/10/17