Saturday, June 23, 2018
Education

Pasco school newsmakers

Newsmakers

The following Hudson High School students were recognized for earning college credits for passing Advance Placement tests taken at the end of the 2011-12 school year: Joselyn Gable, Kyle Orr, Nathaniel Costa, Tyler Wilton, Patrick Claps, Spencer Van-Ommeren, William Watson, Trenton Hura, Lilianne Macias, Courtney McCrady, Sherena Oligner, Brianna Ensminger, Sarah Staley, Penny Hardy, Yeidy Aguilar, Kayla Rivera, Nicola DaSilva, Ryan Definis, Faith Pope, Allyssa Straquadine, Anna Swartz, Julio Ojeda-Barbosa, Kody Mallery-Childers, Brittany Miller and Robert McCarty.

Students of the Month

• Gulfside Elementary: Savannah Hayes, Isaiah Stewart, Nyiah Hill, Gloria Srisko, Karley Haggerty, Erika Algarin, Rinora Hyseni, Tayla Shortridge, Caitlyn Wells, Brooklyn Flett, Maria Zervas, Briana Winthrop, Jonah Valley, Morgan Pindar, Destiny Jaeploe, Rosangelica Sanchez, Jonathan Wass, Makhiya Stewart, Muriah Nelson, Zoe Hernandez, Zachary Hayes, Jeriel Rodriguez, Caden Kasper, Logan Bertram, Fiona Folsom, Elissa Awad, Chandi Wilmoth, Averie Hamby, Lauren Wolf, Aidan Britt, Dillion Irvin, Aiden McWhorter, Makhiya Stewart and Emily Fousek and Abigail Cooper.

Hudson Middle: Cherry Ann Tahud, Walter Rubenzer, Andrew Meyers, Melissa Garfield, Kamryn Stirsman, Alexis Grzyb, Daniel Moore, Hope Garrett, Christopher Paraski, Leann Lengyel, Madelena Triglia, Tyler Derner and Lacie Martin.

• Moore Mickens Education Center: Kristi Morris, Maria Velasquez and Donald Pitts. Oswaldo Rodriguez-Romero was chosen as Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Month.

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