• The following high school seniors from Pasco County have been named semifinalists in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The students now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. Gulf High: Kristof Cseh, Arturo Leis-Pretto, Adam Snoll, Nathan Tatum. Homeschool: Alisha Patel. Mitchell High: Paulina Keim. Land O'Lakes High: Joshua Brett, Nathan Brett, Zachery Dahm, Daniel Fernandez, Roshan Kumaraswamy, Camellia Moors, Pooja Patel, Ethan Teo, Rohil Tuli, Akshaya Venkata, Jenta Kenta. Pasco High: Andrew Hull. Sunlake High: Jordan Kaszyk, Rebecca Urbonas. Wiregrass Ranch High: Joseph Basi, Angelora Cooper, Taylor Douglas, Emily Leonard.
• Pasco County schools are offering free injectable flu vaccines from Oct. 4 to 12 with parental consent. For the consent form and schedule, go to pasco.k12.fl.us/ssps/health.
• In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, free meals will be offered to all students through Oct. 20. Meal choices may be limited due to availability and will not follow the published menu. Limited a la carte items may still be available for purchase. Adult meals will be available for purchase if food inventory allows.