• The following students were named the West Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce Students of the Month for March: Anyla Jordan, Chester Taylor Elementary; Kelli Waver, the Broach School; Natalee Mason, Raymond B. Stewart Middle; Victory Tinney, Zephyrhills High; Shalyn Carter, East Pasco Adventist Academy; Hannah Gouldborne, Heritage Academy.
• Land O'Lakes High School was again listed as one of America's Most Challenging High Schools by the Washington Post in its annual national school rankings released on April 7. According to their website, "America's Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index formula that's a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school each year, divided by the number of seniors who graduated that year." There are more than 20,000 secondary schools in the United States, only 2,000 of which qualify for recognition by the Post. This places Land O'Lakes High School in the top one-half of 1 percent of all high schools in the nation. This year's ranking lists Land O'Lakes as 20th in Florida, 63rd in the South, and 114th in the United States.