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Newsmakers

The following students from Schrader Elementary were selected to read their essays at the Young Author's Tea on Feb. 1: Gaby Hernandez, Chloe Kepner, Anthony VanVliet, Madelin Grimmer, Teagan O'Brien, Serenity Whitcomb, Thomas Carbone, Hailee Smith, Matthew Botarf, Charles Crisson, Tanner Clemmons, Joel Puma, Matthew Krebs, Gianna Hernandez, Jonathan Lugo, Nicole Patufka, Mia Galioto, Jake Pierce, Logan Dalby, Nathan Johnson, Liza Butler and Sara Flowers.

Students of the Month

Hudson Middle: Evan French, Sarena Cregger, Ethan Fox, Maya Wentz, Jasmine Jaman, Brandon Seifert, Lilyana Liske, Alyssa McKenzie, Samantha Bostick, Kyle Mabesoone, Uniti Lezak, Leila Tirone, Kristof Cseh and Kire Simonsen.

• Moore Mickens Education Center: Abbie Musgrove, Jesse Malone, Ashley Nottingham and Maria Rosales

Schrader Elementary: Alexis Kempf, Shelby Chapman, Luke Leiby, Austin Hunsberger, Anthony Wade, Savanna Hallmark, Kayla Vikete, Zoe Coats, Kolby Germer, Tyler Vuu, Paris Sager, Nolan Hagar, Rahil Siddiqui, Anna Healy, Maia Faulkner, Tanna Pierce, Joshua Deleon, Christian Browning, Isaiah Arguelles, Hunter Harper, Tyler Greska, Gavin Hoogerheide, Nathan Huffman, Ian Filoseta, Jessica Moody, Roddrick Ohanson, Aubrey Powell, Mia Glover, Joshua Plourde, Ryan Brown, Daisy Schwendeman and William Kelly.

• Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce students of the month: Savannah Baptist, West Zephyrhills Elementary; Lailani Perez, Heritage Academy; Austin LaRose, Zephyrhills High School; Mikayla Isbell, Raymond B. Stewart Middle School; Matthew Ely, the Broach School; Michael Leach, Chester Taylor Elementary; Haven Queen, Woodland Elementary; Jocelyn Couron, East Pasco Adventist Academy.

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Updated: 11/22/17

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Class notes

School Calendar• Nov. 27: School resumes after Thanksgiving break• Dec. 22: End of second grading quarter.• Dec. 23-Jan. 7: Winter Break.• Jan. 8: Teacher planning day. No school for students.Arts/Music/TheaterCenter for the Arts at River Ridge Middl...
Published: 11/16/17
Updated: 11/22/17
Pasco’s 2018 Outstanding Senior hails from River Ridge High

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