Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

PHCC grad awaits high school degree

PHCC grad awaits high school degree

Megan England is a Springstead High School 17-year-old senior, planning to graduate in May. She got a head start on the pomp and circumstance on Dec. 15, however, when she graduated from college.

Megan earned an associate of arts degree from Pasco-Hernando Community College, where she finished with a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

She will be able to pick up her community college diploma in May, once she can present her high school diploma to the college.

Megan managed to finish community college before she finished high school by taking 60 credits of dual enrollment classes, which gave her both high school and college credit. She began taking the courses during the second semester of her freshman year.

She acknowledged that some, but not all, of her college courses were challenging.

"There were those classes that you had to fight your way through and others you breeze through them," she said.

While in high school, Megan has been busy in and out of the classroom. She's a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, BETA Club and Key Club. She was also on the swim team.

At PHCC, she was a member of Phi Theta Kappa (international honor society of two-year colleges) and Psi Beta (the national honor society for psychology within community colleges).

Megan has completed 934 hours of community service, including catechism teaching and altar serving at her church, St. Frances Cabrini, patient support at Heartland Nursing Home HPH Hospice (formerly Hernando Pasco Hospice), recording department volunteer at the Hernando County Clerk of the Circuit Court's Office, and Child Life Program and emergency center volunteer at All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.

She is a National Merit Commended Student and a National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar.

Megan plans to attend Flagler College in St. Augustine in the fall to study business. "I'm very excited," she said.

Megan lives with her parents, Ileana and Robert England, her sisters Alyssa, 9, and Stephanie, 7, who attend J.D. Floyd K8 and her brother, Tyler, 17, a junior at Springstead.

Paulette Lash Ritchie, Times correspondent

PHCC grad awaits high school degree 12/23/09 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 23, 2009 3:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Former Sen. Greg Evers, advocate for law enforcement, dead at 62.

    State Roundup

    TALLAHASSEE — Former State Sen. Greg Evers, the Baker Florida strawberry farmer and veteran politician, was killed in a single car crash hear his home in Okaloosa County. The Florida Highway Patrol confirmed the death late Tuesday, but deferred any further information pending an investigation. He was 62.

    Former Florida Senator Greg Evers, R- Milton, was a passionate advocate for law enforcement and corrections officers. He was found dead Tuesday afternoon in a car crash. He was 62. [SCOTT KEELER | Tampa Bay Times]
  2. Polk sheriff: Gibsonton man sent child porn to Bay News 9 anchor

    Crime

    A 20-year-old Gibsonton man has been indicted on federal charges after authorities said he repeatedly sent child pornography to a news anchor for Bay News 9.

    Marchaun Browning, 20 of Gibsonton, was indicted on federal charges, accused of sending child pornography to a news anchor for Bay News 9 using Twitter. [Courtesy of Polk County Sheriff's Office]
  3. 5 things to do under $5: Type artists, shuffleboard, toy train show, Wildflower Walk

    Events

    1 Letterheads Typefest: The muralists who run Illsol Space, a gallery in Tampa Heights, said their respect for handmade fonts and sign painting techniques moved them to curate this exhibit featuring type-based muralists, hand-style lettering designers, sign painters, letterpress studios and type designers. …

    Colm O’Connor, a Dublin sign writer, is among the 22 artists featured in the Letterheads Typefest exhibit at the Illsol Space gallery.
  4. Foundation Partners buys Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home

    Business

    ST. PETERSBURG — Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, the Tampa Bay area's largest family-owned funeral company, has been sold.

    Anderson-McQueen Funeral Home, the Tampa Bay area's largest family-owned funeral company, has been sold.
[CHRIS URSO   |   Times]
  5. Apollo Beach woman dies while scalloping in Crystal River

    Accidents

    An Apollo Beach woman died on Monday while scalloping with her husband in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Crystal River, according to the Citrus County Sheriff's Office.