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Fivay High School teachers Eric J. Johnson and Stefanie Adams were named as first place winners at the 34th annual Governor's Awards hosted by the Florida Council on Economic Education. For 34 years, the council has recognized Florida's most outstanding teachers for their creativity in presenting lessons in economics, personal finance and entrepreneurship. Open to all K-12 teachers, the Governor's Awards for Excellence in Teaching Economics is a celebration of best practices and a way of acknowledging the innovation that teachers bring to the classroom.

• The following students from Bishop Larkin Catholic School earned awards at the County Level Invention Convention. Third grade: First place: Patrick Kelly; second place: Reese Sampang. Fourth grade: First place: Maddy Murch; second place: Isabella Wright, Cassie Farrar. Fifth grade: First place and Special Recognition: Allison Gray; third place: Grace Bennett.

The Right Fit Foundation ( has announced its first scholarship recipients. Pasco scholarship recipients are: Marilyn Boamah, Wiregrass Ranch High ($1,000) and Lauren Sprague, Sunlake High ($1,000). Students were selected based upon their academic profile, an interview and other qualifications. The Right Fit Foundation is a Tampa nonprofit dedicated to educating families about the college admissions and financial aid process.

Students of the month

• Gulfside Elementary: Lucas Galati, Thomas Moore, Josh Gillilan, Riley McWhorter, Brianna Sizemore, Brice Arlt, Joseph Scharden, Trance Kaiser, Jacob Rosado, Austin Milano, Morgan Pindar, Janelle Fink, Ronald Peak, Kallissa Gomes, Delonni Brown, Edelle Horn, Sophia Kelarakos, Aysia Rivera, Sarah McIntosh, Samantha Bishop, Aiyanna Hayes, Skye Buck, Yazmin Santos, Nisa Turner, Alyssa Gaynor, Geoffery Adams, Amanda Cooke, Jace Marquez, Trevor Hodge, Christian Whytsel, Jada Pitt, Deysha Stevenson, Emily Nieves, Anabelle Cannon, Anastasia Kelaroakos, Zoe Hernandez, Avery Franklin, J.J. Lovejoy, Edie James, Makhiya Stewart and David Jenkins.

• Hudson Middle: Leah Pfenniger, Moises Basauri, Shane Kelly, Bailee McClure, Kelsey Martin, Isaiah Walker, Rachel Phayre, Chris Bradley, Joseph Alexander, James Milliron, Madison Bedell, Gracelyn Weeks and Frankie Magli.

Greater Zephyrhills Chamber of Commerce: Maya Campbell (East Pasco Adventist Academy), Livia Dorough (Heritage Academy), Chase Storer (Raymond B. Stewart Middle School), Josh McLemore (the Broach School), Tyler Willis (Zephyrhills High School), Kade Schaefer (West Zephyrhills Elementary), Logan Barre (Chester Taylor Elementary).

School newsmakers 05/18/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 17, 2013 1:00pm]
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