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Schools newsmaker highlights

BROOKSVILLE FFA CHAPTER: Three chapter teams participated in the National FFA Agriscience Fair in Indianapolis, held in conjunction with the 84th National FFA Convention. Winners of the agriscience fair received $350 for first place, $200 for second place and $100 for third place.

Allison Coelho and Shayanne Mumma's project, "Ant Killation is Sweeping the Nation," was awarded a silver emblem in the environmental science category.

Marissa Mancillas and Meghann Myers' project, "Companion Planting," was awarded a silver emblem in the botany category.

Willow Fletcher and Kayla Cole's project, "Which Can Better Detect Motion by Using Monocular and Biocular Vision, Canines vs. Minis?" won a bronze emblem in zoology.

The Brooksville FFA adviser is Rick Ahrens, Hernando High School's agriscience teacher.

HERNANDO HIGH: The school's Royale Regiment Band performed at the recent Florida Bandmasters Association District 5 Marching Band Music Performance Assessment. This was not a competition, but rather assessment of marching and music standards.

The Royale Regiment Band was one of only four bands in Hernando, Citrus, and Pasco counties to earn straight superior ratings from all six adjudicators.

SPRINGSTEAD HIGH: The school's Marching Eagle Brigade attended the Class 2A Preliminaries on Nov. 19 at Riverview High School, where members competed against 27 other high school marching bands.

Springstead won for overall best music and was among the top five chosen to advance to the finals at Tropicana Field, where the band placed third in the state.

The band also plans to participate in the Brooksville Christmas Parade on Dec. 10 and will be marching in the Main Street Parade at Disney World on March 23.

Schools newsmaker highlights 11/30/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 8:31pm]
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