Wesley Chapel High School's Thespian Troupe performed at state-level competition along with more than 6,000 students from across Florida.
The troupe secured a school record, placing in seven events this year, more than any other year since the school opened in 1999. The troupe is led by drama and acting instructor Sean Gaudet.
Awards went to the following students: Superior: Lauren Bates, publicity design for The Crucible; Lauren Vanhelden, costume construction for The Crucible. Excellent: Cara Dozier and Chanel Letourneau, duet acting for The Next Mrs. Jacob Anderson; Karly Muzik and Bradley Morris: duet acting for Ferris Wheel; Lindsay Hail: monologues for The American Dream and Ashes to Ashes; Lauren Vanhelden: playwriting for The Paper Butterfly; Lauren Bates and Rosie DeAngelo: pantomime for Acrophobia.
• Charles S. Rushe Middle School's math students competed in districtwide competition. The sixth-grade team placed second. James Prough placed third in individual competition. The pre-algebra team placed third with Sara Sturgess placing first and Gabriella Rivera placing second in individual pre-algebra competition. The algebra team won second place and Jacob Dixon won third place for individual competition. Eighth-grader Christopher Harmon competed in high school geometry and won second place.
• These students from Pasco Middle School were recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society: Megan Beverly, Jordyn Bodi, Ashton Brock, Coleman Brock, Connor Brock, Strait Butler, Amber Caudill, Bradley Cloversettle, Sergio Contreras, Stephanie Corona, Bradley Ellis, Sergio Espinoza, Jarrod Finora, Ambert Gilkes, Andy Hippely, Jessica Holt, Kimberly Keith, Ashley Legg, Pierce McMenamin, Josh Morris, Sam Newlon, Austin Pelt, Melinda Peterson, Deaven Phillips, Kaitlynn Roberts, Riley Roberts, Adriana Tull, Jack Wilson, Christian Yann.