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Hometown Pasco for June 23

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The Rotary Club of Dade City noon had its 36th annual Outstanding Senior Award Banquet on May 9 at the Christian Life Center of First United Methodist Church. Rotarians and their guests were joined by honorees from the senior class of Pasco High School and their families.

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Special guests included state Sen. Wilton Simpson, keynote speaker, Kurt Browning, Pasco schools superintendent, School Board member Allen Altman, Pasco High School principal Kari Kadlub, and vice-principal Norm Brown. Also in attendance were Mignon Edwards and Lucile Rom, current and former advisers of the Rotary affiliated Interact Club at the school, whose members helped serve the meal catered by the Garden Cafe.

Jeanie Germain, chair of the event, began the program with a brief history of the banquet. Army Sgt. Normita Brown, attending with student Kionna Myers, was introduced and received a round of applause. Browning spoke briefly, followed by Simpson who challenged students to be what they want to be.

A school committee honored 27 seniors: Victoria Baker, Sarah Beeler, Nicholas DeAugustino, Christina Eitnier, Alexis Flores, Joshua Frazier, Joseph Gilbert, Kelsey Grice, Clarissa Guerrero, Hannah Johnson, Jordan Lane, Alyssa Lehman, Silvia Martinez-Moran, Kionna Myers, Cassandra Nathe, Kelli Parker, Jesenia Perez, Thomas Pyche, Alexandra Reid, Emily Richter, Austin Riddaugh, J'quan Roberts, Krystal Ross, Clinton Tedder, William Thomas, Jessica Twining and Alexandria Woodcock.

During the awards presentation a Rotarian escorted each student and their family members to the front as Germain read their accomplishments. Rotarian Pat Reedy, the club's sergeant-at-arms and former Pasco High School principal, presented each student a plaque from the club. Reedy also presented a plaque listing the names of the 2013 honorees to Kadlub.

For the third year, longtime Rotarian Lowell Harris, who died January 18, 2011, was remembered by an empty place setting. This is a continuing tribute to Harris, a past club president and member of the committee which began the Outstanding Senior Banquet in 1978.

Hometown Pasco for June 23 06/21/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 6:56pm]
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