Doctor wins humanitarian award again
A cardiologist at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point recently won the Frist Physician Humanitarian Award. This is the second year in a row that Dr. Rao Musunuru has been chosen for the award, which is named in honor of Dr. Thomas F. Frist Sr., founder of the Hospital Corporation of America. Musunuru was given a $500 award to be donated to the charity of his choice. He gave the money this year to the United Way of Pasco. "Dr. Musunuru has a reputation as a tireless public servant, a quality physician, a remarkable humanitarian, an outstanding philanthropist and a man who personifies the intent of the Frist Humanitarian Award," stated a hospital news release.
Rubber ducky race benefits homeless
Leadership Pasco is planning a Great Rubber Ducky River Race on Saturday to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless of Pasco County. The cost is $20 to participate, with the chance to win up to $1,000. Hundreds of rubber ducks will be released into the Pithlachascotee River, with awards for the first three to reach a designated finish line. Proceeds from the event will provide two mobile shower trailers to help veterans and families in need have access to basic hygiene. For information, call (727) 364-1172.
Students chosen for academic team
Six Pasco-Hernando Community College students were nominated to the 2010 Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team. Theresa Papola of Hudson was named to the First Team. Second Team members are Yasmine Allawala of Dade City; Robert Keene and William Kopnek, both of Spring Hill; Jessica Norris of Zephyrhills; and Samantha Pippenger of Hernando Beach. The students were selected based on their academic achievement, leadership and community service. They will be honored at an awards ceremony in Orlando on Thursday.