Saturday, February 24, 2018
News Roundup

It's your tb-two* high school bulletin board for Oct. 3

St. Petersburg Collegiate High

Golf team, unofficial. Good time, official. Students and faculty represented Collegiate High in a St. Petersburg College golf event last week at the Tides Golf Club in Seminole. Two seniors, Tom Kitt and Amanda Fosbrook, won the closest-to-the-pin category for men and women. Fosbrook also won the longest drive category for women. They both won Buccaneers tickets. Lily Gayton, senior, tb-two* staff

Wharton High

Big Brother? New security cameras, stricter dress code and new cellphone policies are not thrilling Wharton students, as reported by the Predator, the school's newspaper.

Perhaps the hardest to swallow are the phone rules. If students get their phones taken away, they can only pick them up on a Monday or a Thursday, though a parent may come and retrieve the phone any day of the week. If a phone is confiscated on a Friday, it is possible for students to be without their "third hand" for an entire weekend.

Junior Amanda Kidd said the phone policy change is not fair. "Cellphones are the only way for us to contact our parents if we need to. And we might really need (our phones) over the weekend," she said. "I understand that we're not supposed to have them out at school, but I believe Wharton's policies are way too stringent compared to last year."

Senior Scott Sollazzo agreed. "The new policies are taking away freedoms that we had last year. I really don't agree with them."

But senior Olivia Mahanor said she saw good and bad aspects to the changes. "Because of the policies, people are less likely to get away with things," she said, "but may be more tempted to cause trouble." Yvonne Bertovich, Wharton, tb-two* staffer

King High

Relaying the message for a good cause. King High boasts the largest student-run Relay for Life in the Southeast. At the beginning of every school year, students participate in "Paint the Campus Purple" to kick off fundraising for the American Cancer Society's annual event and signing up for RFL teams.

Left to right are Kimberly Ward (American Cancer Society representative); Hannah Eriksson (junior and co-chair); Kelsey Oberbroeckling (junior and chair); and Madison Hamilton (junior and co-chair). Sohini Lahiri, senior, King High, tb-two* staffer

NEWSOME HIGH

Watch out for Wolftracks. The staff of Newsome High's student newspaper, Newsome Wolftracks, is finishing the edits for its first edition. Three cheers for scholastic journalism! Celeste Brown, senior, Newsome High, tb-two* staffer

Compiled by William Harvey, senior, tb-two* student editor

We want your news! tb-two* begins its fifth year with a new weekly feature to keep you in the know about what's going on in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas schools. Each week, the tb-two* High School Bulletin Board will bring you quick dispatches from the front lines, be they good, bad or ugly. Interested in tacking a note to the board? Email us at [email protected] to become a Bulletin Board correspondent. Students and teachers welcome.

     
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