Michael J. Hagerty, Sean P. Murray and Keith S. Shotzberger received the highest Scout honor, the Eagle Scout Award, during recent ceremonies at St. Michael Archangel Parish, 8014 State Road 52.
All three are members of Boy Scout Troop 86.
Hagerty, 19, is the son of Janet L. Hagerty and the late Michael J. Hagerty Sr. He joined Cub Scouts in Fitchburg, Mass., and became a Boy Scout when he moved to Georgia. He joined Troop 86 in 1986. He has served as troop scribe, assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader and leadership corps member.
Hagerty is a Brotherhood member of the Timuquan Lodge 340 of the Order of the Arrow. He served as chapter vice chief and chapter chief. The Hudson High Schoo senior is an honor roll student and plays trombone with the School Class Act Band and Jazz Band. He is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Greater Hudson Little League and West Pasco Serteens.
Murray, 17, son of Thomas E. and Mary Jane Murray, joined Cub Scout Pack 55 in 1981. In 1985, he joined Troop 86 where he has served as assistant patrol leader, patrol leader, leadership corps, senor patrol leader and troop guide. He is a member of the Order of the Arrow and has received the Golden Falcon Award and the 50-mile afoot-afloat award.
Murray is a senior and honor roll student at Hudson High School. In 1991, he received a superior rating for his tuba solo at the State Bandmasters Association competition, has been in All-County Band for four years and was first chair tuba in 1991 and 1992. Murray is Interact Club president and is in the Science Honor Society and student government. He's lettered in sports. He is a pontifical server at St. Michael's. He plans to attend Florida State University.
Shotzberger is the son of Shirley A. Shotzberger and the late Samuel K. Shotzberger. He started out as a Cub Scout and joined Troop 86 in 1982, where he has served as senior patrol leader, assistant senior patrol leader, patrol leader, assistant patrol leader, quartermaster and bugler. He received the Golden Falcon Award and the Historic Trails Award. He has served as administrative vice chief for Timuquan Lodge 340 and attended a national jamboree in 1989.
Shotzberger was named in Who's Who Among American High School Students in 1989 and 1990, as Outstanding High School Student in 1989 and 1990 and a 1991 Elk's Student of the Month. In 1991, he received the Principal's Award for Excellence, state PRIDE awards in science and social studies, the presidential academic fitness award, and the American Legion Award.In 1990, he served as a lobbyist at the Florida American Legion Boys State. He is a member of the National Honor Society, student government, Interact, SADD, varsity soccer and golf, United Methodist Youth Group and was a volunteer soccer referee for Hudson Youth Soccer. He is attending the University of Florida.
Gardeners, pupils celebrate Arbor Day
ELFERS _ The New Port Richey Garden Club and the fourth-grade class of Mittye P. Locke Elementary School participated recently in the seventh annual Arbor Day program.
The pupils read essays on trees and sang songs.
The Garden Club donated an East Palatka holly tree to be planted on the school grounds and gave slash pine seedlings to each student.
Garden Club Arbor Day chairman Gigi Goodus presented poster contest prizes to Russell Harris, Eric Love, Valerie Lassister, Ashley Stump, Ryan Unger, Tim Burke, Stephanie Landi and Jodie McCaffry.Lap robes give warmth for childern
PORT RICHEY _ Women in the Regency Park Civic Association recently presented 30 crocheted lap robes to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg.
The multicolored robes were made for the children's comfort and enjoyment.
Student named to fall dean's list
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Erick R. Ashley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ashley of New Port Richey, has made the dean's list at Stetson University of DeLand for the fall semester. Ashley is a sophomore.
Principal nominated for service award
HOLIDAY _ Dennis Taylor, principal of Mittye P. Locke Elementary School and a member of the Holiday Kiwanis Club, has been nominated for the Kiwanis World Service Award for 1990-91.
Taylor was chairman of Kiwanis District 23 to establish a breast-feeding program to help new mothers throughout the state.
He also established a volunteer reading program for underprivileged children and provided reading material for their use.
Taylor supervised the Terrific Kid program in the Pasco County School System. The program rewards students striving to better their grades.
Hudson resident wins quilting award
NEW PORT RICHEY _ Winners in the recent Sew Many Quilts Quilt Show by the West Pasco Quilters Guild have been announced.
Christine Higby of Norman, Okla., won for a pineapple-designed quilt; Robert Kuntzman of Union, N.J., for a white on white quilt; Marty Smith of Hudson received a $50 gift certificate from Wright Fabrics; Ellen De Intinis of Hudson, received a $25 gift certificate from Classic Cloth; Shirley Urish of Dunedin received a Star Wall Hanging Kit from Log Cabin Quilts of Lake Harbor and Shirley Kuhlman of Clearwater received a $20 gift certificate from Nancy's Notions of PBS television.
Esther Gruesbeck received the Viewers Choice award for an orchid wreath quilt.
The Teddy Bear Picnic choices were Barbara Tenerowicz, first; Dorothy Michaud, second; and Arlene Grusbeck, third.
Work with children rewarded
HUDSON _ Carol A. King of Hudson has been awarded a Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential in recognition of outstanding work with young children.
The credential is awarded by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C., which represents the early childhood profession.
The CDA is a national effort to improve child care by evaluating and recognizing the skills of individuals.
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