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Elks honor two Gulf High students

New Port Richey Elks Lodge 2284 announces the following outstanding students at Gulf High School, New Port Richey.

Lisa Gigliotti, 17, is president of the school's French Honor Society and Class Act. Her plans include majoring in film at Boston University. She is the daughter of Anthony and Carol Gigliotti.

Mark Urschler likes to swim, play basketball, play guitar and lift weights. He will attend Florida State University and study optometry. He is the son of Judy and George Hook.

Loula D. Giannet:

honor graduate

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Loula D. Giannet received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of South Florida, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade point average.

Miss Giannet was awarded the Torchlight Senior Leader Award, Grace Allen Award, April Leader of the Month Award, Distinguished Scholar Award, Pi Gamma Mu Honor Society Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Graduate Fellowship Award and the "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities" Award.

She is the daughter of Emmanuel and Dina Giannet of New Port Richey and is a 1989 graduate of Gulf High School. She plans to attend Stetson University College of Law in August.

Allyson Schneider:

summer scholarship

PORT RICHEY _ Allyson Schneider, daughter of Jean and Ed Schneider, who will be a junior at Ridgewood High School in the fall, has received a $1,600 scholarship to attend Duke University's 1993 Summer Residential Program for academically gifted students.

She will be enrolled in a course entitled Shakespeare and Performance.

Miss Schneider attended the Hugh O'Brien Leadership Conference in Orlando in May representing her high school. She maintains a grade point average of 4.0.

Brock Goldberg:

scholarship recipient

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Brock Goldberg, son of Helene and Steven Goldberg of New Port Richey, has received an Arthur J. Schmitt Scholarship to DePaul University in Chicago.

These renewable awards carry four-year values ranging from $4,000 to $40,000 depending on the scholarship. Goldberg said he will receive $8,500 per year. Candidates were selected on the basis of academic proficiency, demonstrated leadership skills and extracurricular accomplishments.

While attending River Ridge High School, Goldberg was a member of Interact, International Thespian Society and National Honor Society. He is a Young Democrat. He ranks 13th out of his 1993 graduating high school class of 224 and maintains a 4.05 grade point average. His career goal is to be an actor. He performed in school plays including West Side Story, Lil Abner and others. His focus is on the theater. He attended the Berkshire Theater last summer and will attend again this summer.



NEW PORT RICHEY _ The March of Dimes WalkAmerica, a walk for healthier babies, raised $720,000 in West Central Florida.

More than 10,000 walkers and volunteers took part in the 23rd annual event.

In Pasco County, 200 walkers participated in Land O'Lakes and raised $12,700; 370 walkers in New Port Richey raised $34,000 and 200 walkers in Zephyrhills brought in $13,100.

For information, call the Florida Bay Chapter in Tampa, (800) 333-DIME.

Larisa Blackman:

dean's list

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Larisa J. Blackman, daughter of Anita Blackman of New Port Richey, has been named to the dean's list at Flagler College in St. Augustine.

Miss Blackman has maintained a 3.3 grade point average or better in at least four courses. She is a junior majoring in communications with a minor in Latin American studies.

Rita Dean:

Grace College student

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Rita Dean, daughter of James and Leila Dean of New Port Richey, will attend at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind., starting this fall.

Grace College is an accredited four-year evangelical Christian liberal arts college.

A.J. Gallantier:

volunteer service

NEW PORT RICHEY _ A.J. Gallantier was honored recently for his 17 years of volunteer service in the tax aide program of the American Association of Retired Persons.

He served in many capacities in the program in West Pasco, including tax counselor, instructor and coordinator. Next year he will return to the program as a tax counselor.

Labor of Love:

corsage donations

NEW PORT RICHEY _ The Labor of Love, a Christian woman's support group, provided corsages for the residents of Orchard Ridge Nursing Center on Mother's Day.

Alta O'Neill of Hudson was in charge. Women residents were able to select the corsage they wished. A variety of color, ribbons and flowers were used to promote choice and decisionmaking by the resident.

Labor of Love is an outreach of Grace Bible, a non-denominational church in Hudson.

Chad McKinney:

university program

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Chad McKinney, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry McKinney of New Port Richey, a sixth-grader in the fall at Seven Springs Elementary School, has been selected to attend the Cullowhee Experience at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C.

The Cullowhee Experience offers students in grades five through 10 an opportunity to develop intellectually and personally with others of similar ability.

Lewis C. Nelson:

Member of the Year

HUDSON _ Lewis C. Nelson of Hudson, a member of the Air Force Sergeants Association, Chapter 527, was named Member of the Year at the Division 5 Convention in Orlando.

Nelson received the honor for his many activities representing the chapter, including presenting Eagle Scout Awards to Boy Scouts in West Pasco and West Hernando counties and being legislative chairman for the chapter. He is now under consideration for the International Member of the Year award to be announced in August.

Joseph E. Frencl:

bachelor's degree

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Joseph E. Frencl, son of Joe and Ruth Frencl of New Port Richey, graduated recently summa cum laude and received a bachelor of science degree from Cumberland College in Williamsburg, Ky.

Frencl is enrolled at Vanderbilt University, where he will work toward a Ph.D in mathematics.

David M. Tenebaum:


HUDSON _ David M. Tenenbaum, son of Ellis and Patty Tenenbaum of Hudson, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach.

Tenenbaum received a bachelor of science degree in Aviation Business Administration.

Do you have good news to share? Contact Carolyn Hopkins, Pasco Times, 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. For information in most of West Pasco, call (813) 869-6231. From Holiday, call (813) 842-9465. Elsewhere, call (800) 333-7505.