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1930 grad set his school spirit to music

(ran PW edition)

Jack Rasley, a resident of Port Richey, was honored recently at a reunion of Rock Island (Ill.) High School.

A 1930 graduate of the the school, Rasley composed the alma mater and fight song.

He went on to become music editor of Lorenz Publishing Co. in Dayton, Ohio, from 1956 to 1967 and then took a similar post with Singspiration in Grand Rapids, Mich., from 1967 until his retirement in 1978, when he moved to Florida. He has composed more than 1,500 sacred choral pieces and at 82 is still composing.

UF student makes Dean's List

PORT RICHEY _ Aimee Christine Kash, daughter of Mary Kash of Port Richey, has been named to the Dean's List for the spring 1995 semester at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

She is enrolled in the preprofessional program and hopes to become a physician.

Miss Kash is a 1994 graduate of Land O'Lakes High School.

Cheerleader tour to include local teen

PORT RICHEY n, daughter of Dale and Coleen Hetherington of Port Richey, has qualified to participate in the Universal Cheerleaders Association's 1995 All-Stars Paris Invitational Tour.

She will join cheerleaders and dancers from across the United States to travel to Paris for a week of sightseeing and performing. A highlight will be on New Year's Day, when she will participate in the Parade de Montmartre, Paris '96. She is seeking sponsors to help with expenses. For information, call her at (813) 862-2912 or her coach, Karen Fenton, at Ridgewood High School, (813) 836-3900.

Miss Hetherington, a student at Ridgewood High School, has been named an All-American Scholar by the United Staes Achievement Academy. She will be listed in the All-American Scholar Yearbook.

She is the granddaughter of Dale and Marion Hetherington of Bayonet Point and Francis and Betty Green of Hudson.

Kiwanis Club awards scholarships

PORT RICHEY _ The Kiwanis Club of West Pasco has presented four scholarships of $500 each to graduating seniors.

William Duff and Ray Osteen presented the award to Kerry Palmer at Gulf High School, and Joseph Imburgia presented the award to Tara Ramirez at Ridgewood High School.

Dr. Henry Spenceley and Robert Penn presented the award to Elaine Clark at Hudson High School, and Daisy Rhodes presented the award to Leigha Miller at River Ridge High School.

4 are given civic club scholarships

HUDSON _ The Pasco Italian American Civic Club of Hudson presented $250 scholarships at a recent dinner-dance at the clubhouse in Hudson.

The recipients are Chad Alan Mallo, Andrew Jay Mallo, Nicole Lynn Mallo and Danielle Assalti.

Education student gets a 4.0

BAYONET POINT _ Ronald J. Meiczinger, son of Capt. Ronald and Joyce Meiczinger of Bayonet Point, was named to the College of Educations Dean's List at the University of South Florida for the spring semester. He earned a 4.0 grade point average.

Meiczinger is a senior majoring in elementary education. He is a member of Circle K International, a service club on the college level affiliated with Kiwanis. He was recently named member of the year for the Florida district and received the Sophie Laval Memorial Scholarship.

Meiczinger is a 1992 graduate of Hudson High School.

Son of local couple gets law degree

NEW PORT RICHEY _ George A. Metzenthin, son of the Rev. George and Jean Metzenthin of New Port Richey, graduated from Franklin Thomas Backus School of Law on May 14 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.

His specialty is patent law.

Metzenthin will take the Ohio Bar exam this month.

In 1992, he earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, cum laude, from Case Western.

Hudson couple's son on Dean's List

HUDSON _ Daniel C. Stoll, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Stoll of Hudson, has been named to the Dean's List at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn.

To be named to the Dean's List, a student must complete at least 12 credit hours of work and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or better, based on a 4.0 scale.

2 advance in preteen awards program

PORT RICHEY _ Tiffany Michelle Kiroff and Desiree Wilkins are finalists in the 1995-Pre-Teen Florida Scholarship and Recognition Program.

Tiffany Michelle Kiroff is the daughter of Sheryl Kiroff of Hudson. She is a student at Moon Lake Elementary School, where she served as a peer tutor to special children and received many awards, including the School Service Award for the Future Florida Educators Association and an Outstanding Student Achievement Award. She maintains an A average. Her goal is to be a teacher.

Desiree Wilkins is daughter of Donald and Darleen Wilkins of Port Richey.

To be selected a student must rank in the top 10 per cent in the state academically and be recognized for outstanding achievements, leadership abilities and creative talents.

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