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Knights of Columbus award scholarships

(ran PW, PS editions)

The Knights of Columbus, Father Felix Ullrich Council 5869 of Port Richey, has named scholarship recipients from west Pasco high schools.

Each student received a scholarship of $500. They are Jillian Adrian and Nicole Gonzalez of Ridgewood High School, New Port Richey; Kate Wilson and Christopher Davies of Hudson High School; Andrew Czsyz and Ashleigh Homko of River Ridge High School in New Port Richey; David Brazelton and Sara Cantwell, J.W. Mitchell High School in New Port Richey; and Brett Walsh and Amanda Childs of Gulf High School, New Port Richey.

The presentation of scholarships is an ongoing project of the council.

Microbiology student

graduates with honors

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Michael J. Worley Jr., son of Mike and Myrlyn Worley of New Port Richey, recently graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree in microbiology.

He has entered Florida State University School of Medicine in Tallahassee. He hopes to specialize in pediatric oncology.

Worley is a 1999 graduate of River Ridge High School.

Red Hat Angels make

charitable donation

NEW PORT RICHEY _ The Red Hat Angels of New Port Richey recently donated $1,000 to the Juanita L. Haines Charitable Foundation at the fifth annual "When Angels Sing" benefit performance at Jimmy Ferraro's Angel Cabaret Theater for the Alzheimer's Family Organization and the Survivors of Ovarian Cancer Awareness.

The Red Hat Angels Chapter of the Red Hat Society collects about $5 monthly in membership fees for each member to be given to a different charity each year.

Dee Etta Rowe Ferraro is Queen Mum of the Red Hat Angels.

The Juanita L. Haines Charitable Foundation reported more than $8,000 was raised during the evening for the two organizations to share.

Finalist to compete

in pageant this weekend

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Amy Marjorie Henderson, 15, daughter of Lynn Henderson of New Port Richey, is a state finalist for the National American Miss Florida Pageant this weekend at the Wyndham Palace Resort in Orlando.

She lists community activities as helping those in need, watching children and working. She enjoys swimming, meeting new people, shopping and social activities with friends, going to the beach and soaking up the sun.

Wireless group gives

money to hospice

HUDSON _ The Gulf Coast Chapter 131 of the Quarter Century Wireless Association has become inactive.

The chapter decided to donate its remaining funds of $616.74 to the Pasco Hernando Hospice.

The funds were donated in memory of silent keys and loved ones.

The members of the chapter will continue to meet as a social club on the first Wednesday of the month with a continuing emphasis on amateur radio. For information, call 847-3702.

English major earns

four awards at Penn State

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Melissa Antonelli, daughter of Linda and Michael Potts of New Port Richey, is a junior and an honor student at Pennsylvania State University, Abington, Pa., where she is majoring in English.

She has earned four awards this semester, is a member of the Schreyer Honors College for maintaining a 4.0 grade point average, received the Beverly Wright McHugh Award for English, the Campus Scholar Award, and the Rick Arkans Memorial Scholarship for superior academic success.

She is a 2000 graduate of Countryside High School.

Student graduates

from medical school

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Amy C. French, daughter of Patricia and Glen Hastings of New Port Richey and R. Michael and Antonia French of Louisville, Ky., is a recent graduate of the University of Louisville (Ky.) School of Medicine.

She is a 1989 graduate of Gulf High School. She plans to take her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Shands Hospital in Jacksonville.

Friends of Hudson Library

give student scholarship

HUDSON _ Amy Elizabeth Smith, a senior at Grace Christian School, has been awarded a $500 scholarship from the Friends of the Hudson Library.

The annual award is given to a graduating senior who has served the Hudson Library as a member of the Teen Advisory Board or as a Teen Volunteer. She was a member of both groups. On the Teen Advisory Board, she helped make decisions on programing and services especially for teens. As a Teen Volunteer, she help at special events and programs and assisted during the adult computer classes. She also served as a Listening Partner during the 2002 Florida Library Youth Program.

County clerk honors

employees for service

NEW PORT RICHEY _ Pasco County Clerk of the Circuit Court Jed Pittman and his staff honored employees recently for their terms of service during ceremonies at the County Commissioners Meeting Room in the West Pasco Government Center in New Port Richey.

Dianne Michele Moffitt and Mary H. Noda were honored for 10 years of service and Diana J. Deremer, Josephine Arno Pendrotti, Ruth A. Hill and Marcelo Hernandez for 20 years.

Each received a plaque.

A reception followed the ceremonies.

Rotary Club honors

top academic students

NEW PORT RICHEY _ The top 20 academic seniors at Gulf High School and River Ridge High School were honored recently by the New Port Richey Rotary Club at its 39th annual Student Honors Banquet at the Spartan Manor in New Port Richey.

Margaret Whaley, a member of the Pasco County School Board, was the featured speaker.

The banquet was attended by parents of the students, members of the Pasco County School Board, school administrators and members of the New Port Richey Rotary Club.

The students received achievement certificates presented by the principals of their respective high schools.