- High school students are welcome to audition for the Ticket To Broadway Variety Show at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11 at Richey Suncoast Theatre on Grand Boulevard in New Port Richey. Those auditioning should use the material they plan on using in the show. Musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, etc. are encouraged to audition. Last year's event, sponsored by the Pasco Education Foundation and Richey Suncoast Theatre, raised $8,500 in scholarship money for students seeking a degree in the performing arts.
Corporate sponsorships are available for $300 and include the company name and/or logo in the playbill and 10 choice seat tickets to any of the three shows.
Individual tickets for the event, to be held in early February, are $10. Call the Richey Suncoast Theatre at (727) 842-6777 or Chip Wichmanowski at the foundation at (813) 794-2705, (727) 774-2705 or (352) 524-2705.
- The Florida Association for Home and Community Education is looking for some creative new recipes for the 2007 Kumquat Festival Recipe Contest. The contest is open to youths (ages 8 to 18) and adults. A completed entry form with the recipe must be received by 5 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Pasco County Extension Office, 36702 State Road 52, Dade City, FL 33525-5198. The finished product will be received between noon and 1 p.m. Jan. 19. Judging will be from noon to 5 p.m. Cash and prizes will be awarded at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the National Guard Armory, Dade City. Call (727) 847-8177, ext. 4288.
- The following Cypress Elementary School students have been chosen to have their artwork displayed at the Pasco County District School Board in Land O'Lakes: Brian Pike, Marissa McNeil, Tori Sass, Celine Haddad, Thomas Gray, Sara Kelshaw, Dwayne McKinney and Amber Cheraz.
- Schrader Elementary School Students of the Month: Sarah Finn, Andrew Dooknah, Jimmy Fournier, Hanna Brown, Anthony Craver, Stephen Friere, Joey Menicola, Kyle Simas, Madi Ho Simon, Thomas Truong, Phillip Post, Desiree Brooks, Ashlyn Snider, Eddie Beaudry, Michael Seitz, Michael O'Dell, Alana Hosmer, Wade Jenkins, Jamie DeVries, Courtney Watson, Wendy Androvic, Joey Caruso, Kyle Frazho, Jordan Thompson, Herb Guardado, Katerina Hunt, Ryan Longnecker, Haley Bowen, Eric Faber, Zachary Walker, Christina Terrell, Yasmin Robles and Alicia Scott.
- Seven Springs Elementary School Students of the Quarter: Matthew Brant, Caitlin MacDougall, Michael Raffaelli, Kyle Gibbons, Allison Murphy, Justice Greene, Justin Diehl, Adam Chalela, Nytakia Russell, Brandi Barber, Jacob Goss, Cassyln Fiser, Kyle Gunther, Kellie Ickes, William Bayless, Kelly Edwards and Elaina Cancello.
The Mitchell High Football Boosters are sponsoring a Holiday Bazaar Extravaganza from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in the school gym and cafeteria, 2323 Little Road, New Port Richey. There will be lots of gifts for sale, concessions, door prizes and entertainment.
Send your school news to Michele Miller by fax: (727) 869-6233 in Port Richey, (813) 909-4611 in Land O'Lakes or (352) 521-6520 in Dade City; e-mail email@example.com; or send mail to 11321 U.S. 19, Port Richey, FL 34668. Call Michele Miller at (727) 869-6251 or toll-free at 1-800-333-7505, ext. 6251.