Hometown Pasco for Sept. 14
Courtesy of Elena Olivo
Student selected to attend
Global STEM Alliance:
Evan Huff, standing, a 14-year-old homeschooled freshman from New Port Richey, attended the Global STEM Alliance 2018, an initiative of New York Academy of Sciences in New York, July, 25-27. Huff, an aspiring cybersecurity engineer, was invited to the all-expense paid trip as reward for his exceptional work in STEM. Evan was one of 130 students selected globally The group competed in global and innovation challenges to solve real-world problems. Huff, selected in 2017 to be a junior member of NY Academy of Sciences, was awarded a customized, year-long, one-on-one mentorship from an industry professional, online coursework, and access to a network of STEM professionals from around the world. From left are: Rajaa Elhassan, Robyn An, Huff, Ellie Zillfleisch, Tavus Atajanova and Aaryan Batra.
Courtesy of Jeremey Davis
Jeremey M. Davis, 39, right, who recently assumed command of the 3rd Battalion, 116th Field Artillery (High Mobility Artillery Rocket System), was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. Davis, a St. Petersburg native and longtime Pasco resident, has served in the Florida Army National Guard for more than 20 years. The ceremony was performed by Lt. Col. Sean T. Boyette, left, commander of the 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. Davis parents, Gary and Mary Davis, as well as his wife, Mary, and son, Evan, attended the ceremony.
Courtesy of Greg Giordan
Tax collector\u2019s office collects funds for school supplies:
During July, Pasco County Tax Collector\u2019s Office accepted donations from the public to purchase backpacks and school supplies for students in need. More than $20,395 was raised. A smaller portion of the donations collected were used to assist in the purchasing of classroom supplies for teachers. Each school received 75 filled backpacks and a check for $1,750. Staff members delivered backpacks and supplies to Hudson Elementary, Richey Elementary, Pine View Elementary, Chester Taylor Elementary and Rodney B. Cox Elementary. It was the second year the office held its promotion to assist students who live and go to school near each office. Shown are members of the Gulf Harbors office staff presenting donations to staff members at Richey Elementary School.
Courtesy of Jim Young
VFW Riders support
K9 Partners for Patriots:
Members of VFW Post 4412 Riders Group, based in Hudson, recently presented a check for $2,000 to K9 Partners for Patriots. The mission of K9 Partners for Patriots is to give veterans and active-duty military a second chance at life by honoring and empowering those with post traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury and military sexual trauma through the experience of training and caring for their own service dogs. Accepting the check was Mary Peter, K9 Partners for Patriots founder and CEO.
Courtesy of Pamela Turner
Red Hatters donate
The Sassy Lassies of Country Place, an official chapter of the Red Hat Society and a member of the West Coast Council of Red Hats, recently donated 18 boxes of school supplies to Seven Springs Elementary School in New Port Richey. From left are: Margaret Poliandro, Maxine Wheeldon, Barbara Noone, vice queen Pamela Turner, Susan Godsell, queen Linda Paloff and Jeanne Levandowski.
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