Savannah Alday

Westside Elementary: ‘A’lways Fierce

Spring Hill, FL - Success is worthy of celebration. Our own Westside Elementary School decided to celebrate a colossal victory last weekend and opened that celebration to the public. There could not have been a better Friday evening spent, especially for the students, faculty, and parents of the school. On Aug. 10,  they all gathered together to celebrate earning an “A” grade from the FDOE (Florida Department of Education). Over 300 families attended the celebration, along with community members and school district staff.

NAMI Lip Sync Battle themed after the 80's era of rock, rebellion and big hair

‘Girls just wanna’ have fun.’ But sometimes the whole family wants to join in too! Girls, guys, and kids alike were all jamming out to the hits of the 80’s at the Heritage Pines Clubhouse on Saturday, June 9. 

Over 200 guests purchased tickets and filled the tables in unity together for a night of fun and nostalgia while supporting a worthy cause. 

Group effort in coastal restoration project

Weeki Wachee, FL- Volunteers flooded the park as torrents of rain came down at Linda Pederson Park on May 22, 2018. Students and helpers beat the Monday blues as they decided to invest their energy in aiding a worthy cause. Volunteers began working as early as nine, that morning. They removed the dead oxeye, lantana, rosary pea, and Brazilian pepper seedlings from the parks. Prepping the sites, as they labored through the downpours of the day, the early volunteers decided to cook hot dogs for the second round of helpers.

Graphic arts students use their talent to design patrol vehicle wraps

 Spring Hill, FL- “...Sometimes we think that kids aren’t going to be able to do the as good a job as adults but I’m happy to report I was wrong,” Sheriff Al Nienhuis admitted in front of Nature Coast Technical High School.


He was referring to the spectacular new designs wrapped on two deputy vehicles, courtesy of NCT’s Graphic Arts class. The finished product of the designs on the deputy vehicles were revealed to the public last Wednesday morning at 9AM at NCT.

2nd Annual Mermaid Chase: A fun paddle for our marine resources

Weeki Wachee, FL- Spirits were high on Saturday, March 12, as the 27 participants awaited the 2nd annual Mermaid Chase. The event brought a flood of kayaks to Linda Pederson Park. This year, the paddling trail stretched for 3.5 miles. It was a new course and was even longer than the two mile trail from 2017. Because of the new length in miles, whoever placed 1st in the race would set a brand new record.