Education

Meet Hernando County's World Changers

Beaming with joy, Carrie Wilson, school guidance counselor at Challenger K-8 was announced as the Hernando County School District Teacher of the Year at the annual gala celebration on January 10, 2020.  A boisterous crowd erupted in cheers as the announcement was made by outgoing Teacher of the Year Justen Early from Nature Coast Technical High School.

Dr. Dakeyan Cha Dre Graham, 2020 Florida Teacher of the Year, and the evening’s keynote speaker aptly described teaching as “the most noble, humbling and significant profession on the face of this planet.” 

Diminishing the Value of College

As an adolescent, many of us heard the phrase “go to college”. Repeatedly our elders and friends as well as family would constantly state the same expression throughout the years.  The rise of higher education in the United States has demonstrated that the younger generations are taking this advice and achieving their goal of a college degree. Yet, in many blue-collar areas and professions, younger generations have determined that university level schooling is not only a waste of time, but they actively criticize those who pursue it.

Busing, healthcare and community pool topics during part 2 of interlocal meeting

By LISA MACNEIL
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Last week, we ended our coverage of the Dec. 18, 2019 Interlocal meeting with Commissioner Steve Champion concerned about bus stops on major roadways with speed limits of 55 MPH, such as US Highway 41.  

(https://www.hernandosun.com/article/career-education-sidewalks-around-schools-lead-interlocal-meeting)

Career education, sidewalks around schools lead interlocal meeting

On Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2019, members of the Hernando County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), Brooksville City Council, the Hernando County School District and the Hernando County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) convened to discuss matters of post-secondary education, bus stops, traffic and pedestrian issues surrounding K-12 schools.

The purpose of the meeting was to discuss these matters, and their associated projects among the different agencies.  

SunTech

Local Teacher Scores a Hit with Second Screenplay

You would think that being a teacher, mother and grandmother would be enough to keep anyone busy, but Terri Emerson also finds time to be a screenwriter. Her first film entitled “Bernie, the Dolphin” premiered a year ago. Now the sequel has just been released. It premiered in St. Petersburg on Dec. 13, 2019 and is also available on DVD and digital download on demand. 

High School Marching Bands Have Reason To Toot Their Horns

As the year draws to a close, many Hernando schools are singing the praises of their band programs--all of whom played, marched and sang their way to an impressive collection of awards and honors in a myriad of competitions.

At Weeki Wachee High School, the Sound of the Hornets band won first place in division 2A, second place overall, and best color guard at the Panther Pride Invitational Marching Band Festival. 

Florida Farm Bureau Federation Educates Students about Agriculture

Third graders at Chocachatti Elementary School, along with members of the 4-H Club were treated to a very special learning experience on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019 to celebrate Ag Literacy Day. Dubbed an Ag Venture program, individuals representing various phases of agriculture paid a visit to the school to demonstrate and explain all about Florida’s agricultural industry.