Education

Hometown Military Heroine Shelane Etchison

By MEGAN HUSSEY
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The Fourth of July holiday is the perfect time to honor local heroes--and heroines. Spring Hill native Shelane Etchison is one of six Floridians recognized by the Pat Tillman Foundation (PTF) as a 2020 Tillman Scholar. Founded in 2008, the Tillman Scholars program supports our nation’s active duty service members, veterans and military spouses through investment in their education and professional development. 

2020 Middle and Elementary School Independence Day Essay Contest Winners

Elementary School Winner
Sophia Rodgers
Grade 4, J.D. Floyd Elementary School

I am thankful to live in America. It has been through many tough times. Our nation has seen many wars from its start with the Revolutionary War to even our current fight against the corona virus. There is justice and so much to learn. Sure, we have been through tough times like now, but what I like is that we stand up together as a nation to overcome our obstacles.

Hernando School District Announces Class of 2020 Graduation Plan

On Wednesday, April 30th, in a letter to seniors and their families, Superintendent John Stratton shared,“Because commencement is such an important milestone for students and families, we have taken great care in deciding how best to create a memorable experience for the Class of 2020.

This graduating class has lost out on several key senior events and we cannot match the disappointment of missing spring sports, prom and Grad Bash but we hope to do everything we can to send you off with our congratulations and well wishes for a happy and healthy future. “

Parents and Students Adjust to Virtual Learning

Virtual schooling has been a new and challenging experience for most students, parents and teachers. It was born out of necessity due to the coronavirus quarantine. The system was put into place very quickly and, with anything innovative, there have been some glitches along the way. However, for the most part, everyone involved has adapted to online schooling.