Sarah Nachin

Parent Academy of Hernando County Schools Hosts Fun and Educational STEAM Fest

When many of us we were in school, science and math may have been considered difficult and possibly even boring. However, for students in Hernando County these subjects are considered fun and interesting because of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) program that is promoted here. 

Veterans HEAT Factory Holds Discussion on PTSD

Veterans HEAT Factory Holds Discussion on PTSD
by SARAH NACHIN

On Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 the Veterans HEAT Factory sponsored a free “Lunch and Learn” at the Joni Industries Building. It was open to veterans, first responders and anyone else interested in learning more about PTSD and what many of these public servants go through, as well as how to help them with these issues.  

Food, Potent Potables and Music – A Recipe for Fun at Hernando Untapped Festival

Despite the damp chilly weather, an enthusiastic crowd turned out to sample beer, wine and other “potent potables” at the Greater Hernando Chamber’s fifth annual Untapped Craft Beer and Wine Festival. The event took place on Friday, Nov. 15 at the American Aviation property at the airport. People dressed in warm coats, boots and hats started filing in at 5:00 p.m. 

Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends Association Golf Outing Raises Record Sum

On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 the Glen Lakes Veterans and Friends Association held its third annual golf outing at Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club. Participating in the event were 136 enthusiastic golfers – a record number.  The purpose of the golf outing was to raise money for veterans’ organizations in Hernando and Citrus counties. Even before the final results of the take came in, the amount raised this year was over $32,000.

Student representatives discuss strategies to improve the student experience

On Monday, October 28, 2019 student representatives from area schools met at Springstead High School to discuss important issues that they face. The representatives included fourth and fifth graders from each of the elementary schools, eighth graders from each middle school, students from the two K-8 schools and seniors from all of the high schools. Karen Jordan, Public Information Officer for Hernando County schools, school board members Kay Hatch and Linda Prescott were also in attendance.

“Building” a Better Tomorrow

On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Habitat for Humanity held a groundbreaking at its building site off California Street in Brooksville. Officiating at the ceremony were Richard Sanvenero, Sr., Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity Hernando County, and Assistant Executive Director Cindy Murphy. Habitat board members and volunteers, along with various local dignitaries were also at the groundbreaking.

J.D. Floyd Elementary School Recognizes Veterans in Special Ceremony

A beautiful fall morning greeted the students, faculty and honored guests at J.D. Floyd Elementary School in Spring Hill on Friday, November 8. They were gathered outside to pay tribute to our country’s veterans. In attendance were forty-two active and retired military personnel. All of these service people were either teachers, former teachers, or related to students or faculty members. These men and women represented all branches of the military and served from the 1950’s to the present day.      

Chocachatti Elementary Salutes Veterans in Colorful Performance

On Thursday evening, November 7, Chocachatti Elementary students presented another impressive and colorful show. The Brooksville school is known for its emphasis on the creative and performing arts and real-life learning experiences. This time it was just the second graders who starred in the show and there was a special purpose behind it – to honor our nation’s veterans. Approximately 140 students with various roles assembled on stage. Some were dancers and some were singers. Others had speaking parts, while other children worked in stagecraft behind the scenes.