Academia Hernando: Learn About Key West, Beyond Spring Break

Although Key West is typically regarded as a prime Spring Break destination, there's so much more to the tropical paradise that shines in its rich, sun-drenched splendor.  Indeed, Key West is a place of art, heritage, timeless culture, and endless natural beauty. And at 10 a.m. Feb. 26, a special Academia Hernando presentation will reveal the secrets of this Florida jewel. 

Bill would allow permitted guns on campus

by Pat Raia
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Those who have concealed carry gun permits will be allowed to carry firearms on college and university campuses under a measure recently introduced into the Florida House of Representatives.

Filed by Rep. Anthony Sabatini, HR 6001 would amend current Florida concealed carry permit law by deleting the provision forbidding permit holders from carrying a firearm or weapon on the grounds of a public college or university campus.

Education Briefs Dec. 18, 2020 / Springstead High School Graduate Selected for Scholarship for Future Teachers


SPRING HILL/ST. LEO – Laela Ouellette, a 2018 graduate of Springstead High School in Spring Hill, Hernando County, has been named the first ACES (Awarding Career Educators in STEM) Scholar at Saint Leo University. Ouellette, now 20, is a junior at Saint Leo, majoring in biology with a minor in secondary education.

A Free Newspaper for Every Student


Public and private school teachers, as well as parents of homeschoolers, digital learners, and e-schoolers, can request a Hernando Sun newspaper for each of their students free of charge. Teachers can request a newspaper for every student since we encourage them to have the students take the newspapers home after using them in a lesson. We also understand that with the threat of COVID-19 many teachers do not want to reuse newspapers with different classes and we encourage them not to. 

Steve Davey - Local Teacher Courageously Battles Multiple Illnesses

Steve Davey is a seventy-year-old married father of two grown sons – Justin, who has been a firefighter and paramedic and now works in the medical field, and Chris who is in law enforcement. Steve and his wife, Becky also have one grandson and another one on the way. At a time of his life when he should be thinking about enjoying retirement and looking forward to spending quality time with his family, Davey is fighting several life-threatening illnesses.