Education

Local Students Compete in National History Fair

by SARAH NACHIN
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

Last week two local high school students - Abbie Kiser and William An traveled to Washington D.C. to compete in the National History Fair. Although they did not win at the national level, it was quite an achievement for them to make it to the finals. 

Abbie Kiser had placed second in the state competition in Tallahassee in the Individual Exhibit category/Senior Division with her project entitled “The Black Swallow of Death.” It was the culmination of many months of research and work building her exhibit. 

Brighter future for girls

Oak Hill Hospital, a major sponsor of the Pace Center for Girls in Hernando County, recently hosted an inaugural breakfast with more than 160 community members attending the event. Diana Jerome is the Community Engagement Manager for the Pace Center for Girls in both Pasco and Hernando counties. “Pace is a free and voluntary year-round program,” she said.

Pace Center for Girls celebrates its first high school graduates

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 Pace Center for Girls in Hernando is proud to announce that three of its students are the program’s first high school graduates since its inception in January 2018.
 The Pace Center for Girls in Hernando County was founded in 2018 to serve middle and high school girls who are struggling but want to make positive changes in their lives. As a movement, Pace was founded in 1985 to provide an opportunity for young women and girls to create a better future through education, counseling, training, and advocacy.

Vision for Success

by SARAH NACHIN
HERNANDO SUN WRITER

At eighteen years of age, Hailey Skoglund has already accomplished more than many people twice her age and has overcome more obstacles than most people encounter in a lifetime. 

Hailey was born with a genetic eye disease that caused her vision to progressively deteriorate. Now she is almost completely blind. Yet, that hasn’t stopped her from graduating early from Pasco Hernando State College (PHSC) in December of 2018 and graduating from Nature Coast Technical High School this year as Salutatorian of her class. 

Winding Waters Students Honor, Learn from Veterans

by LISA MACNEIL
Hernando Sun Reporter

On Friday, May 24, 2019, students at Winding Waters K-8 assembled in the gym to hear award-winning essays by fellow classmates.   Introduced by Army Colonel Jerry Lambert of Timber Pines, the top essayists were awarded cash for their contributions.

Seventh-grader Alex Collito began the program by reciting the Gettysburg Address.

The students of Winding Waters then heard first-hand accounts from those who served during wartime in the United States Armed Forces.

Principals named, positions filled, new school district leaders appointed

Compiled from Hernando County School District News Releases

SCHOOL DISTRICT NAMES NEW  PRINCIPALS

BROOKSVILLE – Hernando County School District announces the 3 new school principals who will begin their new role starting July 1st. Spring Hill Elementary, Challenger K-8 and F.W. Springstead High School had openings at the principal position when current principals moved into new roles within the school district. Although new to the principal role, all 3 leaders currently serve as assistant principals at their school.

May 14, 2019 Hernando School Board meeting highlights

by KATHRYN DENTATO
Hernando Sun Reporter

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance – Board member Kay Hatch led the invocation. Students from Pine Grove Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Adoption/Modification of Agenda  Board Chair Susan Duval stated she approved the removal of item # 3651 (approving the agreement with Sunrise Consulting). Gus Guadagnino moved to approve the modification. Jimmy Lodato seconded the motion. The modified agenda was approved with a 5-0 vote.