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Class notes: History fair winners

These students competed in the district-level Middle School and High School Florida History Fair in February. All first- and second-place winners qualify for the state competition in Tallahassee in early May. Those who place first or second at state go to Washington, D.C., for the national competition.

Published April 19, 2007



Winners of the Hernando High School Foreign Language Spelling Bee included:

Spanish I - first, Jasmine Sharpe; second, Justin Gates; third, Kiersten Gorse. Spanish II - first, Ryan Brady; second, Luis Almanza; third, Kristen Looper. Spanish III - first, Christina Mojeiko; second, Jamie Higgins; third, Rosalia Chavez. Spanish IV, V and Advanced Placement - first, Katie Bechtelheimer; second, Maria Geiger; third, Juan Barreto. French I - first, Meygan Silvis; second, Bethany Davis; third, Bethany Roundtree. French II - first, Anca Dragnev; second, Briana Drayton; third, Heather Whisler. French III - first, Samantha Pankow; second, Mia Tawnsell; third, Brad Cockrell. French Advanced Placement - first, Becky Weeks; second, Lauren Adkins; third Ashley Lewie.

'Dream' along with Shakespeare play

Hernando Christian Academy, 7200 Emerson Road, Brooksville, will present A Midsummer Night's Dream at 7 p.m. April 27 and 28 and at 2 p.m. April 29. The classic play centers on a night of love and magic, and is adapted to soften Shakespeare's language so all ages can enjoy the comedy. Tickets are $6 at the door.

Science, literacy nights combined

Pine Grove Elementary School will combine Family Fun Science Night and the school's last Family Literacy Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 1 in the cafeteria. Tampa Bay-area meteorologist Mike Clay will present "Fun Weather Ideas."

Competition will keep brains busy

The Kevin Coit/Rotary Club of Spring Hill Middle School Brain Bowl will be 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics. There will be teams from Challenger, Powell Middle, Fox Chapel Middle, Parrott Middle and West Hernando Middle schools participating in the quiz competition.

Students need help with trip

Central High School sophomores Amanda and Blair Morris need help to cover the costs of their June trip to Washington, D.C., for the Youth Global Leadership program and a visit to the United Nations. The two students lost both parents early in life. Their guardian/grandmother, Beverly Morris, put the $7,000 cost of the trip on her credit cards. After an article was published on the Top of the Class page in February, local residents donated about $1,000 to help. Beverly Morris may be contacted at 200-6945.

These students competed in the district-level Middle School and High School Florida History Fair in February. All first- and second-place winners qualify for the state competition in Tallahassee in early May. Those who place first or second at state go to Washington, D.C., for the national competition.


Individual exhibits

First: Holy War: The Crusades, by Jeron Imposso, Challenger.

Second: The Holocaust, by Zoe Mannino, Fox Chapel.

Third: Pat Tillman: An American Hero, by Mac Chapman, Powell.

Fourth: The Transcontinental Railroad, by Derek Buel, West Hernando.

Group exhibits

First: The Columbine Massacre, by Hunter Beals, Christie Bretagna, Powell.

Second: Pompeii - Buried Alive/Rose Again, by Lauren Prentice, Shelby Mantis, West Hernando.

Third: Rape of Nanking, by Angela and Kaylen Tejara, Jamie Holcomb, Parrott.

Fourth: Shake, Rattle * Roll, by April Gillis, Kaitlyn Griggs, Fox Chapel

Individual documentary

First: Henry Flagler's Row Road: Miami-Key West, by Carl Zee, Challenger.

Second: Hurricane Andrew, by Lexus Martin, Challenger.

Third: Battle of Gettysburg, by Dylan Gearherd, Powell.

Fourth: D-Day: Turning Point of War, by Kyle Avary , Fox Chapel.

Group documentary

First: Titanic, by Stephanie Ellis, Libby Sowder, Fox Chapel.

Second: Bombing of Pearl Harbor, by Andrew Browning, Ashley Hobbes, Parrott.

Third: Atomic Bomb, by Michael Hamilton, Thomas Johnston, Parrott.

Historical paper

First: Jackie Robinson, by G.T. Kinney, Powell.

Junior individual performances

First: Martha Graham, by Charlotte Robinson, Powell.


Individual exhibits

First: San Francisco Earthquake, by Kim Thoures, Springstead.

Second: Rwanda: 100 Days of Hell, by Kelsey Dewey, Hernando.

Third: French Revolution, by Britney Cruz, Springstead.

Fourth: Reaching for the Stars, by Lauren Churchville, Hernando.

Group exhibits

First: Helen Keller, by Chris Echanique, Jennifer Gray, Springstead.

Second: Lou Gehrig: Iron Horse, by Katherine Yoho, Derek Wohlfield, Ryan Clark, Springstead.

Third: Kent State Massacre, by Ashley Ackerman, Catherine Erana, Hernando.

Fourth: Oskar Schindler, by Christine Mojeiko, Bethany Davis, Hernando.

Iindividual performances

First: Mary Queen of Scots, by Tara McMahon, Springstead.

Second: Victim of Tragedy, by Lea Martin, Hernando.

Historical paper

First: Berlin Wall, by Mary Quinlivan, Springstead.

Second: Gunpowder Conspirators, by Cari Gandy, Hernando.

Third: Jazz Propaganda, by Matt Hardcastle, Springstead.

Individual documentaries

First: Manhattan Project, by Jordon Burchell, Springstead.

Second: Albert Einstein, by Chris Sarabalis, Springstead.

Senior group documentaries

First: American Revolution, by Christopher Moore, Marissa Alberrella, Springstead.

Second: Breast Cancer, by Trevor Bowman, Rebecca Kern, Springstead.

[Last modified April 19, 2007, 06:55:20]

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