Concept College Program Receives Grant
PHSC Foundation recently received a grant of $5,000 from the Rays Baseball Foundation Community Fund Grant Program. The funds will support PHSC’s Concept College outreach program that provides an opportunity for at-risk students to explore a variety of career pathways and encourages participants to attend college. PHSC’s Concept College serves disadvantaged Pasco and Hernando County students who are likely to drop out of school or have little expectation of enrolling or graduating from college.
The PHSC Foundation was one of twenty non-profit organizations to receive a grant through the Community Fund Grant Program. The Rays Foundation presented the award to PHSC Foundation Board Vice Chair, George “Skip” Miller and PHSC Director of Development, Maria Hixon at a banquet held at Tropicana Field on June 6.
For more information about the PHSC Foundation, please call 727-816-3410.
Cross Country Runner Wins Award
Sophomore Judith Young won the Award for Exemplary Academic Achievement for having an excellent grade point average for all four semesters while competing for the cross country and half marathon team.
Judith’s overall GPA while at PHSC was a 3.7. Judith was an integral part of the 2012 and 2013 Cross Country teams. She was also on the half marathon team for the 2013 season. Judith plans to continue her academic and athletic endeavors at the University of South Florida this fall.
James Santella Foundation Establishes Memorial Scholarship
The PHSC Foundation recently received $11,000 from the James Santella Foundation to establish the James Santella Memorial Scholarship.
The James Santella Memorial Scholarship endowment will support Hernando County residents, or graduates from a Hernando County high school, who exhibit a passion and interest in a rewarding career in fire rescue or first responder service. The endowment will begin awarding scholarships in the 2014 fall semester.
James Santella, a 2004 Pasco-Hernando State College graduate, was a firefighter for Spring Hill Fire Rescue, Engine 2, who put family and service to his community above all else. His passing from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, inspired the creation of the James Santella Foundation. The organization provides resources and financial support to area residents suffering from ALS and educational opportunities to the students of PHSC.
Visit the PHSC Foundation page or call 727-816-3410 for more information.
Volleyball Qualifies for Team Academic Award
The women's volleyball team qualified for the NJCAA All Academic Team Award with a 3.31 team GPA. The minimum GPA to qualify is a 3.0. The team ranked 41 out of 97 qualifying teams.
And, special recognition is given to Jessi Shapiro who qualified for an individual academic award—the NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement Award. Athletes must have completed three full-time semesters and must have an overall GPA between a 3.60 and 3.76 to qualify.
Lady Quistas go 4-0 at the Conquistador Invitational Tournament
The Lady Quistas hosted a ten-team tournament over the weekend which included four out of state teams, five teams from Florida, three teams from North Carolina and one from Kansas. PHSC went 4-0 defeating No. 15 Catawba Valley Community College (N.C.), Clearwater Christian College, Eastern Florida State College, and No. 17 Cape Fear Community College (N.C.).
The Quistas were lead by sophomore right side Logan Miller who posted 44 kills, averaging 2.93 kills per set. Also leading was sophomore outside/middle, Jordan Bickett who recorded 32 kills, .291 hitting efficiency, 43 digs and 9 blocks. Teddi Wright lead the team in assists with 175 for the tournament, averaging 11.66 per set.
Logan Miller and Jordan Bickett were selected to the Conquistador Invitational All Tournament Team.
This week the team with play at home against State College of Florida on Tuesday at 7 p.m., Santa Fe College on Thursday at 7 p.m., and on Friday they will travel to Avon Park for a tri-match with South Florida State College and Palm Beach State College.