The Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) Center of Excellence was one of 10 centers to participate in the Florida Education Fund 32nd Anniversary Statewide Brain Bowl Competitions & Florida National Achievers Society Summit at the B Resort Hotel in Lake Buena Vista, March 16-18. Fifth grader Inessia Richardson, of Deltona Elementary School in Spring Hill, was crowned the 2017 word wizard for Grade 3-5 category. The competition consisted of four rounds of spelling and vocabulary questions. Richardson also was recognized for her Laws of Life essay.
Pasco-Hernando 9-10 grade math team composed of Pasco High School students Jana Connelly, Anita Jacob, Hy-Keem Davis, Shemar Martinez, and Raghan Pickett and coached by National Achievers Society and Brain Bowl Alumna Tameca Bowens, placed third in the competition.
Kay-Sha Perkins, Marielle Floyd and Kendyl Geathers competed in the National Achievers Society Computer Code Challenge, a new competition in which students build a computer app. Pasco High School senior Richonda Samuel competed in the NAS Voices, an oratorical contest. Other participants included: History and culture team with students Iesha Fogle (also recognized for her Laws of Life essay), Noimea Cofield, Maria Faggart, Janiya Jackson, Kaniya Jackson, Mikayla Mitchell and coaches Valerie Faggart and Danielle Faggart.
Members of the 6-8 grade math team were Josiah Harrison, Diamond Evans, Omarion Harrison, Miracle Wilson and Shayla Wilson, coached by Robert Keene, PHSC pre-collegiate specialist.
For more information about PHSC or pre-collegiate programs visit www.phsc.edu.
Photo Caption: 9-10 grade math team (L-R): Coach Tameca Bowens, Anita Jacob, Hy-Keem Davis, Jana Connelly, Shemar Martinez, and Raghan Pickett
Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) serves the educational needs and interests of its community by awarding certificates, diplomas, associate and baccalaureate degrees. As a comprehensive, multicampus learning-centered institution, PHSC utilizes various instructional modalities and support services. PHSC provides an accessible, diverse teaching and learning environment rich with opportunities for students to achieve academic success and cultural growth in a global society.