Wiregrass Ranch High Highlights Spring All-Conference Awards

There was little doubt which of Wesley Chapel’s three high school athletic programs had the best spring this year — Wiregrass Ranch High. The Bulls dominated the Sunshine Athletic Conference
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Education Notebook: Four New Tampa Schools Get New Principals

New Tampa says good-bye to several beloved and long-serving principals at the end of the 2021-22 school year, including Chiles Elementary’s Dr. Teri Evans and Benito Middle School’s John Sanders,
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Together At The Top

Faced with choosing a last meal, Wharton High graduate Alex Deevers says he would pick gnocchi; his brother Dane says he’s going with mashed potatoes and a steak…or maybe a
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Local Spelling Whiz Aims For Prestigious National Title

Bruhat Soma isn’t exactly sure what “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis” means (it’s a synonym for the disease known as silicosis), but the 45-letter word, the longest in the English language, gives him no
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It’s Been All About The Experience For Freedom Valedictorian

The pressure for many high school valedictorians can be stifling. While mostly grateful for finishing at the top of their respective classes, the journey is usually one that provides them
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Wharton’s 2022 Valedictorian Will Stay Local For College 

When Sonya Patel walks across the stage as Wharton High’s Class of 2022 valedictorian during the school’s graduation ceremony on May 25, she will do so with its highest-ever GPA
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Sand Pine Teacher Corinne Staney Retires After 53 Years

Second-grade teacher Corinne Staney has retired once before, in 2005, before moving to Wesley Chapel. But this time, she says, after 53 years in education — including the last 15
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A Fresh Start For The New River Library

Nearly a year after it unofficially opened following major renovations, the New River Library at 34043 S.R. 54 finally got its official Grand Opening last month. The library was closed
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