Saturday, January 26, 2013
Gus Bilirakis paid tribute Friday to Walter Hilgart, who continues to substitute at age 90 and doesn't plan to stop anytime soon.
U.S. Congressman Gus Bilirakis spent some time Friday giving recognition to a longtime Tampa Bay educator who calls New Port Richey home. Walter Hilgart has worked as a substitute teacher at Gulf High since 1988. He celebrated his 90th birthday this past October. Gulf High celebrated the 90th birthday of the school that same month. Hilgart grew up during the Great Depression. He enlisted in the military and flew 22 combat missions in the Army Air Force by the end of World War II. He left the service but later re-enlisted in the military and served in the Air Force. Hilgart later worked as a full-time teacher in Tampa for 16 years. After retiring, he started his current lengthy run as a substitute teacher at Gulf High. He also substitutes …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
The Gulf High School numbers showed strong support for President Barack Obama among students.
Adults weren’t the only ones voting on Election Day. Gulf High School held a mock election where students got to pick who they wanted to see as the U.S. President. On Nov. 6, seniors and juniors cast ballots. Underclassmen cast ballots the day before. Democrat Barack Obama won the majority of Gulf High students’ votes. He garnered 605 votes at the school (69 percent). Gov. Mitt Romney earned 268 votes (38 percent). Students also voted on whether to renew the Penny for Pasco sales tax, according to the Gulf High website. Acccording to the site, 84 percent of students voted yes. Gulf was one of several schools in Pasco that held mock elections on Election Day or some time between then and Oct. 29. The results were logged on the Kids Voting…
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The invasion celebrates bonds to the school and the life of a longtime educator.
- On Patch
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
Seniors who missed getting their photo taken can still get it shot Oct. 15
Gulf High School students are getting another shot at having their senior portrait taken. The school’s senior portrait make-up day is scheduled for Oct. 15, according to the Gulf High School website. Students who want their pictures in the Gulf High yearbook must have them taken by Gulf’s official photographer, according to the website. Seniors who need their portraits taken on make-up day need to sign up for an appointment in room 104 at Gulf High during lunch. The portraits come with a $15 sitting fee.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Crowder taught at Gulf High and Ridgewood High schools.
Beverly "Gail" Crowder, a longtime educator in West Pasco, died Thursday morning at the age of 71. Jim West president of LegacyTv, in Odessa, told us: West Pasco educator passed away this morning at Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee,. “She was a longtime teacher and assistant principal serving at Gul High and Ridgewood High Schools. Her health had been declining for several years following heart surgery. She is survived by her husband, Dan, son: Bruce, daughter Kelly Seay and five grandchildren. According to the Gulf High website, Crowder was an assistant principal at Gulf in the 1980s and early 90s. An obituary in the Tallahassee Democrat says she graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in education and spent 23 …
Friday, May 11, 2012
Brian Singletary is well-known for giving back to Gulf High School and the West Pasco community at large.
Brian Singletary started working for Publix at a store in Tarpon Springs in 1962. He was a bagger and stock clerk, and he thought “That was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.” It turned out to be a temporary stop on a career with Publix that has spanned 50 years and multiple locations in the Tampa Bay area. His time at Publix has earned him praise for his service to the community and his customers, and a scholarship given to Gulf High students in his honor. “Selecting Publix as my employer was one of the greatest things to ever happen to me, certainly in my working life,” said Singletary, who is now 71. Singletary is now store manager of the Publix branch in the Southgate shopping center on U.S. 19 in New Port Richey, where …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Members of the French Honor Society have been going into local classrooms and providing early education in another language.
Katrina Enoch stood in front of a class of active students at Richey Elementary School and tried to teach them French. "Don’t make me be a policier,” she warned the students. "What's that?" one of the elementary students asked. "A police," replies another. Tres bien. Enoch is one of a group of French Honor Society students at Gulf High School who are tutoring local elementary students. Anne Currelly is a French teacher at Gulf High. She has decades of experience teaching the language. She used to teach French to students in younger grades than high school. Currelly now teaches French to all high school grades at Gulf. Previous French Honor Society students taught French to elementary school kids, but the program was discontinued when Gulf …
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Will Fulmer, son of Jay Fulmer, was denied enrollment at Fivay High School and Land O' Lakes High School, his mother told the Pasco County school board.
The son of former Gulf High School football coach Jay Fulmer has been denied school choice in Pasco County, according to the Fulmer family. Vickie Fulmer told the Pasco County school board last week that an application for her son, Will Fulmer, 16, to attend the criminal justice program at Fivay High School in Hudson was rejected. Her son was also denied enrollment at Land O’ Lakes High School around November, she said. The family's appeal of the Fivay decision was denied Monday, according to Will Fulmer. Vickie Fulmer did not return calls for comment. “As of right now I don't know what's next,” Will wrote in a message. “I'm sure everything will work itself out. I've trained harder than ever before over the past few months and I'll be …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Gulf High School Buccaneers are hoping that Rob Miles will be able to turn the baseball program in the right direction this upcoming season.
Gulf High School has hired a new coach to lead its baseball program next season. Robert Miles will start coaching in January. He was hired as head coach in mid-July and relieves Tom Carter of the duties he took over mid-season, when baseball coach Darryl Stindham left for a teaching position at Genesis School. Miles Miles will also aid the football program by coaching the wide receivers and defensive backs for the Bucs football team. Gulf’s newly acquired baseball coach played high school ball in New York, was the head coach of St. Dominic Catholic School’s JV baseball team in Oyster Bay New York and is currently a semi-professional coach for the Tampa Bay Black Sox, whose season is underway now. The first order of business in Miles’s …