Tuesday, June 5, 2012
We'd like to run photos of graduates on the site
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Graduation season is here. While you prepare to say goodbye to your high school senior at Carrollwood-area high schools like Gaither or Chamberlain, feel free to take photos of them and send them to us via email for a photo gallery we can post on the site. Send JPEG attachment photos to email@example.com. Call 813-230-4967 if you have questions. In the meantime, check out graduation dates and times for local high schools below: Congrats, seniors!
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Relay for Life will be held on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 at Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway
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Thursday, May 3, 2012
Next week, the Carrollwood community will gather for Relay for Life, a fundraiser held at Gaither High School sponsored by the American Cancer Society. Aside from the overnight relay, food and games, organizers of Relay for Life are staying true to the purpose of the event by administering a cancer study called CPS-3. There's no cost, and no pre-registration for the study, which will be held from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Friday, May 11. Check out a Facebook page about the study. We talked to Kristin Rink Votta, director of membership for the Carrollwood Area Business Association - whose sister recently battled the disease - about what the study entails and why it's important to get tested. Patch: What is the purpose of the study? Rink Votta…
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
A week-long program is taking place at the school, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway
The mangled pickup truck sits on the grass at Gaither High School near the edge of north Dale Mabry Highway. Its broken glass and twisted metal symbolize the effects of drunk driving. The vehicle is one of many tactics used this week by school officials, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Tampa Police Department and Mothers Against Drunk Driving program specialist Sharon Hall to deter driver's education students at the Carrollwood school from drinking and driving. During alcohol awareness programs at the school this week, students also toured a breath alcohol testing mobile unit that was parked behind the school. On Tuesday morning, deputies Brian Pulido and Larry Morrell spoke to students about the dangers of drinking and driving. …
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Daisy Santos has wrestling in her blood.
"I just have to take it." The driving motto behind Gaither High School senior wrestler Daisy Santos is something she lives by, both as a senior in high school and the only girl on the boys wrestling team. "Some people give me a hard time about it," she said. "They say it's a guy's sport. (But) I really don't feel that way." Santos didn't wander aimlessly into wrestling. It's in her blood. Her father, Michael Santos is the Gaither wrestling coach, and a former competitive wrestler. Daisy cites her dad's coaching of her stepmom Ingrid Medrano - who took ninth place at the Beijing olympics in 2008 at 48 kilos for El Salvador - as her inspiration. Michael Santos is a former Florida high school state champion at 103 pounds. He also won a …
Friday, January 20, 2012
The free program will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, at Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway, in the auditorium
Across the country, stories abound of cyber predators who commit crimes against children and teenagers. In a local effort to educate parents and help them protect their children, Dets. Phil Dubord and Margaret Grow of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office are performing cross-county presentations at schools to talk openly with parents about how to deal with issues such as sexting and cyber bullying. A "Cyber Awareness Program" will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23 at Gaither High School, 16200 N. Dale Mabry Highway. The program, in its second year at Gaither, is free and open to the public. Dubord, who works in the internet predator unit at the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, said his unit's mission is twofold: to locate …
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Hillsborough County high schools earned higher marks than ever before from the Florida Department of Education
When the Florida Department of Education released grades for high schools today, Hillsborough County found reason to celebrate. Twenty-five of the district’s 27 schools earned A or B grades for the 2010-11 school year – a record, according to Hillsborough school district spokesman Stephen P. Hegarty. Gaither High School in Carrollwood made a B grade this school year, according to the department of education’s website. During the 2009-10 school year, Gaither received an A grade. The district as a whole had 93 percent of its high schools earn A or B grades. This is an increase from last year’s 79 percent. Five of the county’s schools – Brandon, Chamberlain, Steinbrenner, Plant City and Spoto – earned A grades for the first time. Chamberlain …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Catch up on Carrollwood prep sports.
With winter break now in full swing, Carrollwood prep sports action is winding down. Still, the past week has had a few ups and downs for local teams. Here's a look at what's happening with Gaither and Carrollwood Day School's teams. Gaither Soccer: Boys - The Gaither boys completed the 2011 season with a runner-up finish at the Wharton Invitational. The boys beat Freedom, Lennard and Wharton 3-2 in group play. Then, Tuesday afternoon, they knocked off Bloomingdale 1-0 in the semifinals. Wharton beat Steinbrenner as the No. 2 seed and it set up a rematch for the final. Sophomore midfielder Jordan Lue scored first for Wharton but Gaither came right back with a header for goal by junior midfielder Tyler Helm. Freshman defender Martin Ozores …
Monday, December 12, 2011
The festival was held last week, and included schools across Tampa Bay
The District 9 One-Act Play Festival has grown from just a handful of schools that would perform in their own auditoriums. This year's festival, which included Gaither High, was held Thursday and Friday, and featured 26 different area schools that came together at the Theatre Centre of the University of South Florida. While the university venue is an exciting place for high school actors to perform, it's also centrally located to accommodate schools as far away as Alonso and Riverview. "We had more schools this year than we've ever had; it allows more to go (to states)," said Armwood High drama teacher Amanda Depin, who directed her school's performance of "The Way to Heaven." Each school put together a one-act play that it presented to …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Gaither High is still alive in the 2011 state football playoffs; Cowboys soccer teams off to strong starts.
GAITHER HIGH: FOOTBALL The Cowboys (8-3) were only off the bus for an hour in Plant City before it looked like their 2011 Cinderella season was over. The bus arrived late last Friday and the Cowboys were blown out 23-7 in the first half. Sophomore quarterback Alex McGough had been knocked out of the game, and the Cowboys could do nothing on offense. A light went on, an epiphany occured, something happened, because the Cowboys came out in the second half and rocked the Durant Cougars en route to a 38-30 victory and highly anticipated rematch with Tampa Bay Tech (8-3) in the regional semifinals this Friday, Nov. 25. The Cowboys outscored the Cougars 31-7 in the second half, McGough got back in the game, threw three touchdown passes and the …
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The Gaither High Cowboys came up just short in their Class 7A-District 7 title bid, losing to Tampa Bay Tech on Friday night.
The Gaither High football team got a tremendous effort from its defense and owned most of the second half Friday night, but its efforts came up just short as a last-minute field goal by Tampa Bay Tech iced a 17-14 Cowboys loss that clinched the Clas 7A-District 7 title. The Titans (6-3, 5-0) came out firing and completed their first pass to junior running back Jamaruz Thompkins for a 33-yard gain across midfield. The Cowboys defense tightened and forced a punt. The Titans defense answered with an interception by senior safety Devaun Stephens that was off the fingertips of Cowboys receiver senior Mitch McNall. Stephens returned the pick all the way to the Cowboys 18-yard line. A screen pass to sophomore running back Deon Thompson from 18 …