School News, April 13
“Students develop their own personal direction in photography as they learn new skills when using camera hardware and software, and post production techniques using computers,” said David Kastner, PHCC photography instructor. “As seen with Desirae and Joshua, tangible skills combined with lectures, assignments, and critiques enhance the creative potential existing within each student.” PHCC student and photo contest finalist Joshua Milford said: “I set up my camera on a tripod in the bed of my truck several hours after sundown. The field was pitch black, however a full moon was giving off plenty of light. After an hour or so of experimentation I found that a four second exposure allowed enough light into the lens to light up the image just the way I wanted it. I even captured some stars in the sky as well!” More than 16,700 photographs were received from students in the U.S., Canada and around the world in the contest sponsored by Nikon, USA.To view Milford’s night sky image and other student photography and artwork, visit the newest student art exhibit, Ideas · Imagination · Process · Expression at the Rao Musunuru, M.D. Art Gallery located on the PHCC West Campus in New Port Richey. The exhibit runs through May 1. Shannon Estes-Larkin of New Port Richey is a member of the Eckerd College Women's Soccer Team and is majoring in an undeclared field at this time. Alex Laton of New Port Richey is a member of the Eckerd College Volleyball Team and is majoring in political science and visual arts. To be eligible for the SSC Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll, a student-athlete must post a minimum grade point average of 3.20 on a scale of 4.00. C.A.R.E. stands for Conserve and Reduce Energy. The winning poster design will be used throughout the district to promote the new conservation campaign. Artwork will be judged on originality of artwork and inspiration, including the required elements for theme, size, media, etc. No more than three posters can be submitted per school and competitions can be held at the school level to determine the three finalists submitted for the poster contest. The entry form is available at http://www.pasco.k12.fl.us/archives/conservation_poster_contest. Liberty Sales won first place in Medical Photography and Sara Biesiedzinski and Tony Nguyen won second place in Forensic Medicine HOSA is a national student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education Division of ACTE. HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people. HOSA's goal is to encourage all health occupations instructors and students to join and be actively involved in the HSE-HOSA partnership. Flyers were distributed to 10th and 11th graders in their English classes on Monday, April 8th. The free event is an opportunity for students to begin gathering information on colleges and universities in the state, as well as the United States Service Academies. There will also be sessions on financial aid and the admissions process.