West Pasco School News, March 8

Prodigy youth ambassador Evan Huff, from River Ridge Middle School, plans to meet state legislators during Children’s Week March 27-31.

NPR student backs program

NEW PORT RICHEY — Prodigy youth ambassador Evan Huff, from River Ridge Middle School in New Port Richey, intends to meet with state legislators in Tallahassee March 27-31 during Children’s Week.

Evan was selected for the annual event to share his experiences and appreciation for the nonprofit Prodigy Cultural Arts Program, serving central Florida.

The program delivers life skills such as communication, problem-solving and conflict resolution through a performing and visual arts curriculum for youths ages 7-17.

School reopens Treasure Chest

NEW PORT RICHEY — Gulf Middle School faculty, students and community members cut a ribbon Friday to reopen the Gulf Treasure Chest.

The school’s free resource provides Gulf Middle students with clothing, shoes, toiletries and school supplies.

PHSC job fair March 16

NEW PORT RICHEY — Pasco-Hernando State College West Campus will conduct an Open to All Job Fair event 1:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in room R151, 10230 Ridge Road.

Employers and other area agencies will be available, including: PHSC’s office of disabilities services; CareerSource Pasco Hernando; The Arc Nature Coast; Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services of Florida Inc.; Connections Job Development Program; and the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Job seekers are encouraged to wear professional dress and bring plenty of résumés.

People must register online at https://phsc.edu/event/open-all-job-fair. For more information, contact Jackie Eden at edenj@phsc.edu or 727-816-3334.

Money raised for disabled

WESLEY CHAPEL — Pasco-Hernando State College’s Office of Disabilities Services raised more than $2,200 at its recent Run, Walk, Roll 5K event.

To date, this event has raised $4,200 to benefit the PHSC Access to Success scholarship which helps absorb the cost of psychological evaluations for PHSC students who may have undiagnosed learning difficulties.

About 111 runners, walkers and “rollers” took part in the event.