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National Merit Commended Students

Daniel Rivera, Melissa Morlan, Bradley Bachand,  and Aditya Shah have been named Commended Students in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program based on their PSAT/NMSQT scores. About 34,00 students have been so recognized. They are among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2011 competition.

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School board honors Gulf NJROTC unit

The District School Board of Pasco County honored the Gulf NJROTC unit tonight for placing first in a nationwide academic competition recently. In the picture are, left to right: board chairman Allen Altman, cadet company commander Cody Boyet, recent graduates Brandon Harvey and Mathew Harmaz, PO3 Wade Scott, Cmdr. Steve Nesthus, and Superintendent Heather Fiorentino.

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Lucy DeCubellis, Principal’s Secretary, to retire

Lucy DeCubellis, who is undoubtedly the most beloved employee at Gulf High School, will retire at the end of the school year. She has been at Gulf for 20 years. Her last day will be June 18. Mrs. DeCubellis, who is 78, is the principal’s secretary. She started here at the start of the 1990-91 […]

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Two Gulf math teachers to retire

Two math teachers who have been at Gulf for many years plan to retire at the end of the school year. They are Dan Fagan and Craig Schneider. Craig’s wife Else, who is the clinic aide, will also retire. Dan Fagan has been teaching for 36½ years. He began his teaching career at the start […]

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New plant manager at GHS

Randy Bishop will become our new Plant Manager on Monday. He succeeds Dave Van Mensel, who is transferring to the new Fivay High School, which opens in August. Mr. Bishop has been at River Ridge for six years and has served as Acting Plant Manager there for the last two months. He was born and […]

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Valedictorians and salutatorians are named

Top row: Loop, Pereira; bottom row: Tran, Johnson Mr. Knobl announced the names of Gulf High School’s 2010 valedictorians and salutatorians today. JACKSON LOOP is the valedictorian. He is the son of Gregory and Camilla Loop. Jackson was born in Oneida, N. Y., and lived in upstate New York until he was ten years old. […]

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Gulf wrestlers are Class A state champions!

The Gulf wrestling squad won the state Class A championship tonight. In addition, Anthony Ayers won the individual state title by a pin and Ladarious Jackson won the individual state title by a 3-2 decision. Both wrestlers are juniors. R. J. O’Connor finished second in his class. First-time wrestler Jeff Kruse took third place. His […]

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World War II veteran receives his GHS diploma

Milton Stevenson, 83, who dropped out of GHS in the 9th grade and soon after entered the military, was given a well-deserved Gulf High School diploma on Feb. 4 under a new special program. In the upper right photo, Mr. Knobl presents Mr. Stevenson with his diploma.  In the bottom photos, Mr. Stevenson poses with […]

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No electrical power at GHS

Jan. 11, 2010, was a memorable day at GHS as Progress Energy Florida turned off our electrical power from 6:02 a.m. till about 9:50 a.m. because of the cold weather. With power out until 9:50 and lunch served at 10:30, the only menu item was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (as seen in the top […]

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Nicole Adams – 1000 points

Junior guard Nicole Adams was honored tonight with a 1000-point basketball before the start of the basketball game vs Mitchell. Coach Mike Quarto praised her as both an ideal athlete and student. She is in Gulf’s International Baccalaureate program. Dr. Lepley presented the basketball to her. The picture below shows her father and Coach Quarto. […]

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Abbott named Pasco’s Outstanding Senior

Mr. Knobl announced today that Trevor Abbott, Gulf’s Outstanding Senior, has been selected as Pasco County’s Outstanding Senior. In the picture with Mr. Knobl are Trevor’s parents and step-parents, Mark Abbott, Roland O’Dell, and Rhonda O’Dell. In his letter to Pasco school district officials, Mr. Knobl wrote, “Trevor is a tremendous student leader and an […]

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Scott Poling named SRP of the Year

Scott Poling has been named Gulf High School’s SRP of the Year. Scott Poling is a custodian who has been at Gulf for five years. He grew up in St. Petersburg. His wife is a teacher at River Ridge High School, where their daughter attends school.

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Lizzette Nazario named Teacher of the Year

Lizzette Nazario, who is a Media Specialist, has been named the Gulf High School Teacher of the Year. Her selection was announced at a faculty meeting after school today. Mrs. Nazario joined the Gulf faculty at the start of the 2003-04 school year. She originally taught Spanish, but she transferred to the Media Center fulltime […]

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Lynn Goettel is our new school nurse

Lynn Goettel, a Gulf High School graduate, has been named our new school nurse. She replaces Susan Girardi, who retired at the end of the previous school year. Mrs. Goettel is an R. N. She has been a pediatric nurse for 30 years locally, and she has been in the Pasco County school system for […]

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Troy LaBarbara will become an assistant principal

Troy LaBarbara, who has taught at Gulf for 15 years, will be leaving to become an assistant principal in Hernando County. Mr. LaBarbara will be the assistant principal for ESE and eleventh grade at Central High School in Brooksville. He said that he will miss Gulf High School and had hoped to become an administrator […]

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New assistant principal

Mr. Knobl today introduced staff members to Gwendolyn Gideon. Pending school board approval, Ms. Gideon will begin at GHS on July 6, 2009.

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Coach Munday to retire

Physical education teacher and JV volleyball coach Barbara Munday is retiring at the end of the school year. Mrs. Munday has been at Gulf High School for 25 years, starting at the beginning of the 1984-85 school year. She is known to earlier students as Barbara Barlow. She earlier taught for 13 years at Gulf […]

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Honoring Mr. Palma and Mrs. Kall

At a faculty meeting after school today, Mr. Imerson honored two Gulf staff members who are retiring at the end of the school year. They are Assistant Principal Al Palma and School Social Worker Wendy Kall. Here are three pictures.

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