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Valedictorians and salutatorians are announced

Hyatt, Motta, Chang, Talanga Mr. Knobl announced today the names of the valedictorians and salutatorians of the Class of 2009. The valedictorian for the regular academic program is Jamielee’ Dalton Hyatt. She is the daughter of Rose Kilgore of Holiday. Jamielee’ was born in High Point, N. C., and moved to Florida at age 4. […]

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Mr. and Mrs. Girardi to retire

Paul and Susan Girardi, who have been at Gulf for many years, will retire at the end of this school year. Mr. Girardi has been teaching for 38 years, the last 30 at Gulf. He has been our school’s athletic director for the entire time he has been here. Mrs. Girardi, our nurse, has been […]

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Gulf teacher qualifies for the Boston Marathon

GHS  math teacher Zack Stoutimore has qualified to run the Boston Marathon. He became eligible by running a marathon in Georgia on March 7 in 3 hours, 6 minutes, and 27 seconds. The required time for his age group is 3 hours, 10 minutes. A marathon is 26.2 miles. Mr. Stoutimore said that although the […]

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Mr. Rutherford experiments with new technology

Gulf High School Director of Bands Bill Rutherford and Russell Schmidt, the band director at Zephyrhills High School, recently tried an experiment, hoping to utilize technology to improve their band programs. In an email, Mr. Rutherford explained what they did: “On Tuesday night, during a ZHS band rehearsal, Mr. Schmidt invited me to a video […]

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Lunch is now served in the faculty lounge

The faculty lounge has become a more popular place recently, as a food serving line was added on Monday of this week. The lounge has also been remodeled and enlarged. A wall dividing the lounge and the copy machine room was taken down in January.

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Coach DeWalt named Gulf Athletic Director

Gulf High School head wrestling coach Travis DeWalt has been named our next Athletic Director. He will succeed Paul Girardi, who will retire at the end of the school year. Mr. Knobl announced the decision in an email to the faculty yesterday. He reported that a selection committee which interviewed the applicants took four days […]

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Mittye P. Locke (1909-2009)

Mittye P. Locke, who was the oldest surviving alum of Gulf High School and the long-time principal of Elfers Elementary School, died yesterday. She was 99 years old. Mrs. Locke graduated from Gulf High School in 1927. In 1983 Elfers Elementary School was renamed in her honor. A granddaughter, Kelly Rutherford, is a teacher at […]

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Coach Jerry Young to retire after 35 years

This article appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on Feb. 15, 2009. By JOEY KNIGHT NEW PORT RICHEY — The most lauded coaching career in Gulf High history began in a Port Tampa parking lot. Tampa native Jerry Young, 25 years old and fresh out of Cameron University in Lawton, Okla., was headed inside Robinson […]

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Six Gulf wrestlers qualify for states

GHS missed winning the Regional Wrestling Tournament hosted by Matanza High School in Palm Coast by only four points, but the Bucs advanced more than any other school, advancing six wrestlers to the State Tournament to be held in Lakeland on February 20 and 21. The following wrestlers advanced: 112 RJ O’Connor (10th grade), 119 […]

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Alice Chang named National Merit Finalist

Alice B. Chang, a senior in Gulf’s International Baccalaureate program, has been named a finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Mr. Knobl made the announcement today in Alice’s period 6 IB Chemistry HL class taught by Ms. Peek. Alice is the daughter of Shoujin Zhang and Yuehua Yang of Odessa. She is not sure […]

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Gulf wins the county Brain Bowl

Gulf High School won the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge—more commonly known as the Brain Bowl—at the school district headquarters today. It’s the second year in a row Gulf has won the event. Our students will again participate in the statewide competition, which will be held this year on April 20-22 at the Contemporary Resorts in Disney […]

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Our new speech-language pathologist

Sommer M. Perry, the new speech-language pathologist at Gulf High School, is our newest staff member. Ms. Perry is at Gulf High School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and at Gulf Middle School on the other days of the week. Before coming to Gulf, she was a speech pathologist in Hillsborough County. She has a bachelor’s […]

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Mr. Knobl named Secondary Principal of the Year

Steve Knobl, who is in his first year as principal of Gulf High School, has been selected as Secondary Principal of the Year. He is one of seven administrators who are winners in their categories and who will attend the annual Education Celebration held by the Pasco Education Foundation on Jan. 24, 2009. Three of […]

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A new trumpet for Big R

Santa Claus made a surprise visit to the Winter Concert tonight to give Mr. Rutherford a new trumpet to replace his old trumpet, which was stolen from the band room in October. Mr. Rutherford said that his missing trumpet did not have much market value as a used instrument, but had much sentimental value to […]

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School board honors Mittye P. Locke

The Pasco County Board honored long-time Pasco County educator Mittye P. Locke today. A special proclamation celebrating her educational career was read by Maureen Moore, Communications Director for the district. Each board member and the Superintendent shook hands with Mrs. Locke, who will be 100 years old on April 20. Also present were Dennis Taylor and Tammy […]

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90 degree peace sign

It’s clear to see that Jordyn can make a wider peace sign with her first two fingers than Patrick. Is this a rare talent? Could she get her own TV show? A job in a circus? We don’t know, but we’re sharing.

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NJROTC scholarship winners

Cheryl Jennett, Executive Officer, GHS NJROTC, and Jamie McCullough, who is in the IB program, have been awarded Naval ROTC scholarships worth up to $180,000 at the school of their choice. Both students have been accepted to a number of universities, but are awaiting word from the University of Florida on acceptance. It is the […]

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Students try out “clickers”

Students in Mr. Uchacz’s class were apparently the first at Gulf to take a test using the new “clickers” purchased by the school district for each high school. Gulf received enough of the devices for four classrooms. Students answer questions using the device, which looks like a TV remote control. If the teacher wishes to […]

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