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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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Gulf student qualifies for an international ballet competition

Gulf High School sophomore Bella Calafiura has qualified to take part in an international ballet competition. Normally, only about 30 to 35 students worldwide participate. She passed the highest examination for pre-professional dancers and thus qualified to take part in the Genee International Ballet Competition, which will be held in Singapore in September. Bella is […]

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Ann Frank Humanitarian Award

Three Gulf students were among winners of the 2009 Anne Frank Humanitarian Award announced tonight at the Florida Holocaust Museum. They are Steve Toth, Brit Smith, and Krystal Rosado. Toth and Smith are pictured. The three students have organized two concerts which have raised $2600 for the USF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. —Submitted […]

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Fairy ring at GHS

A fairy ring was discovered on the football practice field today by Chris Mosher. According to Wikipedia, a fairy ring, also known as fairy circle, elf circle or pixie ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The rings may grow over ten meters in diameter. Fairy rings also occupy a prominent place […]

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Science teacher Les Snyder to retire

Les Snyder, who taught science at Gulf High School for 26 years and at Gulf Junior High for 2 years, will retire at the end of the school year. Mr. Snyder attended Gulf High School. He graduated in 1965 as the salutatorian and he was named Best All-Around Student. Mr. Snyder’s father, Rudolph L. Snyder, graduated […]

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National Merit Scholarship Qualifiers

Five Gulf students have qualified to compete for scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation by earning high scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQ). The students, all juniors, are (left to right): Cody Johnson, Scott Fuller, Saumya Aggarwal, Casey Paterson, and Thomas Colontonio. All except Paterson are enrolled in Gulf’s International […]

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Mr. Brochu to leave Gulf after 11 years

Thomas Brochu, who has been the Assistant Principal for Administration at Gulf since 1998, recently told the faculty and student council members that he will be transferred to Marchman Technical Education Center, effective August 3. His last day at Gulf will be June 30. At Marchman, Mr. Brochu will replace Emilio Sanchez as Assistant Principal […]

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Arnold Okun, former GHS teacher, dies at 59

Arnie Okun, who taught math at GHS from the 1990s until he retired five years ago, died this morning (May 4, 2009), from cancer. He was 59. Mr. Okun was the math department chairman for six years. He was very well-liked by his students. Seniors stood and cheered when his name was mentioned by the […]

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Total Sound in Tallahassee

Total Sound Members traveled to Tallahassee on April 29th-30th to be evaluated at the Annual Florida Vocal Association State Solo and Ensemble Festival. The Total Sound Girls received an excellent rating for their Broadway-themed performance of “Highlights from Chicago,” “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” and “Sister Act.” A superior rating was received by Hailey […]

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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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