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Science teacher Thomas Dale dies at age 50

This article appeared in the St. Petersburg Times on Sept. 6, 2002. By KENT FISCHER NEW PORT RICHEY — Tom Dale was well-known around Gulf High School as a straight-talking science teacher who expected a lot from his students. He also gave a lot in return. Most notable were the “Dale Dollars,” which he handed […]

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Gulf classrooms gets networked computers and new telephones

Photo at left: Gulf’s Technology Specialist David Wolf inspects a computer on the network. Classrooms at Gulf High School are getting a technology upgrade at the start of the new school year. All classrooms now have telephones, and computers are in the process of being connected to the school’s network. Until this year, only certain […]

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Alumni from the 1920s are honored at reunion

Beva Stevenson, an organizer of the reunion, interviews King Pithla (Paul Good) and Queen Chasco (Anna Mae Lee) Two Gulf High School alumni — Anna Mae Lee and Paul Good — were honored at a reunion for older graduates held in July 2002. The two were crowned as the unofficial Queen Chasco and King Pithla, […]

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Thomas Imerson expected to become Gulf’s next principal

Thomas Imerson, who had been an Assistant Principal at Gulf High School from 1991 to 2001, will return to Gulf High School as its Principal, pending approval of the school board. Mr. Imerson replaces Cheryl Renneckar, who is retiring on July 1. Mr. Imerson has served as Principal at Hudson Middle School since February 7, […]

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Monique Lefebvre retires after 36 years of teaching

Monique Lefebre, who has taught at Gulf Junior High and Gulf High for many years, has retired. She was honored at a faculty meeting at Gulf High on May 28, 2002. Ms. Lefebvre joined the faculty of Gulf Junior High in October 1970 and transferred to Gulf High around 1976. She taught mostly social studies […]

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Principal Cheryl Renneckar to retire July 1

Cheryl Renneckar, who has served as Gulf’s principal since 1991, plans to retire on July 1. She told the faculty and staff of her decision at a meeting on May 28, the first of two teacher planning days that follow the last day of school for students. Ms. Renneckar has held the position longer than […]

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Megan Rashid and Sal Torre head the Class of 2002

Megan Rashid and Salvatore Torre have been selected as valedictorian and salutatorian of the Gulf High School class of 2002. Megan Rashid, the valedictorian, is a daughter of Karen and Gary Motteler of Hudson. She is President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of Interact, Vice President of the French Honor Society, Quartermaster in […]

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NJROTC students hear a harrowing World War II tale of survival

Students in Gulf High School NJROTC classes listened intently on November 20, 2001, as Troy Nunley of New Port Richey described an ordeal he survived as a sailor during World War II. Seaman Second Class Nunley, then 19 years old, was among the crew of the USS Indianapolis on July 30, 1945, when the ship […]

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Jody McCreary leaves Gulf after 30 years

Jody McCreary, who has been teaching at Gulf for 30 years, will transfer to J. W. Mitchell High School in August. Mr. McCreary joined the Gulf faculty at the start of the 1971-72 school year. He was hired by Principal W. R. Durden in August 1971. Mr. McCreary recalled that he and Robert Brown both […]

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Pirman and Carr head the Class of 2001

David Pirman and Barbara Carr have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Gulf High School class of 2001. David Pirman plans to attend the University of Florida and major in Chemistry/Pre-Med. He hopes to become an orthopedic surgeon. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, and Interact. He […]

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Senior Project creator addresses Gulf faculty

The Gulf High School faculty spent Wednesday of the teacher pre-planning week listening to a presentation on the Senior Project concept by Carleen Osher. Osher is a former a high school teacher and administrator in Oregon. She and three of her colleagues created the concept of the Senior Project in 1985. She is now the […]

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Class of 2000 celebrates graduation

Gulf’s Class of 2000 received their diplomas from Principal Cheryl Renneckar last night in the school’s Activity Center. The graduating students were also congratulated on stage by school board member Pam Coulter and Jennifer Smith, an official at the district office. The graduating students — who number 319 this year — heard their names read […]

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Breitenstein, Hogan head the Class of 2000

Eric Breitenstein and Jamie Hogan have been named the valedictorian and salutatorian of the Gulf High School class of 2000. Eric is involved in the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, and Interact. He is a volunteer at North Bay Hospital. His weighted GPA is 4.3690. He plans […]

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Elevator installed for handicapped students

An elevator for use by handicapped students has been installed at Gulf High School. The elevator became operational in April. The device can take a student from the commons area to the media center, which is on the second floor, and back down. The elevator is normally kept locked and only eligible students have keys. […]

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Gulf to pilot Senior Project program

By MS. NORRIS For the 1999-2000 school year, Gulf High School is piloting a program called The Senior Project. It is being housed in the English department and affects only those students in the IHHS Learning Community who signed up for it as well as some students outside the community who wished to “visit” for […]

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Margaret Peek named Teacher of the Year

Science teacher Margaret Peek has been selected Gulf High School’s Teacher of the Year for 1999-2000. This marks the fourth time she has won the honor. Ms. Peek teaches Chemistry and Physics and is the chairperson of the Science Department. She is also the sponsor of the Gulf chapter of the National Honor Society, and […]

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Gulf mourns the loss of two students this year

A recent Gulf graduate and a Gulf junior were killed in traffic accidents during 1999. More recently, Lauren Green, who had graduated in June, was killed on September 8 in an auto accident at the intersection of State Road 54 and Collier Parkway near Land o’Lakes. She had turned 18 years old the day before […]

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1998 valedictorians and salutatorians are named

David Botelho and Scott Myers, who are best friends and plan to room together at the University of Florida next year, have been named Gulf High School’s 1998 co-valedictorians. They both had GPA’s of 4.45. Jennifer Barbookles and Krista Bittenbender have been named co-salutatorians. Their GPA’s are 4.35. Botelho is the son of Richard and […]

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