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Van Mensel named Plant Manger

David Van Mensel has been named Plant Manager at Gulf. He replaces Norm Kolar, who has retired. Mr. Van Mensel joined the staff of Gulf High on July 5, 2004, as a custodian working afternoons. In 2005 he moved to day time. He was born in Detroit and grew up in Memphis, Michigan. His wife […]

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Former football players visit Gulf

A number of Gulf football players from the 1950s and 1960s were invited to lunch today to talk about their memories of Gulf football. Athletic Director Paul Girardi arranged the get-together, hoping that we might learn more about the history of football at Gulf and involve former players in the program. A larger picture is […]

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Robert Brown to retire after 35 years at Gulf

Robert Brown, who has taught at Gulf High School for 35 years, will retire at the end of the current school year. Mr. Brown was hired by Gulf High School at the beginning of the 1971-72 school year. The photo on the right is from the 1975 yearbook. Mr. Brown has taught here longer than […]

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Class of 2006 graduation

The class of 2006 received their diplomas tonight in the Bever-Hicks Activity Center. Graduates shook hands with — in addition to Gulf High administrators and guidance counselors — Pasco County Schools Superintendent Heather Fiorentino and state Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Mrs. Fiorentino, Assistant Principal Dr. Gallagher, and social studies teacher Mr. Donaldson presented diplomas on stage […]

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Character First pin

Principal Thomas Imerson presented a GHS Character First pin to sophomore Jaci Pustelnik today. Jaci came to the aid of a student who suffered a seizure last week. Mr. Imerson occasionally presents the pins to honor students for exemplary actions or achievements in school.

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Bennett and Guida head the Class of 2006

Jessica Michelle Bennett and Emily Grace Guida have been named valedictorian and salutatorian for the Gulf High School class of 2006. Jessica, the valedictorian, is the daughter of Ron and Petra Bennett of Holiday. She was born in Neustadt an der Aisch, Bavaria, Germany, and came to the U. S. most recently in 1997. She […]

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Plant Manager Norm Kolar to retire

Norm Kolar, Gulf High School’s plant manager, will retire at the end of the school year. Mr. Kolar began working at Gulf High School as the assistant plant manger on July 1, 1993. He became plant manager about two years later. He describes his job as “doing whatever it takes to keep the school operating […]

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Checking out Gulf’s pre-IB program

Two administrators from Melbourne High School in Brevard County spent the day at Gulf High School today, learning how Gulf’s pre-IB program is operating. They are Jim Willcoxon, the Principal of MHS, and Michele Canose, the school’s IB coordinator. Also in the picture are Gulf’s Principal, Thomas E. Imerson, and Assistant Principal Dr. Deborah Lepley, […]

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Football stadium lighted sign is replaced

The lighted sign at Des Little Stadium, which was damaged by Hurricane Jeanne on Sept. 26, 2004, was replaced today. The old sign sustained a small crack when the hurricane passed near New Port Richey. It was taken down as a safety precaution. Funds were recently made available by the school district to replace the […]

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Mike Rowe, Class of 2001, is killed in Iraq

This article appeared in the Tampa Tribune on Mar. 31, 2006. By CHRISTIAN M. WADE NEW PORT RICHEY – They spoke on the telephone, before he went on a patrol. He told her he was OK. He missed her and the family. He would be coming home soon. The 23-year-old soldier’s parting words to his […]

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FCAT in the Activity Center

Most 9th and 10th grade students will take the FCAT in the Activity Center this year, with remaining students in the band and chorus rooms and two other classrooms. This is a change from the past when the FCAT was administered in classrooms throughout the school. These photos were taken in the Activity Center this […]

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Character First pins

GHS Principal Thomas Imerson presented two students with Gulf High School Character First pins in his office today. The students are Curtis Melvin and Augustine Morley, both freshmen. Mr. Imerson occasionally presents the pins to honor students for exemplary actions or achievements in school.

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Gulf students learn about Marchman

Robert Aguis, Principal of Marchman Technical Education Center, was one of several personnel from Marchman who talked to tenth graders in the Media Center today. After his talk in each period, students divided into several groups according to their career interests for more detailed presentations. Marchman Technical Education Center will hold a Sneak-Peek pre-enrollment Open […]

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1,000 career points

Before the start of tonight’s varsity basketball game point guard Turquoise Sampson was honored for recently scoring her 1,000th career point. Present at the game were Assistant Principal Thomas Brochu, Turk’s family, and teammate Tiara Cook, who has also scored 1,000 career points.

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Planning for IB

School district officials, Gulf administrators, and Rose Browning, a mentor for the International Baccalaureate North America program, met this morning in the Administrative Conference Center. Dr. Lepley reported that Gulf’s application process is on track and that final approval for the program is expected next year.

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Model Congress

Students in Ms. Alwood’s, Mr. Quarto’s, and Mr. Donaldson’s American Government classes staged the Gulf High School Model Congress today, complete with speeches, votes, and committees. The Senate met in the chorus room, and the the House of Representatives met in the band room. In an email to the faculty at the end of the […]

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Meeting of the Principals

The principals of several nearby schools met today at Gulf High School. Schools with students scheduled to attend Gulf High School are known collectively as the Community of Gulf Schools. Pictured in the back row are District School Board official Jim Davis, Mimi Foster of Harry Schwettman Education Center, Stan Trapp of Gulf Middle, Terri […]

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Taking sides in UM vs OSU

With the Michigan-Ohio State football game one day away, Gulf administrators were showing support for the two rivals today. Assistant Principal Mr. Brochu is an alum of the University of Michigan; Assistant Principal Dr. Lepley is an alum of Ohio State. Mr. Imerson, who was born in Michigan and began his teaching career in Ohio, […]

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