Three Gulf girls make FACA All-State Soccer Team

Three Gulf seniors have made the Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-State girls soccer team. They were honored this afternoon. They are, left to right: Melissa Morlan, goalkeeper; Dani Schulman, center back; and Chelsea Foster, forward. Melissa has been playing soccer for 10 years, Dani since she was 6 years old, and Chelsea for seven years. […]

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National Merit Scholarship Program Students

Six Gulf juniors who took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test have met the requirements to enter the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants out of about 1.5 million program entrants. Of these 50,000 students, about 16,000 will be named National Merit Program Semifinalists, representing the top […]

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Barbara Starkey to retire

Longtime Gulf English teacher Barbara Starkey will retire at the end of the school year. She has taught 9th grade English for most of her career, but has also taught honors English and other grade levels, and she has taught Reading. Mrs. Starkey has the distinction of being the last Gulf teacher who taught here […]

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2011 valedictorians and salutatorians

Zachary Ivanac, Marí Mercado, Lauren Kanapka, Brandi Taylor, Nicholas Baker Pictured above are the valedictorians and salutatorians of the Gulf High School Class of 2011. Because of a tie in GPA’s, there are two IB valedictorians this year. Zachary Mark Ivanac is the valedictorian. He is a son of Jill and Mile Ivanac. He was […]

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A decade of band uniforms

GHS Band Director Bill Rutherford revealed the first photos of the new band uniforms yesterday on the band web site. The photo on the right shows the new uniform, although black gloves will be added. The center photo, taken on Dec. 11, 2002, shows a band member modeling the new uniforms that had just arrived. […]

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Athletes of the Year

Three Gulf students have been named Athletes of the Year by the Sunshine Athletic Conference. Ladarious Jackson is the wrestler of the year, Nicole Adams is the girls basketball player of the year, and Dani Schulman is the girls soccer player of the year.

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Gulf NJROTC places 4th in the state

The Gulf NJROTC unit placed 4th in the state competition at Oviedo High School today. The unit had placed 5th last year, and 6th earlier. In an email, Dr. Knobl wrote, “I would like to congratulate Commander Nesthus, Chief Rodriguez, and the 110 cadets for their accomplishments. They work all year long and have earned […]

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New college math textbook was written by a Gulf alum

Dr. Paul P. Pollack, the Gulf High School valedictorian in 1999, is the author of a recently-published college textbook on number theory titled Not Always Buried Deep: A Second Course in Elementary Number Theory. Dr. Pollack graduated from the University of Georgia in 2003. He received his Ph. D. from Dartmouth College in 2008, for […]

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Ayers and Jackson are state wrestling champions, again!

Gulf wrestlers Anthony Ayers and Ladarious Jackson won first place in their weight classes in the state wrestling tournament tonight. Both wrestlers also won first place last year as juniors. Dr. Knobl sent the following email to the faculty: Congratulations to Coach DeWalt and his student-athletes on their 5th place team finish at the state […]

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National Merit Finalists

Dr. Knobl announced today that all three of our 2011 National Merit semifinalists have been named National Merit finalists. He stated that this establishes a record for our school. The students are, left to right, Nicholas Baker, Kelly Hallisey, and Lauren Kanapka. Also in the picture are Dr. Knobl and assistant principal for IB Gwen […]

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Coach Young’s retired jersey now hanging at GHS

Longtime Gulf High School coach Jerry Young, who had his No. 10 baseball jersey retired during a preseason baseball tournament in 2009, officially had his uniform placed on our school’s Wall of Fame in the front office in a ceremony today. Coach Young coached at Gulf for 35 years. The plaque inside the framed jersey […]

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Linda Allan named Teacher of the Year

Linda Allan has been named the Gulf High School Teacher of the Year. Her selection was announced at a faculty meeting after school today. Linda Allan has been at Gulf for 11 years, since 2000. She usually teaches English in the ESE program but is currently teaching Ms. Deg’s English and Drama classes while Ms. […]

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Phil Baggett named SRP of the Year

Phil Baggett has been named Gulf High School’s SRP of the Year. He is a custodian who has been at Gulf almost four years. He did much of the painting of the school over the summer, and you might have heard him announcing the names of the players before the start of some athletic events […]

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Melissa Morlan named Pasco County’s Outstanding Senior

Melissa Morlan, Gulf High School’s Outstanding Senior, was selected the 2010/11 Outstanding Student of the Year by the Pasco County School District today. She is a daughter of Kim and Scott Morlan of Trinity. Melissa will be recognized at the Excellence in Academics Awards Ceremony presented by the Pasco Education Foundation on April 21 at […]

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Former Gulf administrator elected to the School Board

Steve Luikart, elected to the school board Tuesday, is a former assistant principal at Gulf High School. He is also a GHS alumnus, having graduated in 1969. His father, David Luikart, also graduated from Gulf, in 1942. Mr. Luikart will be sworn into office on Nov. 16. The picture shows Mr. Luikart in 1989 when […]

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Gulf principal earns a doctorate

Gulf High School Principal Steve Knobl has earned a Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Florida. He successfully defended his dissertation at USF yesterday. He will be formally hooded and recognized at the Graduate School Commencement Ceremony on December 11. The photo below shows staff members congratulating Dr. Knobl in […]

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National Hispanic Scholars

Mari Mercado, Daniel Rivera, and Sarah Zajd have been recognized by the College Board as National Hispanic Scholars. Congratulations to these students!

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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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