Class of 2003 celebrates graduation

The Gulf High School Class of 2003 received their diplomas tonight in the Bever-Hicks Activity Center. There were 287 graduates this year. Principal Tom Imerson praised this year’s graduates, listing some of their academic and athletic achievements. He also announced to the audience that a new building for the athletic department will be built on […]

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Bucs retire Joe Phillips’ jersey

At the athletic awards assembly on March 10, Gulf varsity boys basketball coach Steve Feldman announced that the Bucs have retired the jersey of point guard Joe Phillips. Phillips averaged 24.4 points, five assists, and 3.1 steals this season. He led the county in scoring average, was second in 3-point shooting with a .424 percentage […]

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Melody Goodenough and Ruthie Vaughn head the class of 2003

Melody Goodenough and Ruthie Vaughn have been selected as valedictorian and salutatorian of the Gulf High School class of 2003. Melody, the valedictorian, is the daughter of David Lee Goodenough and the late Linda Joy Goodenough. She grew up in New Port Richey and was home schooled until third grade before attending Mittye P. Locke […]

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Students practice for brain bowl by taking on teachers

The showdown happened yesterday after school in Mr. Okun’s classroom as four students took on four teachers, answering questions on art, literature, math, history, and science. The purpose of the hour was to give students practice at coming up with instant answers to questions similar to those that will be asked at the annual Pasco […]

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Buccaneer band will sport new uniforms

The Gulf High School Buccaneer band will be outfitted in new uniforms in the new year. The uniforms will make their debut on Feb. 1, 2003, at the All-County Concert. The uniforms, which were supplied by Stanbury Uniforms, are identical in design to those used by the Cavaliers, an award-winning drum and bugle corps. According […]

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Tom Dale named Teacher of the Year

Science teacher Tom Dale has been chosen the Teacher of the Year at Gulf High School. He was chosen by a vote of the Gulf faculty. His selection was announced at a faculty meeting on November 18. Mr. Dale died unexpectedly of a massive heart attack on September 4. He had taught his classes as […]

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Liz Phillips named SRP of the Year

Elizabeth Phillips has been named employee of the year among non-instructional personnel at Gulf. Mrs. Phillips is the Student System Data Entry Operator. She started at Gulf in October 1999. Before then she was an ESE paraprofessional at Gulfside Elementary School. Mrs. Phillips is originally from Fort Lee, New Jersey. She moved to Florida in […]

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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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