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95-year-old World War II veteran finally realizing his dream of graduating from high school  ABC Action News

World War II veteran Joe Perricone will finally get the chance to get his high school diploma on stage.



  1. World War II vet, 95, graduates more than 70 years after leaving high school  WFLA
  2. Veteran attends graduation ceremony 76 years after missing his  WTSP.com
  3. 95-year-old World War II veteran finally realizes his dream of graduating from high school  WPEC
  4. Two veterans of war, one 95 and another 85, graduate high school  CNN
  5. Florida WWII Veteran Graduates High School 76 Years After Deployment  CBS Miami
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At the top of their classes  Tampa Bay Times

Lauren Dingle, 18. Parents: Kimberly and Phillip Dingle. College: University of Notre Dame. Major: Business. Co-Salutatorian. Sydney Lowman, 18. Parents: ...



Time, money, access: A baseball hotbed for a century, Tampa evolves as game’s economic winds shift  USA TODAY

Tampa has been talent-rich in baseball for nearly a century, but the city's latest stars also symbolize a greater demographic shift in the sport.



21 schools to get new air conditioning systems in Hillsborough County  WTSP.com

TAMPA, Fla. — Thanks to funds from the half-penny sales tax increase voters approved in November, 21 schools in Hillsborough County will get new air ...



Community pool in Tampa that honors US Marine sits abandoned, filled with dirt  ABC Action News

TAMPA, Fla. — A community pool that honors a U.S. war hero sits abandoned and filled with dirt in Seminole Heights along Central Avenue.



Father of man slain in Seminole Heights murders continues to pay it forward  WFLA

A father is continuing to give back after his son was a victim in the Seminole Heights murders.



Next generation brings former distance-running stars Mike Williams, Tommy Castelli back together  Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA ― Once he got past his 14-year-old pupil's stringy brown hair and braces, her beaming smile and angular frame, Mike Williams found a cauldron of ...



Joe Henderson: Re-open community pools in West Tampa and Seminole Heights  Tampa Bay Times

You may not have noticed, but the weather has been a bit toasty for the last couple of weeks. Rumor has it Tampa gets hot and humid this time of year, but don't ...



Incoming Two-Sport Athlete Chosen in MLB Draft  DubVNation.com

Incoming freshman Terence Doston was selected in the twenty-second round of the MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. Doston was a two-sport standout in ...



Community schools, STEM, and other signs of competition in Hillsborough County  Tampa Bay Times

The Hillsborough County School District is preparing to unveil a new generation of specialty programs aimed at enabling district schools to compete in an era of ...



95-year-old veteran earns his high school diploma  KITV Honolulu

A veteran sacrificed his time to *service* and protect his country, but now he gets to finish what he started so many years ago. Joseph A. Perricone, a 95-year-old ...



WVU football recruit Dotson opts for baseball | WVU SPORTS  WV News

MORGANTOWN — The phrase “in flux” could not be more appropriate for West Virginia's 2019 football roster, as another anticipated member of the team will not ...



Hillsborough High athlete arrested on third-degree murder charge  Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — Dontae Lamar Hopkins, a standout football player at Hillsborough High School, now faces a charge of third-degree murder involving possession of a ...



WVU Football Roster Bounces Again With Baseball Signing – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage  Blue Gold News

The phrase “in flux” could not be more appropriate for West Virginia's 2019 football roster, as another anticipated member of the team will not enroll at WVU.



Hillsborough High football player charged in connection to murder  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

A star football player at Hillsborough High School is now facing possible prison time after Tampa police said the 17-year-old is connected to a July murder ...



Terence Doston’s the big man on campus, mom’s pride and joy  Tampa Bay Times

The Hillsborough High athlete will play football and baseball at West Virginia, but his lasting high school legacy just might be his heart of gold.



Sons of baseball pros hone skills for Sarasota Cat 5 in summer baseball league  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Garrett Sheffield, Drew Howard, Cameron Lee and Daniel Alfonzo hope to follow in fathers' footsteps to big leagues. SARASOTA. Between baseball's white lines ...



BASEBALL: Sons of major leaguers hone skills in local summer collegiate league  Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Garrett Sheffield, Drew Howard, Cameron Lee and Daniel Alfonzo hope to follow in fathers' footsteps to big leagues.



US News Best High Schools 2019: Tampa Bay High School Rankings  Tampa, FL Patch

Local High Schools Make Elite US News List - Tampa, FL - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how schools in ...



WWII Vet Drafted During Senior Year Walks at Graduation  Patriot Post

“Joe Perricone was in the middle of his senior year of high school and looking forward to graduating with the Class of 1943 when he was drafted into World War ...



High school student given Narcan after taking a hit of marijuana vape, possibly laced with fentanyl  ABC Action News

TAMPA, Fla. — The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office arrested a 15-year-old Sickles High School student for felony possession of a controlled substance after ...



Meet the top high school grads in Hillsborough County for 2018  Tampabay.com

LUIS SANTANA | Times Middleton High School graduates cheer and turn their tassels at the end of the commencement exercise. Graduates for the Middleton ...



New year, new Hillsborough school board  Tampa Bay Times

The new Hillsborough County School Board might shake things up, based on statements members made Tuesday at the start of a two-day retreat. For starters: ...



What new Hillsborough County sales tax for education means  83degreesmedia

The increased sales tax passed by Hillsborough voters will generate about $1.3 billion over 10 years, with at least $500,000 invested in each of the district's 230 ...



Tampa HS football standout charged with third-degree murder  USA TODAY High School Sports

A standout football player at a Tampa, Fla., high school faces a charge of third-degree murder involving possession of a firearm.



Heres The Scoop On Hillsborough Countys High School Graduations  Patch.com

Time For Tassels and Tearful Tributes - New Tampa, FL - More than 11000 graduates will walk across the stage over the next 11 days during 34 different ...



Hillsborough coach Earl Garcia soon to surpass the mentor who once fired him  Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — After practice Monday, Hillsborough High School players formed a ragged line in the football fieldhouse. The man handing out the ice cream ...



Florida education news: School choice, campus security, teacher protests and more  Tampa Bay Times

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMS: The Florida Department of Education warns school districts not to try to verify student claims of bullying before offering them a ...



Florida falls in national teacher pay ranking to 46th  Tampa Bay Times

Florida teachers got some bad news this week that bolsters their case asking for better pay: The state dropped from 45 to 46 on the National Education ...



Florida reports all-time high graduation rate  Tampa Bay Times

For more than a decade, Florida officials have made a concerted effort to increase graduation rates from when they hovered near half of high school students.



Hillsborough Co. struggles to make A/C repairs for schools  WTSP.com

TAMPA, Fla. – With less than a month left before the start of school in Hillsborough County, nearly 40 schools in the district still have air conditioning systems that ...



Football: Tampa Bay Tech 28, Hillsborough 27  Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — The decision was made as soon as Hillsborough got the ball back. Trailing by a touchdown with just over four minutes remaining against Tampa Bay ...



Malcolm Beard, former Hillsborough sheriff and Florida legislator, dies at 99  Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — Malcolm Beard was surprised to learn in 2013 that the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office would rename its Ybor City operations center in his honor.



HILLSBOROUGH: District officials mulling referendum for new high school, full-day kindergarten  centraljersey.com

Voters could soon make a direct impact on the future of the Hillsborough Township Public School District, as officials consider putting a referendum before the ...



ICYMI: Florida education news in review, week of March 11, 2019  Tampa Bay Times

The National Education Association released its annual list comparing average teacher salaries across the states, and Florida fared poorly. Teachers took this ...



Hillsborough High teachers gives up six-figure salary to teach welding class  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

HILLSBOROUGH CO., Fla.-- A teacher in Hillsborough County gave up his six-figure salary to help teach a welding class that was at risk of closing.



These Tampa Bay high schools graduated the most students from Harvard, Princeton and MIT  Tampa Bay Business Journal

The nation's top universities saw graduates from 35 Tampa Bay area schools over the last three years.



Florida education news: Teacher pay, guns on campus, student vaccinations and more  Tampa Bay Times

TEACHER PAY: Florida teachers have clamored for pay raises rather than annual bonuses. While still far from reality, at least one key lawmaker says the idea is ...



Hillsborough High School students walk out in support of teachers  Tampabay.com

Hillsborough High School students staged a walk out in support of teacher pay raises Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. About 200 students walked out for nearly 15 ...



Two arrested in connection with July fatal shooting at South Tampa McDonald’s  Tampa Bay Times

TAMPA — Police have made two arrests in connection with the shooting death of 20-year-old Nicholas Mortazavi at a South Tampa McDonald's on July 20, the ...



Hillsborough high school students will see reduction in final exams  Tampabay.com

TAMPA — High school students in Hillsborough County will see testing relief this school year as the school district continues to chip away at duplicate exams.



Top of the Class of 2017: Hillsborough County's valedictorians and salutatorians  Tampabay.com

It's marked by three digits and a decimal point, but the GPAs of these honorees don't fully reflect their diligence and perseverance. So, we offer tribute to the vals ...



New rankings: University of Florida is nation’s eighth-best public university, USF jumps 10 places  Tampa Bay Times

Only seven public universities in America are better than the University of Florida when it comes to delivering a public education, according to the 2019 U.S. ...



Hillsborough High School graduate earns Navy wings  MyCentralJersey.com

Lt. j.g. James Sireci of Hillsborough received his wings as a U.S. Navy helicopter pilot.



Hillsborough High School on lock down  WFLA

Hillsborough High School is on lock down at this time after a projectile caused a small hole in a second-floor classroom window, Tampa Police say.



Hillsborough County School District introduces proposed 2018-2019 bell schedule  ABC Action News

Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent Jeff Eakins introduced the proposed 2018-2019 Bell Schedule on Tuesday. Parents, students, district ...



Hillsborough High School celebrates 130 years - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Charley spent the morning at Hillsborough High School in honor of their 130th anniverssary!



Four Hillsborough High teens will graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Four students from Hillsborough High School will graduate from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis next week.



Daystarter: National Signing Day recap; ideal forecast for opening of Florida State Fair; meet  Tampa Bay Times

Catching you up on overnight happenings, and what to know today. • Prepare to endure another nice day. It'll be in the upper 50s to low 60s in the morning with ...



Numerous weapons reported in Tampa Bay area schools  WFLA

Educators have recovered hundreds of deadly weapons from Tampa Bay area schools including loaded guns, knives, box cutters and brass knuckles.



New floating Docks provides safe place for Hillsborough High School Rowing Team  ABC Action News

After more than a year of no boathouse or dock, the Hillsborough High School Rowing team can finally enjoy a newly installed floating dock.



Talented Hillsborough baseball team looking to take step forward  centraljersey.com

Hillsborough High School returns the core of a baseball team that went 7-15 in 2018. That doesn't sound like a good thing, but it actually is. The Raiders lost 10.



HCC readies for 50th anniversary with ‘Presidential Showcase’  Tampa Bay Times

It began as Hillsborough Junior College with just 1,625 students and five academic programs in temporary quarters at Hillsborough High School. Today ...



Today: Area high school students to join national walkout in memory of Columbine  Tampabay.com

High school students from both sides of Tampa Bay will commemorate the anniversary of the Columbine High School shootings on Friday, although in very ...



Hillsborough teachers fire back, say they will no longer work more than 8-hours a day  ABC Action News

Hillsborough County teachers are firing back after the district has said they will not issue promised $4K raises to qualifying teachers.



Hillsborough High Rowing Club wants its own boathouse, not new Julian Lane center  Tampabay.com

TAMPA. The state-of-the art River Center and Boathouse stands as the centerpiece of the new $35.6 million Julian B. Lane Waterfront Park, but officials with one ...



Baldomero-Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home Celebrates 20 Years  Land O' Lakes, FL Patch

Veterans' Nursing Home Celebrates 20 Years - Land O' Lakes, FL - Baldomero-Lopez State Veterans' Nursing Home is celebrating its 20 year anniversary with ...



Top of their class: Hillsborough County public and private high schools' valedictorians and salutatorians  Tampabay.com

It's marked by three digits and a decimal point, but the GPAs of these honorees don't fully reflect their diligence and perseverance. So, we offer tribute to the vals ...



Billy Reed, Hillsborough High baseball coaching legend and Belmont Heights Little League co-founder, dies at  Tampabay.com

TAMPA — He had no biological sons, but that was just a technicality. Hundreds — perhaps thousands — can attest that few had a stronger, more nurturing ...



Graduation 2014: Hillsborough High  Tampabay.com

HILLSBOROUGH HIGH. NUMBER OF GRADUATES: 351. VALEDICTORIANS: Chelsie Murphy (traditional), Samuel Russell (IB). SALUTATORIANS: Kourtney ...



High school student charged as adult after attempting to sexually assault woman at her workplace  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

A high school student was arrested Thursday after police say he attempted to sexually assault a woman at her workplace.



Yoga coach helps Plant High football players achieve their best selves  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

TAMPA (FOX 13) - The Plant High School Panther football program ranks among the very best in the country. The school's trophy case holds hardware signifying ...



HS senior killed in hit & run, suspect bonds out  ABC Action News

The Florida Highway Patrol says a 17-year-old girl died in a hit-and-run accident while crossing Hillsborough Avenue.



Local high school students participate in 'Walkout to Vote'  WFLA

High school students are among the millions who will head to the polls today.



KWHS Educator Toolkit: Financial Technology  Knowledge@Wharton

Fintech, or financial technology, is an industry that combines technology and financial services to assist modern-day fiscal management.



Hillsborough schools to view vaping as suspicion of 'being under the influence of drugs'  MyCentralJersey.com

HILLSBOROUGH - Possession of vaping and electronic cigarettes by students will be seen as "suspicion of being under the influence of drugs" under new ...



Tampa driver has NASCAR fans cheering 'VamosTampa Bay!'  WFLA

TAMPA, Fla. - Arik Almirola credits his success to his grandparents that came to Florida in the 1960s during the freedom flights. As he sees more and more ...



USF Celebrates First Graduating Class Since Being Designated as a Preeminent State Research University  USF News Channel

This is the first class to graduate since the Florida Board of Governors declared USF a Preeminent State Research University in June. The prestigious ...



Ask Aric Almirola: What teacher made a big impact on your life?  Tampa Bay Times

In honor of teacher appreciation week, we asked Tampa's NASCAR driver about an important teacher in his past.



A/C problems plague Hillsborough classrooms - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Hillsborough County School District officials say they're sending crews out constantly to fix air conditioning problems that have plagued local schools since ...



Three suspects seen vandalizing Steinbrenner High School  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

A trio of very determined delinquents were caught on camera attempting to break into a Hillsborough High School by repeatedly bashing glass windows and ...



Athena Society’s Young Women of Promise rise from failures to achieve  Tampabay.com

It's an unlikely topic for the 10 impressive young women recognized for the Athena Society's 2018 Dr. Sylvia Richardson Young Women of Promise Program.



Hillsborough teachers plan School Board protest today as tensions heat up over pay  Tampabay.com

Today is the last time the Hillsborough County School Board will gather before the Thanksgiving break, but the usual pre-holiday vibe may be muted in a district ...



What's happening in Tampa Bay this weekend? | Jan. 11-13  ABC Action News

If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (January 11-13), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.



Lakewood High school music teacher arrested for child neglect in Hillsborough County  ABC Action News

A high school music teacher was arrested on Monday for child neglect.



Pasco teachers union calls for tax referendum to fund pay raises  Tampa Bay Times

The president of Pasco County's school employees union is calling for a referendum in which voters can decide whether to increase local property taxes so ...



5 Hillsborough HS players sign letters of intent  USA TODAY High School Sports

The HIllsborough HS Terriers had 5 football players sign letters of intent on National Signing Day, including QB Dwayne Lawson who will be going to Virginia ...



2nd Annual Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival Slated Feb. 23  Patch.com

Heights Unites Music & Arts Fest Set For Saturday - Seminole Heights, FL - The second annual Heights Unites Music & Arts Festival presented by Tampa ...



Vigil for those lost to opioid addictions  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Families and friends who've lost loved ones to drugs and alcohol came together on Thursday night at Hillsborough High School for a vigil. They're working to ...



Hillsborough deputies investigating attempted kidnapping of 16-year-old girl  WFLA

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attempted kidnapping that happened Thursday afternoon.



Chipotle, Sweetberry Bowls opening in Hillsborough shopping center  MyCentralJersey.com

HILLSBOROUGH -The township continues to be hot territory for national chain restaurants as work has begun on a Chipotle Mexican Grill in the space formerly ...



Nancy White, Hillsborough teacher for 59 years and HCC journalism ‘legend,’ dead at 94  Tampabay.com

TAMPA — When Maurna Williams first met professor Nancy G. White, she found her a bit intimidating. "Until you became part of the family,'' said Williams, ...



Hillsborough High turns 130  ABC Action News

Hundreds of alumni walked the halls of Hillsborough High School on Saturday to mark the130thanniversary of the school. Current students gave tours to former ...



2nd Annual Safe Summit designed to educate and empower teens  ABC Action News

The Safe & Sound Hillsborough Violence Prevention Collaborative has teamed up once again with local law enforcement, government officials, community ...



Changes to alternative testing could make it harder to graduate high school  Wink News

State leaders just made it harder for some students to earn their diplomas. The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to eliminate a popular alternative test ...



Hundreds of schools in Tampa Bay area report weapon incidents  ABC Action News - Tampa Bay

When students head back to school, books won't be the only things in their backpacks.



Edison elementary remains on lock-in after fatal Seminole Heights shooting  WTSP 10 News

TAMPA, Fla. -- Students attending schools in the Seminole Heights are dismissing as scheduled following another deadly shooting in the neighborhood.



Jan Platt, Hillsborough environmental champion, dies at 81  WTSP 10 News

Jan Kaminis Platt, whose environmental advocacy includes creating a county preservation program and preserving the piers that once held up the old Skyway ...



Avenging bar hopping Easter Bunny on viral video wanted by NJ cops  MyCentralJersey.com

Don't mess with the Easter Bunny especially if he's from New Jersey. Antoine McDonald, 20, of Franklin, became the unexpected star of a viral video when, ...



Hillsborough County To Honor Black Leaders  Patch.com

Heritage Festival Focuses On Contributions - Tampa, FL - Hillsborough County is hosting its 18th annual Tampa Black Heritage Festival throughout this week to ...



NJ football: Players honored during prestigious Bill Denny awards luncheon  MyCentralJersey.com

Football players from Middlesex and Somerset counties were honored during the prestigious Bill Denny awards luncheon.



Tampa Bay Area Students Prepare For Saturday's Gun Reform Marches  WUSF News

Ignited by the deadly shooting in Parkland, tens of thousands of Tampa Bay area teenagers plan to demonstrate for gun reform on Saturday. Beyond making a.



The Most Beautiful Public High School in Every State in America  Architectural Digest

For most students, summer has ended and schools across America are back in session (to the delight of some, to the chagrin of others). So what better time to ...



2019 WVU football recruiting class  WTAP-TV

New WVU football head coach Neal Brown has 22 members in his recruiting class.



Perfect attendance key to new car for two Hillsborough grads  Tampabay.com

TAMPA — Shaking with nerves, Monica Tromer slipped a key into the driver's door of a new Scion XD. She twisted it one way, then the other and felt a click.



WVU Signee Roundup: Terence Doston – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage  Blue Gold News

Terence Doston WR 5-11 175 Hillsborough HS Tampa, FL. After a break for the bowl game and the coaching search, we resume our roundups of West Virginia's ...



Football: Armwood 38, Hillsborough 20  Tampabay.com

SEFFNER — It wasn't supposed to be a shootout. The Class 6A, District 7 game between Armwood and Hillsborough, featuring two of the best defenses in ...



WVU Football Early Signee Tracker – WVU | West Virginia Mountaineers sports coverage  Blue Gold News

The early signing period for Division I football is now underway. For high school players, it's three days, running from Dec 19-21, 2018. Mid-year junior college ...



Hillsborough Beacon  Packet Online

The Hillsborough Township is encouraging residents to participate this year's Independence Day festivities. Municipal officials said that the event scheduled on ...



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