National Merit Students Recognized

About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2016 PSAT Qualifying Test.  The nationwide pool of 16,000 Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of US high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants in each state.

The National Merit Semifinalists from St. Pete High are Rylee Hickman and Thomas Joyce, both IB seniors. (more…)

Zach Tetreault Achieves Eagle Scout Rank

Zachary Tetreault

On October 9 2017 Zachary Tetreault earned the highest honor in scouting, the rank of Eagle Scout with Gold Palm distinction.  He is a senior in the IB Program.

To earn the rank of Eagle Scout, a scout must earn at least 21 merit badges and demonstrate leadership and community service by planning, organizing and carrying out an Eagle project that benefits the community. Zachary also earned the Eagle Gold Palm for merit badges. (more…)

SPHS Marching Band and Individual Musicians Win Awards

Marching Band Leaders at East Lake Classic Competition (L-R) Justin Barlas*, Meara O’Connor*, Victoria Zamitalo*, Sierra Hinnant*, Clara Machado*, Zach Tetreault*, and Brandi Shugarts (*IB students)

The Green Devil Marching Band, directed by Cameron Vaadi, finished a successful season in November, and several musicians received individual awards in February. (more…)

IB Freshmen Won Media Award for “Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide” Video

Beware! A Dihydrogen Monoxide molecule

Congratulations to IB Freshmen James Cadavos and Delaney Sirios-Morris. They were First Place Winners of the Florida Association for Media in Education 2017 Jim Harbin Award, presented in November 2017.

These students created the 1-minute public service announcement video “Dangers of Dihydrogen Monoxide” in 8th grade at Bay Point Middle School.  You can enjoy watching it at https://youtu.be/pY7TuJqKZ1A

Model UN Delegates Receive Awards

Congratulations to the students who participated in the Pinellas County Schools Model United Nations Conference on Friday, March 16 at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus.  Twenty-eight IB students in grades 9 to 11, participated.

Students represented countries as delegates in various committees with the purpose of solving global issues. Their day was spent presenting and debating their country’s position and working together to pass resolutions concerning their committee’s issue. (more…)

Hannah Gerke shares info about Belleair Garden Club Scholarship Application – due Apr 15

Hannah Gerke (’13)

SPHS IB alumus Hannah Gerke (’13)  emailed Ms. Farias about a scholarship opportunity for SPHS students.  Hannah is a graduate student and Teaching Assistant at the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.  She received a $1000 scholarship ($500 per semester) from the local Belleair Garden Club throughout all of her years as an undergraduate.

“This scholarship was tremendously helpful for lightening my financial burden, and the Garden Club has requested that I pass along this information to any students interested in a career in Biology/Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Studies, etc.,” Hannah said.  The application is due by April 15. (more…)