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Education

  • Cleanup collaboration

    Lecanto Primary School students recently got an interactive lesson on saving the Earth. About 140 third-graders and their teachers scurried to round up gobs of windblown trash scattering across

    Lecanto Community Park on Friday, April 21 — left there on purpose by the folks of the Sugarmill Woods Rotary and Kings Bay Rotary.

    Sugarmill Woods and Kings Bay Rotarians made the mess to teach a lesson about trash, through an event hallmarked as One Bag at a Time.  

  • Sheriff’s surprise makes Career Day unforgettable

    Inverness Primary School got a big surprise from the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office during Career Day on Thursday, April 20. 

    When first-grader Caleb DesFonds told his mother, Joanna DesFonds,  all he wanted to be when he grows up is a police officer, she set out to find a costume.

    Quickly coming up short, DesFonds did what any parent would do — she called the sheriff’s office. 

  • LHS senior founds youth wind symphony

    Erika Adkins

    Special to the Chronicle

  • GARI offers courses of interest

    Special to the Chronicle

    As part of its continuing education and outreach initiative, the Gulf Archaeology Research Institute (GARI) harnesses the varied fields of expertise of its participating researchers and scholars to offer a range of courses on an array of topics that are open to the public.

    Two courses will be offered in May on topics concerning the ancient world with a variety of other course offerings running throughout the year.

  • 'In the Write Mind'

    Creativity is abuzz at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus in Lecanto, as a handful of students work diligently to release  Volume 28, Issue 2 of “In the Write Mind.”

    The college magazine defines Citrus County students, setting them apart from the Ocala campus while making a brand that defines them.

    Melissa Alling, faculty adviser, said the magazine has grown quite a bit over the past 28 years. 

  • Loud sounds, long exposure can be risky for hearing

    Maureen Tambasco recommends turning down loud music — or risk losing your hearing.  

    “Listening to loud music is causing hearing problems, even going to the race track can hurt if you are not wearing the proper protection,” Tambasco said. 

    She said music that makes you uncomfortable means it is most like causing damage. 

  • Lecanto sophomore nominated to prestigious leadership group

    Elijah Reichle

    Special to the Chronicle

    Mary Recta, a sophomore honor student at Lecanto High School (LHS), has been nominated for the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston. The Congress is for high school students who want to be physicians or go into medical research fields. Recta has achieved the extraordinary. The event is meant to inspire future medical leaders and advise them to stay true to their dream.

  • Science = passion, pursuit of truth & knowledge ...

    Citrus County School School District had great success this year at the 62nd State Science and Enginering Fair a few weeks ago in Lakeland.

    Out of 20 students who attended, nine of them walked away with awards, with district leaders saying this year yielded highest number of wins in years. The following students won awards for their scientific discoveries and shared their project concepts and thoughts with the Chronicle.

    Kelly Laplante

  • From pupil to principal

    Gwen Bittner

    For the Chronicle 

    Laura Mason has given her all as a school district employee for the past 17 years and has finally received the honor of becoming the principal of her alma mater. 

    School board members voted March 14 to name Mason as principal of CHS, and she will assume her new position on July 1. 

  • National Honor Society at Seven Rivers Christian School

    Special to the Chronicle

    Seven Rivers Christian School has inducted the following students into the National Honor Society: back, from left, are Delaney Byers, Amanda Maidlow, Ben Kuntz, Adam Hirst, Tucker Parks, Louis Amenda and Ben Vardaman; front, from left, are Mason Poloske, Jessica Pollare, Elizabeth Saint, Lindsay Spaight, Katie Johnson, Abby Ensing, Hannah Gardner, Sophia Everts, Taylor Wilson, Christine Cremeans and Shennen Bowman, guidance counselor.