Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano pronounces that his workplace acquired entries from highschool college students all through Pasco County through the just lately ended annual essay contest. The entrants, college students in Grades 9-12, have been requested to reply the query: “For the reason that 1980’s Pasco County has seen a gradual development in inhabitants that now has us nearing 600,000 residents. To accommodate this development, we’ve got seen many additions made to our county’s normal infrastructure (expanded roads, public transportation, extra purchasing venues, and so on.). What’s one addition that has been made that was most useful to Pasco County, OR what’s one addition that you simply imagine needs to be made to additional accommodate our county’s development?”
A panel of judges, not realizing the age, gender, grade, or college of every entrant, selected the essay written by Alyssa Gardiner, a pupil at River Ridge Excessive College in New Port Richey, because the successful submission. Alyssa’s essay greatest communicated her response to the subject query all whereas assembly the competition standards of total essay construction, look, and readability.
“One of many biggest alternatives for a instructor is to attach her college students with the wants of the group,” feedback Beth Hess, Lead Trainer at River Ridge Excessive College’s New Trainer Academy (RRHS). “Within the RRHS New Trainer Academy, we do that by inserting college students in colleges to assist studying and by collaborating in civic-driven endeavors. Alyssa skillfully wrote in regards to the growth wants and environmental challenges related to the Ridge Highway Extension. She is a superb pupil; I’m not stunned that she gained.”
“The New Trainer Academy has given me, in addition to many different college students, an abundance of alternatives,” feedback contest winner Alyssa Gardiner. “Collaborating on this contest was a particular alternative that I’ve by no means had earlier than. I used to be capable of join with this essay as a result of I really like writing, whereas additionally connecting with the group.”
“I’m very happy with all the scholars all through Pasco County who participated in our annual essay contest,” states Tax Collector Mike Fasano. “With so many well-written essays to select from, the judges had a enjoyable however tough job to carry out. Narrowing the alternatives down to at least one total winner was a troublesome name the panel needed to make. Nevertheless, Alyssa Gardiner’s essay stood out because the clear alternative amongst many glorious entries. I might additionally prefer to thank Lead Trainer Beth Hess, Principal Toni Zetzsche, and Peggy Hildebrand, Administrative Assistant – District Communications for his or her efforts to encourage the participation of their college students in our annual contest.”
Tax Collector Mike Fasano awarded Alyssa Gardiner a $500 VISA reward card at a ceremony held at River Ridge Excessive College on Could 18, 2022 (photograph hooked up). All entrants within the contest acquired a private letter from Tax Collector Mike Fasano thanking them for his or her participation within the contest.
The Pasco County Tax Collector’s Workplace plans on holding an essay contest once more in 2023. College students who didn’t win this 12 months could have the chance to enter once more through the subsequent college 12 months if they’re nonetheless enrolled in a Pasco County highschool. Moreover, the scholar essay contest is only one of many community-related occasions the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Workplace participates in all year long. For extra particulars about subsequent 12 months’s contest or different upcoming promotions and actions coordinated by the tax collector’s workplace, please don’t hesitate to contact Assistant Tax Collector Greg Giordano, at 727-847-8179 or go to www.pascotaxes.com
[Photo Attached – Tax Collector Mike Fasano and contest winner Alyssa Gardiner]