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WWHS National Honor Society Students Spend Saturday Cleaning Up Pine Island

UDPATE: 4:27 P.M. – Victoria Goldner sent us these images of the incredible amount of debris that was collected in just a few short hours.

SPRING HILL – A group of Weeki Wachee High School students spent their Saturday morning cleaning the coastline along Pine Island.

At least 50 students, most of which belong to the National Honor Society, gathered on a vacant lot around 9:00 a.m. this morning to pick up trash from surface waters, roadways, and tree lines.

WWHS Earth Science teacher and NHS Sponsor, Suzanne Braden says, “the students organized today’s event, as part of their effort to clean surface waters of the gulf, rivers, and natural springs.”

“This is such a beautiful beach and beautiful area but some people just don’t seem to care about it,” Says WWHS Senior, Austin Wright. He goes on to say, “There are a lot of bad things going on and I just want to make a change in the world.” Wright plans to attend college after High School and hopes to major in mathematics or meteorology.

Fellow student, Victoria Goldner tells RNRF, “This is very near and dear to my heart and I’m very excited to be out here working with these wonderful people to clean and protect the surface water.” Goldner plans to follow her life-long dream of becoming a Marine Biologist.

National Honor Society students are required carry a minimum 3.0 GPA, volunteer in their school or community, demonstrates high standards of honesty, reliability, courtesy, and respect for others.

The group plans to continue their efforts to clean up the environment through similar events.

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  • To be apart of the NHS you have to have a 3.7 GPA Mr. Lemons. I saw you said it was a 3.0. My daughter in 10th grade is only .1 away from being apart of this amazing club. Hopefully by the end of the 9 weeks she will be there. She has been working so hard to get a 4.0 and raise it and keep it. It has not been easy. These kids work so very hard in school. To do the best that they can and many of them and not just from the NHS do a lot to help out when ever there is an opportunity for them to. They jump on it. I can’t say enough how amazing this high school is. I think it’s the best in the county. I’ve had my fair share if bad schools and the only thing keeping me here is this school. When my girls are done. I’m out of here. Unless it get a better in the next 2 yrs.

    Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 2:43 am
  • yes,great job!!! never mind one negative person Ken M. I will bet he never picked up after him self HAHA

    Sunday, 4 February 2018, 4:08 pm
    Secondly, BE EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOURSELVES AND YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS. As the saying goes “IT AIN’T EASY BEING (GREEN) YOU”. Kermit the frog HAD to interject for pure fun – sorry. Stay true to your ideal (honesty, etc.) and you WILL GO FAR IN LIFE. I pray each and every one of your dreams come true because you deserve it. THANKYOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO YOUR COUNTY. BE PROUD OF YOURSELVES. Now go give yourselves a party and celebrate – you deserve that also.

    Sunday, 4 February 2018, 12:55 pm
  • Thank you students for your time and effort. The clean-up work will be appreciated by many people.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 9:44 pm
  • Thank you on your clean up job, we are proud of you all!!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 9:36 pm
  • Is our illustrious and magnificent county this pathetic? We have to wrangle up the local youth from the drug fueled roller rinks to clean up our counties parks and beaches?

    Tell me, what happened to the golden era of our county? When they were able to to keep our beaches clean and protect our precious wild life. Now we need to rely on the prestigious youth that the Hernando county school board churns out. What would you do if we lost our local wonder the Hawksbill turtle?

    Is it really that hard to put a worker out at these beaches and clean the parks up?! What are we if we depend on others to fix our issues?

    It truly is a wonder how such a beautiful county can be be filled with so many Title I schools and such high crime rates.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 7:47 pm
    • I hate to say this but you’re a real idiot. What is wrong with having our young adults go out on a Saturday to police the area of debris and trash? I love to see things like this, as I said in a previous post, these are the types of stories that I like to see and NOT the fights, booze, drugs and “tide Pod sniffers.” These kids are our future and they’re learning how to live in Society where everyone does their part. You shouldn’t be saying, “poor kids”, “look what they’re doing”!

      Sunday, 4 February 2018, 8:01 am
    • Your just a friggin lunatic nothing else to say to a complete ❄❄❄❄❄…

      Sunday, 4 February 2018, 10:42 am
    • Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I just don’t think this was the best platform for yours.

      Sunday, 4 February 2018, 1:03 pm
  • Good job kids you were raised right when we first moved up here you hardly saw any trash around at all and now most streets look like a pigsty it’s a shame that people feel they can just throw their garbage anywhere👍

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 7:30 pm
  • The mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 7:28 pm
  • Thank you to each and every person that was involved in this clean up!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 7:10 pm
  • Great job! Glad to see young people lookingvintonthe future and taking pride in ecology.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:59 pm
  • Way to go guys @ gals.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:51 pm
  • Great Job! And Thanks to all of you!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:21 pm
  • A BIG “THANK YOU” to all of the wonderful students who cared so much to do such a great job! There are so many horror stories about the youths of today but I know this group of teens are the future of our Society and these are the students that are going to be the glue that holds the future of this Country together!!!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:08 pm
    • It was such a great experience, appreciative of all of your comments. Thank you so much

      Saturday, 3 February 2018, 11:24 pm
  • Thank you for the coverage, the students were so excited to see you there! One correction to the story though, the NHS members are required to have a minimum of a 3.7 GPA.
    We hope to see you at our next clean-up event!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:03 pm
  • Ty you all for making put water world beautiful !

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:02 pm
  • Hey fellow students,be nice to these kids,someday you might be working for them…

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 4:52 pm
  • Good job kids…😀😀😀😀😀

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 4:46 pm
  • Thank you to all for your hark work. Your parents should be very proud of you

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 4:19 pm
  • That must have hurt… good news regarding the school district. The good outweighs the bad EVERY day, but your focus never seems to notice. Thank you for a good article!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 4:13 pm
    • I agree with you that there is a lot of bad news about the school district, HOWEVER, I for one, have never, ever had any bad words for the Students of this County. The reason for that is they kids aren’t dragging politics into their good deeds!!

      Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:11 pm
      • Should have read, “The reason for that is THESE kids aren’t dragging politics into their good deeds!”

        Saturday, 3 February 2018, 5:12 pm
  • Finally something positive! We need more reports like this. They are out there and show that there are still good and decent people here that actually care!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 4:11 pm
  • Great job! Thank you for taking the time to improve our county.

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 4:08 pm
  • Classy students doing what we’d like to see all young students do!!

    Saturday, 3 February 2018, 3:52 pm

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