Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano Announces Essay Contest for High School Students – CBS Tampa

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The Pasco County Tax Collectors Office reminds Pasco students that the office is accepting entries for Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s annual essay contest for high school students.

Registrations will be accepted until April 22. Students enrolled in Pasco’s public/charter, private, parochial, non-public, and home-based programs are all welcome to participate.

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In 500 words or less, students will answer the question: “Since the 1980s, Pasco County has experienced steady population growth, which now numbers nearly 600,000. To accommodate this growth, we have seen many additions made to the general infrastructure of our county (widened roads, public transport, additional businesses, etc.). Which addition has been most beneficial to Pasco County, OR which addition do you think should be made to better accommodate the growth of our county? »

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“We’ve had a fantastic response to our annual essay contest in previous school years,” remarks tax collector Mike Fasano. “I have no doubt that we will receive some excellent trials again this year. Pasco County has some of the best and brightest students in the state. The entrant who writes the winning essay will receive a $500 gift card. I look forward to that day in the not too distant future when I can present this award to the student who prepares the best essay.

Public/charter school students are encouraged to submit their essays to their principal, who will forward them to the tax collector’s office. Students in private, parochial, non-public, or home-schooled programs may send their essays directly to Assistant Collector Greg Giordano, c/o Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, PO Box 276, Dade City, FL 33526. Each entry must include the student’s name, school, year and contact details. Entries may also be hand delivered to the Tax Collector’s Office in New Port Richey at 4720 US Highway 19, New Port Richey 34652. If you have any questions about the contest, please contact Communications Specialist Jose Rodriguez Sierra at 727 -847-8165 x3826 . No essays will be accepted after 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2022.

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Tax collector Mike Fasano encourages family members, neighbors and friends to let eligible Pasco County students know about the contest. The winner of the essay contest will be notified by telephone no later than May 13, 2022. The winner will also be announced via a press release.

Esther L. Steinbach