News and Features

  •  Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2024

    The final bell has rung for the class of 2024

    On May 15, 2024, some 512 Parrish Community High School Seniors graduated and completed a milestone in their lives. The night was perfect with weather that decided to forget the showers and bring on the sunshine for the seniors. The ceremony was made possible by Parrish Community’s faculty and staff, including the school’s Senior Advisory Board led by Heather Dietz.

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  •  Bulletin: Features

    SGA Hosts First Spring Spirit Week

    PCHS students have participated in various activities during the last few weeks, including spring break, spirit week, the talent show, and boys' volleyball. With exam season approaching, spring break gave students time to recharge and prepare for the final months of school. SGA (Student Government Association) gave students and faculty an opportunity to exhibit their school spirit by hosting different projects.

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    Beyond the Bubble Sheets: A Closer Look at Today’s Testing

    The end of the school year brings graduation, yearbooks, and testing. The testing season strikes everyone in the school. As students hope to excel, there is pressure from the school, teachers, parents, and even themselves. Is all the pressure that comes from the testing necessary, or is testing even necessary? How does one cope with the pressure?

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  •  Bulletin News

    PCHS celebrates teachers, staff during Teacher Appreciation Week

    Parrish Community held a week-long celebration from May 6-10, celebrating teachers and staff for their hard work and dedication during the school year. Throughout the week, organizations across the school sponsored daily activities for staff members. Teachers also participated in daily raffles to win baskets with items donated by the community.

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  •  Bulletin Features

    Multiple Students Win Art Awards

    Art students at Parrish Community High have won awards for their displays and pieces submitted in exhibits such as in the Dali Museum surrealism exhibit and at Art Center Manatee.

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  •  Golden Herald winner and honorable mentions: Jocelyn Lerma, Sullivan Morris, and Madyson Greeman

    PCHS Students Take Home Golden Herald Awards

    This year 20 Parrish Community High School students were nominated for the 2024 Golden Herald Awards. The Golden Herald Awards were once again presented by Manatee Memorial Hospital and were awarded on April 11.

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  •  Little Mermaid Cast on Stage

    16 BSF Wins for Bulls Theater Company

    The Bulls Theater company was honored by the Broadway Stars of the Future with 16 wins for both their fall play and spring musical: Clue High School Edition and The Little Mermaid respectively. These wins included outstanding play, 6 outstanding performers, and the winning student reporter for the awards show on May 19 at the Straz Center.

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  •  Bulletin Features

    Captivating Students in Forensic Science

    The halls of Parrish Community High School buzz with excitement as students delve into the captivating world of forensic science. Spearheaded by instructors Jessica Beihl and Michael Blalock, the Forensic Science program at PCHS offers a dynamic blend of education and practical application

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  •  Peyton Seyler and Mars Woelfel on stage as Prince Eric and Ariel

    Bulls Theatre Cativates Audience Under the Sea

    The Bulls Theatre Company at Parrish Community High School continues to dominate the stage, inspiring the community through live music, song, and dance. After previous performances of The Wizard of Oz and the incredible honor of performing one of the first high school productions of Disney’s Frozen the Broadway Musical, the Spring 2024 musical explores a perspective of the classic Disney film: The Little Mermaid with sold out shows that opened Thursday April 4 through Sunday April 7.

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  •  Winter Guard team with their state championship medals

    PCHS Winter Guard brings home second state title

    Spring break brought a time of rest for many Parrish students. However, for the Parrish Community High School Winter Guard, their spring break was a bit busier than usual. The 12 girls, under the direction of Stephen Alia, traveled to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach for the Florida Federation of Color guards Circuit (FFCC) championships. They would end up reeling in their second state championship in three years (the first coming in 2022), representing the Scholastic AA Class Harlow Division. 

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  •  Bulletin News

    Exciting news for PCHS at recent School Board Meeting

    Parrish Community High School got some exciting news from the Manatee County School Board meeting held on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 regarding Principal Daniel Bradshaw and student Jack Davis.

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  •  DECA Group Photo

    DECA successfully concludes 23-24 school year

    Parrish Community High School DECA has had a successful 2023-2024 school year. By the end of the year, they gained 90+ student memberships and 20 sponsors. Students have participated in field trips, service projects, state and international conventions. With credit going to the presidents and advisors, Brandon Mefford and Courtney Metzger, students have made and fulfilled goals that were previously un-thought of.

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  •  Students at booth at PCHS career fair

    PCHS hosts Career Fair

    Many students at Parrish Community High School walked the gymnasium on April 18, looking and interacting with business representatives from all over the state. 26 different careers were represented at PCHS’s Career fair including Wonder Bread, Mosaic, Florida Highway Patrol, and the U.S Army.

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  •  National Honors Society

    NHS inducts new members for the 24-25 school year

    The induction ceremony for the 24-25 National Honors Society members was held in the PCHS auditorium building on April 17, at 6 pm. Each year, membership selection process begins with meeting the base requirements (1. Being a member of the sophomore or junior class, 2. Enrolled for at least 1 semester at PCHS, 3. Have a minimum of a 3.5 on a 4.0 scale, 4. Have no significant disciplinary history) and completing a candidate information form. NHS honors exemplary students who meet these requirements. This year, 40 students were inducted.

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  •  Jocelyn Lerma, Sullivan Morris, and Jack Davis at the Senior Leadership Conference

    Seniors represent PCHS at Inaugural Supt. Student Leadership Forum

    On March 5, select seniors from across the Manatee County School District got the opportunity to attend the inaugural Superintendent’s Student Leadership Forum at Southeast High School.

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  •  Bulletin Features

    Exploring Literature with PCHS Media Specialist

    Meet Mercedes Wildman, whose ability to introduce books and interact with students knows no bounds, after all, that is what originally brought her to be media specialist at PCHS. As a former English teacher, Wildman is a beacon of wisdom in the world of literature, as she ensures every reader finds comfort and companionship within a literary masterpiece.

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  •  DECA Logo

    PCHS DECA Heads to States

    The PCHS DECA student-organization started their DECA competition journey in early November 2023 with district event testing, followed by students who opted to create presentations, who then presented at Armwood High School on November 28. Those who make it past districts then compete for states in Orlando in February 2024.

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  •  23-24 Blue Belles Competition Team

    Blue Belles Dance Concludes a Memorable Season

    You may have seen the Blue Belles Dance Team on the sideline or perhaps performing during basketball half time, but did you know they also have a competition season?   The Blue Belles dance team has grown in numbers. This talented group of dancers started the school year with 8 members; now they have 13. The dance team recently finished their 23-24 season and try outs for next year are slated for April 15-17 from 5:00-6:30pm in the school gymnasium.

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  •  Bulls Athletics Logo

    National Signing Day for PCHS Athletes

    For most high school athletes, the opportunity to play a sport at the collegiate level is a dream. For twenty of these student athletes at Parrish Community High School, this dream came true.

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  •  The Bulletin: Music

    Band provides opportunities for students to engage in music

    Music for a lot of people in our community is a big part of them and their life. Any music program is about determination and knowing where one wants to be in their music path. Band, specifically, is a way for some people to connect and learn about their love for music. According to Brooklynn Deckman, “Band takes a lot of effort but it’s a lot of fun. It takes a lot of concentration and practice to get to where we want to be.”

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