News HeadlinesGibbs High St Petersburg, FL News

Gibbs High School News Submitted by Alumni

Gibbs High School News From Around The Web

US News Best High Schools 2019: Tampa Bay High School Rankings  Tampa, FL Patch

Local High Schools Make Elite US News List - Tampa, FL - U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best High Schools list Tuesday. Here's how schools in ...



Former Gibbs High student, 18, arrested over Snapchat school-threat post  Tampa Bay Times

ST. PETERSBURG — A former Gibbs High School student was arrested for posting a photo on Snapchat showing someone aiming a gun and the caption, “don't ...



Gibbs High students help Alden Suites celebrate 50th anniversary  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETE BEACH — Students in the Pinellas County Center for the Arts recently painted a mural at the historic resort in St. Pete Beach.



Gibbs High Student Stabbed By Fellow Student At Bus Stop  St. Pete, FL Patch

Fight Between Teens Ends In Stabbing At Bus Stop - St. Pete, FL - A 16-year-old Gibbs High School student is at Bayfront Health after being stabbed by a fellow ...



Gibbs 2019 Hall of Fame induction ceremony –  Weekly Challenger

The Gibbs Gladiator Alumni Association inducted 13 new extraordinary athletes into the Gladiator Hall of Fame Feb. 27. Gibbs 2019 Hall of Fame induction ...



17-year-old arrested for mass shooting threat against Gibbs High School  WFLA

A 17-year-old was arrested on Wednesday for threatening to "shoot up" Gibbs High School on Facebook.



Police: 15-year-old girl arrested for threatening to bring gun to Gibbs High School  WFLA

Police say a Gibbs High School student was arrested for threatening to take a gun to school.



Desmona Cecelia Williams Harden goes home –  Weekly Challenger

A native of St. Petersburg who also lived in Miami before moving to Gainesville, Ms. Desmona Cecelia Williams Harden was the daughter of the late Theodore ...



Gibbs High School is the 10News School of the Week powered by Duke Energy Florida  WTSP 10 News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It's our favorite part of the week! Friday ushers us into the weekend, but it's also when we showcase our 10News School of the Week ...



Tampa Bay's next generation of fashion designers train at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg  Creative Loafing Tampa

Upcoming mall fashion show pairs Neiman Marcus fashions with designs from Tampa Bay high school students.



St. Petersburg PD's first black Sgt. left legacy of service  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

As we honor African American heritage during Black History Month, we look at the life of a law enforcement trailblazer who has left a legacy of *service* to the St.



I AM: A person with a building named after me –  Weekly Challenger

I AM Freddie Dyles, educator and basketball coach. In 1964, I joined Gibbs High School as a teacher and a coach. In 1966, Gibbs became the first all-black ...



Karen Bail, who helped Gibbs kids get to Broadway, retires  Tampabay.com

A beloved teacher of musical theater bows out after 17 years at Gibbs High School.



Tre Gilliam a sensational sophomore for Gibbs basketball  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — The last name of Gibbs High's electrifying guard is Gilliam. That much is certain. The uncertainty has to do with his first name. Is it Tre or ...



Gibbs Class of '68 Annual Scholarship Awards Program –  Weekly Challenger

BY GALE JENKINS, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG – Each year the Gibbs High School Class of 1968, Incorporated hosts their annual Scholarship Awards ...



Video: No one helps teacher caught in Gibbs High fight  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Teachers explain math and science and mentor students, but on Tuesday at Gibbs High School, the best use of one teacher's time was as ...



Education in early St. Pete –  Weekly Challenger

In 1910, Davis Academy, later to become Davis Elementary, opened as the first formal school for African Americans. The school, located at 950 Third Ave. S, was ...



St. Pete woman arrested for posting school threats on Snapchat  WFLA

A St. Petersburg woman was arrested for posting a school threat on her Snapchat account over the weekend.



Gibbs 2018 Hall of Fame induction ceremony –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — For more than a quarter of a century, the Gibbs Gladiator Alumni Association has been celebrating ...



Gibbs 2017 Hall of Fame induction ceremony –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – For 25 years, the Gibbs Gladiator Alumni Association has been celebrating extraordinary athletes ...



When students succeed, the community benefits –  Weekly Challenger

BY RENE FLOWERS, District 7 School Board Member. Over the past year, there has been an increase in efforts to bring all students along as it relates to their ...



Paint it bright: Muralists transform 5 downtown Clearwater buildings  Tampa Bay Newspapers

CLEARWATER – Five downtown buildings are receiving some big-time brightening as muralists hired by the city paint images celebrating Clearwater's past, ...



St. Pete drama teacher made an impact at a critical stage for his students  Tampa Bay Times

Standing backstage, Becca McCoy started to sing. It was the 13-year-old's call back audition for St. Pete High's 1993 spring production of Fiddler on the Roof.



Emerging Leader 2019 Fellow – Dajuh Sawyer –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG — The 2020 Plan, City of St. Petersburg Department of Urban Affairs and One Community's Emerging Leaders Fellowship & Intern Program ...



The 36th annual MLK Essay Contest –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Each year, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend is kicked off with the MLK Essay and ...



St. Pete To Celebrate With Longest-Running MLK Parade In Country  St. Pete, FL Patch

St. Pete Celebrates MLK's Legacy Over 3 Days - St. Pete, FL - St. Petersburg will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy over the three-day weekend with ...



Documentary honors St. Pete's black pioneers on WEDU –  Weekly Challenger

“Black Pioneers of the Sunshine City” spotlights the history of African American struggles and successes in St. Pete in the 1950s and '60s. Documentary honors ...



Meet the top public high school grads in Pinellas County for 2018  Tampabay.com

After four years of classes, tests and extracurriculars, we gave the top graduates at Pinellas County's public high schools one more assignment: Write a ...



In District 7 Pinellas School Board race, three challengers take on incumbent Flowers  Tampabay.com

Three school-based professionals — two teachers and a violence prevention specialist — are challenging the incumbent and current chairwoman in Pinellas ...



St. Petersburg police change tactics for MLK Day following last year's controversial strategy  Tampa Bay Times

Chief Tony Holloway said his officers will be less visible this year during the parade's after-party, which stretches down Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street S.



2019 Essence of Ebony Pearls Debutante Cotillion –  Weekly Challenger

Twenty-one young ladies were presented into society at the 10th biennial Essence of Ebony Pearls Debutante Scholarship Cotillion last Saturday night. Pictured ...



Destined for greatness –  Weekly Challenger

BY DEXTER MCCREE, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — Marika Patterson epitomizes strength, tenacity and unwavering self-discipline. The 2009 Gibbs ...



Gibbs Hall of Fame induction –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG –For 24 years, the Gibbs Gladiator Alumni Association has been celebrating extraordinary athletes ...



Celebrating Gibbs' former teachers –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gibbs High School Class of 1971 celebrated their 45th class reunion with three days of good ...



Tax-free weekend, health screenings and more back to school events in Tampa Bay  Tampabay.com

Sales Tax Holiday. The state sales tax will be waived on all school supplies, clothing and computers Aug. 3-5 at retail stores throughout Florida. For details, visit ...



Gibbs High reunion activities –  Weekly Challenger

The Gibbs High School Class of 1967 is in the final stages of preparing to observe 50 years from their time of graduation. All classmates are invited to join in the ...



After parents object, Pinellas halts active shooter training videos for younger kids  Tampa Bay Times

After a torrent of complaints, the Pinellas County school system is scrapping its plans to show a video to elementary school students in preparation for ...



'The Nutcracker' at Gibbs High School –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The three-day run of Pinellas County Center for the Arts fall dance performance of Peter Ilyich ...



Emerging Leader 2019 Fellow – Michael Shorter –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG — The 2020 Plan, City of St. Petersburg Department of Urban Affairs and One Community's Emerging Leaders Fellowship & Intern Program ...



'The Family Blessing' ignites the holiday spirit –  Weekly Challenger

BY JOYCE NANETTE JOHNSON, Staff Writer. PETERSBURG — The Christmas season has officially begun with the arrival of the holiday musical “The Family ...



A hall of fame night to remember –  Weekly Challenger

By Dexter McCree, Feature Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — A packed crowd filled the St. Petersburg High School gymnasium last Friday as the Green Devils ...



Gibbs alumni classes party with a purpose –  Weekly Challenger

BY HOLLY KESTENIS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gulfport Casino was bustling with holiday cheer last Friday as several Gibbs High School alumni ...



Native son inducted into FAMU Sports Hall of Fame –  Weekly Challenger

Stephen S. Scruggs. Native son inducted into FAMU Sports Hall of Fame. Native son inducted into FAMU Sports Hall of Fame. BY GWENDOLYN REESE ...



Honoring trailblazing hairstylists –  Weekly Challenger

Four Tampa Bay pioneers in the hair industry were honored earlier this month at the Hilton in downtown St. Pete. (L-R) Shelia Tampa, Angelia Fletcher, Thomas ...



In Pinellas, 13 schools enter 2018-19 with new principals  Tampabay.com

Several Pinellas County public schools will begin the year with new leadership. Below is a list of principals who have been assigned to their schools since May 1 ...



JPPNA awards five scholars –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Annually, the Jordan Park Nostalgic Association, Inc. (JPPNA) awards scholarships to deserving ...



Gibbs class of 1967 celebrate 50 years –  Weekly Challenger

By Holly Kestenis, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Gibbs High School alumni gathered at the Orange Blossom Café to celebrate their 50th Golden Class ...



Gibbs senior is budding St. Petersburg muralist  WTSP.com

Justin Wagher, a senior at Gibbs High School, didn't even pick up a spray can until his freshman year.



Pinellas County Schools Choice Program application period now –  Weekly Challenger

PINELLAS COUNTY – A growing list of 70 choice programs are now being offered by Pinellas County Schools. The district's high-quality programs are designed ...



St. Pete's Black Power radio station doubles coverage area; invites community to celebrate –  Weekly Challenger

PETERSBURG — This fall WBPU 96.3 FM radio has doubled its local listening area after receiving the go-ahead from the FCC. The black-owned St. Pete ...



No-cost health clinics for Pinellas County children offered during summer break; no insurance needed  ABC Action News

The Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County is offering a no-cost clinic for kids during their summer vacation.



Four Pinellas County School Board seats up for grabs  Tampa Bay Newspapers

Voters will decide who will represent in four of seven districts on the Pinellas County School Board during the Aug. 28 primary election.



Documentary pays homage to St. Pete’s black pioneers (w/video)  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — In the 1940s, David and Archie Boston grew up together in the Gas Plant neighborhood and hung out together on 22nd Street S, where ...



New development puts a dent in St. Pete's affordable housing crisis  St Pete Catalyst

Four displaced families from the historic - and troubled - Jordan Park neighborhood have found new homes at Burlington Post, a mid-rise apartment complex for ...



Pilot Bank’s St. Pete mural honors community’s aviation roots, new branch’s art focus  Tampa Bay Business Journal

As Pilot Bank prepares to open its newest branch, and its first in St. Petersburg, it is honoring the city's cultural connections to aviation and art. The branch at ...



Members of the class of 1970 throws 65th birthday bash –  Weekly Challenger

ST. PETERSBURG — Last month, class members who graduated from high school in 1970 celebrated their birthdays together with an “All White” 65th birthday ...



Pinellas' new program for suspended students is off to a slow start, but the school district looks for ways  Tampabay.com

Pinellas' program, which keeps students in a school setting, has gotten a slow start.



Gibbs Class of 1968 dance packs Coliseum –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN,Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gibbs Class of 1968 held its annual dance last Sat., Dec. 20 at the Coliseum Ballroom in ...



Honoring the legacy of Cleveland Johnson, Jr. –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Fifty years of local African-American life was celebrated last Friday night at The Weekly Challenger's ...



Gladiators past and present celebrate Homecoming pageantry –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG –Gibbs alumni classes kicked off the evening's events at Gibbs High School's annual Home Coming ...



Two Seriously Injured When Car Crashes into Bank  TB Reporter

St. Petersburg police say it's unclear why the car suddenly accelerated.



Door to door effort in St. Petersburg to solve 2 murders  WFLA

St. Petersburg police are turning up the heat to catch two killers.



Gibbs Class of 1968, Inc. awards scholarships to high school graduates –  Weekly Challenger

BY VALERIE B. WILLIAMS Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG — Annually the Gibbs High School Class of 1968, Incorporated host their Annual Scholarship ...



2018 Men and Women of Distinction Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG — The Gathering of Women, Inc. 2018 Men and Women of Distinction Awards Ceremony kicked off ...



Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Saturday, Oct. 20  Tampa Bay Times

Dia De Los Muertos: Join the Mexican celebration that has been organized each year since 1992 by the owners of Casa Tina to pay reverence to loved ones ...



What is the first amendment to Principal Hepburn? –  Weekly Challenger

Dear Editor: Jail is back in session! I mean, school, right? I can't tell the difference these days. On the first day back, faculty members and staff set up a cute show ...



Friendship's Angel Tree Ministry holds breakfast for children in need –  Weekly Challenger

By J.A. Jones, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Friendship Missionary Baptist Church held their annual Angel Tree Ministry's Breakfast last Saturday for children ...



I AM Rosalie Peck –  Weekly Challenger

BY GWENDOLYN REESE. Rosalie Peck was the last of 10 children born to her parents, James and Octavia Peck. A native of St. Petersburg, she attended ...



St. Petersburg teen fatally shot near Gibbs High, police say  Tampabay.com

ST. PETERSBURG — Donnie Avery struggled in school and got into some trouble as a younger boy, but the 17-year-old had a goal, his family said. "He wanted ...



Breakfast with Musical Notes fundraiser –  Weekly Challenger

BY HOLLY KESTENIS, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Country Club hosted a breakfast to not only pay tribute to the Al Downing Tampa ...



Largo girls soccer a nice blend of experience, youth  Tampabay.com

If the first two weeks of the high school girls soccer season are any indication, Largo should be in for a good year. Not only have the Packers recorded ...



Community caring for one of its own –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Gibbs High School community is rallying around their beloved principal Rueben Hepburn as he ...



I AM Parker Watson –  Weekly Challenger

Parker Watson was lynched at the hands of a group of armed men wearing masks after being taken from three police officers on the evening of May 9, 1926.



NYC Ballet Dancer To Be Honored In His Hometown of St. Petersburg  WUSF News

A dancer for New York's American Ballet Theatre will receive the keys to the city of St. Petersburg on Saturday.



Fannye Ayer Ponder: Her story lives on –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section National Council of Negro Women, Inc. (NCNW) celebrated ...



Kriseman: Let's Create a Vision for St. Pete's Future  TB Reporter

St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman is delivering his annual State of the City address this morning (Feb. 23) at the Palladium. This is his full address as it was ...



The first librarians at the James Weldon Johnson Branch Library –  Weekly Challenger

By Gwendolyn Reese. Leslie Burke, who had been the librarian at Gibbs High School, was the first librarian of the James Weldon Johnson Branch. The library ...



Students shine at Walker's Rising Star Scholarship Competition  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG – After an amazing display of talent, The Pinellas Education Foundation is proud to announce the winners in the 15th annual Walker's Rising ...



Artists From Uruguay Paint Mural On Clearwater Parking Garage  Clearwater, FL Patch

Murals Projects To Be Completed At End Of January - Clearwater, FL - The city's Community Development Agency has hired five teams of muralists to turn five ...



$200 million later, why are St. Pete's poor black neighborhoods worse off?  Tampabay.com

As Rick Baker, Rick Kriseman and four other mayoral hopefuls head for an Aug. 29 primary, the Tampa Bay Times set out to assess the progress of the ...



City to honor C. Bette Wimbish, St. Pete's first black City Council member  Florida Politics

In the history of St. Petersburg, C. Bette Wimbish was a true trailblazer. As the first black person to hold elected office in the Tampa Bay region, Wimbish was also ...



The Weekly Challenger turns 50! –  Weekly Challenger

BY LYN JOHNSON, Publisher. ST. PETERSBURG – Fifty years ago today, The Weekly Challenger came into existence. My father, Cleveland Johnson, Jr., ...



Fun and fashion for a cause –  Weekly Challenger

BY KARIN DAVIS-THOMPSON, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Preston Timmons recently received fantastic news that could save his life, but there is ...



Vintage Wedding Dress Sale and Student Fashion Show in St. Pete Sunday  WUSF News

Brides-to-be may want to think outside the box when it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress. On Sunday, wedding gowns from the 1960's and 70's will.



Louis Murphy, Jr. continues to give back –  Weekly Challenger

BY JONATHAN MYERS, Student Reporter. ST. PETERSBURG – Lakewood High School and University of Florida alumnus Louis Murphy, Jr.—who currently ...



2018 AKA AKAdemy Showcase/Awards program –  Weekly Challenger

BY VERONICA BURGE, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG – The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of Pinellas County, Inc. in partnership with Alpha Kappa ...



Pinellas dress code sparks social media controversy  WTSP.com

Faythe Kelly, a student at Gibbs High School in St. Petersburg, posted a photo on Facebook after the school made her change into scrubs. She was told her outfit ...



The Ponder legacy continues –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) St. Petersburg Metropolitan Section held a ribbon ...



St. Petersburg Police say they'll do better at 2019 MLK day parade  Creative Loafing Tampa

Last year's approach to crowd control was sketchy. Ray Roa. Jan 17, 2019 3 PM. 0. Tweet. Share. 2048px Martin Luther King1964Leaning On A Lectern.



Pinellas suspends black kids more than virtually every other big Florida county  Tampabay.com

In Pinellas, kids can be suspended for almost anything. And black students are.



Pinellas issues Hurricane Irma evacuation orders - Story | FOX 13 Tampa Bay  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

CLEARWATER (FOX 13) - Emergency officials in Pinellas County have decided to expand the evacuation of coastal areas and mobile homes ahead of ...



From truckers to CEOs, here's what Tampa Bay earns  Tampabay.com

How much do you make? Turns out, that's a very intimate question, tied up in identity, self-worth and a whiff of secrecy. We know the broad numbers.



2017 AKA AKAdemy Showcase –  Weekly Challenger

BY RAVEN JOY SHONEL, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – The Youth Development Foundation (YDF) of the Zeta Upsilon Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa ...



All Eyes gallery: Cherie Diez's favorite photos of 2017  Tampabay.com

Palm trees in the wind at the Tampa Premium Outlets at 2300 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz, FL as Hurricane Irma arrives Sunday evening, Sept. 10, 2017.



Zetas honor phenomenal women –  Weekly Challenger

By EMMA COOPER CAVIN, Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG — The large activity room at Lake Vista Recreation Center was quickly turned into a place of ...



Vyrle Davis Student Achievement Awards –  Weekly Challenger

BY RENE ROBINSON-FLOWERS, Contributor. For many years, Ebony Scholars was only a dream until Vyrle Davis made that dream a reality. As a former Alpha ...



Opera guild names winners of high school competition  Tampa Bay Newspapers

ST. PETERSBURG – St. Petersburg Opera Guild recently announced the winners of its 46th annual High School Vocal Competition held Feb. 24 at Opera ...



Zetas hold second annual Finer Womanhood Tea –  Weekly Challenger

CYNTHIA P. WHITE Contributor. ST. PETERSBURG — The Finer Women of Zeta Gamma Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated presented its ...



School garden project celebrates community entrepreneurs  83degreesmedia

When Sherry Howard, director of the Edible Peace Patch Project, asked a young student where do carrots come from and he said, “Walmart,” she knew she had ...



'EMBRACE' anti-bullying…and save precious lives –  Weekly Challenger

BY ALLEN A. BUCHANAN, Staff Writer. ST. PETERSBURG – Audrey “Pat” McGhee of APM Images presented EMBRACE 2016: An Anti-Bullying Production ...



News headlines by Google News for Gibbs High School St Petersburg FL

We have listed the latest news headlines that include Gibbs HS . This site has been created to offer a place for GHS alumni to reconnect and share memories.

In addition to these news headlines, you may also want to join the Gibbs High St Petersburg, FL alumni directory and check out the yearbook listings.