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Pasco Tax Collector Announces Middle School Essay Contest

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The winner will receive a $300 gift card to Best Buy.

PASCO COUNTY – Tax Collector Mike Fasano’s office is accepting entries in a month-long essay contest for middle school students.

The competition, which begins March 1 and runs through March 31, is part of Pasco Clerk of Court and Comptroller Paula O’ Neill’s constitutional officers essay contest. The essay contest is geared for Pasco County’s middle school students (Grades 6-8). Students of Pasco’s public/ charter, private, non-public and home schools are all welcome to participate.

In 500 words or less students will answer the question: “How do you, as a middle school student, benefit from taxes your family, friends and neighbors pay?” Entries will be judged by a panel of directors from the Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office. Entries will be reviewed on how well the student communicates his/ her response to the question as well as overall essay structure, appearance and readability.

Mike Fasano | Pasco Tax Collector | Government“Last year we had an overwhelming response to the contest,” Fasano said. “I have no doubt that we will receive some excellent essays again this year. Pasco County has some of the state’s best and brightest students. The student who writes the winning entry will receive a $300 gift card to Best Buy as their prize. I am looking forward to the day when I am able to hand this wonderful prize to the student who prepares the best essay.”

Students in public/charter schools are asked to submit their essays to their principal, who will forward them to the tax collector’s office. Students in private, non-public or home schools may send their essays directly to Greg Giordano, assistant tax collector, Pasco County Tax Collector’s Office, 8731 Citizens Drive, Room 120, New Port Richey, FL 34654 or by e-mail at For information, call Giordano at (727) 847-8179.

Entries will be accepted until 5 p.m. March 31. Each entry should include the student’s name, school, grade and contact information. The winner of the essay contest will be notified by telephone no later than April 17.

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