- Sy O'Neill Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH
English teacher Eric Jourgensen was designated a Google for Education Certified Trainer.
Immanuel Wilson, a junior, was accepted as a web development intern with Palm Beach Tech Space, a nonprofit membership association building and connecting innovative entrepreneurial and technology industries throughout the county. Wilson was recommended, interviewed, and selected through the school’s IT partnership with Palm Beach Tech Space.
The Army JROTC Hawk Battalion recently provided a saber arch at the South Florida National Cemetery as part of the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony.
CARDINAL NEWMAN HIGH
As a service project, the Fashion Club will be collecting gently used prom dresses until the end of February to donate to Becca’s Closet. Donations can be dropped off at the school’s front office.
FOREST HILL ELEMENTARY
The school’s Kids Community Closet has been renamed the Fran Weissler Kids Community Closet in honor of seven-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Fran Weissler. Kids Community Closet, a community service project of the Palm Beach Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, is a secured closet inside selected Title One public elementary schools to meet the needs of students on an emergency basis. The project was designed to provide new clothing, school supplies and personal care items at no cost to the students in need.
Debi Elfen, volunteer coordinator for the School District of Palm Beach County, was named the recipient of the 2017 Adele Graham Award for her efforts in promoting school volunteerism. The award was presented at the Florida Association of Partners in Education fall leadership conference in Orlando. Elfen received a commemorative trophy and a $500 monetary prize.
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar’s Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest will award one teacher from the School District of Palm Beach County a $500 sponsorship check to use in the classroom for the next school year, along with an end-of-year party for the current class. To nominate a teacher, students must submit an essay in person at their local Applebee’s explaining why their teacher deserves to be honored. Students who enter an essay will receive a free ice cream certificate to the restaurant. Submissions will be accepted at participating restaurants through March 31, and winners will be announced on April 23.