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‘Once Upon a Mattress’ comes to Seminole Ridge High School stage


Annalise Calvert, Breanna Brooks, Brianna Domaceti, Kimberly Hoff and Jessica Rigg represented the school at the Florida Dance Performance Assessments this month at Gibbs High in St. Petersburg. The dancers earned Superior ratings in Ensemble Performance, Movement Acquisition and Technical Proficiency, as well as an overall Superior rating.

The Student Government Association sent 21 delegates to Park Vista High recently for the Florida Association of Student Councils district rally, an annual event including project competitions, workshops and leadership activities. The Hawks took third place in the School Service category for their Hawk Heads cafeteria project, headed by SGA President Rebecca Moccia and committee members Collin Berryhill, Olivia Campbell, Ireland Ruiz and Abigail Widrig. In addition, SGA members Brianna Domaceti and Andrea Saccoman performed in the District 5 talent show.

SGA will host a dodgeball tournament 3-5 p.m. March 10 in the gym. Students must form teams of 10 and designate a team captain to pick up permission slips and registration forms from Melissa Long in Room 6-101. The cost is $10 per player and includes a team T-shirt. All forms and money are due by Tuesday.

“Once Upon a Mattress,” a musical comedy based on the classic fairy tale ‘The Princess and the Pea,” will be on stage at 7 p.m. March 2, 3, 10 and 11. Tickets start at $10 are available at the door and through For group rates and additional information, call 561-422-2655.

Future Business Leaders of America member Brett Byrne, CEO of “Burnzzz,” competed against 30 individuals and teams in Palm Beach Atlantic University’s annual Entrepreneurship High School Challenge. He advanced to the final round, presenting his business concept to a panel of local business professionals and winning $500 for second place.


Leo Markel, a sophomore, has been selected by Music for All to perform in the 2017 Jazz Band of America. The band will perform in concert March 10 on the campus of Butler University in Indianapolis.


Forty members of the Debate Team traveled to Olympic Heights High recently to compete against 400 students from 20 other schools in eight different events. Marlana Lawrence and Joevante Jean placed first, and Gillian Gouveia and Briana Garcon came in sixth in Two-Person Acting. The debate coach is Daryl Hall.

Art students Citally Belman, Sarah Kwon, Lily Thai, Alexandra Rosado and Sofia Gangale recently participated in the Animation Ringside Chalk Festival during the Great Charity Challenge equestrian event. Of the 11 Wellington schools participating, Palm Beach Central was awarded Most Original for the students’ design. The faculty sponsor was Linda Morgan.


Members of the Future Business Leaders of America chapter recently competed in the district FBLA competition. Taking home first place awards were: Emily Mountcastle, Keyboarding Applications; Caitlyn Bonnema, Public Speaking; Kayla Harry and Adrianna Miller, Computer Slide Show; Josh Thaw, Spreadsheet; and Devraj Gothana, Business Math. Placing second was Basem Ghobrial in Business Math. Third place winners were: Joey Serrone, Business Math; Andrew Dominguez and Jesse Grillo, Computer Slide Show; Emmanuel McClain and Joseph Valentin-Wong, Web Page. Other winners included: fourth place, Ava Arrigo and Mikayla Vennett, Web Page; fifth, Sarah Garfield and Mariam Uddin, Desktop Publishing; sixth, Jordan Peluso, FBLA Principles and Procedures; seventh, Alicia Montague, Career Exploration; seventh, Eve O’Donnell, Intro to Business Communications; seventh, Kyle Balfour, Public Speaking; and 10th, Paul Saget, Career Exploration.


The Armory Art Center will host its 10th annual Scholastic Art Awards Ceremony and the opening of the Gold and Silver Key Exhibition from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. A ceremony honoring all award winners begins at 1. The center is at 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach.

Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.

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