Palm Beach Central High students portray prom night trauma


Student Government officers for the 2017-2018 school year are: Lilly Cooney, president; Isabella Panozzo, vice president; Tabitha Maher, secretary; Ford Wilt, treasurer; Brock Chase, historian; and Sophia Howell, parliamentarian.

The Department of Fine Arts will feature the Newman Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble, as well as the Newman Chorus and Dance Ensemble, in the Spring Concert at 7 p.m. April 21. The program will be presented at the Watson B. Duncan Theatre on the campus of Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth. Advance-purchase tickets for students are $7. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Harmon Casey received the President’s Volunteer Service Award through the Prudential Spirit of Community Award Program.

Congressional Award winners include: Gold, Sabrina Uvanile; Silver, Lilly Uvanile; and Bronze, James Cameron, Skylar Hines, Joseph Kleisley, Mary Katherine Marasco, Harrison O’Donnell and Michael Toal.


University of Florida Dance Marathon, a student-run philanthropy, honored Hawk teacher Shawna Ahmad with its Faculty Advisor of the Year award. The philanthropy raised nearly $2.5 million this year, with high schools contributing nearly $300,000 through fundraising efforts.

School counselor Melissa Garcia was chosen as a recipient of the Governor’s Shine Award, which recognizes Florida educators who make significant contributions to the field of education. Gov. Rick Scott presents medals to recipients throughout the year for their commitment to improving the state’s education system.


An open house for families new to the school will take place Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. for middle/ high school, 6 p.m. for kindergarten through fifth grade. The middle/high school campus is at 600 S. East Coast Ave., Lantana; the elementary school is at 1518 W. Lantana Road, Lantana. The tuition-free charter school offers individualized, hands-on instruction. Students participate in multiple marine-science related field trips during the year. Before- and after-school care and summer camp are offered.

Kindergarten Round Up for registered students will be at 6 p.m. April 27.


Kindergarten Round-Up is 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 21 in the cafeteria. Participants can tour the school, pick up a kindergarten registration packet and ask questions. To register, parents/guardians must have a completed SY18 registration form; photo identification of parent/guardian; two current utility bills in parent/guardian’s name as proof of address; Immunization Record Form; Physical Examination Form; and original birth certificate or other proof of birth. The school’s address is 13000 Paddock Drive. Call the school at 561-651-0600 for more information.


A spring concert will take place 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Admission is free. The school’s address is 956 Florida Mango Road, 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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