The school is celebrating its 50th anniversary Saturday. Alumni staff and students are invited to attend at 10 a.m., and current staff and students can participate at 11 a.m. The guest of honor is U.S. Cong. Alcee Hastings. Mistress of ceremonies is Sally Sevareid, co-host of the Mo & Sally Show on KOOL 105.5 radio. The event is sponsored by Park Avenue BBQ, whose owner, Dean Lavallee, attended the school at a second-grader on the day it opened its doors. Alumni staff and students should visit the Wynnebrook 50 Year Reunion Facebook page to RSVP.
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The Student Government Association recently competed in a District Rally at Park Vista High against 16 schools. The Broncos brought home several awards: first place, Hall of Ideas; second, “Thanks for all you do,” faculty and staff project; third, “Once a leader always a leader,” membership motivation project; third, “A Lasting Friendship,” state project; and third, scrapbook.
Family Fun Night takes place Feb. 10, beginning with a pep rally at 3:30 p.m. A varsity co-ed Raider basketball game begins at 4, followed by rides, games and food service at 5. The event is in honor of Oakley Debbs, who died in November from anaphylactic shock resulting from a nut allergy. He was a fifth-grader at the school. The event is free to Rosarian families, but donations will be accepted to benefit food allergy research and education. Attendees are encouraged to wear red footwear to honor Oakley.
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The Knights of Columbus presented awards to staff and students for their efforts in honoring life. Peggy Skantar and Jim Seelinger received the Champion Pro-Life Educator Award. Students receiving recognition for their essays and posters included: Kelly Rivera, first place; Kylie Graham, second; Elisa Flaminio, third; and Connor Olesen, fourth. Also honored for their work: Emily Loomis, Katherine Zele and Katie Heilmann.
The first place winner of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s high school poetry contest was Juliana Romero, a Wellington High student. Four additional winners, in order of their finish, were: Haleigh McGirt, Jupiter High; Aleah Searfoss, Wellington High; Owen Gable, Spanish River High; and Samantha Marshall, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The winning poems are on the festival’s website, www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.
The George Snow Scholarship Fund will sponsor its 24th Cowboy Ball, 6-11 p.m. Feb. 25 at at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. The evening includes food from several restaurants, whisky tasting, square dancing, line dancing, an auction and mechanical bull rides. Tickets to the ball are $175 per person. A charity raffle offers a grand prize of $5,000, and tickets are available for purchase by guests as well as those not attending the festivities. For tickets to the event or raffle tickets, visit www.scholarship.org or call 561-347-6799.
Florida Power & Light Co. is accepting applications for its annual $20,000 STEM education college scholarship. The scholarship application period will run through Feb. 15. To qualify, a student must have participated for two or more years in a FIRST robotics program in FPL’s service area; have a cumulative GPA of 3.5; and have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university majoring in engineering or information technology. The winner will be announced in May. For more information on applying for the STEM scholarship, visit www.FPL.com/education.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.