The inaugural Brian Thomas 5K Race will take place at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at the school, 2200 Pinehurst Drive, Greenacres. The run begins at 7:30. Pre-registration fees for Okeeheelee students is $3; children younger than 18, $5; and adults, $10. Registration fee includes race bib, goodie bag with Fuel Up to Play pedometer and a Commit 2B Fit booklet. The event is sponsored by Fuel Up to Play 60. Participants can walk or run. The event is in support of Thomas, a science teacher and track coach who is battling cancer. For more information, contact Galo Moreira at 561-434-3200 or via email at email@example.com or Laura Harper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Nikolette LaBonte has been selected to perform with this summer’s National Youth Orchestra tour. Each summer, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute brings together 120 of the brightest young players from across the country to form the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America. After a two-week training residency with leading professional orchestra musicians, the students will embark on a tour as musical ambassadors for the United States. This summer the ensemble travels to Washington, D.C., Moscow, St. Petersburg and London for performances with famed maestro Valery Gergiev and renowned violinist Joshua Bell.
Richard Poongi Hong is the first Oxbridge student to be selected for the Florida Bandmasters Association All-District High School Honor Band. Under the direction of conductor Dr. David Waybright, professor and director of band at the University of Florida, Hong will perform with the All-District Honor Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday at William T. Dwyer High in Palm Beach Gardens.
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Tiijah Nadaj-Everleen Johnson was selected a finalist for Florida’s 2013 Homecoming Queen.
Students recently inducted into the National Junior Honor Society: Hannah Carter, Kayla Becerra, Phoebe Cook, Lillian Cooney, Max Gonnella, Isabel Herrera, Waverley Lim, Chloe Mikus, Nicholas Nielsen, Tara O’Brien, Robert Stirm, Nicole White, Robert Winn and Guillermo Wulff.
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The Bronco Band is hosting its annual golf tournament at 1 p.m. Saturday at Binks Forest Golf Club in Wellington. Registration is $100 per golfer, which includes an award dinner, gift bags, raffle prizes and a silent auction. Registration forms are available at email@example.com. For more information, calll James Yaques at 561-304-1033 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Hairspray” will be on stage at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday, with an additional 2 p.m. performance Saturday. Tickets are $10.
Recipients of $1,000 college scholarships from the office of Property Appraiser Gary R. Nikolits are: Vanessa Contreras, John I Leonard High; Jairo Garcia, Pahokee High; Caitlyn Johnston, Matlock Academy; Sara Pengelley, Suncoast High; and Robert Rautenkranz, Park Vista High. Scholarhip money is raised through volunteer employee donations from participants in Friday Casual Dress Day.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Send school news to email@example.com.