The Band Program will present its annual spring concert extravaganza, “Surround Sound 3.0,” at 7 p.m. today in the theater. The concert will feature the concert bands, jazz bands and small and large ensembles performing music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, in a 360-degree experience. Admission is free.
DECA chapter members recently attended the organization’s 67th annual International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, Calif. Euda Fils placed first overall in Hospitality and Tourism Professional Selling. Valentina Ferreira placed second overall in Hotel and Lodging Management. Matthew Goldman and Kamil Baska finished in the top 10 overall in Travel and Tourism Team Decision Making. Andrew Porath and Jack Campbell finished in the top 10 overall in Sports and Entertainment Team Decision Making. Cassandra Dalla Riva placed in the top 10 overall in Sports and Entertainment Promotion Plan. Sara Vogel, Nicole Caballero, Amanda Nardi and Kristina Skaryd were top 20 event finalists in Advertising Campaign.
Students participated in the Fair Housing Student Essay Contest sponsored by the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Opportunity, the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County. Winners were: first place, Andre Soucy, $100 gift card; second, Gabriel Bagnoli, $50 gift card; and third, Cody Roland, $25 gift card.
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Health Care Management students participated recently in the Future Business Leaders of America State Leadership Conference in Orlando. Melanie Deoroop placed fourth and Kevin Deal took fifth place in Health Care Management. Other participants included Mahendra “Randy” Deoroop, David Alves, Melissa Hatton, Bryan Baker, Christopher Micciche, Quincy Jeanty, Martina Sandoval, Alexander Holmstock, Candace Tavarres and Megan Webster.
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Kindergarten round up is 6 to 7 p.m. May 16 at the school, 133 Park Road N., Royal Palm Beach. To register, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1. Two proofs of residence, an original birth certificate, shot records and a physical exam are required. Parents should check the district’s website for boundary information. Call the school at 561-904-9000 for more details.
Della Gaylor and Brandon Schloss, students at Okeeheelee Middle, have been selected by the Palm Beach County steering committee of the National Campaign to Stop Violence as the first place “ambassadors” for their efforts to stop youth violence in the Do the Write Thing Challenge. They will travel to Washington, D.C. in July, where they will be honored in a national ceremony with other ambassadors from around the country. Placing second among the young women was Desiree Merritt, Western Pines Middle; and third, Joy Sohn, Bak Middle School of the Arts. Placing second among young men was Bak Middle School student Coltrane MacKenrick. Noah Friedman, Western Pines Middle, finished third. All six student finalists will receive cash prizes and will be honored at a luncheon Monday at Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
The district’s Exceptional Student Education Department and the Very Special Arts Florida School Residency Program will host an inaugural performance event at 10 a.m. May 21 at the Kravis Center. Participating students and teachers are from H.L. Johnson Elementary, South Olive Elementary, Royal Palm School and Olympic Heights High. The event will also highlight the artistic achievements of three students: Brian Chen of Palm Beach Central High will perform two pieces of music, while Joshua Blood and Joel Blood, twin brothers at Wellington Landing Middle, will be showcasing some of their artwork.
Compiled by Sy O’Neill. Email school news to firstname.lastname@example.org.