Allamanda Elementary educator wins Healthy School Hero Award

Feb 14, 2018
  • By Sy O'Neill
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer



U.S. Rep. Brian Mast will hold an aerospace public policy briefing in the auditorium at 1:45 p.m. Wednesday. To attend, RSVP to

An open house will begin at 8:15 a.m. Feb. 23. RSVP to Pam Tripp at 561-209-2474 or


Deborah Feinsinger, Health and Wellness Program coordinator, is one of 12 Healthy School Hero Award winners from Action for Healthy Kids. Feinsinger founded the school’s Running Club and Golf Club, and she hosts the school’s annual Health and Wellness Food and Fitness Olympic Expo. In March is she sponsoring the third annual Strive Five for the Hive 5K Run, 3K Walk.

The school and the Kiwanis of North Palm Beach are co-sponsoring the third annual Strive Five for the Hive 5K Run, 3K Walk at 8 a.m. March 11 at The Gardens Mall. Those who register at (search for Allamanda) by Friday can participate in a contest to win a 2018 Honda. The first 300 registered participants will receive a dry-fit race shirt. There will be trophies for first place, participant medals and breakfast at Brio Tuscan Grille for all registered participants.


An exhibition of artwork in the 2018 Regional Scholastic Arts Awards takes place Feb. 24 at the Armory Art Center, 811 Park Place, West Palm Beach. An award ceremony honoring all winners begins at 1 p.m., followed by the exhibition from 2 to 4 p.m. Gold and Silver Key work — about 438 pieces — will be on display. Students who receive a Gold Key will proceed to national competition for additional awards and opportunities.

The entry deadline for the Essay & Creative Arts Competition sponsored by the Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians & Jews has been extended to March 12. The contest is open to all middle and high school students in public, private, parochial and charter schools in the county. Categories include essay writing, music, video and visual arts, with middle and high school divisions. The topic, “The Road Not Taken,” is inspired by the Robert Frost poem. Students can win cash prizes and other gifts. Supervising teachers are eligible to win gift cards for school supplies. Entry forms with guidelines are available at or by calling 561-833-6150.



Sailor Sabol has been selected as a National Youth Delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. She joins a select group of 300 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, week-long study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Sabol was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies.


St. Lucie County Schools will hold a teacher career fair 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 24 at St. Lucie West K-8, 1500 SW Cashmere Blvd., Port St. Lucie.

The Martin County School District Voluntary Pre-kindergarten Program is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. The program is available at select schools with limited enrollment. Online applications are at

The Martin County School District’s Head Start Program is accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. Parents need to schedule an appointment to register during normal business hours at one of these locations: Perkins Early Childhood Center, 16868 SW Palm Beach St., Indiantown, 772-597-2685, Ext. 100; Stuart Learning Center, 1050 E. 10th St., Stuart, 772-219-1580, Option 2, Ext. 181; Salerno Center, 3400 SE Lionel Terrace, Stuart, 772-219-1610, Option 2, Ext. 259; or Salerno School House, 3940 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, 772-219-1893, Ext. 112 and 110. Head Start is a federally funded program targeting 3- and 4-year-old children from low-income families in Stuart, Port Salerno and Indiantown. Children enrolled in the program follow the K-12 school calendar, are provided full-day quality learning experiences and instruction, as well as free breakfast and lunch.