HOSA students at John I. Leonard High earn competition honors


JOHN I. LEONARD HIGH

Winners in Health Occupations Students of America regional competition: first place, medical spelling, Michael Perez; first, transcultural healthcare, Deepali Singh; first, public service announcement, Celine Dalrymple, Marie Joseph, Wistride Lumas; fourth, job seeking skills, Stephany Fuentes; second, dental terminology, Christian Diaz; second, public health, Aimy Sanchez, Emily Arreaga. The students will head to Orlando in April for state HOSA competition. Medical Academy teacher Tania Martinez is the adviser of the campus chapter of HOSA.

SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH

Rudolf Hall and Andrew Phillips will represent Palm Beach County at the state science and engineering fair in March.

Students of the Week for Jan. 30–Feb. 3: Jeremiah Beckford, Christian Blanco, Matthew Valdes and Jarod Tolbert.

Under the sponsorship of world languages teacher Charmaine Carey-Lewis, members of the French National Honor Society, along with students in French classes, sent a care package including clothing and personal care items to 2014 alumna Shelby Pollard and her platoon serving in Korea.

ROSARIAN ACADEMY

Family Fun Night takes place Friday, 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.

BRIEFLY

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 neighborhood@pbpost.com. Dated items must be sent at least two weeks before the event.



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