St. Juliana Catholic School food drive helps local families in need


Bronco Debate students recently participated in a tournament at Martin County High. Bringing home awards were: Marlana Lawrence and Joevante Jean, first place, Two-Person Acting; Evett Rodriguez, first, Dramatic Reading; Briana Garcon, first, Original Oratory; Hunter Giel and Mauricio Maroto, second, Beginning Two-Person Debate; Garrett Gouveia, second, Beginning Dramatic Reading; Mailon Cedeno, third, Dramatic Reading; Lilyana Yuhn, third, Beginning Dramatic Reading; Anson Lau, fifth, Student Congress; Gillian Gouveia, fifth, Dramatic Reading; Arman Naim, fifth, Beginning Dramatic Reading; Mariana Valencia, sixth, Student Congress; Benjamin Gott and Logan Downs, sixth, Two-Person Acting and Kelsey Panico, sixth, Beginning Dramatic Reading.


The Anne Goss Scholars at Oxbridge Academy for the 2017-18 school year are Sarah Bowlby, Morgan Weber, Mary Blakely Willson and Elizabeth Cloninger. The group’s adviser is social science teacher Sedric Simon. Oxbridge is the first high school chosen by the Anne Goss Foundation for this program. The students learn entrepreneurial and leadership skills by developing community service events. The members will meet with and discuss leadership topics with a number of local women business and community leaders during the school year.


Students of the Week for Nov. 27 to Dec. 1: Garrett Fenwick, Morgan Graham, Blake Johnson and Brianna Wilson.

A Habitat for Humanity house, built by students in the Weitz Construction Academy under the supervision of instructor Rick Terkovich, was recently transported to a site in West Palm Beach. It is the sixth student-constructed house in as many years for the program.


Open house events for families interested in learning more about the school take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. Refreshments will be served, and there will be a raffle for an Amazon Echo Dot. The academy is a tuition-free, marine science-enriched charter school for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The elementary school campus is at 1518 W. Lantana Road, Lantana. The middle-high school campus, 600 S. East Coast Ave., Lantana, will host a special presentation by the U.S. Naval Sea Cadets at the open house.


The Christmas Concert begins at 7 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium.


A Christmas Brunch for school donors and volunteers takes place Dec. 15. A Mass begins at 9 a.m., with brunch following at 10. Volunteer of the Year Frankie Stevens and Grandmother of the Year Nancy Marshall will be honored.


The GladesFest teacher job fair takes place 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Glades Region Office, 2625 NW 16tgh St., Belle Glade. At least a dozen positions are vacant and ready to be filled at one of the 12 schools in the Glades area. Teachers hired in the Glades earn an annual supplement of $3,750, have the opportunity to obtain additional jobs to supplement income, gain professional development and earn leadership and career advancement. For more information, email

The Superintendent Holiday Greeting Card contest winners have been chosen. Students were challenged to depict the winter season in a unique geography like Florida. The high school winner was Antonio Ruiz from Lake Worth High. Isabella Lobo of Christa McAuliffe Middle School, won in the grade six through eight category. Julia M. Corro from Pine Jog Elementary won in the elementary school category. At Wednesday’s School Board meeting, the students and their teachers will be recognized with a printed version of their greeting cards.

Friday is the deadline for entries for the eighth annual Alcohol Prevention Poster and Video Contest. Contest rules and entry form are available at

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