Palm Beach Central High debaters take home awards from competition

  • Sy O'Neill
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
12:00 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017 Local
The Palm Beach Central High Speech and Debate Team traveled to Suncoast High to compete against 16 schools in Student Congress. Award winners included (from left) Hunter Giel, third place, and Mauricio Maroto, fifth place.


The school will celebrate science, technology, engineering and mathematics at its fifth annual Night of Science, 6 p.m. Wednesday. Participants can visit exhibits promoting STEM presented by the South Florida Science Center; experience the night sky in the walk-in planetarium; experiment with liquid nitrogen; and explore students’ science fair projects. Souvenirs and books are available for purchase, and refreshments are available from a variety of food trucks. The radio station 95.5 will broadcast live from the event. The school is at 11901 Lake Worth Road, Wellington.


The Theatre Department will present Cole Porter’s Tony Award-winning musical “Kiss Me Kate” at the school’s Meyer Hall, 550 Tamarind Ave., West Palm Beach. Curtain time is 7 p.m. Oct. 27-28 and Nov. 3-4; and 2 p.m. Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 4-5. Tickets start at $10 and are available at For groups of 10 or more, call 561-802-6005 or email


Students of the Week for Oct. 9-13: Vesna Amar, Casey Firanski, Sydney Khanthavong and Katherine Santiago.

The Drama Department will perform “Murder on the Nile” today through Saturday. Tickets, available online or at the door, are $5 for students/seniors, $7.50 for adults

The Army JROTC color guard will present and post the nation’s colors Friday at Western Pines Middle School to introduce a presentation from a local World War II veteran.

The Hawk Battalion will host a car wash at the Acreage Burger King beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The World Languages Department will host its annual Multicultural Dinner and Show Oct. 27. The event begins at 5 p.m. with dinner in the cafeteria. The program moves to the auditorium at 6:30, with a showcase of students displaying their cultural diversity in music, song, dance, and drama. Tickets for the dinner and show are $12. Show-only tickets are $5 at the door.

The Trick or Treat Food Drive takes place noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 29. Trick-or-treating and games are planned, and participants are encouraged to wear costumes. Admission is two food items per child, to benefit Food for Families. Additional food donations are appreciated.

The Army JROTC Hawk Battalion color guard and cadet volunteers will take part in the annual Alzheimer’s Walk at CityPlace on West Palm Beach from 8 a.m. to noon on Oct. 28.


The Palm Beach Poetry Festival has launched its annual high school poetry contest. Students can submit one original poem, 30 lines maximum, for consideration by Dec. 1. The winning poet will receive $200. Four runners-up will each receive $100. For details, visit