Palm Beach Day Academy families volunteer efforts in hunger project

March 07, 2018
  • By Sy O'Neill
  • Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Palm Beach Day Academy family Euclid (from left), Xavier, Francine, Amina and Ramesses Walker, participated in the fourth annual Palm Beach Unites. The hunger project, through Feeding Children Everywhere, included more than 1,000 volunteers from the school community and area organizations, to package more than 150,000 meals for hungry families in Palm Beach County. (Contributed by Capehart)

OXBRIDGE ACADEMY

The school’s second annual golf tournament will be April 24 at The Bear’s Club in Jupiter. Golf legend Jack Nicklaus, The Bear’s Club founder and course designer, will kick off the tournament by hosting a golf clinic with PGA Tour professionals and the Oxbridge Academy Golf Team. Registration is limited to the first 24 foursomes and includes lunch, a post-tournament cocktail party, awards and prizes. Registration is open at oapb.org/support/golf2018. Sponsorships are available by contacting Lola Thelin at golf@oapb.org.

Brian Reinhart and Jack Maloney have been named National Merit Finalists.

PALM BEACH CENTRAL

The Terra Terrors team placed first in the Soil and Land Use event at the recent Envirothon in Broward County. The school placed second overall.

SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH

“Rock of Ages” will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $10 for students and senior citizens, $12.50 for all others. Audience members who come dressed in ’80s attire will be seated in the front row, and there will be prizes for the best dressed at both shows.

The Speech and Debate Team competed recently at the Palm Beach Catholic Forensic League Grand Finals. Of the 11 Hawks who took part, Ashley Barham and Gustavo Chaux qualified to represent the district at the league’s national finals in Washington, D.C. The two students will compete in the Dramatic Performance category. Megan Baugh qualified as a district alternate in the Oral Interpretation.

Students of the Week for Feb. 26-March 2: Macie Intoppa, Donavan Poling, Austin Jones and Michael Clements.

As freshmen, Class of 2018 members challenged their peers to raise $100,000 over four years for the Florida Health Shands Hospital and the Children’s Miracle Network. The Hawks surpassed their goal, raising $131,978.59. Most recently, the students raised more than $42,000 at the annual Dance Marathon. Event sponsor was Shawna Ahmad, while Allison Taylor and Kyle Huff headed up the leadership team.

BRIEFLY

The law firm of Rosenthal, Levy, Simon and Ryles will host an inaugural Midterm Madness event to show appreciation for educators in Palm Beach County. The free event takes place 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Hilton Palm Beach Airport and will feature facials, mini-manicures, massages, makeovers, adult beverage samplings, vendors, raffle prizes, and an ice cream sundae bar. Legends of Xscape will provide an Xscape Room. Local organizations that support teachers will share free supplies and resources. Registrations will be accepted at the door. A school ID is required. For more information, call 561-371-7818 or email Laurasouth@comcast.net.

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is offering local middle and high school students the chance to produce “To Kill a Mockingbird,” adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee. The deadline to apply for the project is Monday, and interviews will take place through March 17. Submission packets are available by visiting jupitertheatre.org/youth-artists-chair-program. Students chosen will take on specific roles throughout the summer months that include producer, director, set designer, costume designer, lighting designer, sound designer, properties designer, stage manager, assistant stage manager, marketing, press relations, development, carpentry/electrics, run crew and wardrobe.

Auditions and callbacks for students in grades six to 12 will be held noon to 4 p.m. April 29. Students should come prepared with a one-minute monologue in the style of the show. Preregistration is required. For additional audition information and an appointment, call 561-743-2666, ext. 123. The show will take place at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11.

The Palm Beach County Youth Services Department is accepting applications through April 13 for summer camp scholarships. The scholarship program offers eligible children ages 5-14, and a special population up to age 17, a full scholarship to day camp for the entire summer. The scholarship covers all tuition and fees for children residing in families with income at or below 150 percent of federal poverty guidelines. To access the application form and view a list of outreach events, visit discover.pbcgov.org/youthservices/Pages/Summer_Camp.aspx For more information, contact the Youth Services Department at 561-242-5713 or email YSD-summercamp@pbcgov.org.