- Sy O'Neill Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH
Students of the Week for Nov. 6-10: Melissa Villagas, Zoe Childers, Faithlyn Taylor and Edgard Maysonet.
In a recent district competition, students in the drama program earned not only straight superiors but also were named Critics’ Choice and first alternate for state competition. Students performed Matt Casarino’s comedy “A Curtain Call to Arms, or The Final Bow” Members of the cast: Kristen Bown, Matthew Coon, Ethan Engh, Deja Gamble, Josh Goodwin, Alexa Grieco, Jonathan Heine, Heidi Higdon, Alexa Koenig, Lindsay Kolhorst, Taylor Ford Loizzo, Emily Moree, Alex Quiggle, Emma Rodriguez and Alyssa Sharpe. Stage crew: Zachary Borgela, Gabriella Coleman, Giordany Grant, Makayla Hamilton, Emily Moree, Tristen Perez and Alexandra Whittington.
The Winged Regiment marching band competed recently in Class 4A at the Park Vista Invitational. Students took the gold in the Music Ensemble category, earning second place in Class 4A and fourth place overall out of 28 bands.
Marching band trombonist Victoria Holt earned a place in Florida’s 2018 All-State Band. She was one of more than 100 students auditioning for eight spots.
PALM BEACH MARITIME ACADEMY AND HIGH SCHOOL
Open house events for families interested in learning more about the school takes place Dec. 9 from 10 a.m.-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 Navy Sea Cadets at the open house.
Students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in the Hanley Foundation ArtiGras Youth Art Competition. Students can submit their artwork through their school’s art teacher until 5 p.m. Dec. 6. Entries will be narrowed down to 77 finalists, and the winners will be announced at noon on Feb. 17, the first day of Artigras. All finalists will have their works on display at the festival. Students and teachers can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 561-746-7111 for more information.
Applications are being accepted for the more than 300 Choice Programs and Career Academies at 117 district schools. Parents can complete the online application at www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms, or may download a hard copy in English, Creole, Portuguese or Spanish at www.palmbeachschools.org/choiceprograms/application/. The original application must be mailed or delivered to the Department of Choice and Career Options with a postmark no later than Jan. 26 for most Choice programs.
Performing arts programs, which require an audition score in addition to the eligibility criteria and have a Dec. 1 deadline application date, are: Bak Middle School of the Arts; The Conservatory School @ North Palm Beach, Music-Band, Music-Orchestral Strings and Music-Vocal for grades six to eight; Boynton Beach High Arts Program; and Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts.
The Choice and Career Academy lottery will be held the week of March 6, and applicants will receive the status of their application on March 31.