Seminole Ridge High School recognized for top blood drive efforts


LAKE WORTH HIGH

The Air Force Junior ROTC has been selected to receive the 2017-18 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award. This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations, and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community.

GLADES CENTRAL HIGH

Jada Diogostine has received a full scholarship to Lynn University valued at $140,000 from the Scholastic Achievement Foundation.

PAHOKEE HIGH

The school was featured in Patrick Bresnan’s documentary called “Skip Day,” which will be featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

SUNCOAST HIGH

The school has earned a top 100 spot on the 100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance national ranking released by Working in Support of Education (W!se), a New York-based educational not-for-profit focused on promoting student financial literacy nationwide, and sponsored by Voya Financial. Suncoast is one of only two schools in Florida to earn this recognition.

SEMINOLE RIDGE HIGH

The school has been recognized by One Blood as having the highest blood drive collection among schools in the county. This year, 568 units were collected. One Blood named science teacher Shawna Ahmad its Chairperson of the Year.

Students of the Week for May 7–11: Cielo Diaz Pena, Jordan Anderson, Emma Rodriguez and Michael Clements.

BRIEFLY

Registration for the district’s Teach Palm Beach Job Fair is now open. The job fair is June 7 at the South Florida Fairgrounds Expo Center East. Candidate sign-in is 7:30-8 a.m., and a welcome/orientation is 8:30-9 a.m. Candidates can browse school booths, share resumes and request interviews from 9 to 10:30. Interviews with principals take place 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Job offers may be made on site to eligible candidates. Register for the job fair at www.PalmBeachSchools.org/jobs

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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