Students at two Boca Raton high schools stage theater productions


BOCA RATON HIGH

The Drama Department will present “In the Heights” at 7 p.m. Feb. 23-25, with matinee performances at 2 p.m. Feb. 25 and 3 p.m. Feb. 26. The award-winning musical explores three days in the lives of those living in the Hispanic community of Manhattan’s Washington Heights. Tickets are $10 if purchased by Feb. 23, $15 after. Advance VIP reserved seating is $15. For more information, call 561-338-1533 or go to www.bocadrama.com.

WEST BOCA HIGH

The Performing Arts Academy is bringing “Blood Brothers” back to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. The school is at 12811 Glades Road. Purchase tickets at www.wb.booktix.com. “Blood Brothers” had a successful run in November and was chosen for a full-length performance at the Florida State Thespian Festival in Tampa in March. The academy has set up a gofundme account to help raise money for the trip to Tampa. The students’ next performance will be “Crazy For You,” March 3-5 and 10-11.

BRIEFLY

The first place winner of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival’s high school poetry contest was Juliana Romero, a Wellington High student. Four additional winners, in order of their finish, were: Haleigh McGirt, Jupiter High; Aleah Searfoss, Wellington High; Owen Gable, Spanish River High; and Samantha Marshall, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. The winning poems are on the festival’s website, www.palmbeachpoetryfestival.org.

The George Snow Scholarship Fund will sponsor its 24th Cowboy Ball, 6-11 p.m. Feb. 25 at at the Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. The evening includes food from several restaurants, whisky tasting, square dancing, line dancing, an auction and mechanical bull rides. Tickets to the ball are $175 per person. A charity raffle offers a grand prize of $5,000, and tickets are available for purchase by guests as well as those not attending the festivities. For tickets to the event or raffle tickets, visit www.scholarship.org or call 561-347-6799.

Florida Power & Light Co. is accepting applications for its annual $20,000 STEM education college scholarship. The scholarship application period will run through Feb. 15. To qualify, a student must have participated for two or more years in a FIRST robotics program in FPL’s service area; have a cumulative GPA of 3.5; and have been accepted to an accredited four-year college or university majoring in engineering or information technology. The winner will be announced in May. For more information on applying for the STEM scholarship, visit www.FPL.com/education.

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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