The Sandoway Discovery Center, Delray Beach Parks and Recreation, Keep Palm Beach County Beautiful, and the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County are sponsoring the Great American Cleanup on the beach in Delray on Saturday, April 23. Check-in begins at 8 am at the Sandoway Discovery Center, 142 S. Ocean Blvd. Supplies will be provided and participants will earn community service hours. Registration information is on the city's website here.
Atlantic's 3D art classes need old sheets, t-shirts, tablecloths and other fabrics to weave hula hoop rugs. It's a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning and benefit 200 students! Please email Art Department chair Sara Konash at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Delray Honda and Deerfield Beach Toyota offer current and former Atlantic Community High School students discounted pricing on new cars, and for each car leased or purchased, they'll donate $200 to a scholarship fund for Atlantic students.
Eligible Customers: Students currently attending ATL or who have graduated within the last two years, their parents, and current faculty members and employees.
Eligible Vehicles: New and used automobiles currently in stock.
Purchase Incentive: Student discounted pricing, and the dealerships will honor any written price from elsewhere.
Eligible customers must schedule an appointment before visiting the store. Email Paul Susca at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 917-841-4935 or 954-421-4000.
The Florida Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is offers three seminars to rising high school juniors and seniors. Offered in partnership with the University of Florida, Eckerd College and Flagler College the weeklong residential summer seminars combine concentrated college-level curriculum with hands-on activities and field trips. Applications are available online. Space is limited. Scholarships are available.
Renowned college expert Judi Robinovitz of Score At The Top Learning Centers and Schools shared her knowledge of college admissions with ATL parents, students and staff at our March 2016 PTSA meeting. If you weren't able to make it to the meeting, you can view a video of the presentation (below), which includes current admission requirements for all eleven state universities in Florida and tips on how to make your college application stand out.
The Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards are presented each year to high school seniors in Palm Beach and Martin counties who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in 18 academic, vocational and athletic categories. Pathfinders is sponsored by The Palm Beach Post. These awards are presented each year to recognize excellence and to encourage these students to one day bring their considerable talents to the communities where each received a start on the path to a good education and a rewarding career.
Students will be interviewed on March 9 at Palm Beach Atlantic University. They will compete with top students in each area at all high schools in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. College scholarships of $4,000 for the first-place winner, $3,000 for the second-place winner, $2,500 for the third-place winner and $2,000 to the fourth-place winner in each category will be presented at a ceremony to be held May 10 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach.
Congratulations and good luck to Atlantic's 2016 nominees!
Reach For Excellence
Seven Atlantic High School seniors have been named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalists in the annual competitive academic recognition program: Abrar Ahmed, Charles Fisher, Kierstin McClintock, Ariel Polani, E’lysse Santana, Morley Wiener, and Angela Yang.
The National Merit Scholarship Award is generally regarded as one of the highest honors possible for U.S. high school students. These academically talented high school seniors will continue in the competition for approximately 8,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than 36 million dollars.
Students were named semifinalists by ranking among the highest scorers in Florida on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Semifinalists represent less than one percent of all American high school seniors.
National Merit Finalists must have a record of high academic performance, be recommended by their school principal, and earn SAT scores that confirm their qualifying test performance. A personal essay and information about the student’s leadership in school and community activities are required to obtain finalist standing. The selection of 8,200 Merit Scholarship winners is now in progress. Winners will be announced in March.
Congratulations and good luck to these high achieving students!
COMMUNITY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
COMMUNITY CARING CENTER HUNGER WALK AND 5K RUN
Volunteers, walkers, runners and sponsors needed for the Community Caring Center of Greater Boynton Beach Hunger Walk and 5K Run on Saturday, March 5. For more information and to register, visit cccgbb.org
WEST BOCA MEDICAL CENTER
Artistically-inclined volunteers needed at West Boca Medical Center to create and design hospital bulletin board displays and baby welcome signs. Volunteers must be able to work 2 to 3 hours a week. Requirements include a two-hour orientation, flu shot, TB test and a reference letter. Contact Volunteer Services Supervisor Debbie Lindsay at 561-488-8293 or Debbie.lindsay@ tenethealth.com.
FAMILIES FIRST OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
Families First is looking for volunteers for their third annual Superheroes Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, March 5, from 2 pm to 5 pm in West Palm Beach. Volunteers must be at the registration location in the PNC Bank courtyard 1:15 pm where they will receive instructions and be directed to their designated location. For more information, contact Families First of Palm Beach County Director of Development Samantha Whiteman at 561-318-4219.
FAU MATH DAY
The 12th annual FAU Math Day is Saturday, March 5, at FAU's Boca Raton campus. Students should submit their five-student team rosters to Ms. Chee-A-Tow ASAP.
DOLPHINS CANCER CHALLENGE RIDE/RUN
The Dolphins Cancer Challenge is a series of events benefitting the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Volunteers are needed on Saturday, Feb. 20, at several locations between West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. Visit the DCC website for more information, or contact Kimberly Bokamper at 305-943-1546 or KBokamper@dolphins.com.