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OH Stunned to Lose Another Student, Senior Victoria Edwards, to Tragic Car Accident

OH Stunned to Lose Another Student, Senior Victoria Edwards, to Tragic Car Accident

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor April 17, 2016

Update 04/20/16: The Edwards family has set up a GoFundMe Page https://www.gofundme.com/46zpprzw and would greatly appreciate contributions to help them with the financial burden of funeral arrangements. ...

OH One Step Closer to XQ Institute $10 Million Grant

OH One Step Closer to XQ Institute $10 Million Grant

Jessica Diana, Staff Writer March 24, 2016

Olympic Heights may soon experience numerous changes, both externally and in the classroom, that will help pave the way to an improved academic experience for its growing population of students. Recently,...

With Changes Coming, Olympic Heights Ready for its 12th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

With Changes Coming, Olympic Heights Ready for its 12th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

Layall El-Mcharfie, News Editor March 16, 2016

It’s that time again for the OH Lions to deck out in all shades of green. On Thursday, March 17th, Olympic Heights will host its 12th annual St. Baldrick’s Pep Rally raising money and awareness...

OH Engineering Students Particpate in National CodeDay Event

OH Engineering Students Particpate in National CodeDay Event

Carly Poloskey, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2016

On February 13th and 14th, Olympic Heights engineering students participated in CodeDay Boca Raton, an all-day event hosted by the Digital Media Arts College (DMAC) at their local campus. The event was...

Ms. Qian's Chinese students (from left) Jarrett Lynn, Tyson Thorpe, Benjamin Aviv, and Alexander Glotov won the state championship in Chinese Culture Jeopardy Game.

OH Team Wins State Championship in Chinese Culture Jeopardy Game

February 29, 2016

Olympic Heights students from Ms. Yinjie Qian's Chinese classes put in an outstanding performance at the State Chinese Competition over the weekend of Feb. 26. The team of Benjamin Aviv, Alexander Glotov,...

U.S. Congressman Ted Deutch (second from left) presented Olympic Heights Engineering Academy students Jared Spector (far left) and Kaylee Cunningham (third from left) with Congressional Commendations for winning a computer application design competition. Engineering teacher Ms. Nimmi (far right) was on hand for the presentation.

OH’s Jared Spector and Kaylee Cunningham Win Congressional App Challenge

February 27, 2016

Olympic Heights Engineering Academy students senior Jared Spector and sophomore Kaylee Cunningham were named the winners of the Congressional App Challenge for Florida’s 21st Congressional District which...

OH Shocked, Saddened by Death of Juniors James Cartigiano and Gabriella Heiderick.

OH Shocked, Saddened by Death of Juniors James Cartigiano and Gabriella Heiderick.

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor February 20, 2016

In the span of less than one month, Olympic Heights has lost two of its students to separate tragic accidents with the deaths of 16-year-old juniors James Cartigiano and Gabriella Heiderick. On Jan...

Olympic Heights Thanksgiving Drive a Huge Success

Olympic Heights Thanksgiving Drive a Huge Success

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor November 22, 2015

Contributing to Boca Helping Hands (BHH) Thanksgiving Box Brigade, Olympic Heights impressively collected 370 boxes of food over a three week period which ended November 17. When all was said and done,...

Social Studies teacher Renee Manwaring (left) and English teacher Kelly Lawrence prepare to get doused with ice water as they take part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in front of hundreds of students during first lunch on the second day of school.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge mania sweeps nation; hits Olympic Heights

Stephanie Judd, Print Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2014

On Tuesday, August 19, in front of close to 1,000 students during first lunch, Ms. Kelly Lawrence, English teacher, and Ms. Renee Manwaring, social studies teacher, participated in the rave that has...

Brandon Arnone and Alisa Nazaire Crowned Mr. and Mrs. OH

Brandon Arnone and Alisa Nazaire Crowned Mr. and Mrs. OH

Rayana Salameh, Staff Writer May 18, 2014

This past week, Olympic Heights announced its 2014-15 Mr. and Mrs. OH, Brandon Arnone and Alisa Nazaire. We caught up with Brandon and Alisa to get their thoughts on being crowned Mr. and Mrs. OH. Q1:...

Olympic Heights Completes their 10th Annual St. Baldrick's Event

Olympic Heights Completes their 10th Annual St. Baldrick’s Event

Jeff Ruben, Online Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2014

Olympic Heights High School students are supporting childhood cancer research in a much more unique way than donating money – they are shaving their heads. On Thursday, Olympic Heights hosted their...

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