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  • OH Boys Weightlifting team won Regional Championship on 4/5! Good luck at the state championship!
  • Congratulations to our amazing theatre teacher Kimberly Coyle for being named a Dwyer Finalist for Senior High Education!
  • For the second consecutive year, the Olympic Heights girls soccer team is the 7A district 2023-2024 Academic Team Champion
  • Congratulations Florida DECA State Champions 2024: Katelynne Deale, Tai Graham, and Elsie Throckmorton!
  • Girls Soccer Coach Jim Cappello is coach of the year, leading the lions to 21 victories, and their eighth straight regional appearance.
  • Soccer: Senior Ava Cardaci was selected 7A District 12 Player of the Year with 15 goals and 27 assists.
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Calling All Good Samaritans: Introducing Palm Beach County’s Volunteer Opportunities

Calling All Good Samaritans: Introducing Palm Beach County’s Volunteer Opportunities

Madison LeMaster, Editor-in-Chief December 13, 2023

Across Palm Beach County, various volunteer opportunities are available for teens. Whether it be affiliated with Olympic Heights or a county-wide organization, high school students have a variety of opportunities...

Holiday, Christmas background with pine tree branches and berries.

What To Do In Florida During the Holiday Season?

Isabella Conrado, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

As the 2023 year comes to an end, the holiday season has once again arrived in only a blink of an eye. People around the world are getting ready to celebrate the holidays as decoration and shopping begins....

Ryan Lieberfarb (11), Austin Schneider (11), and Wesley Tindel (11) partake in the Zen festivities

Lion Zen Day

Amelia Welch, Feature editor October 24, 2023

PTO Hosts First Lions Zen Day Many high schoolers struggle with mental health management and have a difficult time talking about it. Recognition of this topic is just as important as the topic itself....

Tis the Season for Haunting Fun

Tis the Season for Haunting Fun

Fia Dorris, Social Media Editor September 26, 2023

  The haunting holiday is slowly approaching, and it's time to start figuring out plans for the spooky season. There's always a long preparation for the actual holiday on October 31, but many people...

Coco Gauff, of the United States, holds up the championship trophy after defeating Aryna Sabalenka, of Belarus, in the womens singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Coco Gauff Wins the U.S Open at Age 19

Lily Ginder, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Coco Gauff won her first major title at the U.S open and a grand slam with a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over Aryna Sabalenka. Gauff joined Serena Williams (1999) and Tracy Austin (1979) as the third American...

The South Florida Fair returned at almost full-force in January after being severely scaled down last year due to COVID-19.

South Florida Fair returns amid COVID concerns

Sophia Dorris, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

Every year since 1912, the South Florida Fair has rolled onto the South Florida Fairgrounds in mid-January. This 2022 theme for the Fair’s expo was “Rockin’ Robots” with robotic fights staged in...

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. Qians 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...

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