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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


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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. Victoria Janet Edwards, an 18-year-old Olympic Heights senior, was killed in a two-vehicle car acc...

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


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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, staff, students, and teachers have been buzzing about the extraordinary opportunity with which...

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


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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 for childhood cancer research. This year, St. Baldrick’s will have a twist to it with the addition...

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


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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 open to computer programmers in high school where they were given a unique opportunity to collaborate...

OH Team Wins State Championship in Chinese Culture Jeopardy Game

OH Team Wins State Championship in Chinese Culture Jeopardy Game

February 29, 2016


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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, Jarrett Lyn, and Tyson Thorpe competed in the Chinese Culture Jeopardy Game, winning the state championship,...

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

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

February 27, 2016


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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 includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward Counties. Spector and Cunningham were presented...

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


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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 22, Cartigiano was accidentally shot in the head and was declared brain dead on Jan. 25. Two days later,...

Olympic Heights Thanksgiving Drive a Huge Success

Olympic Heights Thanksgiving Drive a Huge Success

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor

November 22, 2015


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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, OH provided more than one-sixth of BHH’s projected need for this year’s Thanksgiving Drive. Hoping...

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge mania sweeps nation; hits Olympic Heights

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge mania sweeps nation; hits Olympic Heights

Stephanie Judd, Print Editor-in-Chief

September 7, 2014


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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 been storming the nation: the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) ice bucket challenge. The concept...

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


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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: How does it feel to know that you are the new Mrs./Mr. OH? Alisa: It definitely feels weird to...

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


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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 tenth annual St Baldricks shave-a-thon event. To participate in the head-shaving extravaganza, students...

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