The Torch

  • SUPPORT EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH: Mr. Luckner Monestime (Custodial)
  • KINDEST PEOPLE OF THE MONTH: Mr. Jonathan Irving (Science) and Ms. Illiana Cruz (Social Studies)
  • TEACHER OF MONTH: The entire Olympic Heights faculty!
Olympic Heights clubs and organizations make the best of a school year fraught with pandemic restrictions

Olympic Heights clubs and organizations make the best of a school year fraught with pandemic restrictions

Eva Woods, Staff Writer June 11, 2021

Over the past year all that people seem to be extensively discussing is COVID-19 and its effects. For many students, school can no longer be used as an escape from reality and instead they are stuck in...

The Olympic Heights Class of 2021 will be happy to move on but have many fond memories of their time at OH.

OH Class of 2021 looks back on fond high school memories

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer June 9, 2021

Some people think of their high school years as the best years of their life. The concept of high school has been overly-romanticized in literature and films. The truth is, everyone experiences both high...

After seven years at the helm of the Olympic Heights baseball program, Coach Casey Beck will be taking over the John I. Leonard program next year.

OH baseball coach Casey Beck leaving for John I. Leonard position: “One of the hardest choices [of] my life.”

Mason Silverstein, Staff Writer May 11, 2021

“The opportunities both on the field, on the course, and in the classroom here at OHHS will never be forgotten, and I am HUMBLE and forever THANKFUL for each second I have been a Lion!”  While...

Currently, Floridians as young as 16 years old can get the COVID-19 vaccine, and the age cutoff is expected to be dropped to 12 years old in the near future.

OH students share their COVID-19 stories, offer advice

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

COVID-19 has dominated the majority of the news in America for over a year now as our lives have collectively been altered in some way by it. And, of course, Olympic Heights has had its share of students...

Prognosis is good for OH Future Medical Professionals Club

Prognosis is good for OH Future Medical Professionals Club

Jessica Abramsky, News Editor April 13, 2021

Olympic Heights staff and students welcome a new club to campus, The Future Medical Professionals Club. This is the first year OH has offered this club with the help of students and club sponsor OH history...

Community service hours opportunities there for the taking

Community service hours opportunities there for the taking

Eva Woods, Staff Writer April 6, 2021

One of the requirements to graduate high school is volunteer hours. In Palm Beach County students are required to log 25 hours of community service. Although the requirement is relatively low, most students...

District and OH announce senior activities plans, including a COVID-19 safe in-person graduation ceremony

District and OH announce senior activities plans, including a COVID-19 safe in-person graduation ceremony

Halli Arthur, Staff Writer March 28, 2021

With the end of what has debatably been one of the most bizarre senior years in history, events are finally seeming somewhat routine and familiar for the Class of 2021. While COVID-19 deprived seniors...

Olympic Heights Class of 2021 Top Ten (from Left): Andie Hirsch, Allison Brown, Matthew Nebenzahl, Sofia Ferraz, Jackson Domenico, Brooke Sefton, OH principal Ms. Kelly Burke, Drew Pinsky, Katlyn Moulia Arriola, Kasey Michaud, Chelsea Zipper, and Brenda Nakasone

The Olympic Heights Class of 2021 Top Ten

March 24, 2021

The “Top Ten” of the Olympic Heights Class of 2021 has been announced, featuring a diverse group of the school’s best and brightest.  Valedictorian: Brooke Sefton Intended College or University:...

With team sponsor Miss Nimmi in the foreground, the Olympic Heights Astronaut Challenge team is made up of (from left): Brenda Nakasone, Andrew Shack, Nicholas Ivanovic, Emilye Piperis, and Katherine Marrero.

Olympic Heights Engineering Academy team takes first place at the 2021 Student Astronaut Challenge competition

March 10, 2021

The Olympic Heights Engineering Academy’s Astronaut Challenge Team was the overall First Place winner at the 2021 Student Astronaut Challenge competition. The competition consisted of a Simulator Challenge,...

Jake Neese, seated, with OH head baseball coach Casey Beck, signs his letter of intent to play baseball at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.

OH Student/Athlete Spotlight: Baseball player Jake Neese taking his talents to the next level

Mason Silverstein, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

At Olympic Heights, we have many talented athletes who quietly go about their business of being a student/athlete while having a bright future ahead of them. These athletes have all worked very hard to...

Last year's Olympic Heights' Miracle Network Dance Marathon raised over $6,700 for children battling severe illnesses.

It’s not too late to join today’s Olympic Heights’ Miracle Network Dance Marathon, a fundraiser for sick children

Emily Nomberg, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

According to its website, “Miracle Network Dance Marathon is a movement benefitting Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds and awareness for more than 170...

Despite pandemic restrictions, OH Spanish Honors Society remains focused on community involvement

Despite pandemic restrictions, OH Spanish Honors Society remains focused on community involvement

Sachin Moosai, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

To its members, the Olympic Heights Spanish Honors Society (SHS) is more than just a club as they feel as if they really do make a difference in the community.  “The main way in which we give back...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
Olympic Heights’ News