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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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A Merrymaking Military Masquerade!

A Merrymaking Military Masquerade!

Fia Dorris, Social Media Editor March 27, 2024

  Every year a ball of gratitude, respect, and a bit of fun is held for the Olympic Heights MCJROTC academy. This is a long held tradition. This year's coordinator is the lovely senior and Second...

From left to right: Russell Etzler, Lola Kevitch, Jonathan Robson, Ryan Sacher, Mrs. Burke, Andrew Canter, Piero Morales, Samantha Cuenot, Chloe Legerman, and Carly Sirkin

OH Class of 2024 Top 10

Jack Nomberg, Sports Editor March 13, 2024

After four years, all of the hard work has finally paid off. As of February 1, 2024, the top ten was solidified into history. The 2024 top ten features the brightest students among all of the Lions at...

Olympic Heights theater troupe 4992 Addams Family cast photo

Addams Family Adieu

Fia Dorris, Social Media Editor March 4, 2024

  Olympic Heights theater troupe 4992 bids adieu to its final performance of the 2023-2024 school year. Early this month the school’s theater troupe successfully performed a production of The...

School Safety

School Safety

Lily Ginder, Staff Writer January 17, 2024

Sadly, violence is a serious problem at school. Fortunately, many safety precautions have been put in place to help provide a safe and secure environment at schools.  School administrators take their...

NHS officers Hilkeja Presendieu (Treasurer) and Shade Rahman (Co-President) assist Ms. Koher (adviser) and her 7th period pack up the boxes

National Honor Society

Amelia Welch, Feature editor January 10, 2024

Elevating Excellence: National Honor Society Offers Students Opportunities to Excel at Olympic Heights    For decades, the National Honor Society (NHS) has been an aspirational milestone for...

The Beautiful Production of Almost, Maine

The Beautiful Production of Almost, Maine

Ellie Leibman, Staff writer December 7, 2023

The Olympic Heights' theater department did a magnificent job at conveying the sentimental and touching stories of the romantic comedy Almost, Maine. The production took place in the town Almost in...

DECA officers showcase their hospitality achievements at the Freshmen Invasion

Dynamic, Dedicated, DECA

Fia Dorris, Social Media Editor November 2, 2023

There are many clubs, sports, and activities to do around the Olympic Heights campus, but perhaps the most enticing is the DECA club. DECA is a club sponsored by the hospitality teacher, Ms. Elisa Beardsley-Dodd,...

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebration of Freedom

Hispanic Heritage Month: Celebration of Freedom

Ellie Leibman, Staff writer October 24, 2023

Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the independence of many Latin-American countries, such as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. It is a month to acknowledge Hispanic culture,...

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....

Mr. and Mrs. OH

Mr. and Mrs. OH

Jack Nomberg October 20, 2023

Last school year, the new Mr. and Mrs. Olympic Heights were elected. These two Seniors represent the pride of Olympic Heights, and they are the primary motivators of our school spirit. Andrew Cantor and...

New York State of Mind: Olympic Heights Homecoming 2023

New York State of Mind: Olympic Heights Homecoming 2023

Madison LeMaster, Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2023

“The best night ever,” Olympic Heights junior Grace Deeb shared.  On October 7, 2023, Olympic Heights hosted their annual Homecoming dance centered around the streets of New York City, featuring...

The Return of Anatomy at Olympic Heights High School

The Return of Anatomy at Olympic Heights High School

Isabella Conrado, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

Olympic Heights High Schools once again introduced the Anatomy and Physiology course for students after eliminating it during the 2022-2023 school year. With the number of science classes available,...

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