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Olympic Heights Thanksgiving Drive a Huge Success

Olympic Heights Thanksgiving Drive a Huge Success

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief, Online Editor

November 22, 2015


Filed under Local, News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

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...

Special Olympics Program Coming to Olympic Heights

Special Olympics Program Coming to Olympic Heights

Jessica Diana, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015


Filed under News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

First Lady Michele Obama has made a name for herself as a progressive activist who strives to make a difference in the United States. She has tackled a vast array of issues, including childhood obesity and education, but recently she has taken on another huge concern of this generation. In July, she...

OH Engineering Students Soar to Student Astronaut Challenge State Finals

OH Engineering Students Soar to Student Astronaut Challenge State Finals

October 26, 2015


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Five Olympic Heights Engineering Academy students will be heading to Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral in late February to compete in the 2016 State Student Astronaut Challenge Finals. The OH team of Kaylee Cunningham, Madison Flynn, Alec Gray, Julia Lopez, and Elizabeth Ososkie, earned one of...

Olympic Heights Among PBC’s Academic Elite Despite Being Among the Most Diverse

Olympic Heights Among PBC’s Academic Elite Despite Being Among the Most Diverse

Carly Poloskey (Editor-In-Chief) and Julianna Marciante (Staff Writer)

October 23, 2015


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The 2014-2015 school year was a great success for Olympic Heights with accolades such as stellar Advanced Placement test scores, maintenance of “A” school status and the growing popularity of the Olympians Advanced Placement Academy. In the wake of such accomplishments, it may be easy to overlook...

Oregon Community College Shooting Renews a Call to Action

Oregon Community College Shooting Renews a Call to Action

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor

October 8, 2015


Filed under National, News, Showcase

Since the start of the 2010`s there have been over 100 school shooting incidents across the United States. These horrific events have claimed the lives of 131 people and injured many more. School shootings have become more commonplace in the U.S recently, with 20 percent of the shootings taking place...

OH Shocked, Saddened by Death of Senior Lindsey Madore

OH Shocked, Saddened by Death of Senior Lindsey Madore

Alec Fisher, Editor-In-Chief/Online Editor

September 30, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

UPDATE (10/1/2015): Funeral services for Lindsey Madore will be held Saturday, October 3, at 10:00am at the True Vine Church of God In Christ located at 408 NW 1st Terrace, Deerfield Beach. Burial services will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens located on Copans Road between 1-95 and Dixie Highw...

OH Wrestlers Helping to Pin Alzheimer’s

OH Wrestlers Helping to Pin Alzheimer’s

September 29, 2015


Filed under News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

Lion Pride was in full force this weekend September 27th, at the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Boca Raton as the Olympic Heights wrestling team managed to raise over $700 for the cause. Twenty-Six wrestlers and parents participated in the two mile walk around Mizner Park and the surrounding areas,...

Olympic Heights Inaugurates U.S. Marine Corps JROTC Program

Olympic Heights Inaugurates U.S. Marine Corps JROTC Program

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor

September 15, 2015


Filed under News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase, Uncategorized

Olympic Heights kicks off the 2015-16 school year with the introduction of a new Marine JROTC program. At the head of this program is Colonel Alvah Ingersoll, who has seen 31 years of military action in the Marines and was in the lead battalion to enter Iraq in 2003. With about 100 students enrolled...

Superintendent Avossa Visits Olympic Heights on First Day of School

Superintendent Avossa Visits Olympic Heights on First Day of School

Carly Poloskey, Editor-In-Chief

September 8, 2015


Filed under News, Olympic Heights' News, Showcase

On August 18, the incoming freshmen were not the only new faces at Olympic Heights during the first day back after summer vacation: new Palm Beach School District superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa paid a special visit. Along with Avossa came a group of area dignitaries, including Area 1 superintendent...

OH Class of 2015 Pathfinder nominees a formidable group 

OH Class of 2015 Pathfinder nominees a formidable group 

March 3, 2015


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The Pathfinder High School Scholarship Awards are presented to those high school seniors in Palm Beach and Martin Counties who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in 18 academic, vocational and athletic categories. The Pathfinder Awards are presented each year to recognize excellence ...

State mandated 2015-2016 school year start date rule will result in first semester exams after Winter Break

State mandated 2015-2016 school year start date rule will result in first semester exams after Winter Break

Shenelle Boodoo, Managing Editor

March 3, 2015


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With feelings of anxiety and stress suffocating students, Winter Break for most high schoolers brings with it a sense of relief. Winter Break is an indispensable recess from homework, studying, and most importantly, tests. However, next year, Winter Break might just be filled with all those anxieties...

OH show choirs keeping busy with statewide performances

Carly Poloskey, Managing Editor

January 12, 2015


Filed under News

2014 is shaping up to be an eventful year for the Olympic Heights Choral Department. With major accomplishments already under its belt this year, the department is off to a great start.  “We have a lot of potential this year,” sophomore Gianna Vittorini said. “I feel like I’m part of something b...

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