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Olympic Heights Drama Troupe Wins Big at Districts

Olympic Heights Drama Troupe Wins Big at Districts

December 14, 2017


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“Every single year I grow more and more proud of Troupe 4992, and this year was no exception,” said Olympic Heights drama teacher Ms. Kimberly Coyle of her drama students after they took the District X Thespian Competition by storm the weekend of Dec. 1. Out of our 34 pieces, Troupe 4992 received...

“The Game of Life” the Basis for New OH Club

“The Game of Life” the Basis for New OH Club

Ashley Perry, Staff Writer

November 24, 2017


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Imagine a world where one travels through all the stages of life in less than an hour. Where is such a place? The answer lies within a board game (or app) called “The Game of Life.” Numerous students at Olympic Heights will now be transported into this imaginative, but also seemingly realistic universe. This...

Puerto Rico Years Away from Hurricane Maria Recovery

Puerto Rico Years Away from Hurricane Maria Recovery

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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Over the past month, Puerto Rico has been struggling to compete with the numerous issues following the impacts of Hurricane Maria. Dr. Antonio Rodriguez Mimoso, an OBGYN in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was on call when Maria hit Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane. The 150 mph winds ended up knocking out...

OH’s Ms. Nimmi Named Project Lead the Way Computer Science Teacher of the Year

OH’s Ms. Nimmi Named Project Lead the Way Computer Science Teacher of the Year

October 25, 2017


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Olympic Heights very own Ms. Nirmala (Miss Nimmi) Arunachalam of the OH Engineering Academy was named the 2017 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Computer Science National Teacher of the Year at the PLTW Summit 2017, the organization’s national conference, in Orlando on Monday, Oct. 23. PLTW is an American not-for-profit organization...

OH Marching Band Sweeps Colonial Competition in Orlando

OH Marching Band Sweeps Colonial Competition in Orlando

October 21, 2017


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The Olympic Heights Mighty Lion Marching Band, under the direction of Ms. Jacqueline Parsons, took first place at The Colonial High School Marching Band Competition in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, Oct. 14. The band made it a clean sweep in all categories of competition, including: best music, best...

All Hail 2017 Homecoming Royalty: Queen Amy Nguyen and King Phillip Jackson

All Hail 2017 Homecoming Royalty: Queen Amy Nguyen and King Phillip Jackson

October 21, 2017


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THE OLYMPIC HEIGHTS 2017 HOMECOMING COURT:   Homecoming Queen: AMY NGUYEN Homecoming King: PHILLIP JACKSON   Princess: ALANA LEWIS Prince: ROSS COHEN   Duchess: LINDSEY POLOSKEY Duke: SAM TERKIEL   Lady in Waiting: BROOKE SEFTON Knight: MICHAEL TUMMINIA    ...

Intense 2017 Hurricane Season Attributed to Global Warming

Intense 2017 Hurricane Season Attributed to Global Warming

Ashley Perry, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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From Harvey to Irma to Jose to Maria to Nate, and now Ophelia battering Ireland of all places, this truly devastating hurricane season is currently affecting the lives of millions, maybe even tens of millions of people. Four powerful hurricanes have impacted the Atlantic and the United States in less...

How Much of the Money Donated to the Red Cross Actually Goes to Disaster Relief Remains in Question

How Much of the Money Donated to the Red Cross Actually Goes to Disaster Relief Remains in Question

Megan Foster, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


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Is Red Cross 100% Reliable? One of the most prominent charities recognized by many is the American Red Cross, a non-profit organization devoted to emergency control and disaster relief. Over time, the Red Cross has afforded people the ability to hit restart on their lives after disasters have claimed...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Ending DACA Harmful Not Only to Dreamers, Hurts U.S. Economy As Well

NEWS ANALYSIS: Ending DACA Harmful Not Only to Dreamers, Hurts U.S. Economy As Well

Marie Preuss, Staff Writer

October 7, 2017


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Many Americans had likely never even heard of the term “Dreamers” prior to this month. Now, it is a common subject of discussion. When the Trump administration formally announced on September 5, that it would be ending the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), people quickly le...

NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump and Kim’s War of Words Nothing More Than Posturing Bluster

NEWS ANALYSIS: Trump and Kim’s War of Words Nothing More Than Posturing Bluster

Cameron Medina, News Editor

October 3, 2017


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Donald Trump’s Twitter posts are something else. That’s been established already, to the point where it’s become the source for memes, outrage, and the like. People interpret his tweets from their own perspectives, even if the tweet was meant to be something positive. To be fair, Trump’s most...

Three “Teacher Work Days” Designated As Hurricane Make-Up Days

Three “Teacher Work Days” Designated As Hurricane Make-Up Days

from PBSD press release

September 28, 2017


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The Palm Beach County School Board members unanimously approved three previously scheduled professional development days for teachers ("teacher work days") as make-up days for Hurricane Irma. These days - October 16, November 3 and January 8, 2018 - were presented to the School Board for appro...

Olympic Heights, 26 Other District Schools to Serve Free Breakfast and Lunch During School Closings

Olympic Heights, 26 Other District Schools to Serve Free Breakfast and Lunch During School Closings

PBSD Press Release

September 13, 2017


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Schools throughout Palm Beach County will open their doors on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 to share a healthy breakfast and lunch after Hurricane Irma. Twenty-seven schools will open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for breakfast, and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch. All children under the...

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