Palm Beach County schools just can’t stop their flow of success in everything they put their minds and hands upon. The following are just a few of the outstanding success marks the students in PBC are making and continually doing so throughout the District.
Royal Palm Beach High Student Qualifies For DECA International Competition:
Royal Palm Beach High student Dennis Foley has qualified for the DECA International Competition to be held May 2-7 in Atlanta, Georgia. Dennis placed third in the “Principles of Finance” category at the State Conference. The mission of DECA is to prepare emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.
Palm Beach Gardens High Students Set Records at State Business Leaders Conference:
The Palm Beach Gardens Community High School’s (PBGHS) brightest leaders have just returned from the 2013-2014 Florida Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) State Leadership Conference, which took place in Orlando. As always, they have helped represent District 20 in the most outstanding way- by winning competitions, scholarships and awards, and by making memories that will last a lifetime. PBGHS FBLA was proud to set the record for its school for taking 76 district winners to the state conference, where many of them placed, 10 of which are looking forward to the National Conference in Nashville, TN this coming summer
Palm Springs Community Middle School Receives Superior Scores At The Solo And Ensemble Music Assessment:
The music department at Palm Springs Community Middle School (Symphonic and Concert Band) performed at Bak Middle School of the Arts for their Music Performance Assessment. The Symphonic band received straight Superiors (4 Superiors) this marks an amazing 20 years in a row of Superiors for Palm Springs Community Middle School! Our Concert band received 2 Superiors and 2 excellent ratings. Both bands did an amazing job representing Palm Springs Community Middle School.
Continue to thrive and do exceedingly well PBC schools.
See attached list for more information on above recent success stories at PBC schools.
REF: SDPBC (Press Release) Public Affairs Office, Mar. 2014
Royal Palm Beach High School DECA
Originally fifteen students from Royal Palm Beach High School DECA competed at the District Role Play Competition held at Northwood University in January. Five Wildcat DECA students qualified to compete March 6-9, 2014 at the DECA state conference and competition in Orlando. Students in attendance were Andrew Ulloa, Kiara Caballero, Kevin Phan, Alisha Laing, and Dennis Foley.
“I am so proud of these students,” said Royal Palm Beach High DECA advisor James Minear.
DECA is organized into two unique student divisions each with programs designed to address the learning styles, interest and focus of its members. The High School Division includes 190,000 members in 3,500 schools. The Collegiate Division (formerly known as Delta Epsilon Chi) includes over 15,000 members in 200 colleges and universities.
REF: PBC schools
Palm Beach Gardens FBLA winners
Future Business Leaders of America:
1st Place – Business Plan – Quincy Dougherty and Megan Cassino **
1st Place – FBLA Principles and Procedures– Alec Borislow **
2nd Place – Future Business Leader – Brianna Gomez **
3rd Place – E-Business – Lily Keeler, Lindsay Lonano, & Caroline Mauser **
3rd Place – Local Annual Business Report – Ale Tonelli, Sara Abbott, Daniel Indano **
4th Place – Future Business Leader – Ale Tonelli
4th Place – Accounting II – Aaronwyn Austria
4th Place – Agribusiness – Jesse Meagher
4th Place – Community Service Project – Kendal McKenzie, Danielle Mangialetto, Gabi Dimitrova, Tiffany Navarro
5th Place – Insurance & Risk Mgmt – Julia Muller
5th Place – Entrepreneurship – Chase Camilli and Steven Olson
PBGHS FBLA was awarded once again the 'Largest Membership in Florida FBLA' trophy and Community Service award. Last but not least, Florida FBLA recognized some of the most outstanding assets that PBGHS FBLA is fortunate to treasure. These individuals include: Adviser Tammy Skinner, being elected for a 3-year term on the FBLA State Board of Directors; Advisers Karen Kummerlen and Karyn Hart, earning the FBLA Advisers Hall of Fame award; Ron Hersch, earning the FBLA Businessperson of the Year award; and Chapter President Ale Tonelli earning the $1,000 FBLA Business through Education Scholarship.
REF: PBC schools
The Palm Springs Community Middle School music program
The Palm Springs Community Middle School music/band programs directed and taught by our very own talented teachers, Aron Friedman and Francis Bermudez, continue to delight their audiences with amazing performances and accomplishments throughout Palm Beach County.
Music is the universal language whereby the melodies that rest within us are capable of 'calming the salvage beasts' of misunderstanding and intolerance of each other at school, at home, around the country and abroad throughout the world. Let us make music and not war; music of harmony and peace within and without.