• RPBHS Essay Contest Winners — Royal Palm Beach High School students Jordan Campbell and Joel Persaud have been selected as winners for the School District of Palm Beach County’s Holocaust Studies Essay Contest. They will travel to Washington, D.C., on full scholarship in January 2015 and visit the Holocaust Museum as well as other significant sites. Campbell and Persaud watched a film at www.centropa.com and then wrote stirring essays in 500 words or less on why the film inspired them, and how they will prevent bigotry in the community. Their efforts were guided by Holocaust and Jewish history teacher Darrell Schwartz.
• Student Art On Display — The following RPBHS photography and digital design students had their artwork chosen to be displayed at the Norton Museum or the Pine Jog Environmental Center.
At the Norton Museum: Laura Gust, Daniela Penaloza, Ashley Phagan (both locations), Giovanni Osegueda and Stephan Jean-Pierre (both locations). At the Pine Jog Environmental Center: Rachida Harper, Adecia Harrison, Delsy Romero, Dondre Monroe, Megan Defroscia and Madison Lloyd.
“The students represented the creative minds and artistic skill of our school very well,” photography teacher Cynthia Oakes said.