The Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County will honor the county’s highest academic achieving high school seniors at a special dinner on Tuesday, April 16. The foundation is seeking community and business support for the 41st annual event.
The annual dinner, founded in 1977 by Clifford E. Ripley — then an assistant superintendent for the School District of Palm Beach County — recognizes graduating seniors from Palm Beach County’s public, private and parochial schools. It is an opportunity for the county’s brightest scholars to be celebrated for their achievements at the Breakers Hotel.
Sponsorships for the 41st Annual dinner are available at all levels, and donations can be made online at www.safpbc.org. Tickets to attend the dinner are also available for purchase at www.safpbc.org.
There will be 185 students recognized at the 2019 dinner, which will be emceed by WPBF Channel 25 anchor Tiffany Kenney.
In addition to recognizing outstanding student achievement, select students receive scholarships during the event, including four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College. In addition, selected students will receive $1,000 scholarships.
In the four decades that the Scholastic Achievement Foundation has hosted its annual celebration at the Breakers, more than 4,400 students have been recognized, and more than 360 students have received scholarships.
“The Scholastic Achievement Foundation is a once-in-a-lifetime event for these outstanding seniors and celebrates their academic success,” said May Gamble, a retired educator and president of the Scholastic Achievement Foundation. “This is the 41st year that our foundation has hosted this special dinner for our students, and we look forward to community support to help us continue this unique tradition for years to come.”
To support the foundation’s 2019 event, visit www.safpbc.org.