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WHC STUDENTS ATTEND EVERGLADES COALITION CONFERENCE

Wilkes Honors College students, Owen Silvera, and Jillian Hanley received a scholarship to attend the 34th annual Everglades Coalition conference in Duck Key, Fla.  The awards were made possible by through the efforts of Cara Capp, a Wilkes Honors College Alumna. Capp serves on the Everglades Coalition Board of Directors where she established and grew the conference’s scholarship program. As a result of her efforts, 21 students from around the country were able to attend. Five of them were from Florida Atlantic University, including two Environmental Science masters students, an undergraduate from the Boca Raton campus, in addition to the two honors college students.

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GOV. SCOTT ANNOUNCES NEARLY $9 MILLION IN AWARDS FOR FLORIDA JOB GROWTH GRANT FUND PROJECTS

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced five awards for nearly $9 million in funding from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund. The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund, established by Governor Scott and the Florida Legislature in 2017, provides $85 million for improving public infrastructure and enhancing workforce training in Florida. Since July, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) has received more than 100 proposals requesting more than $620 million in funding. Today’s announcement reflects a total of more than $151 million in funding awarded to 50 communities across the state, including more than $42 million to 16 rural communities.

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GRADUATION RATE CLIMBS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

The graduation rate in Palm Beach County District-operated schools continues to climb. According to data just released by the Florida Department of Education, the School District achieved a 91.7 percent graduation rate for District operated schools in 2018, up from 90 percent in 2017. This increase means that the District continues to outperform other most large urban school districts in Florida for the fifth consecutive year.

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LAKESIDE MEDICAL RECEIVES ‘A’ SAFETY GRADE

BELLE GLADE — Lakeside Medical Center, a 70-bed, rural acute care teaching hospital accredited by The Joint Commission and operated by the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, is proud to be one of just five Palm Beach County hospitals to receive an ‘A’ Safety Grade from the The Leapfrog Group’s Fall 2018 Hospital Safety Grade. The designation recognizes Lakeside Medical Center’s efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the United States.

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GOVE’S ART CLUB WINS FIRST PLACE IN SUPER HERO CONTEST

BELLE GLADE — South Florida Fair and Yesteryear Village sponsored an art contest to create a sculpture for Spookyville in Yesteryear Village. The contest was open to schools, groups, organizations or individual artists. The challenge was to create a sculpture that was at least 60 inches tall, made of recycled materials that could stand on its own, and was weather-resistant. The theme of the South Florida Fair is Super Heroes.

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KRAVIS CENTER HOSTS PBC TEACHERS FOR EDUCATOR NIGHT

WEST PALM BEACH — The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts recently hosted 80 Palm Beach County educators for the fifth annual Educator Night, a fun and relaxed evening highlighting the Kravis Center’s 2018-2019 Main Stage Season. The annual event gives teachers the chance to see how the arts can enhance their classroom efforts, while offering them exclusive ticket opportunities and treating them to live performances throughout the evening.

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GOVE EXPLORES THE WORLD DURING MULTICULTURAL NIGHT

BELLE GLADE — Multicultural Night was held on Thursday, Nov. 29. The theme was “Exploring the Seven Continents.” Gove’s Steel Band Club, under the direction of music teacher Mr. Bethel, opened up the night with a selection that focused on the many cultures of the world. Each grade group worked with one of the seven continents by teaching students the different cultures, habitats, animals and languages spoken in each region. The students’ work was then displayed in the cafeteria as part of the tour of the seven continents.

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