The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 4, 1997 · Page 234
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 234

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Thursday, December 4, 1997
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8E THE PALM BEACH POST THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1997 NC PALM BEACH COUNTY School, store team up to boost writing Opera treats 400 Scouts to .-Hansel' By Angel Bedinghaus Zent Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Sometimes other parts of the world are right in your back yard or at your neighborhood Target store. That is what second-graders at Wynnebrook Elementary School are discovering through a pen pal program with employees from the Target store at Southern Boulevard and State Road 441, West Palm Beach. Twenty-eight students in Leslie Millar's and Cheryl Barton's class are practicing their writing, reading and composing skills by swapping letters with 28 Target School EWS els. The one-act drama is about a woman who was rescued by train as a child out of Germany in the 1930s. The theater group will now represent Florida at the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Birmingham, Ala., in March. Also at the competition in Sarasota, junior Stephanie Roberts was selected as Best Actress, and sophomore Erin Blanchette and junior Heidi Eurich were named to the Ail-Star Cast. cash. There will also be 50 state; winners who will receive an atlas; and KFC coupons. To enter, send a design rele-! vant to Mother's Day on a piece of, paper folded in half to 5Vi inches! by 8 inches. The card must have a; drawing on the front panel with no writing on the left inside panel or! the back. Entries can be made; with crayons, paint, markers, etc. Colored or lead pencils, notebook paper, sparkles, beads, photos or. computer-generated art or copy' are not eligible. All entries must be hand-written. i The deadline is Dec. 31. Send the card to KFCFamily Circle, co ARS 43 N. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60606. : I -8 ? - V Brownies tour the set of 'Hansel & Gretel' following a performance at the Eissey Campus Theatre. By Angel Bedinghaus Zent Palm Beach Post Staff Writer , The Palm Beach Opera gave a special performance of Englebert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel to approximately 400 Girl Scouts and Brownies last month at Eissey Campus Theatre, Palm Beach Gardens. ! The show is part of the company's "Opera Goes to School" program, which brings a condensed version of opera to 60,000 South Florida students. Valerie Stoel-zel, music administrator, said the full version of Hansel and Gretel is three hours. The condensed version is 45 minutes. Though "Opera Goes to School" is in its 28th year, Stoelzel said this is the second year a private performance was held for the Girl Scouts. After the performance, the Scouts met with the cast, climbed on stage for a closer look at the scenery and had a question and answer period. Newman grads honored $2,500 scholarship offered COUT Florida high school students' can compete for a $2,500 scholarship and all-expense paid trip to; CORNER Five graduates in Cardinal Newman High School's Class of 1997 were named AP Scholars for their achievement on the college-level Advanced Placement examinations. They were: Jeremiah Man- Gabriel Schnirman, Emergency Prep, Life; Matthew Schnirman, 1st Class; Scott Starkoski, First Aid, Firem'n Chit, Totin' Chip; Gary Swiatlowski, Scout, Bishop Daily Award; David Vileno, 2nd Class; Ward Williams, Service Star 1 year; Jeremy Wolfer, Tenderfoot; Michael Yates, Family Life, First Aid, Star; Christopher Yeomans, Service Star 4 years; Harry Kurtz, Eagle Bronze Palm; and Jason McCulty, Eagle Bronze Palm. employees, borne of the employees, the students are learning through their correspondence, are originally from places such as Jamaica, Trinidad and the Philippines. The students are also learning about their pals' hobbies and work. The letter writers have swapped photos, and Target displays the students' photos on a poster in the store. "They are writing for a purpose," said Millar. "When the kids are writing for a purpose, they are writing better." The program was initiated in September by Stacy Faulkner, the store's team relations leader. She said she was inspired by the president's summit on volunteering. She hooked up with the elementary school when Millar came in for a donation. "I'm surprised by how smart these 7- and 8-year-olds are and how sharing they are about what is going on in their life," said Faulkner. She said everyone is looking forward to a party at the store Dec. 11 when the pen pals will meet in person. Planned is a tour of the store, letting the students work next to their pal and a Christmas party. dello (now at Florida Atlantic University), son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Mandello, and Alexander Woo (also at FAU), son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Woo, of West Palm Beach; David Finn Pressly (University of Notre Dame), son of Mr. and Mrs. David Pressly, and Jessica Strickland (Northwestern University), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Strickland of Palm Beach; and Stephen Mcintosh (University of Florida), son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Mcintosh of North Palm Beach. The students were among the 13 percent of a half-million students who took the exams in May 1997 and scored high on three or more of the exams. Notification of the results were made this fall. Mother's Day contest Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders are invited to participate in the 1998 All-American Salute to Mothers contest sponsored by KFC, Family Circle magazine and Hallmark Cards Inc. The grand orize winner will receive $3,500 Washington, D.C., in the fourth Annual Holocaust Remembrance Project writing contest. The contest is sponsored by Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation Inc. This year's theme is The Approaching Night: Examining the Progression of Prejudice, in the Holocaust. To enter, stu-; dents must submit a documented research paper of 1,500 words or less by March 2 to the regional level contest. They are asked to analyze the prejudice, oppression; and rising violence of this era in relationship to the political, social and economic climate of Germany in the 1930s. ; ; The nine regional winners will be announced in late spring and receive a cash prize and medal. In June, the regional first place win--ners and their sponsoring teachers will take a trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum jn , Washington, D.C. The grand prize winner of the $2,500 scholarship will be selected from these win-; ners.' ; For more information and a free resource guide, call (305) 374-8500. If you have news you would like included in the School News column, send the information to The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700 '. Fax 820-4472. Call 820-4541. ! guitar. He started in Scouting as a Tiger Cub at age 7 and has attended the Daniel Boone Boy Scout Camp in North Carolina and the Tana Keeta Boy Court Camp in Jupiter. Delray Scouts make grade Troop 301 of Delray Beach awarded the badges and ranks to the following members during its Court of Honor this summer. They are: Frank Amato, First Aid; Joseph Bales, Service Star 5 years; Rick Cain, Service Star 5 years; David Castlen, Service Star 2 years; Alan Cook, Scout, Service Star 4 years; James Eckler, Safety, Service Star 4 years; Robert Ferron, Scout; Ivan Flores, Scout, Firem'n Chit; Ricky Gustafson Jr., First Aid; Adam Hall, Scout; Jason Hyman, Totin' Chip; Thomas Kirk, Service Star 8 years; Paul Kurtz, Citizenship in World; Christopher Lupton, Scout; Michael McGa-hee, Service Star 4 years; Robert McGahee, Recruiter; Courtney McGriff, Totin' Chip; Vito Mecca, Service Star 4 years; Alexander Melis, Service Star 8 years; Joel Moody, Service Star 2 years; Matthew Pollitt, Tenderfoot, Firem'n Chit, Totin' Chip; Michael Principe, Service Star 2 years; Stephan Rodriquez, Scout, Firem'n Chit, Totin' Chip; Gardens Scout an Eagle Joseph Christian Greer, 14, of Troop 132, Trinity United Methodist Church, Palm Beach Gardens, received his Eagle Scout Service Project by landscaping the Palm Beach Gardens Community Center. ; "It's hard (for the city) to get in there to do it," said Bob Glancy, parks and recreation department director. Glancy said this was the fifth time he worked with a Scout earning his Eagle Scout award. He said they look over the landscape blue prints and decide what plants would look best. Then Glancy takes care of purchasing materials and the Scout takes care of the labor. Mom Kelli Greer said Christian organized about a dozen Scouts on a Saturday and assigned them sections to work in, planting hundreds of annuals. I An eighth-grader at Benjamin School, Christian is captain of the junior high football team, plays basketball and enjoys playing the Royal Palm awards Daniel Bialczak of Troop 160, Our Lady Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church, Royal Palm Beach, received his Star Rank during the September Court of Honor ceremony. He had just completed his term as senior patrol leader. Michael Taplin, Michael Tyler, Kenny Boling, Philip Cherry, Peter Callovi, Michael Ryan and Daniel Orlando advanced to the rank of Tenderfoot; Kevin Kuezynski and Zachary Nowak advanced to 2nd Class; and David Abalos, John Simmons and James Roadinger advanced to 1st Class. Also, the troop received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources. They collected hundreds of mangrove seeds last fall and in January planted the seedlings that grew from the seeds as part of the Munyon Island Environmental Restoration Project. Dreyfoos thespians advance The Alexander Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts thespians are packing their bags and hitting the road. The school's theater group recently competed against 30 other high schools and won Best Play at the 1997 Florida Theatre Conference in Sarasota. They performed Kindertransport by Diane Samu- and have his card produced and on the shelves for Mother's Day. 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