Wednesday, February 2, 2022

The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach is now offering the Belle Glade Teen Center Scholarship, which will cover up to $1,500 per year towards an associate degree or career certification. The President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach, hopes the scholarship could pave the way for the younger generation. Members at the Smith and Moore Family Teen Center in Belle Glade can apply for the scholarship starting February 14. Applicants need to be an active member of the Smith and Moore Family Teen Center for at least 2 years, have completed at least 20 volunteer hours at the Club and have a 2.0 GPA or higher. A $20,000 donation from the new local company Finfrock is kickstarting the program, but they are looking for more contributions to keep the program going. Click here to donate.

Palm Beach County public school leaders recognized educators who found new ways to improve student learning on campuses. The school district named Robera Walker, the leader of Belle Glade Elementary, as its principal of the year. The elementary school has seen its state grade rise two letter grades under her leadership. At Belle Glade Elementary, in the first year that Walker took over, the school had an F rating from the state. Within two years, the school’s state rating had risen to a C. Student achievement rose in math, reading and science. And, teacher turnover dropped. After years of turnover in the school’s leadership, Walker, a Belle Glade native, is serving her eighth year at the helm, the longest-serving leader there in at least two decades. At an awards ceremony held last week, Walker said her time as principal has only inspired her to work harder to raise the school’s achievement.

Dairy experts expect milk prices to be very volatile this year. Zach Myers, a dairy consultant, says dairy production has been slowing around the nation after a busy 2021. Part of the reasons for the increase in prices is inflation, related to an increase in the cost of feed for dairy cows. 

 The Clewiston Museum is holding the annual BBQ steak dinner on Saturday, February 12. The dinner will have drive-through service from 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm. The pickup line will start at the entrance to the museum parking lot on 109 Central Avenue, and then exit out through the rear. Tickets are $100 for two delicious steak dinners. The tickets are on sale now and are available from any board member, in person at the museum, online at www.theclewistonmuseum.org, or by calling 863-983-2870.