Second Annual Government Bee

PRESS RELEASE

Second Annual Government Bee

Lake Worth, FL – April 6, 2017

The Second Annual Government Bee originated by The Masonic High Twelve Club of Lake Worth No. 316 was conducted by the School District of Palm Beach County on Thursday, April 6, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Santaluces High School of Lantana.

The academic style competition among the seven participating high schools (Boynton Beach High School, Lake Worth Community High School, Royal Palm Beach High School, Santaluces Community High school, Seminole Ridge Community High School, Spanish River High School, and Suncoast High School) was double the number of teams that competed in the first annual competition held last year. This competition encourages teams of students to become engaged in the United States Government curriculum by going head-to-head with questions of varying complexity and lock-out buzzer systems.

The audience was at the edge of their seats watching as Seminole Ridge Community High School and Suncoast High School were in contention. Ultimately, Seminole Ridge Community High School won the overall competition, earning the prestigious Government Bee Champion Trophy. The winning team from Seminole Ridge Community High School consisted of Rebecca Moccia, Kylie Shivers, John Etienne, and Nathan Frank, whose Coach was Rose Carbone.

Students of Suncoast High School, winners of Second Place, were Mohamedameen Osman, Tomas Carter, Sahiba Baveja, and Jack Baumann, whose Coach was Roxann Weber.

Students of Royal Palm Beach High School, winners of Third Place, were Heylin Garcia, Owen Flannagan, Joshua Andrade, Carlos Romagosa, Daniel Kirey, and Christian King, whose Coach was Bozena Lack-Bartley.

Awards were provided to the three winning teams by The Masonic High Twelve Club of Lake Worth No. 316, The Florida Government Finance Officers Association, The League of Women Voters, and The National Counsel of Jewish Women.

The event was a great success and we look forward to a successful third year in 2018.

Congratulations to all.

Additional contact: Ms. Lori Dool – 561-357-1118lori.dool@palmbeachschools.org