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Athletic Awards
 
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PBDA’s athletes were honored at two Awards Banquets last week and a special assembly yesterday morning. The Boys’ and Girl’s Athletic Awards Banquets, held at the Sailfish Club, honor the Varsity and Junior Varsity players in 7th – 9th Grade. Additionally, the Field Day Captains are recognized. They include the winning Flamingo Captains Talia Chachkes & Ryan Goldfarb; and the Pelican Captains Addison Gruber & Jack Litten. Also recognized were Field Day Maddock Award winners Annabel Dewing, Josef Huainigg and Erika Luter.
 
Coaches Awards are presented to athletes that the coaches wish to recognize for their effort, determination, cooperation and team spirit. The coaches gave Junior Varsity Coaches Awards to Priska Abedi & Logan Emmer. The JV Most Improved plaque was presented to Majesty Wiggins and Gray Foster. Varsity Coaches Awards were presented to Annabel Dewing, Sebastian Rupp, & Jack Litten.
 
Individual awards were given to outstanding players in each of PBDA's eight team sports: Hailey Smallwood - Volleyball • Natalie Zoller & Ryan Goldfarb - Basketball • Erin Tague - Field Hockey • Hailey Pflaumer & Nathanial Gramentine – Soccer • Emily Elhilow & Liam Storkerson - Lacrosse • Dylan Green & Quinn Steinbeck - Flag Football • Robbie Jackson - Tennis • Ryan Goldfarb - Golf.
 
The Most Improved Varsity Awards went to Stephanie Reyes & Quinn Griffin. The John L. Thompson Sportsmanship Award was presented to Henry Horgan and the Girls’ Sportsmanship Award went to Talia Chachkes.
 
Finally, the Jeffrey Dodge Excellence Award was given to Nathanial Gramentine and the Carol Rafter Excellence Award went to Natalie Zoller & Samantha Webster.
 
In Monday’s Awards Assembly, the Middle School Flamingo Field Day Captains Marcus Heiman & Avery Steinbeck and Pelican Captains Maya Patel & Ricardo Maduro-Vollmer were honored. The 4th Grade Presidential Fitness Award recipients were called to the stage - National Award: Nick Abedi, Luke Cicio, Rafe Cochran, Jack Dillon, Ava Gronberg, Chloe Han, Jameson Hocher, Lucy Newmyer, Jonathan Schram, Sophia Wandoff, Tabitha Webster, and Madisen Williams. President Award: Halle Colbert, Tatiana Georgas, Caroline Ghirardini, Kate Griffin, Annabelle Savage, Marina Steinle, Jay Wexler, Claire Wille, and Ryan Wuhrman. Middle School Field Day Maddock Award winners Nina Horgan, Carter Levine and Grace Watts were recognized. Sixth Graders Grace Watts, Oscar Storkerson & Lilly Wytrzes received Coaches Awards. Isabel Carden & Jacob Ochstein received the Most Improved Awards. The Sportsmanship Awards were presented to Sydney Kosoy & Ryan Abdi and the Excllence Awards were presented to Nina Horgan & Ricardo Maduro-Vollmer.

 

 
Fine Arts Festival Fine Arts Festival

PBDA's art department teachers, Scott Thompson, Tracy Kramm, Sue Chris, and Claudie Finney, and music teacher Annette Johnson showcased their students' art talents at the 40th Annual Fine Arts Festival on Monday, May 4th. Artwork from the entire year - paintings, drawings, photography, and pottery - was displayed in the hallways and in the foyer. Musical performances by the 4th - 6th Graders were performed in the Smith Family Theater.
 

 
Golf Team PBDA's Golf Team
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The golf team enjoyed a very successful season. They had wins against All-Saints, Rosarian, St. Mark’s and King’s Academy. They lost to The Benjamin School twice. The Bulldogs were led by Ryan Goldfarb, team MVP and coached by Danny Mclellan. The Team members included, Ryan, Jack Litten, Drew Patel, Harrison Koeppell, Ryan Burt, Aidan Burt, Peps Fanjul, Lev Hallowell, Carson Reid, Carter Nicoletti, Henry Horgan and Patton Janssen.
 

 
Tennis Team PBDA's Tennis Team
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The PBDA Tennis team enjoyed a fine Spring season. Unfortunately a few matches were rained out, but we played competitive matches with St. Andrew’s School and Rosarian. Team members for the girls were: Jade Cassady, Avery Finch, Hadley Finch, Makenzie Kelly, Natasha Lomnitz, Grace Singer, Samantha Webster, Peyvie Wexler, Ryan Wuhrman and Lilly Wytrzes. The boys team: Alfie Auersperg, Max Bergman, Logan Emmer, Harrison Fisher, Dylan Green, Robbie Jackson, Jonah Kotzen, Ricardo Maduro-Vollmer, Adin McAuliffe, Jay Wexler, and Will Wytrzes. Robbie and Lilly were named team MVP’s by Coach Dejan.
 

 
pic1 Green School of Excellence Since 2009
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Palm Beach Day Academy is proud to be recognized as a Palm Beach County Green School of Excellence and to have earned the higher distinction of Program of Excellence. To earn the Program of Excellence ranking, a school must score between 80-100 points and shows the highest level of commitment to sustainability.
 
The Green Schools Recognition Program recognizes public and private schools that encourage cultures of sustainability within their school environments. This program recognizes K-12 schools that have made strides in:
 
•  Making school ground enhancements that encourage the use of the grounds as a learning environment and enhance the areas ecological integrity.
 
•  Enhancing school sustainability through the conservation of energy, water, solid waste, green fundraisers, health and wellness, and transportation.
 
•  Integrating curriculum that will prepare students to understand and act on current and future environmental challenges facing South Florida.
 
•  Involvement with the community that fosters partnerships within the school building and local organizations in an effort to create an awareness of environmental issues between the school and the community.
 
•  Administrative support through active professional development and the creation of a school philosophy and culture that embraces sustainability.
 

 
Kiwanis Kiwanis Student of the Year
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Lyon Foster has been selected as the Kiwanis Student of the Year.
 
The Student of the Year is chosen by the faculty from the 8th & 9th Graders who have been chosen as Student of the Month throughout the year. The decision is based on the faculty's judgement of each student's contributions as a scholar and school citizen.
 
Congratulations, Lyon. Kiwanis
 

 

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