Boca Raton Grandview Preparatory School Students Place
First All Around at Regional EnergyWhiz Expo Competition
State Competition to be held in Cocoa, FL on May 4, 2019
Boca Raton, FL (February 19, 2019) – Grandview Preparatory School is officially in the taco business! Students Charles B., Brendan D., Justice A., Jonah D. and TJ P. competed together at Boca Raton’s regional EnergyWhiz Expo last weekend and won 1st Place All Around at the event's Solar Energy Cook-off in the Middle School division.
The Solar Energy Cook-off is a solar cooker competition for grades 4-12 where students in teams of 2-6, design and build solar cookers and create an original dish of food. Grandview cooked up Chef Sol Steak Tacos in a special renewable and clean energy cooker and served them in 3-D printed “taco pockets” to the judges. Students were required to present and discuss their cooker’s innovative, eco-friendly design as well as any challenges they faced along the way.
EnergyWhiz Expos are regional events of various size and scope focusing on clean energy and creative kids. Held in Boca Raton, Tallahassee and Brandon, FL in 2019, hundreds of students will converge at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida to participate in a statewide EnergyWhiz Expo on May 4th.
The Solar Energy Cook-off at the Expo challenges students to use scientific know-how, creative thinking, teamwork and experimentation to design and build solar cookers. It provides an opportunity to combine the teaching of many scientific and social principles in an atmosphere of fun and excitement.
In addition to their 1st Place All Around award, Grandview Middle School students won 2nd Place for oven design and 1st Place for culinary skills. As a result, their fee to attend the EnergyWhiz State Competition has been waived. Congratulations!
About Grandview Preparatory School
Grandview Preparatory School is an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997. Student enrollment is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Grandview redefines ‘Preparatory’ with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values. In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community.
January 25, 2019 – Boca Raton, FL: Grandview Preparatory School is taking customized education for today’s middle and high school student to the next level with the launch of its new Grandview Preparatory School West Boca satellite campus (GPS West Boca). Slated to open date TBA, Grandview’s second private, independent school campus for students in grades 6-12 will center around flexible scheduling, small group and one-on-one instruction as well as the school’s unparalleled college prep educational experience.
Not only will GPS West Boca feature the main campus’ custom, research-based curriculum, it will also integrate a hybrid structure of superior face-to-face instruction and online learning designed to meet individual student needs. GPS West Boca will be helmed by Grandview’s current Chief Operating Officer, Alan Stob, who has been newly appointed as Head of School. The satellite campus is expected to employ a separate group of teachers and staff from Grandview Preparatory School’s East Boca campus where Jacqueline R. Westerfield will remain as Head of School.
GPS West Boca anticipates opening with teachers instructing groups of around six students. The school will also offer a study room and homework help for students who are not enrolled full time for an annual fee.
Grandview Preparatory School West Boca will be located in South County Regional Park adjacent to Rick Macci Tennis Academy. For enrollment information, please contact Grandview Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Grandview Preparatory School
Grandview Preparatory School (East Boca) is an independent college preparatory, nonsectarian, coeducational day school founded in 1997. Student enrollment is offered for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Grandview redefines 'Preparatory' with innovative learning experiences and focus on character and values. In class and beyond, Grandview students discover their talents, create their own path, engage in meaningful activities, and contribute to the community. Learn more at http://www.grandviewprep.net/.
Grandview Preparatory School in Boca Raton, FL is now home to several published writers! Equal and Empowered, a group started four years ago by six passionate Grandview students, is publishing their first book, now available for pre-order online. Aptly titled Equal & Empowered, the book is a compilation of essays, poems and art inspired by feminism and young students around the world.
Funded with $15,000 by Palm Beach Philanthropy Tank in 2016, Equal and Empowered is committed to promoting equality for all so that people become more conscientious members of society and participate in creating positive change.
Students from Grandview Preparatory School featured in Equal & Empowered:
Grandview Head of School, Jacqueline Westerfield, announced today that senior Victoria Gallastegui has been named a Commended Student in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this scholastically talented senior.
About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2019 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2019 competition by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
"The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success." commented a spokesperson for NMSC. "These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success."