Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

Your tb-two* high school bulletin board for May 1

ROBINSON HIGH

We don't want to set the world on fire: IB freshmen have been holding Model United Nations simulations in their Inquiry Skills classes. Students presented different U.N. countries and debated, drafted and executed policies that would solve global conflicts. The objective is to practice public speaking and critical thinking skills, as well as further understanding in global affairs. Meng Fei Shen, junior, tb-two* staffer

GIBBS HIGH

No mystery here: Students from PCCA, the Pinellas County Center for the Arts at Gibbs High, rehearse their 2014 finale production, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, on Monday. The show, directed by Keven Renken with musical direction by Phyllis Gessler, opened Wednesday and runs again tonight and Friday at 7 p.m. in the school's Grande Theater, 850 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students, with proceeds benefitting the school's summer scholarship fund. The musical is based on Charles Dickens' final, unfinished novel. Dickens died while writing Drood, leaving others to finish his work. The Broadway version presents multiple possible endings and allows the audience to vote during each performance and choose the ending they prefer. An art show in the theater lobby presented by the school's visual arts students accompanies the production each night. Cherie Diez, Times

ROBINSON HIGH

It's good to be (Caroline) King: Competing with athletes from across Florida, Caroline King has been selected as the only member of Hillsborough County to be a part of the 24-member Florida High School Athletic Association team. The team honors graduating seniors who excel academically and athletically and have participated in a multitude of community service activities. Each nominee for the award must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have also earned during junior and senior years at least two varsity letters from FHSAA-recognized sports. Caroline has played flag football, and will now be considered a finalist for the Florida Scholar-Athlete of the year. Emily Draper and Natalia Ayoub, BB Correspondents

Compiled by William Harvey, King High

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