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Delray Rotary awards teacher, student

The Delray Beach Rotary Club awarded Atlantic High School (AHS) Teacher, Paul Musser and student, Zhanelle Murph, the Distinguished Student/Teacher of The Month tribute during a recent  luncheon Tuesday at The Delray Beach Library.

Musser, who is an experienced mathematics teacher, praised the school’s faculty and administration for doing an excellent job in enhancing the educational environment that is conducive to instruction and to preparing students like Zhanelle.

Senior, Zhanelle, thanked the Club for the Award and also commended the faculty and AHS Principal for all the efforts to help her succeed as a student and as a person at AHS. She plans to return to the community after college to be a contributing member of this dynamic community.

In other business the Club inducted AHS Principal, Tara Dellegrotti.

Delray Elks and Atlantic High School Student Government Agency team up

The Student Government Association at Atlantic High School stuffed 500 Drug Awareness Program bags with anti-drug paraphernalia brochures so the Elks can hand them out at the upcoming National Night Out. NNO is a crime and drug prevention event to be held August 2017.

The Elks National Drug Awareness Program is the largest volunteer drug awareness program in the United States.

The Delray Beach Elks Lodge also recently donated $5,000 to local Fisher House. Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

The West Palm Beach VA Medical Center Fisher House has been in operation since 1995 and has accommodated approximately 10,100 families. The house is an eight-bedroom facility situated on the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center campus.

Atlantic High School team places second at Brain Bee

Students from Palm Beach and Martin counties recently competed in the Sixth Annual Brain Bee at the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience.

Participants competed in teams of three to answer questions on neuroscience topics, which included learning and memory, emotion, sensation, movement, aging, neurobiology, brain anatomy, and neural disorders. Prior to the competitive portion of the event, Brain Bee participants had the opportunity to tour MPFI’s labs and facilities and participate in interactive neuroscience research demonstrations.

This year’s second place Brain Bee team included Winston Cheung, Raghu Radhakrishnan and David Young from Atlantic High School.

Delray Beach Home Tour raises record amount

The Delray Beach Home Tour raised a record amount of $125,000 for the Achievement Centers for Children and Families.

Nearly 800 guests enjoyed the 16th annual Delray Beach Home Tour last month where they toured 10 homes in the north beach area of the city.

Track Delray trolley

Not sure when the trolley will be at your stop? Now, you can track the Delray downtown trolley through a mobile app.

The city has partnered with Transit App, which will allow you to navigate where the trolley is located in real-time.

The app features include: Real-time route navigating and tracking, live trolley schedules and map view of your location, departures and stop times and a reminder function that allows you to catch a trolley ahead of its departure time.

The app is free to use and is available for iPhones and Androids. The trolley travels between the Tri-Rail Station on Congress Avenue and the beach via Atlantic Avenue with multiple stops along the route.For more information, please visit: https://transitapp.com.