School Scene: Charity donates $75,000 to school’s health program

The Tibor & Sheila Hollo Charitable Foundation presented a $75,000 check to Hallandale Magnet High School to implement the HealthCorps program and HealthCorps University training, a professional development program, at the school.

HealthCorps is an organization founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz, a heart surgeon and host of The Dr. Oz Show, and his wife Lisa Oz in 2003 to fight childhood obesity. This is the sixth year that the Tibor & Sheila Hollo Charitable Foundation has made a donation to bring the program to a South Florida high school.


The math students in Laura Lima’s class at Monsignor Edward Pace High School recently spoke with Stephan Suarez, production manager of Merlin Rocket Engines at SpaceX.

Through Skype, a video-chat service, Suarez informed students about the Merlin rocket engines that will eventually take astronauts to Mars. He spoke about the importance of math in his pursuit of an electrical engineering degree and answered students’ questions.


The students of New World School of the Arts will launch their annual exhibition during Art Basel in Wynwood.

This year’s exhibition,“Here and Now,” will have the theme of movement, which features four installations in constant motion. Work will be presented by students and faculty members: Alisa Pitchenik-Charles, Carol Todaro, Donald Lambert and Ralf Provisero.

The exhibition will open with a breakfast reception at 9 a.m. Thursday at 55 NW 30th St., Wynwood. The show and reception are free and open to the public.

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