WELLINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS ARLE & KEN ADAMS SCHOLARSHIPS The Wellington Community Foundation’s Arle & Ken Adams Scholarship recipients were named at this year’s Thank You Soirée held Thursday, May 12 at the Boynton Financial Group offices in Wellington. This year’s winners are Ryann Bierman, Miles Wang and Isabella Whedbee — three outstanding candidates, noted scholarship chairs James Seder and Joanna Boynton. BY DEBORAH WELKY
LOCAL PRIVATE SCHOOLS PROVIDE WELLINGTON STUDENTS WITH A MORE INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE When it comes to education options in Wellington, parents have many choices beyond traditional brick-and-mortar schools. In Wellington, there are several private schools that specialize in providing an individualized educational experience for parents and students looking for this type of learning environment. Among these schools are #1 Education Place, Score at the Top and the Wellington Collegiate Academy. BY MIKE MAY
AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOLS LEADS THE NATION IN STEM EDUCATION As the world continues to advance technologically, American Heritage Schools keeps pace with the global shift by integrating a culture of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) into its comprehensive and rigorous curriculum. Founded in 1965, American Heritage Schools is a nationally ranked preparatory school with two 40-acre campuses in South Florida. Ranked among the top private schools in Florida in STEM, the students at American Heritage recently earned high honors in STEM, including No. 1 in Florida at the state science fair, No. 1 and No. 2 private school in Florida in math competition, and event champions in robotics competition.
THE EQUUS FOUNDATION WORKS TO PROTECT AMERICA’S VULNERABLE HORSES The lives of horses are not only measured by how high they jump or how many ribbons they win.There comes a time when a horse can no longer compete and is in need of a next chapter or deserving of a long-term, relaxing retirement life. Unfortunately, many horses don’t get that chance, which is where the Equus Foundation steps in. Founded in 2002 by Lynn Coakley, the foundation exists to place emphasis on horse care both during and post competition. BY SYDNEY JONES
NETTECHA RHEINGOLD BEGAN ACHETTE’N TO GIVE WOMEN ACCESS TO TOP QUALITY MASTECTOMY BRAS AND PROSTHESES If you or someone you love needs a specialty mastectomy bra or prostheses, Achette’n offers clients the best possible fit. The firm features a wide range of medical-grade breast forms, mastectomy bras, compression garments and lingerie, measured exactly to fit the client’s body. The company is the brainchild of Nettecha Rheingold. BY DEBORAH WELKY
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Scholarship recipients Ryann Bierman, Miles Wang and Isabella Whedbee. PHOTO BY DENISE FLEISCHMAN
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WCF Honors Adams Scholarship Winners At Thank You Soirée FNBCC Opens Bank Branch On Wellington’s South Shore Blvd. The Wellington Historical Society Hosts Vino & Videos Event Wellington Rotary Awards Scholarships To New Graduates
49 WELLINGTON TABLE Dare to be enlightened through an exploration of the unique flavors from the Italian island of Sardinia in a culinary journey at the new local restaurant Zona Blu, which opened recently on Okeechobee Blvd. BY MELANIE KOPACZ
56 WELLINGTON REAL ESTATE Presented by Renee Goodemote, the luxurious, custom-built Mediterranean estate featured this month includes high-end details and amenities throughout.
61 WELLINGTON SCHOOLS Our Wellington Schools series continues with a profile of New Horizons Elementary School Principal Dana Pallaria, who is proud of the school’s unique dual-language program. BY DEBORAH WELKY wellington the magazine | june 2022