The Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County is actively committed to encouraging, recognizing and rewarding high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence in public, private, parochial and charter school education.

42nd Annual Scholastic Achievement Foundation Dinner

Palm Beach County’s Highest Academic Achieving Seniors Honored at Once-in-a-Lifetime Dinner at The Breakers Hotel

April 14, 2020, The Breakers Hotel
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Dinner

WEST PALM BEACH – The Scholastic Achievement Foundation of Palm Beach County will honor our county’s highest academic achieving high school seniors at a special dinner on Tuesday, April 14. The foundation is seeking community and business support for the 42nd annual event.

The annual dinner, founded in 1977 by Clifford E. Ripley – then an assistant superintendent for the School District of Palm Beach County – recognizes graduating seniors from Palm Beach County’s public, private and parochial schools. It is an opportunity for the county’s brightest scholars to be celebrated for their achievements at The Breakers Hotel.

Sponsorship for the 42nd Annual dinner are available at all levels, and donations can be made online at Tickets to attend the dinner are also available for purchase at

The 2020 dinner will be emceed by WPBF Channel 25 News Anchor Tiffany Kenney.

In addition to recognizing outstanding student achievement, select students receive scholarships during the event, including four-year, full-tuition scholarships to Florida Atlantic University, Lynn University and Palm Beach State College and FAMU. In addition, selected students will receive $1,000 scholarships.

In the four decades that the Scholastic Achievement Foundation has hosted its annual celebration at The Breakers, more than 4,600 students have been recognized, and more than 375 students have received scholarships.

To support the Scholastic Achievement Foundation and its 2020 event, visit


“My dream one day is to become a secondary school teacher who helps serve underrepresented youth. Perhaps, even a school administrator who helps make important decisions that benefit the academic community.”

Jocabed Martinez
2017 recipient
Dr. Joseph Orr Memorial Scholarship


“Your generosity is allowing me to make my goals and dreams a reality. I hope I will be able to give back to other students as well, one day.”

 Widjine Noel

2019 recipient

United Healthcare Foundation Scholarship

“I hope to be a source of pride for all Palm Beach County. Thank you for becoming a helping hand on my journey to success.”

 Andre Soucy

2018 recipient

Earl Stewart Toyota Scholarship