Advisory: Rosarian Ends Month with Awards Assembly & Food Allergy Awareness in Honor of Oakley Debbs

Rosarian Ends Month with Awards Assembly & Food Allergy Awareness

Rosarian Academy will hold an awards ceremony this Friday, November 30 to honor and recognize its Middle School students with exceptional academic performance and lower and middle school students for athletic achievements during the first trimester of the school year. Kiwanis students of the month, Duke TIP scholars, and Honor Roll students will be recognized. Athletes who participated in Fall sports—swimming, cross country, volleyball, flag football—will be honored.

This Friday also concludes Red Sneaker Month for Rosarian Academy. Throughout the month of November, students were allowed to wear red sneakers in honor of Oakley Debbs, their schoolmate who lost his life in 2016 due to a fatal anaphylactic reaction resulting from a mild nut allergy. Oakley loved wearing red sneakers, so his family decided to use them as a powerful symbol for increased education and awareness among communities of people with food allergies. As part of Rosarian Academy’s “Oakley Debbs Health& Wellness Initiative” launched last school year and in partnership with the local non-profit Red Sneakers for Oakley, students will have the opportunity to hear from Susan Tatelli, a teenager living with life-threatening food allergies, following the awards assembly. Miss Tatelli recognizes her ability to save lives by teaching “Epinephrine Readiness.” Since 2014, she has developed a hands-on Epinephrine Readiness training curriculum of videos, visual aids, and presentations. Susan has spoken at five national food allergy conferences and presented her curriculum to more than 50 individual groups, personally training over 2,000 people. Food allergy parents, educators, and advocates nationwide use her curriculum. The school is encouraging all students and faculty to wear red shoes this Friday since it’s the last day of the month and for the presentation.

WHEN: Friday, November 30
8:00 am – Honors Assembly
9:00 am – Food Allergy Awareness Presentation by Susan Tatelli

WHERE: Rosarian Academy Theater
807 N. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
(all media must check-in to front office and show photo I.D.)

MEDIA CONTACT: Cara Scarola Hansen, Marketing & Communications Director
Office: 561.345.3103