Loggerhead Marinelife Center
Palm Beach County’s beloved sea turtles received an unprecedented amount of exposure this nesting season thanks to a series of events known as“Art Arribada,” the march of the sea turtles.
Loggerhead Marinelife Center coordinated teams of talented high school students from seven area schools who transformed the sea turtle sculptures into exquisite works of art. Once completed, the sculptures were displayed at local PNC Bank branches before migrating to The Gardens Mall Grand Court where the public voted on their favorites. The winnerswere, in descending order, South Tech Academy, Seminole Ridge Community High School and Palm Beach Gardens Community High School.
The one-of-a-kind, custom-designed sculptures were auctioned off to benefit the center, raising more than $25,000.
Jody Mewbourn, left, Stephanie Ponce, Brittan Puronen and Robyn Rosier