Thanks to Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 8058, students had the opportunity to enter an essay contest and win cash prizes. Students who enter can win at various levels, excel to the national competition, and possibly win $30,000 and a free trip to Washington D.C. Voice of Democracy is the theme of these essays. This year, the prompt asked, “Is there pride in serving in our military?” Cadet Sergeant Kayla Figueroa, left, and cadet PFC Courtney Neve, both from Port St. Lucie High JROTC, placed first and second respectively. Sergeant Figueroa earned $250.00 and a gold medal, and PFC Neve won $150.00 and a silver medal. The cadets greatly appreciate the opportunity to participate in this contest hosted by VFW Post 8058. Pict
The annual Giving Tree program at Rivers Edge Elementary made the season a little brighter for six local organizations. Each grade group decorates a tree and collects gifts and much needed items for a chosen organization. Represented this year were the Humane Society, Castle, Care-Net, Quantum House, Sarah’s Kitchen and the U.S. Military. Pictured is Lt.Col. Cavallaro from the Air Force and Johann Robey from Melinda White’s fifth grade class presenting their gifts. Each organization had a representative that explained their organization and what it meant to them to receive such an outpouring from our students and families. Music teacher Amy Martinkovic lead the students in Christmas Carols and Levear Andrews read The Giving Tree. Lessons about giving were cheerfully learned by all.
Fort Pierce Central JROTC Cobra Battalion hosted its annual Angel Tree project which reaches out to the community and gives assistance to many families in the area who are struggling in today’s economy. Annually the Cobra Battalion help put smiles on children’s faces for Christmas and gives them something positive to remember. Mr. Todd Smith the school Principal and Mr. Arthur Jamison one of FPC’s Assistant Principal’s attended the special event. The Angel Tree Project consists of Cadets and School Staff and several organizations such as Cheyne Family Chiropractic which helped make this event a great success with their contributions to the angel tree. Cadets, Faculty and local families volunteered to buy the gifts for the children, and gifts were giving to Children’s home society and to local children, who don’t have a home or who has not yet been adopted. This Article was written by the FPC Battalion Public Affairs Officer, Cadet Captain Gene Moore Jr.
Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts’ new VPK students prepare for their first performance as part of the annual Holiday Spectacular. The students danced the “Penguin Dance” while the junior band played “I’m a Little Penguin”, written by sixth grade student Jessica Lopez.
The teachers of Ft. Pierce Magnet School of the Arts took time to work at the McDonalds Restaurant on Delaware Avenue as a fundraiser for the school. Teachers worked from 4 to 7 PM, with all proceeds going to the school. Pictured, from left, are third grade teacher Kelly Gersh, and guidance counselor Angela Flynn learning to take customer orders. A special thanks to the management and staff of this McDonalds for making this an enjoyable and profitable experience for the school.