Don’t tell these F.K. Sweet Elementary kindergartners that they aren’t at the beach. They probably wouldn’t believe you because so much fun was had by all at the school’s annual Water Day recently. Fom left, Kierstyn Zinter, Brayden Adams, Antianna Mills, Alexia Moxley, and Keilah Magloire are taking a break from the water to enjoy building sand castles on the playground.
Jaime Hillaire, a seventh grade student at Allapattah Flats K8, received state, regional, and national recognition from the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) for his entry in the Junior American Citizens contest. That’s quite an accomplishment for which he should be proud. Allapattah sends out a big congratulations to Jaime!
Twelve students at F.K. Sweet Elementary recently participated in the annual Sunshine Bowl. Four teams competed by answering questions about the 2011-2012 Sunshine Books. Pictured, from left, are team members Chelsea Decambre, Morgan Busby, Arielle Neptune, Caleb Cobb, Emily Dibernardo, Willie Whitehead, Amelia Nelson, Christian Yoder, Halle Daube, Callie Zheng, Emily Jones and James Coriolon.
Some 38 students at F.K. Sweet Elementary read at least 15 Florida Sunshine Books and were treated to a “luau-themed” celebration of their success in the Media Center. Pictured are Lauren Nipper, left, and Kyla Pata enjoying the recognition.
The state finals, held May 24 in West Palm Beach, were the culmination of the nearly year-long effort by the class to identify and problem-solve a community public policy issue. The class Project Citizen project, “Vote to Make Fort Pierce Better: Voting Counts,” hopes to increase voter registration and voter participation in local, state, and national elections. A team of eight students representing the class made their oral presentation to a team of community judges. St. Lucie Public Schools had three teams participating in the state finals. Project Citizen is a national program encouraging students to get involved in their local communities. It is part of the School Violence Prevention Demonstration Program supported by the Center for Civic Education and implemented for all seventh grade Civics classes in St. Lucie Public Schools since the 2010-2011 school year. This year marked the first time St. Lucie Public Schools participated in the state competition. Pictured, from left, are Edmundo Moreno, Kiara Laurent, Kaviola Valsaint, Benjamin Johnson, Cindy Lucas, Alexandra St. Tellien, teacher Heather Eakins, Vanessa Cruz, Anna Duran, and judges Dr. Patricia Brannon, Florida Atlantic University, (Retired), Political Science and Public Policy, and Kalinthia Dillard, attorney with the Palm Beach County School Board.