The cadets of St. Lucie West Centennial High School Navy Junior ROTC, recently held their annual Military Ball at the Port Saint Lucie Community Center. The evening included dinner, awards, promotions, and dancing to great music. Pictured is he Military Ball court, from left, sophomore Duchess and Duke Jenna Merrill and Billy Lents, junior Prince and Princess Ro’aine Graham and Johanna Moody, senior King and Queen Lucas Glykas and Bailey Lake, and freshman Baron and Baroness Anthony Stabile and Emily Daigle. Cadets and guests enjoyed the evening.
Mariposa Elementary School fourth grade students were enthralled with a Hobe Sound Nature Center presentation about raptors, also known as birds of prey. Staff from the Center brought in a rescued owl and hawk. After learning about these amazing creatures, students role-played being scientists. They needed to find out what owls had eaten from an owl pellet. They broke the owl pellet in half, then used tools such as tweezers to pull apart the fur, and find the bones that could not be digested by the owl. Students took home the bones and fur and were asked to re-create what the animal looked like by gluing the bones back together. It was a spectacular opportunity for the students to have a relevent, hands-on experience with nature, and expand their scientific
knowledge. Pictured is Jan Feliciano Alvarez.
Samuel S. Gaines Academy proudly inducted its first class of students into the National Junior and Elementary Honor Societies. Twelve middle school students and 14 elementary students met the national criteria for membership in the areas of scholarship, citizenship and volunteerism. Teachers April Jones and Katie Ludwig will serve as faculty sponsors for these students as they accept their new leadership roles. Congratulations to these student leaders. Pictured, from left are Ms. Ludwig, Ebony Young, Nicole Thomas, Edgar Carrasco, Cristian Hernandez, Michaela Kelly, Adriana Claderon, Daniela Hernandez, Hailey Griggs, Edith Raya, and Julia Barrett.
Students in Erin Cook’s second grade class at Windmill Point Elementary are working to increase their fluency with math facts. Pictured, students are playing the game Addition War. The students love to play this game as they challenge each other in addition facts.