Students in Rosanna Oswiecinski’s kindergarten class at Parkway Elementary had a special visitor during Literacy Week. Lance Corporal Kyle Lancaster of the U.S. Marines stationed in 29 Palms, California, returned from Afghanistan about a month ago. Students enjoyed Lance Corporal’s reading of “The American Flag” by Patricia Ryan Quirt. Afterward, students wrote about why they are proud to be an American.
Third grade Parkway Elementary student Caitia Oge won first place in the elementary school category for the Martin Luther King, Jr., oratorical contest held at Lincoln Park Academy recently. Caitia captivated the audience with an inspiring speech worthy of first place honors.
Seven Fort Pierce Central High School football players signed letters of intent on National Signing Day to play football. Cobras who have officially committed and are pictured, from left, include: Josh Knight, Marshall University; Stacey Noble, Jackson University; Cobras head football coach Josh Shaffer; Garrett Smith, Mercer University; Marcus Levy, Bowling Green University; Jerandious Works, Jacksonville University; and Joseph Figueroa, Colgate University. Not pictured is Maurice Campbell, who signed a letter of commitment to Southern University for football.
Northport K-8 School lower school students recently participated in the traditional Jump Rope For Heart during physical education class. Students donated nickels, dimes and even dollars to assist in the fight against heart disease. The day was beautiful and very conducive to enjoying time outside jumping rope for an excellent cause. Each year, Northport coaches Linda Walker, Kim Kanada Graff, Kevin Fess, James Hebb, Ryan Carpenter and Daryn Ploeckelman promote the activity to benefit the American Heart Association. Pictured are Coach Linda Walker and Logan Sacchi from Diana Lankow’s third grade class.