Northport K-8 School Big Brother, Big Sister Mentor Merisa Moroz has won a $1000 Scholarship for the University of North Florida from the Children’s Services Council. Merisa attends Mosaic Digital Academy and has served as a mentor this school year. Northport is thrilled to have a strong partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters and the AmeriCorps tutoring branch of the organization as well as the many programs offered by the Children’s Services Council. Merisa tutors and mentors two kindergarten children from Tiffany Tredor’s class at Northport and says that she “loves to meet with the kids and be a positive influence.” She also says that, “being with her kids is the best part of her week!” Merisa’s mentee, Alisha Hallenberg says, ” People think that Merisa is my mom, but really she is my best friend!” Now that is really saying a lot! Pictured are Merisa Moroz with one of her “Littles” Alisha. Not pictured is Merisa’s second “Little”, Jackson Bye.
Congratulations to Shamir Sterlin, Dayden Holtman, Lana Lovanh, Brian Wu, and Skylar Monroe who won this year’s Law Poster Contest! The theme this year (for Elementary grades) was “Voting at the Polls”. Mrs. Cary Schott was so proud of her art students. Each student worked hard to create a winning illustration. For grades 3-5, Brian Wu took 1st place and received $150.00. Dayden Holtman took 2nd place and received $100.00. Lana Lovanh took third place and received $75.00. For grades K – 2, Skylar Monroe took 1st place and received $100.00 and Shamir Sterlin won 2nd place and received $75.00. Thank you to the Friends of the Saint Lucie County Law Library who sponsored such a wonderful event for the students.
Jacqueline, a 5th grader at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts, designed the first annual “Believe in Yourself” day. Students celebrated the positive qualities within themselves and others to motivate one another to be their best every day.
35 students from Imagine Schools Nau Campus are new members of the National Junior Honor Society.
Members were selected by the chapter’s faculty council (Mr. James Hanna, Dr. Elizabeth Scarborough, Ms. Athena Sengos, Ms. Deborah Bemis, & Mrs. Lynn Kilgore) for meeting high standards of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character.
These students are:
|Mario Pierre Jr (President)||Andrenna Aarons||Sunja Jean Baptiste|
|Stephanie Cuello-Martinez ( Vice President)||Bradley Aguilar||Kaylah Key|
|Darrion Henry (Secretary)||Ricky Almada||Kaden Lane|
|Alexia Pinder (Treasurer)||Kevin Better||Calida Markland|
|Warren Jackson (Parliamentarian)||Chanae Chance||Catherine Nettleton|
|Whitney Saint-Fleur (Historian)||Sean Crowley||Shawn Pinder|
|Eve Ennis||Ghilaire Saincy|
|Colin Fadden||Wilken Saint-Fleur|
|Connor Fadden||Jordan Smith|
|Walthon Flores||Jordan Walrond|
|Carolin Fulmer||Allejai Ward|
|Christopher Harvey||Cayla Weakland|
|Chansa Heng||Malik Williams|
|Devin Martinez||Alicia Mendez|
“We are very proud to recognize these outstanding members of our student body. National Junior Honor Society members are chosen for and then expected to continue their exemplary contributions to the school and community”, said Russell Ader, Assistant Principal.
This is Imagine Schools Nau Campus’ inaugural year. The chapter plans to sponsor several service projects for the school and community.
The Nations Junior Honor Society ranks as one of the oldest and most prestigious national organizations for middle school students. There are chapters in more than 7,500 middle schools and, since 1929, millions of students have been selected for membership. NJHS is a program of the NASSP (the National Association of Secondary School Principals, www.nasp.org).
Cinco de Mayo is not going unnoticed here at Samuel Gaines Academy. Students in Mr. Plowden’s 8th grade History spent some time researching different Hispanic leaders who has made significant contributions to their culture by creating Thinking Maps, taking Cornell notes, and using technology resources. This is a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage and is warmly embraced at Gaines Academy.