State Rep. Larry Lee Jr. from District 84 took time out of his busy schedule to speak to Mr. Seabury’s Civics class at Lincoln Park Academy on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014.
State Rep. Lee shared his personal story with the students from the time he graduated high school until he was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2012 and is currently running for re-election. He went on to discuss how bills are introduced in the Florida legislature and how bills become laws, and provided the students with examples of the bills he himself introduced related to the Indian River Lagoon, Literacy in Florida’s school system and his proposal of another Literacy bill if re-elected.
State Rep. Lee also shared his experience as an insurance agent and explained to the class about basic auto insurance and how policies are written. He answered students’ questions and had them complete an individual path to success.
We thank State Rep. Lee for taking time to visit with the students at Lincoln Park Academy.
Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC Raider Team traveled to Atlantic High School and competed in a Raider Challenge. The competition consisted of 500 push-ups, 500 sit-ups, 75 pull-ups total for the whole team, a ½ mile 150lb litter carry, a tire flip with weight ranging from 250lbs to 500lbs, a Rope Bridge, and 32 sandbags. Port Saint Lucie High placed in 3rd against 14 other teams with a time of 32:40. It was a close competition with the difference between us and 1st place was only 5 seconds. It was a tough course but our raiders did amazing.
Northport K-8 School gladly participates each year in the Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Saint Lucie County “Bowling For Kid’s Sake!” The school is so appreciative of the excellent work that the organization produces in the school to help raise the achievement level of selected students in kindergarten through third grade. The mentors and the AmeriCorps tutors visit the school on a daily basis to assist the teachers and students and help to raise the bar for student success. The “Bowling For Kid’s Sake” event this year was held at Superplay in Saint Lucie West recently. Northport administration and staff were so proud when the school’s name was announced as the business or school with the largest giving for the 3:00 pm time slot. The event was made memorable with lots of camaraderie and good sportsmanship among the school staff and students. Special thanks to principal, Glenn Rustay, assistant principal, Lorie Monroe, Media Specialist, Lynne Gruszka, ESE Department Chair,Sherri Yacovino, Maryanne Warren, Prevention Specialist, as well as teachers and staff, Georgia Stone, Josie Bailey, Michael Spivey, Tammy Boston, Juliette Thelusma, Mindi Slater, JB Stone and students Juliana Thelusma, Grayson Warren and Summer Moore. The school appreciates the great partnership with CEO, Dr. Judi Miller, AmeriCorps Program Director, Jenna Stinnett and Mentor Liason, Lauren Fowler.