The Saint Lucie County Fair Association invited local schools to participate in themed displays. Following the theme, “Preserve the Fun, Recycle When Done,” Lincoln Park Academy received the first place award in the high school division which included a generous $1,000 cash prize. In a class discussion about why recycling is important for our planet and its inhabitant, the students came up with the idea that nature cannot be manufactured. It is a gift from the earth and its beauty cannot be fabricated. Ms. Duran’s 3D high school students (grades 9-12) collaborated in creating a large tree which read, “We Cannot Manufacture Nature.”
Students created sculptures out of recycled materials such as newspaper, empty bottles, fabric, and machine parts. These sculptures were placed around the fallen tree. The goal of the scene was to juxtapose the subtlety of the beauty of nature with bright and colorful manufactured objects. There were several large, featured projects including Katrina Wu’s (9th) large bird sculpture produced from recycled cardboard and Terrance Bea’s (12th) elegant and life-like baby elephant.
Fort Pierce Central High School Team A was recently crowned the regional champion of the 19th Annual National Ocean Science Bowl. The “Florida Manatee Bowl” attracted 20 teams from across Florida in a competition that tests students’ knowledge on a wide range of chemical, physical, biological, environmental, and social issues of the ocean. The competition took place at FAU-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and on the campus of the Marine Oceanographic Academy in Ft. Pierce.
Ft. Pierce Central High School’s team consisted of Andrew Caputo, Cody Nichoson, Bryce Starr, Victor Alterizio and Riley Kicker. The team was coached by Steven Shotola. The Team now advances to the National Championship in Morehead City, North Carolina, April 21-24 to compete against 25 other regional champion high school teams from across the Country.
Pictured left to right: Dennis Hanisak, Regional Coordinator NOSB-HBOI, Andrew Caputo, Riley Kicker, Victor Alterizio, Cody Nichoson, Bryce Starr, Coach Shotola
From left to right: Mr. Allen Osteen (Rotary Club Member), Cyndiana Edmond, and Mr. Stanley Edmond (Father)
The Fort Pierce Rotary Club recognized LPA Senior Cyndiana Edmond as the “Student of the Month” for February at a luncheon held at the Pelican Club on February 25, 2016. Cyndiana was acknowledged for her accomplishments and presented with a Certificate of Recognition and a gift card. Cyndiana also had the opportunity to meet Rotary Club members and share her high school experiences and community involvement.
The Fort Pierce Rotary Club established this recognition in honor of US Army Captain Adam P. Snyder who was killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2007. Captain Snyder was a Fort Pierce native and graduate of Lincoln Park Academy.
The whole school participated in a PBIS event for making great choices at a PBIS celebration on February 26th. The students all danced and sang to their favorite songs and had a great time. These students followed the S.W.I.M. expectations at Floresta. Show respect, Work to keep our school clean and safe, Illustrate responsibility, and Maintain a positive attitude!
Northport proudly celebrates our very diverse culture every day, and Thursday, February 25, 2016, was especially special at the school. On this day, Northport included a program that hosted pioneers from our county and also all the Northport past principals. Dr. Sam Gaines, first African American school board member, Gloria Johnson-Scott, first female African American high school principal, Dr. Donna Mills, first female African American school board member, Joseph Smith, first African American Clerk of the Court, Officer Carl Toppin, first African American PSL police officer, as well as Queen Townsend, first SLC African American Interim Superintendent.
We were also thrilled to host every principal who helmed Northport. Mr. John Townsend, Mrs. Gloria Johnson-Scott, Mrs. Jane Summa, Mr. Eric Seymour and presently, Glenn Rustay. Two former assistant principals, Barbara Kelly and Maizie Epps were also honored as part of the Northport legacy. It was a wonderful and all encompassing program richly filled with the tapestry that makes up the Northport leadership family.
Thanks to Counselor Diane Crumpton for organizing such a wonderful program. We are all so proud of the Northport family! This was a richly deserved birthday celebration for the school as we celebrate 30 years of stellar educational experiences.