Today our teachers wore supportive t-shirts and cheered the students on as they headed to their classes to take the Algebra II FSA Exam. Panther spirit is alive and well at FPWHS!
From left to right: Mr. Session, Mr. Woltjen, Mrs. Phillips-Hill, Mrs. Harris, Ms. Woods, Mrs. Patterson, Mrs. Latortue, Mrs. Frazier, Mr. Weicks, Mr. Neil, Ms. Cuevas
St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Baseball Program honored outgoing Athletic Director John Messina prior to their last scheduled regular season contest against Port St. Lucie High School. The longtime AD/coach threw out the first pitch to his former catcher, Johnnie Rhoden, who is now the Head Coach at PSLHS.
Messina’s resume as a head coach includes over 400 victories, State Championships, multiple Major League players and countless collegiate scholarships at Monsignor Pace in Miami, Port St. Lucie High School, and Jensen Beach High School. As an Athletic Director, Messina brought the State Sportsmanship Award to SLW Centennial a record three times and had a great influence in bringing the FHSAA State Baseball Championships to Tradition Field. Currently, Messina is the host of the St. Lucie County Education Channel show, “Hey Coach”, where he interviews and highlights the accomplishments of local sports figures.
As Messina approaches retirement, he is anticipating the arrival of his first grandchild and is looking forward to spending time with family and being a grandpa!
He will be missed at SLWCHS!
Mr. Graff, the media specialist at Morningside Elementary, received a $500 check from the Port St. Lucie Rotary Club. The money will be used to support our Reading Counts Program.