College Fair Results in Scholarships Worth Nearly 6 Million for St. Lucie High School Seniors

College Fair Results in Scholarships Worth Nearly 6 Million for St. Lucie High School Seniors

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) seniors are still buzzing with excitement about the college opportunities that are open to them as a result of the recent Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair. To date, students have been awarded scholarships worth nearly six million dollars to pursue their goals and dreams. One proud recipient, Treasure Coast Senior Aaliyah Brown, said, “I am so happy this amazing opportunity was provided to us.  Where else could you go and have all of these resources and all of these schools willing to invest in us and our education?”

Secondary Program Coordinator Lynda Octavi and Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry united 18 college and university advisor groups from Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia; the Coast Guard and Army National Guard; SLPS’s A Promise Is a Promise Team; Greek Fraternities and Sororities; and financial coaches from the Department of Education and Wells Fargo.   Over 600 public school seniors attended the College Fair at Samuel S. Gaines Academy dressed for success and prepared with college entrance documentation to discuss program options and career goals. Three hundred forty-three college admittances were offered and, in many cases, on-the-spot scholarship awards were granted to candidates brightening futures and sparking dreams.

“Twenty-two of our talented seniors signed A Promise Is a Promise contracts at the Fair which means that once they have earned their credentials in education, they are guaranteed jobs as instructors in St. Lucie Public Schools,” explained SLPS Director of Recruitment and Retention Patricia Galloway.

With such a positive launch for SLPS, college and university recruiters have already made commitments to return to next year’s event which promises to be even more beneficial as a gateway opportunity for students.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

The mission of St. Lucie Public Schools is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information visit, www.stlucieschools.org  or contact Kerry Padrick at kerry.padrick@stlucieschools.org.

College Fair Results in Scholarships Worth Nearly 6 Million for St. Lucie High School Seniors

College Fair – BIG Results

College Fair Results in Scholarships Worth Nearly 6 Million for St. Lucie High School Seniors

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) seniors are still buzzing with excitement about the college opportunities that are open to them as a result of the recent Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair. To date, students have been awarded scholarships worth nearly six million dollars to pursue their goals and dreams. One proud recipient, Treasure Coast Senior Aaliyah Brown, said, “I am so happy this amazing opportunity was provided to us.  Where else could you go and have all of these resources and all of these schools willing to invest in us and our education?”

 

Secondary Program Coordinator Lynda Octavi and Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry united 18 college and university advisor groups from Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Georgia; the Coast Guard and Army National Guard; SLPS’s A Promise Is a Promise Team; Greek Fraternities and Sororities; and financial coaches from the Department of Education and Wells Fargo.   Over 600 public school seniors attended the College Fair at Samuel S. Gaines Academy dressed for success and prepared with college entrance documentation to discuss program options and career goals. Three hundred forty-three college admittances were offered and, in many cases, on-the-spot scholarship awards were granted to candidates brightening futures and sparking dreams.

 

“Twenty-two of our talented seniors signed A Promise Is a Promise contracts at the Fair which means that once they have earned their credentials in education, they are guaranteed jobs as instructors in St. Lucie Public Schools,” explained SLPS Director of Recruitment and Retention Patricia Galloway.

With such a positive launch for SLPS, college and university recruiters have already made commitments to return to next year’s event which promises to be even more beneficial as a gateway opportunity for students.

 

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Bayshore’s Annual Literacy Night

Bayshore’s Annual Literacy Night

Bayshore Elementary hosted its annual Literacy Night during Celebrate Literacy Week.  Students and families had a great time learning about literacy while participating in literacy games and activities.  Second grade student, Tyler Jennings, and his mom, Karen Jennings, worked together to set a literacy goal for Tyler while learning about additional resources at the event.

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

Academic Challenge Champions Announced

ST. LUCIE COUNTY – Do you have a keen sense of philosophy and humanities, knowledge of advanced mathematics and scientific theory, and a broad background in literature? If so, you may stand a chance against this year’s Academic Challenge Team.  On Saturday, January 28, local high school teams competed for the overall St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) championship and placement on the six-member team moving to the State-level Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in April.

This year’s District championship title goes to Treasure Coast High School.  Team members (Camilo Tamayo, Bailey Magers, Dominick Kehoe, Arthur Waddell, Macy Nielander, and Famyrah Lafortune) were well versed in the variety of academic questions posed in the two-round event held at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.  Their coach, Steve Maxwell, will serve as the District Team Coach responsible for Dominick Kehoe (Treasure Coast), Camilo Tamayo (Treasure Coast), Jaeger Johnson (St. Lucie West Centennial), Quinn Tucker (Fort Pierce Central), Callie Zheng (Lincoln Park), Abilgal Wells (Port St. Lucie), and alternate team member Andrew Priest (Lincoln Park) who were selected based upon their individual scores to represent SLPS at the state competition.

Superintendent E. Wayne Gent expressed his appreciation for the dedication to excellence modeled by SLPS’s academic team.  “Team members are to be commended for their academic skills and spirit of collaboration.”