Schools Advance to State Competition for Odyssey of the Mind

Schools Advance to State Competition for Odyssey of the Mind

Teams from three St. Lucie Public Schools will advance to the Florida State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on the campus of the University of Central Florida on Saturday, April 8. Rivers Edge Elementary, Morningside Elementary, and Lincoln Park Academy will join hundreds of other problem solvers vying for top spots in order to proceed to the World Finals in May.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from K to 12th grades. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. These school teams have already proven themselves successful as they were top finishers in the Regional competition and received an invitation to move on to the State level competition.

At Regionals, specialty awards were bestowed upon teams. Rivers Edge Elementary and Morningside Elementary received the Omer’s Award for great teamwork and Lincoln Park Academy was honored with Ra’natra Fusca Award for the most outstanding performance.

 

Schools Advance to State Competition for Odyssey of the Mind

Schools Advance to State Competition for Odyssey of the Mind

FORT PIERCE, FL –  Teams from three St. Lucie Public Schools will advance to the Florida State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament on the campus of the University of Central Florida on Saturday, April 8. Rivers Edge Elementary, Morningside Elementary, and Lincoln Park Academy will join hundreds of other problem solvers vying for top spots in order to proceed to the World Finals in May.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from K to 12th grades. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. These school teams have already proven themselves successful as they were top finishers in the Regional competition and received an invitation to move on to the State level competition.

At Regionals, specialty awards were bestowed upon teams. Rivers Edge Elementary and Morningside Elementary received the Omer’s Award for great teamwork and Lincoln Park Academy was honored with Ra’natra Fusca Award for the most outstanding performance.

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.

Hensley – Finalist for Hegener Award

Hensley – Finalist for Hegener Award

EDC announces finalists for the Pete Hegener Leadership Award

The EDC is pleased to announce Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr., Mike Brown, Sr. and Kathryn Hensley, have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Pete Hegener Leadership Award. 

Jaguar Battalion Flag Retirement Ceremony 2017

Jaguar Battalion Flag Retirement Ceremony 2017

Flag Retirement Ceremony 2017

By: Sarai Narvaez

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion held its annual Service Learning event, a U.S. Flag Retirement ceremony, at the school.  The Jaguars retired unserviceable American Flags in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code.  The Jaguars’ Band took part in the ceremony playing Taps, reveille, retreat, and the National Anthem. We appreciate Mrs. Wiley, the band, and Principal Ocampo for participating in the event.

The Color Guard was commanded by Cadet Captain Travis Cetin carrying the National flag. Cadet Staff Sergeant Patrick Archer carried the State Flag, Cadet Sergeant 1st Class Hayley Pollard carried the Battalion Flag, and Cadet Sergeant 1st class Marco Nadar and Cadet Sergeant 1st Class De’vonte Cousar posted as Guards.  The Jaguar Battalion gives a special thanks to all those who were part of of the ceremony.

Cadets retiring flags.
Picture by: Sarai Narvaez

Color Guard Presenting the Colors.
Picture by: Sarai Narvaez

Principal Ocampo retiring the first flag.
Picture by: Sarai Narvaez