2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

2ND ANNUAL HBCU/HSI COLLEGE FAIR HOLDS PROMISE FOR MILLIONS IN SCHOLARSHIPS

St. Lucie Public Schools (SLPS) officials are looking forward to hosting what promises to be a gateway to college opportunities for hundreds of high school seniors on Monday, January 22, 2018.  The School District will host the second annual Historically Black College/University (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) College Fair for its students.  With over 17 major institutions slated to attend at Samuel S. Gaines Academy, excitement is escalating about pending on-the-spot scholarship opportunities and prospects for local students to attend prestigious programs.

 

SLPS Superintendent E. Wayne Gent has been a major motivator behind the event since its inception.  “This event has the potential to transform the lives of many of our students.   Last year, over six million dollars in scholarships were offered to our students.  Our seniors are motivated, and they are coming to the Fair well prepared again this year with their completed FASFA forms, SAT/ACT score reports, and high school transcripts.”

 

Gent attributes the success of this event to the District’s highly driven secondary leadership team.  Assistant to the Superintendent Dr. Kevin Perry and Program Specialist Kimberlee Cooper have worked with local, state, and national colleges and universities; human resource organizations; Greek fraternities and sororities; local alumni; as well as local business leaders to make connections with the wide array of learning organizations that will be in attendance.

 

“Our goal is to support as many students in reaching their college and career goals as we can. This College Fair is about students having options, and they are definitely enthused about attending. Our teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators are steadily working with them — doing everything they can to connect their brimming talents with individuals and organizations offering pathways to rewarding careers,” explained Perry.

 

SLPS Human Resources team will also be in attendance to discuss the Promise is a Promise opportunity scholarship with students who plan to pursue education as a career and return to teach in St. Lucie Public Schools.

 

 

 

MLK Parade and Festival in the Park and More

MLK Parade and Festival in the Park and More

This year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Parade is scheduled to begin at 10 AM on Monday, January 15 (Avenue I and Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fort Pierce).
The Festival in the Park and Health Fair @ Festival in the Park will follow the Parade at Lawnwood Stadium (Noon to 5 PM).
Awards Breakfast
Saturday, January 13
IRSC, Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex
8-11 AM
Sponsor: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
5K Marathon
Sunday, January 14
Old Fort Park
975 S. Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce
6:30 – 10 AM
Sponsor: SLW Lions Club/ Fort Pierce Lions Club / MLK Commemorative Committee
Grand Parade
Monday, January 15
Avenue I and Martin Luther King Blvd., Fort Pierce
10 AM
Sponsor: MLK Commemorative Committee
Festival in the Park
Monday, January 15
Lawnwood Stadium
Noon – 5 PM
Health Fair @ Festival in the Park
Monday, January 15
Lawnwood Stadium
Noon – 5 PM
Bullying Prevention Poster Contest

Bullying Prevention Poster Contest

The Division of Student Services sponsored a bullying prevention poster contest.

Judges from Student Services and FDLRS are pleased to announce the top three designs in this year’s creative challenge.

Congratulations to:

  • Charliz Castro – Allapattah Flats K-8 (4th Grade)
  • Piper Hambleton – Allapattah Flats K-8 (4th Grade)
  • Lillian Austin – Fairlawn Elementary (3rd Grade)