On March 2 and 3, 2019, the Treasure Coast High School Air Force JROTC will be conducting a 14 mile walk to raise awareness of those who survived and those who gave their lives in WWII during the fight for control of the Philippines. This walk, titled The 2019 Bataan Memorial Death March, will take place starting at the school and cadets will walk down Port St. Lucie Boulevard to Veterans Memorial Parkway on Saturday from 08:00-11:00, and then from Veterans Memorial Parkway back to the school on Sunday from 12:00-3pm. On Saturday, there will be a few words spoken at approximately 11:00 in the morning at Veterans Memorial Park. All the cadets that participate in the walk will be in a neon yellow shirt.
This Bataan Memorial Death March is held to honor the veterans and prisoners of war that may or may not have made it along the way. There were roughly 60,000 to 80,000 American and Filipino men and women that were forced by the Imperial Japanese Army to walk 85 miles in a span of 6 days and were only given one meal throughout the entire journey. Cadet Chief Master Sergeant Brandon Melendez will be leading the effort.
The Southport Middle School Guidance Department held a Career Fair for our seventh and eighth grade students to support them in career exploration. The event tied into the Naviance classroom lessons that counselors facilitate, which promotes career awareness and helps students develop a deeper understanding of their talents, skills, and personality traits.
The community really came through for this event, with professionals from a wide variety of careers for students to meet and greet. Professionals were set up in a job fair style so students could move around and explore careers that may interest them, ask questions, and gather information. Each of the professionals set up displays with general information about their careers, the qualifications required, the job duties for the featured career.
Many invited students to experience their careers hands-on with drawing activities, social-emotional ice breakers, computer games, microscopic experiments, interactive body models, and medical devices. Even animals, including a police K9 and infant kittens in need of care were in attendance. The professionals also provided brochures and handouts for students to take home, review and share with their parents.
Students concluded their visits by completing a reflection questionnaire on the career/profession of most interest and the action steps they would need to take in order to pursue that career. The media center also supported efforts by displaying an assortment of career related books for students to check out and research career choices further.It was a great event that we plan to continue year after year.
We are thankful to the business and service professionals throughout St. Lucie County that include:
DeVonica Vaught-Heath Information Technology
Jessica Fulton-Pharmacy Technician
Pamela Giannone-Medical Assisting
Guilene Napoleon-Auguste, Melissa Nazario & Evette Louhisdon-Social Workers
Traci Wilke, Christina Coppola & Cassey Chang-Social Emotional Learning
Sarah Butler-School Psychologist & Ivey Wood-School Psychology Intern
Lieutenant Colonel Alberto Nevárez-Army JROTC
Lisa Lima & Jesse Wilson-Children’s Program Media Specialists
Dr. Lynnly Miller DVM-Veterinarian
Deanna Wilds-Prevention Specialist
Terri Mee-Joy & Lauren Watkins-Occupational Therapists
Michael Caracciolo-Financial Professional
Dr. Ravi Jitta-Chiropractor/Holistic Medicine
Dr. Marcela Radojevic DMD-Orthodontist
Victoria Christensen-Acute Medical Social Worker
Charles DeSanti-Urban Planning & Land Development Contractor
Lieutenant Chad Crouse-Firefighter/Paramedic
Cameron Eddy-Restaurant Manager
Ryan Floyd Franchise Owner-SUBWAY
Ryan Briggs-Business manager-Lowes
Deputy Thomas Johnson-Sheriff Deputy, Erik Wilson & Jamie Sparks, Police Training/Recruiting
Please see the attached flier for the annual Kickin’ It 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Andrew Schmeer Foundation.
The Andrew Schmeer Foundation honors the memory of Andrew Schmeer who, on September 8, 2014, was tragically killed in a car accident. Funds raised help to recognize well-rounded students along the Treasure Coast by providing college scholarships for those in need. We also raise funds for animal rescues as well as children’s charities. Proceeds from this event will benefit our scholarship program and families in need.
Andrew Flier PDF
Join Big Brothers Big Sisters and Treasure Coast Lexus at this year’s Taste of St. Lucie. This event benefits our one-to-one mentoring services which serves over 1,400 children and youth in our community. You will enjoy an amazing evening with over 25 restaurants, caterers, and beverage vendors offering their best samples. Music and other featured performances will keep the party alive as you enjoy your favorite nibbles and sips! Tickets are on sale now!
This year we will be offering a discounted ticket called the “HomeTown Hero Ticket,” which allows Active Military, Veterans, First Responders, and Public School Employees to attend at a discounted rate with proof of an ID.
For more information please visit www.tasteofstlucie.org or give us a call at 772-466-8535 option 3.
Join the community of Port St. Lucie in a day of beautification! On Saturday, April 20, 2019 from 7:30AM – 1:00PM, volunteers are needed to assist in clean up around the city. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for volunteers. To get involved, contact the Civic Center at 772.873.6312.