On November 1st, 2019, Port St. Lucie High School Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion cadets participated in a parking detail honor guard for our last home football game against the Centennial High School Eagles. They directed traffic to the appropriate parking lot, carrying out their task efficiently and effectively in one of our busiest games against our rival school. The cadets ran this event smoothly and independently without additional administration. Presenting the colors prior to kickoff was Cadet First- Lieutenant Angel Flores accompanied by Cadet Second- Lieutenant Mayoliv Hernandez as State Flag bearer, Cadet Sergeant Riley Riccard as State Guard, and Cadet Sergeant First- Class as National Guard. This article and photography were produced by Cadet Major Alexis Morris and Cadet Sergeant Seaira Swain.
On October 31st, 2019, select cadets from our Army JROTC Jaguar Battalion Raider Team volunteered to support Southport’s quarterly PBS carnival. Ten cadets, who previously attended Southport, monitored bounce houses and obstacle courses while promoting the program to students considering JROTC the following year. Cadets featured in the pictures below are Cadet Private Robert Pollino, Cadet Sergeant First- Class Alexis Wilson, Cadet Private Catherine Caballero and Cadet Private Mery Fuentis. Cadets enjoyed the time they spent back at their old school while volunteering with the students.
This article and photography was produced by Cadet Major Alexis Morris.
Mariposa Elementary School’s teachers and students celebrated Storybook Character Day with a parade. They showcased their favorite storybooks and dressed as their favorite characters. In the classrooms, students read their stories to each other, and enjoyed some treats. Lauren Rocha dressed up as Little Bo Peep and showed her book proudly. Guidance Counselor- Ms. Baliton, Asst. Principal- Ms. Patton, Math Coach- Ms. Henderson, and Literacy Coach- Ms. Almeida dressed up as their favorite story book character as well. It was a great day for literacy fun (and dressing up) at our school.
On Saturday, October 27th, the Treasure Coast High School National Honor Society sponsored two exhibits at the Indian River Lagoon Festival. The Ladybug Ninjas taught students about the benefits of ladybugs as biological controls, while our Pi-Pirates helped kids solve the mystery of the lost treasure using Pi. Together, they provided over 600 engaging STEM lessons to children in the community.
Did you know that 95% of U.S. adults support organ donation but only 58% are registered as donors? Currently, there are 5,938 people in the State of Florida waiting for an organ. St. Lucie West Centennial HS HOSA students are looking to change those statistics.
All too many times, we hear of a friend, or a family member, or a neighbor needing an organ transplant. Occasionally, our community loses someone too early to a tragic accident. The St. Lucie County Tax Collectors office along with their Chief Deputy and long-time school administrator, David Washington, have forged a partnership with St. Lucie Schools to encourage teens to consider becoming organ donors when they go to their local tax collector’s office to get their driver’s license or state ID card.
Allied Health program students from St. Lucie West Centennial High School recently invited Cynthia Hacker, a representative from Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency, University of Miami to speak in classes and at the school’s quarterly blood drive.
“Because our students are interested in a healthcare field and because they are of driving age, we thought it would be important to educate them about this topic,” explained Allied Health teacher Elizabeth Durkee. “Our goal is to help them make a more informed decision on becoming a registered organ donor.”
The HOSA-Future Health Professionals chapter will also help spread the word about the importance of organ and tissue donation by sharing this important message around campus.
If you would like additional information, please go to the registry link www.donatelifeflorida.org. You can also use this link to sign up to be a donor.