St. Lucie County Public Schools participated in the annual MLK Parade to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Every school had a wonderful parade entry and the thousands who lined the street to watch were not disappointed. They were treated to colorful floats, marching bands, steppers, dancers and creative displays all celebrating this year’s parade theme of the “Power of Togetherness.”
Cadet Alex Antonakos, a junior AFJROTC Cadet at Treasure Coast High School, has been awarded a scholarship to participate in the Air Force Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship Program this summer. Of the 2,500 plus applicants who tested and applied nationwide, cadet Antonakos is one of only 200 selected to attend one of fifteen aviation universities this summer for flight training that will result in his being awarded a private pilot’s license. The Air Force pays entirely for the training and flight time, making the scholarship’s value approximately $22,500.
Northport fifth graders were delighted to learn about a poster contest that is available for all students on campus. Jenny Tomes, Utility Marketing and Digital Video Coordinator for the City of Port Saint Lucie Water Systems Department gave the students great lessons on conservation. She engaged the students on topics such as where the water in Port Saint Lucie comes from, three forms of water, the conservation cycle and how to conserve water. Ms. Tomes reviewed the parameters of the poster contest and gave students ideas on how to make the posters. From the Northport Media Center with the entire fifth grade, Ms. Tomes moved on to Mrs. Flores’ class to review the poster contest for middle schoolers. Thank you so much to Dr. Francisco Arias, from Pediatric Dentistry of the Treasure Coast for donating toothbrushes for the presentations in coordination with the Utility Systems Department. The contest is a FABULOUS opportunity for all! Many thanks to Ms. Tomes
Northport is so thrilled to celebrate our January Navigator of the Month students. Students are selected for exhibiting integrity, empathy, commitment, service and all of the other characteristics that make up a great citizen of Northport and a great person. Thank you so much to all parents and grandparents who came out to the school to celebrate the children. Great job everyone!
Bayshore’s first graders had an amazing visit to the Manatee Observation and Education Center in Ft. Pierce. They used their listening and speaking skills during presentations to learn facts and information about ocean life, manatees and their specific habitat here. Students were thrilled and excited to see manatees outside the center swimming around.