SLWCHS HOSA-Making Christmas Bright 2017

During the months of November and December, HOSA invited the faculty, staff, and students of SLWCHS to participate in a toy drive for the children on the caseload of Devereux Community Based Care of Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast.  These children are in protective custody due to unfortunate circumstances in their own homes.  They are often placed with foster families or relatives during this difficult time.   Eagle faculty, staff and students banded together and collected more than 175 gifts for these special children.  Members of our HOSA chapter and Allied Health classes helped load Devereux’s ‘sleigh’ last week.  Merry … Read More

SLWCHS Student Wins Outstanding Youth Award

Albert Morgan is a rising junior in the Allied Health program at SLWCHS. He is an excellent student, always attending school, on time for class, and always well-prepared. He is an active member of HOSA-Future Health Professionals. Albert is a member of the Boys & Girls Club, belonging to the Chuck Hill Unit. He has been an active member since summer 2007 when he was ten years old. Ever since joining Albert has improved his social skills with kids younger and older than him. He’s also developed his desire to help others; if there is an event where help is … Read More

SLWCHS HOSA Students Earn Top Fundraising Award for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

SLWCHS HOSA Chapter is thrilled to announce the results of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society fundraising for the 2015-2016 school year has been posted.  LLS is the HOSA National Service Project and all HOSA chapters participate in raising funds and raising awareness each year for the chosen charity. During this year’s Student Series Programs, nearly 26,000 schools—-a quarter of all schools across the country—engaged in meaningful service, leadership and helped save lives! Thanks to these efforts and to the teachers, parents, and communities that support these extraordinary students, LLS is able to help blood cancer patients and their families. A world without blood cancers is the LLS goal,   and the millions … Read More

SLWCHS Nursing Assistant Student Health Fair

On March 16th, 2016, the Nursing Assistant students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School held their annual health fair. The purpose of the Health Fair is to invite community partners who have health topics of interest to the teen population onto campus to present that information. They provided information for the teens on different ways for them to become a better and healthy person. The presenters included: Project X Fitness, Parent Academy of SLC, Parent Teen Community Connection, Sexual Assault Assistance Program, Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), Teen Choices, Protect the Heart, the Jessica Clinton MVP foundation, 211 Teens, … Read More

SLWCHS Elects New HOSA Officers

St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s HOSA chapter proudly present its new officers for the 2015-2016 school year. We’re all very excited and can’t wait to begin our officer duties!  “The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.” Further information click on  From left to right, Jessica Janvier (competition co-chair), Nick Gomez (vice president), Ximena Paz (president), Allison Nerenberg (co-historian), Nathan Greelish (co-historian), Jalisa Smith (secretary), Ruth Dumond (community service chair), Yolie Cius (treasurer), Daphkar … Read More

SLWCHS HOSA Students Attend Spring Leadership Conference

Eight lucky St. Lucie West Centennial HOSA students started their Spring break a little early attending the 2015 HOSA Spring Leadership Conference March 26-29, 2015 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. The students participated in competitions that enhance their high school education while improving self-confidence and building professionalism. There are over 55 competitions which include Medical Innovation, Biomedical Debate, Sports Medicine, Clinical Nursing, Barbara James Service Award, National Service Project, and Job Seeking Skills.  Students also volunteered their time to assist in conference headquarters, judging middle school events, and counting pennies for HOSA’s National Service Project-Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One member … Read More

SLWCHS Nursing Assistant Students Hold Successful Health Fair

On March 18th, Saint Lucie West Centennial High School Nursing Assistant students held their Annual Health Fair. They had a magnificent turn out. The presenters included: Project X Fitness, the Jessica Clinton MVP Foundation, 211 Teens, Treasure Coast Hospice, Children’s Home Society of Florida, Parent Teen Community Connection, Sexual Assault Assistance Program, American Red Cross, The Inner Truth Project, Students Working Against Tobacco, Teen Choices, Protect the Heart/ CareNet, and Keiser University. Keiser University had many of their educational programs attend and present a wide variety of topics for the students to learn about along with all of the other … Read More

SLWCHS HOSA Elects 2014-2015 Officers

We are excited to announce the new Saint Lucie West Centennial High School HOSA officers. We welcomed the new officers in an induction ceremony and also had an ice cream social with prizes! The officers from the 2013-2014 school year had to step down and “pass the torch” to the new officers for the 2014-2015 year in a candle lighting ceremony to symbolize the changes in office from former officers to the present officers. The new President is Lindsey Harris, Vice President is Rachel Cormier, Secretary is Ximena Paz, Historian Dalia Mejia, Treasurer Nathalia Gomez, and Competition Co-chair is Jose … Read More


On April 3 – 6, 2014 Saint Lucie West Centennial HOSA traveled to their State Leadership Conference at Coronado Springs Resort in Walt Disney World. Over the course of the four days, two students qualified to attend HOSA’s National Leadership Conference. Alexia Stewart placed in the recognition event for Outstanding HOSA Chapter competing against twelve other regions with hundreds of other HOSA chapters. In addition, we also had another student qualify; Michael Riley who was elected as a State Officer from over 40 other candidates. He was elected as State Parliamentarian and will be serving over 13,000 HOSA members in … Read More

Centennial High health occupations students advance to state contests

Students in the allied health academy at St. Lucie West Centennial High School (SLWCHS) recently participated in the HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Winter Leadership Conference at Keiser University in West Palm Beach along with HOSA members from all over Region IX to determine those who would go on to state competition. Teacher and HOSA advisor Elizabeth Durkee coordinated events for the students. Pictured, from left, front row, are SLWCHS students Jalisa Smith, third place, Human Growth and Development; Michael Riley, third place, Dental Science; Tony-Anne Walker, third place, Home Health Aide; Victoria Hodges, first place, Speaking Skills. Back … Read More

Local HOSA student leaders attend development camp

Students in the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) programs from St. Lucie West Centennial, Treasure Coast, Fort Pierce Central, and Port Saint Lucie high schools recently participated in a statewide student Leadership Development Camp (LDC) held in Central Florida. the theme of the camp was “Learn from the past, prepare for the future.” Student leaders from around Florida gathered to learn more about what it takes to be a leader, participating in workshops and activities that encouraged skills such as good communication, time management, preparing for the future, and empowerment. Participants not only learned how to strengthen leadership skills, … Read More