FPC Culinary Cobras Delight Fundraising Attendees!

FPC Advanced Culinary Students cooked and served dinner and desserts for the annual fundraising event of the Democratic Club of St. Lucie County at River Walk in Fort Pierce on Friday, May 6, 2022. The meal included:  antipasto charcuterie board, fruit salad, tossed salad, roast pork loin with an apple/bacon/onion sauce, roast turkey with herb gravy, roasted vegetable medley, parmesan butter mashed potatoes, pasta station cooked to order with marinara sauce, or alfredo sauce, and assorted desserts made by Culinary 1 Students.

FPC is Louder Than a BOMB!

FPC Poison Pens Win AGAIN! Fort Pierce Central’s Poison Pens won first place in the state during Jason Taylor’s Louder Than a Bomb Spoken Word Poetry Slam! This is the second time they have taken home the top prize. We are very proud of our poets: Laura Eugene, Trinity Scott, Emerson Dent, Alli Smith, Jay Valentin, and Taylor Prescott!!! Coaches: Simone McPhee and Peter Miserocchi

FPC Ceramics Students Perfect Laminar Flow!

If the water was hot, STEAM would be bellowing from these perfectly pouring teapots! STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math. Physics and Geometry are alive and well in the Art turned STEAM studio! Juniors Hannah Trigg, (Ceramics III) and Vanessa Niederhofer (Ceramics II) preform a Laminar Flow Pour test with clay teapots.  Hannah, on the left, created her traditional Japanese-style teapot and lid on the pottery wheel. Vanessa, on the right, hand-built her “Cat Bus” inspired teapot using the pinch method, slabs, and coils. While still in a clay state, students must perform pour tests … Read More

FPC Track Team Victories!

Congratulations to the men’s track team for winning 1st place and the women’s track team for winning 2nd place at the Saint Lucie County Championship. Rolen Gauthier, Richelle Williams, and Nikayia Wilder were trailblazers for their teams, with Nikayia breaking the school record in shot put! Cobra athletes did an amazing job and a big thanks to all Cobra family members for their support! According to junior Joh’Rissa McBurnie- practice makes perfect! Never missing a practice led to her shattering her personal best in the 100-meter hurdles.

FPC STEM Researcher- from State STEM Fair to MIT

From a quiet 60-acre farm in St. Lucie County, a future MIT graduate is designing and building the next head-turning invention. Currently a student at Fort Pierce Central High School, Robert Sansone has turned his barn into a well-designed workshop. From run-faster boots that store elastic energy to taking apart spare brushless motors from his dad’s HVAC shop, Robert is a mechanical engineer with a desire and drive to make the next inventions that astonish and captivate the globe. In his spare time, this self-proclaimed tinker loves the challenge of solving problems. “It took me 15 versions and 1,000 total hours … Read More

FPC Celebrates the SOUL of Black History!

In honor of Black History Month, FPC faculty and staff shared a thoughtfully prepared Soul Food Luncheon provided by the FPC Sunshine Committee and Cobra Culinary Dept. FPC employees were invited to the Cobra Café to partake in the Soul Food Feast during both lunches. The custom menu honored rich food traditions, favorite dishes, and wonderful desserts. Excitement was in the air for the FPCHS Black History Month Celebration. Staff and students were encouraged to dress in Afrocentric attire that highlighted our B.H.M. Celebrations. FPC held a door decorating contest, with three winners to be selected to win prizes. In … Read More

FPC Unites the Community with Blood Drive

  The Fort Pierce Central Medical Academy partnered with OneBlood and held a blood drive on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, in the Fort Pierce Central Auditorium. We collected 115 units of whole blood and performed 19 apheresis procedures for plasma and red blood cell donations. Total donations will equal 400 lives impacted by the FPC Cobra family participation in the blood drive! Thank you to OneBlood and all those who donated, organized, and participated to make this event successful. Cobras are making history and saving lives!

FPC Hosts CTE Fair for 9th-Grade Students

The purpose of the event was to educate the 9th-grade class about the CTE programs offered at FPC before 9th-grade students sign up for 10th-grade classes. The goal was to place students in the right programs to flourish in completing an academy while achieving the highest level of industry certifications. Each program had a table with all kinds of information about their CTE course and what it is all about. Students of various levels represented each program and explained the course from a student’s perspective. Many manipulatives were used at each course to showcase this information. The event took place … Read More

FPC Shines at STEM Fair

A monumental congratulations to our FPC STEM Fair Students. Students did a phenomenal job presenting their projects on Friday, February 11th at the District STEM Fair. Ms. Amanda Buck, a proud Cobra science teacher, reports FPC presenting among the best projects at the STEM Fair! With such huge success, Ms. Buck anticipates a few FPC students competing at the state level, with one student perhaps even going all the way to compete internationally. Go Cobras! Home of STEM learning success!  

FPC & IRSC Career & College Fair

Fort Pierce Central High School students got immersed in the possibilities for a future of their choosing! IRSC and numerous community partners came out to give students a first-hand view of trades, careers, and college options. Students met with experts in their respective areas, speaking with students in real-world terms, giving a true glimpse of life after high school. From the SLC Bomb Squad, K-9 Unit, Custom Auto Mechanics, Welding, SLC Sheriffs, and SLC Fire & EMS, everyone pulled out all the stops highlighting and promoting their programs. Thank you to all community partners throughout the community, as well as … Read More

FPC Wrestlers- Champions at all Levels

This year, FHSAA made women’s high school wrestling an official sport throughout the state of Florida. Formerly, female athletes could compete in the FHSAA men’s division; however, female athletes would compete in club-organized events such as “women’s state championship” which was unregulated by FHSAA. FPC student Mia Weisbrod (soph.) competed in the men’s division both last season and this regular season at 106lbs. However, now that the postseason has begun, she entered into the women’s State Championship series which starts at the district level. Top athletes in the District Tournament advance to a larger Regional Tournament, where the top four … Read More

FPC Celebrates History Day

On February 9, Fort Pierce Central celebrated the History Day schoolwide winners and district nominees at its annual History Day Luncheon. The theme this year was Debate and Diplomacy: Success, Failures, and Consequences. The students enjoyed the very best of what the culinary department had to offer, with a catered menu and elegant ambiance organized by the Cobra Cafe, under the guidance of Chef Strell. We are proud of the work put forth by our students and enjoy celebrating their accomplishments year after year. We are extremely grateful to the Fort Pierce Lions Club for sponsoring the yearly event. Our … Read More

3rd Annual Kim Pearson Memorial Beach Clean-Up

On Sunday, February 6th from 1:00-3:00 pm, the 3rd Annual Kim Pearson Memorial Beach Clean-up at Pepper Park Beach took place. This is was to honor beloved Ft. Pierce Central High School Marine Biology Teacher Kimberly Pearson. As a marine science teacher, Ms. Pearson loved the ocean and was concerned about the human toll on ocean sustainability. This beach clean-up represents her passion in life, serving students and caretaking for the ocean. Ms. Pearson’s parents have organized two scholarships for Fort Pierce Central High student seniors.  The seniors who win the grant would receive $2,000 for college. The grant can be … Read More

FPC AP Art Students Sweep Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!

This year Ft. Pierce Central High School students in Mrs. Blackmon’s A.P. and Digital Art classes entered artwork in several categories in the prestigious Scholastic Art Award’s competition in December and the winners were announced February 28. FPC students entered artwork in the categories of Digital Art, Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Photography, Jewelry, and Sculpture. The students compete against students in the Southeast United States in the regional competition and then the Gold Key winners move on to the National competition in New York. Read more about the awards process below. Gold Key winners: Nico Del Valle Asato, Laura Eugene, … Read More

FPC Senior Pinning

  A cool, late January morning was a milestone moment in the journey for seniors at Fort Pierce Central High School. This year, a pinning parade accommodated seniors and their supportive families. This rich, annual tradition featured all the flare, celebration, and festivities that this momentous rite of passage deserves. Congrats to our seniors! FPC is a proud family.  

FPC Students Perform with 43rd Annual Four County Honor Band

FPC has one proud band director! Mr. Daniels would like to recognize the seven FPC students selected to perform this past weekend in the 43rd annual Four County Honor Band. This prestigious band handpicks exceptional musicians and band students across Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee, and St Lucie County. The group represented Fort Pierce Central with the highest level of musicianship, as many of our selected students were featured soloists, playing at a high degree of an advanced band repertoire. In between rehearsals, our students were able to learn about various scholarship and college opportunities, as well as meet with some … Read More

FPC Pride at MLK Jr. Parade

Thank you to all the students, staff, and leadership for supporting and representing Fort Pierce Central in this incredibly important commemoration of freedom, compassion, sacrifice for a better America for all.

A Central Culinary Christmas Celebration!

On Wednesday, December 15th, the Fort Pierce Central High School Culinary Department provided staff with a four-star dining experience. This year’s holiday banquet was a warm and innovative celebration in the Cobra Café. As staff walked through the doors of the café, the sound of Bing Crosby singing Christmas carols greeted our ears. Then, we walked into a festival of lights where we were greeted by Chef Swertfager in her signature uniform. Our eyes were then immediately transfixed to a bright fireplace with a Christmas tree displayed from the projector in the room’s background, with an assortment of colorful lights … Read More

FPC Holiday Toy Drive Success!

The FPC Sunshine Committee, St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Cobra Nation came together to honor the true meaning of giving this season. Thank you to the entire Cobra Family for your generous donations to local children and families during the holidays!

FPC Hosts Door Decorating Contest!

Student Government Association (SGA) of Fort Pierce Central High School hosted a staff door decorating contest to spread holiday cheer! The Santa on the left is Mr. Coughlin’s creation from room 1-123. The snow friend on the right is Mrs. Baechle’s from room 1-122. Thanks to all who participated as well as Mrs. Becht (SGA Sponsor) and SGA for this fun holiday event!