Central’s Makaria Sandlin is Ready for National Debate Competition!

Fort Pierce Central’s very own Makaria Sandlin has qualified to compete at the NSDA (National Speech and Debate Association) National Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona, June 11-16, 2023. As a junior, this is Makaria’s first year with the speech and debate team! Not only will she be competing for a National Title, but she will also have the chance to earn scholarships! The category she will compete in is Original Oratory: an orator crafts and memorizes a factual speech of 8-10 minutes and delivers it in a persuasive/motivational way so as to move the audience to make a choice or inspire … Read More

FPC has Spirit!

Winter Pep Rally at FPC! Taking time from academics to celebrate hard work, student investment, and Cobra success builds community on campus. Pep rallies unite the student body and spark school spirit. Thank you to SGA for leading the Pep Rally!

FPC Wins with Scholastic Arts & Writing Competition!

FPC 3D Arts 2023 marks the 100-Year Anniversary of Scholastic’s Art & Writing Competition. This prestigious contest has awarded artists and writers including Andy Warhol, Slyvia Plath, Cy Twombly, Ezra Jack Keats, Joyce Carol Coates, Stephen King, Donald Lipski, and Amanda Gorman. Congratulations to all the FPC Ceramics III and AP 3D students for their first-time participation. Senior Vanessa Niederhofer won a Silver Key award for her Ceramic Dragon Bowl.  Junior Mariah Roman won Honorable Mention for the Heirloom Recipe Box. Junior Chris Flacon-Paulin won Honorable Mention for the mixed-media Built-In artwork (image not shown).

4th Annual Kimberly Pearson Memorial Beach Clean-Up

Fort Pierce Central High School students along with students and employees from throughout the district met on another postcard-perfect morning at Pepper Park on Saturday, February 25th. This morning was going to be more than a beautiful beach day, it was the 4th Annual Kimberly Pearson Memorial Beach Clean-Up. Ms. Pearson was a Marine Science teacher at FPC who loved students, loved the ocean, and loved learning. Her life-long love of inspiring others continues as her legacy shines brightly. Over 70 students, teachers, and parents met and combed the beach, park, pavilion, and sand dune areas, picking up trash, and … Read More

FPC Honors National History Day Winners

Frontiers in History  Social Studies Department Chairperson Sharon Ortiz celebrates with the 2023 FPC National History Day honorees. Exhibits: Valerie Andre: The First Woman to Fly a Helicopter in Combat by Valentina Catu, District Candidate. The Enigma of World War II by Elizabeth Mason, District Candidate. 1968 East LA Walkouts by Gabriella Scozzafava, Tiara Johnson, and Gabriela St. Hilaire, District Candidates. War of the Spanish Succession by Alonzo Mendoza and Armando Campos. A Brave New World: Ellis Island by Valentina Niederhofer.  Mexican American War by Rebecca Mendez. The Berlin Wall by Tyler Reid and Christine Stoyanova. The Victorian Era by Dania Jean-Philippe. Research Papers: The California Gold Rush by Alana Rivera, District Candidate. Haitian Revolution: How did it Affect Haiti by Rossini Janvier. Websites: Stone Wall Riots by Matthew … Read More

Fort Pierce Central Beta Club Celebrates!

Beta Club sponsor Carolyn Collins is beyond proud that FPC Beta members placed 14 times in the state competition in Orlando. Cobras competed against 45 Beta Clubs in the state of Florida. FPC Beta members are eligible to compete in the national competition this summer in Kentucky! Congratulations to: Black and White Photography – Olivia Donnelly – 1st place Digital Art Division 1 – Makayla Vasser – 3rd place Digital Art Division 2 – Nico Tovar – 1st place Engineering – Lucas Salcedo, Rocky (Mohammed) Hai, Nico Tovar, Carrigan Cramer – 1st place Spanish – Maria Granados – 2nd place … Read More

Pride Makes the Difference

FPC at the Annual MLK Parade: The Power of Unity  Purple and gold Cobra Pride came out for the annual MLK parade in Fort Pierce. Thank you to Mr. Schwerer and Mrs. Kelly for organizing our campus efforts and putting together the float. Thank you to Ms. Embrey, Ms. Elmore-King, and Mrs. Nance for representing FPC as our Night of the Stars candidates. Thank you to Mr. Daniels and the Cobra band playing continuously during the parade. Thank you to Mrs. Peschio, Mrs. Hood-Childs, Key Club, and the 100-plus students representing FPC. Thank you to Ms. Poku and Mrs. Napoleon … Read More

FPC Volunteers at the Oxbow Eco Center

On a brisk Saturday December morning, the Fort Pierce Central High School National Honor Society (NHS) & FPC Gardening Club teamed up to support a natural gem! The Oxbow Eco Center is St. Lucie County’s sanctuary for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and pet walks on the trails. From archery classes to science lessons and nature-based art-making, the Oxbow is a true treasure. Teen volunteers from both clubs cleared weeds, debris, and resurfaced walking trails with pine needle beds. Students also worked on preparing seedlings for future planting. Club sponsors Mr. Peter Miserocchi (of NHS) and Mrs. Katie Avra (of Gardening Club) … Read More

FPC Mini Masterpiece Artists

Ms. Emily Royo’s Drawing and Painting II students participated in the 3rd annual Fort Pierce Art Club’s Magnificent Mini Masterpieces Art Contest & Show. The contest was expanded to Fort Pierce Central and Westwood High Schools this year. Participating schools were given 30 miniature 3″x 3”canvases with no restriction on theme or concept. 1st Prize “The Red Bar” Artist- Reed Wildes. “I was very surprised when I saw I won and am very happy that the judges liked my art”- Wildes. 2nd Prize “Flowers” Artist– Ma’Kiyah Stockton 3rd Prize “A Starry Night Alone” Artist- Olivia Vratz Honorable Mention “Blonde” Artist- … Read More

Fort Pierce Central Staff Enjoy Holiday Poinsettia Luncheon

All were calm, bright, and full of cheer! Good food and funny holiday sweaters bring out the best of Cobra Nation! Bright lights, crackling fireplace backgrounds, festive music, decked tables, and grateful friends filled the Cobra auditorium at the annual Poinsettia Luncheon during exam week. Full hearts and full plates were shared amongst laughter floating from table to table. The season of giving is a season of sharing. In Cobra Nation, memories are made and shared by the welcoming and joyful hearts of staff year-round. From our Cobra family to our home families, thank you to the administrative leadership team … Read More

FPC 2nd Annual Toy Drive

The 2022 holiday giving season was decked with purple and gold. Fort Pierce Central High School cobras, the Sunshine Committee, along with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department brought joy and smiles to children in our area. For the second year, the FPC Toy Drive shares the spirit of heart, hope, and Cobra Pride brightening our community. Thank you to all who donated time or in kind during the most wonderful time of the year.

FPC Student Named Scholar Athlete of the Month

Delaney Bolbach was named November’s Scholar Athlete of the Month from WPBF 25 News and the law firm of Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath. Delaney is a highly motivated Fort Pierce Central High School senior. From volleyball captain, band captain, and JROTC, Delaney has set and surpassed her high standards for success. Delaney shared that her parents motivate her to work hard now to prepare for her future. Hard work gives Delaney satisfaction and confidence while watching her growth process. After high school Delaney plans to join the Coast Guard Academy and major in government. After graduation, Delaney has … Read More

No Debate- FPC’s Debate Team Seals the Victory!

Fort Pierce Central High School had a respectable showing at this year’s statewide tournament competing against 64 other schools from across Florida. Congratulations to Makaria Sandlin for taking 2nd place in Original Oratory, Novice Division. This was her very first competition! Honorable mention goes to Amani Mohd for her performance in Congressional Debate. Congratulations to Debate Team sponsor Mrs. Embrey.  

FPC Athletes Read with Allapattah Flats Students

R-E-A-D is Spelled by FPC T-E-A-Ms On October 28th, FPC athletes from cheer and football traveled to Allapattah Flats K-8 to read with students. Ariah Hill, Aniah Augustin, Kaylana Edgecombe, Rylan Watkins, Greg Jerger, Colson Elisme, Gerald Thompson, Isaiah Beaubrun, Jamari Tullis, Jamarion Davis, Casey Highlands, Eddie Maddox, and Malankov Daceus.

FPC Bowlers Follow Through to the Last Perfect Frame

Fort Pierce Central bowling teams competed at the State Bowling Tournament in Orlando. Team members brought home the first District title in school history. Boys finished 9th as a team. Charlie Passanante finished 12th in singles. Charlie Passanante rolled a perfect game 300 in the regular season against Somerset Academy who finished 2nd in Districts. Girls: Allison Kepfer and Madison Phillips have a 3-11 record. Boys: Charlie Passanante, Daniel Heidebrecht, Christian White, Nathan Mondo, William Auriemma, Jackson Willette, Nathan Gould, Adriel Alvarez have a 13-1 record for the regular season.

FPC & Embry-Riddle are Ready for Take-Off!

Fort Pierce Central High School’s Embry-Riddle program took off to the Treasure Coast International Airport on October 25th. Four sections of classes, in total of 21 students, were hosted by Turbine Works, a company specializing in complex aircraft maintenance and aerodynamic modifications. The experience was enhanced by students getting an invitation from the owners of two adjacent businesses that remodel interiors and provide avionic services. After devouring all the snacks and drinks graciously provided by Turbine Works, students also had a chance to climb into one of the aircraft. The trip was a total success with excellent feedback. Ronald Reed … Read More

Cobra Nation Turns Pink

The Gold and Purple of Cobra Nation turned Pink! On Thursday, Oct. 27th, in recognition of Breast Cancer month, FPC’s Sunshine Committee hosted a PINK OUT. All faculty, staff, & students were asked to wear pink to honor survivors & bring awareness to those battling this illness. Cobra Nations’ own Mrs. Swertfager, Mrs. Solomon, and Ms. Williams were honored as champions, survivors, and Cobra warriors.  From the vibrant pink flags to a sky-high balloon arch, a pinked-out paparazzi photo area, and Fort Pierce Police Pink Cruiser, the Cobra courtyard went from purple to pink for October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. … Read More

New Students Become New Cobras

FPC held its annual student involvement fair this fall. New and transfer students were welcomed at each lunch into the spacious Cobra Nation courtyard, greeted by over 20 student organizations, clubs, and unique interest groups. From observing the Cobra Walk, to joining a student group, new Cobras become part of Cobra Nation. Fort Pierce Central has something for everyone. From athletics, to band, dance, faith-based groups, academic-focused clubs, to special interest, debate, LGBTQAI+, and service organizations, Fort Pierce Central offers a robust school experience that readies students with active community engagement. Our student groups reflect the vibrancy of our students. … Read More

Cobra Students get a Glimpse of a Future with IRSC!

Fort Pierce Central High School students got immersed in the possibilities for a future of their choosing! This fall, 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, and 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 our community partners, as well as … Read More

FPC is Growing with Gardening Club!

The Growth is Real with FPC’s New Student Club! Student members of the new Gardening Club at Fort Pierce Central High School have growth at the top of mind! From painting garden rocks to making Mason Bee homes out of reclaimed paper and aluminum cans, to preparing plots in the campus courtyard, supporting our community is supported through small and large ways. FPC is known for its close community ties and Cobra Pride. Pride, as we say, makes the difference. Gardening Club is making a difference. Senior and President Angelina Walden, founded the club out her love and devotion to … Read More