Cobra JROTC Tech Take-Over

We commonly consider JROTC as an honorable, refined service organization. Did you know they volunteer with tech!?! At Fort Pierce Central, JROTC cadets collected and turned in 38 computers for repair. This task took visiting teachers and classrooms all over campus. After repairs were completed by Mr. Albritton FPC’s I.T. consultant, 28 devices have been returned to teachers. Thanks to Retired Lieutenant Colonel Saxton for his Cobra leadership.

FPC’s Trip Around the World

On Wednesday, April 17th, the Student Government Association (SGA) transformed Fort Pierce Central’s courtyard into a Cultural Celebration! Cobra Nation embarked on an enriched journey filled with different cultures from around the World! Peru, Haiti, Panama, Ireland, Mexico, Canada, United Arab Emirates, South American countries, Asian countries, and more were represented with flags, artifacts, props, food, and music. Students sampled offerings from table to table and culture to culture using a passport sheet. Students earned stamps at each station as SGA members interviewed each country/culture, broadcasted through the speakers, along with regional songs from each culture. Students also participated in … Read More

FPC Scholastics Art & Writing Winners

The 101st Scholastic Art and Writing awards seek students and their work that express authentic perspectives. These elite students soar beyond assignment parameters and social media trends. Adjudicators evaluate works that exemplify the Award’s core values of originality, skill, emergence of personal voice, and artistic vision. Mrs. Heather Blackmon-Gordon’s Scholastic Art & Writing Competition winners in Digitial Art, Painting, and Portfolios. Marc St. Louis won an Honorable Mention in Digital Art. Wade Jolteus won an Honorable Mention in Digital Art. Breanna Michel won an Honorable Mention in Portfolio and an Honorable Mention in Digital Art. Nico Tovar was awarded a … Read More

Gretchen Whitman Excells- No Debate!

Congratulations to Gretchen Whitman of Fort Pierce Central High School for her outstanding participation at the 2024 Incubate Debate Championship. She advanced to the semi-final round in the national debate. Getchen’s coach, Mrs. Wright, worked hard this season to coach her incredible students. 

Central’s SGA Honored at Ft. Pierce Commission Meeting

On Monday, April 15th, Student Government Associations from Fort Pierce Central and Westwood High Schools were recognized at the City of Fort Pierce Commission Meeting with a special proclamation for Student Leadership Week. Students from both schools interacted with City Commissioners and met with the Mayor, Linda Hudson, as a special proclamation was enacted to recognize their work in government at the school level.

FPC 2024 Young Floridian Candidates & Winners

10 seniors represented Fort Pierce Central on Friday, April 5 as our Young Floridian Candidates. These students were nominated by faculty and staff earlier in October. On this day, they were interviewed for their chance to win the Young Floridian Scholarship. The award ceremony was held Sunday, April 14th at 1 pm at the Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce.  From left to right: Pamala Thompson-Sponsor, Makaria Sandlin-Journalism/ Communication/Language Arts; Cameron Webb-History/Social Studies; Valentina Niederhofer-Human Services; Rylee Kolostyak-Drama; Nico Tovar-Art/ Music; Mariah Roman-Science/Engineering; Emilie Thurston-Certifications/ Manufacturing; Carigan Cramer-Academic Excellence; Aliana Sterrett- Mathematics/Technology; Nikayia Wilder-Athletics, Principal Gardner   On the left is … Read More

Cobra Nation’s Mascot Returns

Since Fort Pierce Central’s inception in 1970, the Cobra has been synonymous with the school. The Cobra, chosen as the mascot by Central’s first class, truly represents Fort Pierce Central’s PRIDE. The school has endured plenty of changes in its history, like a variation in populace, rivaling newer schools, and even building a new campus. And yet, Central’s PRIDE has stood the test of time, represented by the Cobra! The Fort Pierce Central Cobra Mascot was last entertained in the late 2010s by Charlie Highlands during his junior and senior year under the name “King.” Charlie embodied the meaning of … Read More

Cobras Come Together for Ms. Dowdy

Mackenzie Dowdy is a cobra through and through! In January of this year, she was diagnosed with Leiomyosarcoma or soft tissue cancer. At 46, her bravery propelled her into treatment, future surgeries, and ongoing chemotherapy. In support of Ms. Dowdy, Cobra Nation came together at Duffy’s Sports Grill to raise funds toward her medical expenses. Thanks to Ms. Dowdy’s son (pictured above) who works at Duffy’s for championing this event honoring and supporting his mother. Mr. Gardner and Mr. Siminski join Ms. Dowdy. Well-wishes from colleagues, students, and Ms. Dowdy’s family!

Central’s Track & Field Claim Victory!

Congratulations to Central’s Track and Field team on their victory with the Cobra Relay. The team placed first in the county. Our Cobras will be back at Lawnwood Stadium to celebrate their senior night and compete in the St. Lucie County Championship meet. Go Cobras!

Stopping Hunger One Bowl at a Time

The morning of March 9th saw a beautiful sunrise on the shoreline of downtown Fort Pierce’s weekly Farmer’s Market. This Saturday morning was different and special, and would have a huge positive impact on our community! The 16th annual Empty Bowls Project took place at the scene-stopping Fort Pierce waterfront. This yearly collaboration between St. Lucie Public Schools and the Treasure Coast Food Bank raises funds equivalent to 96,000 meals to support community members, friends, and families facing food insecurity in our four-county area. Mrs. Heather Blackmon-Gordon of St. Lucie Public Schools and Mr. Gary Porter of the Treasure Coast … Read More

FPC Theatre Presents The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical

When the Greek gods are poised and plotting against you, you might ask yourself…is this real? For Percy Jackson, the answer is yes! Quickly after learning that his estranged father is Poseidon, god of the sea, Percy quickly senses things are not what they seem. With gods, demigods, monsters, and so-called friends on his trail, he needs to harness his new powers to overcome the false accusations against him. After Zeus’s lightning bolt was stolen, Percy becomes the prime suspect. Can Percy clear his name, control his powers, prevent a war between the gods, and stay alive? Come see the … Read More

FPC Thespians Take Center Stage in Tampa

The FPC Competitive Theatre students traveled to the Florida State Thespian Festival held in Tampa. They competed against 300+ high schools from around the state, participated in workshops with Broadway and Theatre Professionals, and watched other high school performances in evenings. Of the four pieces performed by Cobra students, two received “Straight Superior” ratings, and the other two “Overall Excellent” ratings. We are so proud of our Thespian Cobras and Ms. Tiffany Gardner!

FPC Honored with Overall Best for MLK Parade

Congratulations to the Fort Pierce Central High School MLK Parade Float team who were honored with a trophy at the school board meeting for Overall Best! The hard work of Cobra Nation showed through the efforts of the float team, administration, club participation, athletics, and of course so many students and families! Cobra Nation is thrilled to be awarded Overall Best and will continue to honor the prestigious legacy of pride and dedication at Fort Pierce Central High School.  

FPC’s Jazz Band Earned Straight Superiors

Fort Pierce Central’s Cobra Jazz Band participated in the State Jazz Music Performance Assessment in DeLand. The Jazz Band received straight “superior” ratings! This is the highest possible rating a jazz band can receive within the state of Florida. This honor was especially significant as it was the first time Fort Pierce Central’s jazz program has earned a state superior rating in over 25 years! Cobra Nation is overjoyed with pride for all our performers and Mr. Daniels for their hard work, musicianship, and success!! Go Cobras!

Cobra Choirs Earn Superior Ratings

Cobra Nation beams with pride for our choirs and their director Mr. Eric Martinez! At this year’s District Music Performance Assessment or MPA, both Fort Pierce Central groups got straight “superiors” ratings! Now, the choirs are state-bound to continue their great performance work. Congratulations to all of our multi-talented performers and Mr. Martinez!

Central’s Champion Flag Football Team Visit the Bucs

Towards the end of the top-notch season, the Lady Cobra’s Champion Flag Football Team was invited to Tampa to meet the Buccaneers players and play a game on their home field. Coach Clements couldn’t be prouder of his team! From their dedication, hard work, and cohesive vision, the team members have made clear that while winning is always the goal, winning as a team means more to players. Llanos sisters sophomore Annali (left) and Alyssa (right) pose with Bucs Players for a selfie.

FPC Boys Basketball Team are Champs

District Superintendent Dr. Jon R. Prince and School Board Member Mr. Troy Ingersoll visited the Cobras during a recent practice to congratulate them on their academic and athletic achievements throughout this memorable season. The Fort Pierce Central Boys’ Basketball Team won their first District Championship since 2011 by knocking off 3 straight higher ranked opponents on the road. By defeating rival Centennial 67-54 in the quarterfinals and Palm Beach Lakes by the score of 75-59 in the semifinals and Jupiter High School, 51-47 in the District Finals, the Cobras finally achieved their goal after losing the last two years in … Read More

FPC Sunshine Committee Book Swap

Is There Anything Better Than a Good Book? -YES, Free Books! At FPC, time spent by friends, colleagues, and Cobra family members was time well spent by enjoying yummy Cobra Cookies, fresh coffee and tea, and free books! The Fort Pierce Central High School Sunshine Committee, led by Mrs. Kelly, put on their first ever book swap. At this free event held in the media center, FPC staff were invited to bring a book and take a book. Fun catch-up conversations, light laughter, browsing, and casual comparisons of which book to take-home made the event a great experience for all … Read More

Cobras as Good as Gold at the SLC Fair

FPC sets the Gold Standard on the Treasure Coast! Congratulations to Ms. Emily Royo and her artistic team of Cobras that created the Out-of-the-Box award winning school display at this year’s SLC Fair. This year, we lent our Purple and Gold to guard all the bright futures of SLC students. The Gold flowing from Cobra Nation is not visible in coins or bricks, but in safeguarding the academic, extracurricular, and athletic interests of all those growing up and growing strong in our county. A larger-than-life paper-mâché cobra encompasses hand-drawn images of each school in the district. Flanking the display are … Read More

Central’s Black History Month Celebrations

Fort Pierce Central’s month-long Black History celebrations peak with a show-stopping series of performances by Cobra students, faculty, staff, and honored guests. Mrs. Ami Foreman works tirelessly to organize the vibrant yearly performances. Thank you to the musical performers, their leaders, and those who lent their voices and talent to make this year’s celebration a stand-out capstone! Thank you to the talented chefs-in-training of the Cobra Culinary Arts Program and Chef Strell for an amazing array of Afro-centric dishes and delights. Cobra faculty, staff, and guests dined by glowing candlelight on a feast fit for honoring the occasion! Thank you … Read More