Everyone loves a good book. Six cadets from the Jaguar Battalion visited Bayshore Elementary to read to first grade classes. Each cadet was assigned to a class room. After finishing the book, the cadets asked the kids questions about the book. All of the cadets, Ashlee Seipel, Zachary St.John, Robert Hopkins, Jamie Triplett, Jaffrey Murankus and Allison Miakisz, said it was a great opportunity to read to the class and see the children smile.
The Jaguars placed in the following events: First Place Male Squad Exhibition, commanded by Zachary St.John, First Place Male Unarmed Squad, commanded by Chaz Pollino, First Place Male Unarmed Platoon, commanded by Tyler Lynn, First Place Female Unarmed Squad, commanded by Allison Miakisz, and First Place Female Unarmed Platoon commanded by Catherine Zukowski. Second Place Female Squad Exhibition commanded by Ashlee Seipel, and Second Place Female Platoon Exhibition commanded by Ashlee Seipel. Third Place Male Color Guard commanded by Robert Hopkins, Third Place Male Armed Platoon commanded by Anson Rivera, Third Place Female Color Guard commanded by Mackenzie Shea, and
The Jaguar Battalion began the drill season with an amazing start. They earned first place overall at the first meet held at Jupiter High School. Our drill team competed against 7 other schools. The Jaguars placed in the following events: First place- Male Unarmed Squad, commanded by Chaz Pollino, Second place- Female Armed Squad commanded by Ashlee Seipel, Third place- Female Unarmed Squad commanded by Jamie Triplett, Third place- Male Unarmed Platoon commanded by Tyler Lynn, First place- Male Armed Platoon commanded by Anson Rivera, Third place- Male Armed Squad commanded by Jaffrey Murankus, and First Place- Dual Exhibition, executed
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion went to Morningside Elementary School to take part in the school’s CSI night. The leaders of the night were the School Resource Officers from Morningside and Port Saint Lucie, Officer White (Morningside). The objective was to use investigative skills taught by the SRO’s to find clues and evidence that they could use to capture the thief of the children’s gifts. The cadets acted as the arresting officers and the students from Morningside Elementary were the investigators. This was a great experience for the students and cadets to further their knowledge of law
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion showed their pride at the annual Martin Luther King Junior Day parade in Fort Pierce. Marching in this parade is a tremendous honor and privilege for Port Saint Lucie High. The Battalion formation was led by the Jaguar’s Color Guard was commanded by Cadet Sergeant First Class Jamie Triplett carrying the National Flag. Cadet Second Lieutenant Jonathan Steiner carried the State Flag. Cadet Sergeant First Class Adam Pagan and Cadet Staff Sergeant Seth Taylor posted as Guards. Following behind the Color Guard was the Battalion Staff and shortly after that, the company
The Honor Unit with Distinction is the highest award a JROTC unit can earn; it’s represented by a gold star. Keeping the gold star is a big deal; it reflects how hard the Battalion has worked. This is a triennial inspection from the US Army to determine whether a unit can keep their gold star. The Army inspects eleven areas such as Battalion staff interviews, cadet and instructor portfolio inspections, Drill, color guard, cadet briefings, and in-ranks inspection. The Jaguar Battalion passed with a score of 97% out of 100%; it was a big relief to know the Battalion gets
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Raider Team travelled to South Fork High School to compete in the Area III Raider meet state qualifier. They competed against 21 other schools from 6 counties in five physically demanding events. The events consisted of Cross Country Rescue (team had to answer questions on first aid, treat a simulated 120lb casualty with supplies from 30lb ruck sacks and then move the casualty and supplies one mile to the safe zone), 100 meter 300lb tire flip, fitness test moving ten 30lb sand bags around a 25 meter course carrying two at a time,
Port Saint Lucie High School’s Raider team competed in Fort Pierce Westwood’s Raider Competition against 21 teams from 10 schools. The competition had five events: 3 mile team run, Cross Country Rescue everyone takes a written first aid test and then as a team carry a 80-120 lb stretcher a mile while wearing three 30lb ruck sacks, fitness test where every team member carries two 30 lb sandbags over a 50 meters, 200 lb tire flip over a 100 meters and a Rope Bridge event. The male team and the female team won first place Over All, placing first in
Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC Raider Team traveled to Atlantic High School and competed in a Raider Challenge. The competition consisted of 500 push-ups, 500 sit-ups, 75 pull-ups total for the whole team, a ½ mile 150lb litter carry, a tire flip with weight ranging from 250lbs to 500lbs, a Rope Bridge, and 32 sandbags. Port Saint Lucie High placed in 3rd against 14 other teams with a time of 32:40. It was a close competition with the difference between us and 1st place was only 5 seconds. It was a tough course but our raiders did amazing.
St. Lucie Sunset Rotary Club hosted the US Army Jazz Ambassadors concert in Downtown Tradition. Port Saint Lucie High Schools JROTC cadets, Cadet Captain Ashlee Seipel, Cadet Captain Cole Herndon, Cadet Sergeant First Class Jamie Triplett and Cadet Captain Robert Hopkins, were very excited to present the colors and introduce the US Army’s Jazz Band. When things got kicked off, the band played beautiful symphonies ranging from Latin music, swing, contemporary Jazz and more. The St. Lucie Sunset Rotary Club appreciated Port Saint Lucie High schools JROTC Color Guard for participating in the concert. The Rotary Club members said that
Due to a horrific accident with a sidelight window, Steve Shea suffered a laceration from glass in his forearm down to the bone that severed an artery. His daughter, Mackenzie Shea, is a Captain in Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC program.
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Drill Team won first Place over all at the District Drill Meet held at their Port Saint Lucie High School and has qualified to compete at the State Drill Meet.
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion held their annual Service Learning event at their school; this year’s event was a Flag Retirement ceremony.
The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion presented the colors for the opening ceremony for the Jaguar baseball game against Fort Pierce Westwood High School. The Color Guard was led by cadet Sergeant Major Robert Hopkins carrying the national flag. Cadet Captain Tyler Lynn carried the state flag while Cadet Captain Ashlee Seipel and Cadet Second Lieutenant Jaffrey Murankus posted as their guards. The Color Guard gave a great presentation for the opening ceremony. Pictured, from left, are Jaffrey Murankus, Robert Hopkins, Tyler Lynn and Ashlee Seipel. By Kaleb Dover.
The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Color Guard participated in the recent Northport K-8 School Black History Month ceremony. The Color Guard was led by Cadet Sergeant Major Robert Hopkins carrying the national flag. Cadet Second Lieutenant Cole Herndon carried the state flag, while cadet Second Lieutenant Taylor Chaney and Jaffrey Murankus posted as their guards. The school gave a wonderful welcome to the cadets, who gave a respectful presentation for the ceremony. The Jaguar Battalion thanks Northport for the special invitation to be a part of their ceremony. Pictured, from left, are Jaffrey Murankus, Robert Hopkins, Cole
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion presented the colors for the season opener for Jaguar Softball, at their district game against Westwood.
The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion hosted this year’s Treasure Coast Air Rifle Match sponsored by American Legion Post 318. This competition was made possible by the continuous support of the American Legion Post 318, which provided the competition’s trophies and medals. Competing against four other schools in St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie placed second overall. This was a standard shoulder-to-shoulder match, shooting the three standard shooting positions: standing, kneeling and prone. Cadet Captain Michael Hutchinson was the “Top Shot” from Port Saint Lucie scoring 222 points. Each cadet preformed to the best of his or her
The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion showed their pride at the annual Martin Luther King Junior day parade in Fort Pierce.
Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar cadet First Lieutenant James Williams was recently awarded the “Cadet of The Year” honor from the Florida Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) Army ROTC, earning him a full scholarship to F.I.T. This was a very tough competition — the difference between first and second place was a mere five points. Williams will receive a three year Army ROTC scholarship, as well as an F.I.T. ROTC incentive program for tuition — all told, a $160,000 scholarship award. Congratulations to James for all his hard work and dedication! Pictured presenting James the award are First Sergeant George Fiske
Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion’s, Cadet Lieutenant Colonel William Benagh IV, was accepted into the United State Military Academy at West Point. William Benagh will be a second generation West Point graduate.