SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Performs Honor Guard for Senator Scott

  The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC “Black Talon” Company provided a Full Service Honor Guard for a Senator Scott event that was hosted and held at the Meadowood Golf and Tennis Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.  The event took place on Friday, April 28th, 2023.   The Honor Guard consisted of c/Lieutenant Jade Sikorski (Left Rifleman), c/Lieutenant Commander Aidan Rossell (Ensign Flagman and Color Guard Commander), c/Lieutenant Commander Nikolas Ramirez (Army Flagman), c/Senior Chief Petty Officer Sean Stewart (Marine Corps Flagman), c/Chief Petty Officer Justin Lotak (Navy Flagman), c/Petty Officer First Class Zachary Columbia (Air Force Flagman), … Read More

SLW Centennial High School’s NJROTC Navy Eagles “Black Talon” Company holds its Annual Military Ball

The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC Navy Eagles “Black Talon” Company held its Annual Military Ball on Friday, April 14th, 2023.  The “Black Talon” Unit held the event at the Hutchinson Shores Resort and Spa located in Jensen Beach. The event started at 5 PM with a “Social Hour” so cadets, parents, and school officials could mingle and socialize. Then, at 6 PM, the “Receiving Line” formed, consisting of the “Black Talon” Commanding Officer, c/LCDR Nikolas Ramirez and his guest Daniella Ramirez, SLW Centennial Assistant Principal Sandra Oliveira, Principal Andrea Popwell, and Senior Naval Science Instructor Lieutenant Victor L. … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Participates in “Battle of Platoons”

The SLW Centennial High School’s NAVY JROTC “Black Talon” unit participated in their annual “Battle of Platoons” events and competition. The “Battle of  Platoons” competition was held this past Saturday, March 25th, 2023.   The Battle of Platoons events are a series of competitions that all four platoons compete in against each other and the results are used to crown the “Honor Platoon” during Awards Night at the end of the year. The cadets of each platoon show their team spirit by coming in their platoon color and cheering for their fellow shipmates as they compete in their events. The … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Participates in Southern Oaks Discovery Day

The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC participated in Southern Oaks Middle School’s Discovery Day on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023. The SLW Centennial Cadets that participated (pictured above from left to right) were Cadet Petty Officer First Class Alesha Alexandre, Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Jade Sikorski, Cadet Lieutenant Commander Aidan Rossell, Cadet Chief Petty Officer Justin Lotak, and Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel Sharpe.     The cadets introduced the middle school students to basic drill, armed exhibition drill, and physical fitness exercises as well as answered questions about what it’s like to be a part of the Navy … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Unit Tours Cape Canaveral Coast Guard Station

The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC “Black Talon” Unit toured the Cape Canaveral Cost Guard Station on Monday, March 20th, 2023. The unit toured their Operations and Communications Center and received a brief on the responsibilities and daily operations of the Coast Guard. The Unit also toured the United States Coast Guard Cutters SKIPJACK as well as the CONFIDENCE.  They toured the Navigation Bridge, Engine Room, Galley and Common Spaces. The tour finished with a walk through of the Coast Guard small boat responsible for migrant intervention and narcotic seizures.  

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Competes in Florida State Area 7 Drill Championships, Earns 3rd Place in Color Guard and 3rd Place in Armed Exhibition Drill!

The SLW Centennial High School’s NAVY JROTC “Black Talon” Company competed in the Florida State Area 7 Drill Championship hosted by Riverview High School’s NJORTC in Riverview, Florida. The competition took place on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. The “Black Talon” Competition Drill Team earned multiple awards and represented SLW Centennial impressively as they won the following accolades:   3rd Place Armed Exhibition Drill (Trophy)   3rd Place Color Guard (Trophy)   4th Place 100m Relay (Trophy)   4th Place Overall Athletics, 5th Place Team Push-Ups, 5th Place Team Sit-Ups   6th Place Personnel Inspection 6th Place Overall Drill 6th Place … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Qualifies for Florida State (Area 7) Navy Drill Championships

The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC competed in the Lake Mary “Ram Nation” Drill competition in Lake Mary, Florida, on Saturday, February 18th, 2023.  They earned seven trophies during the competition and qualified for the Area 7 State Drill Championships, which will be hosted by Riverview NAVY JROTC, held at Riverview High School on Saturday, March 4th, 2023. The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC won the following awards: 1st Place 100m Relay (Trophy)   3rd Place Personnel Inspection (Trophy)   3rd Place Team Push-Ups (Trophy)   4th Place Team Sit-Ups 4th Place Overall Atheletics (Trophy)   4th Place UnArmed Basic … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Earns 1st Place Trophy!

Congratulations to the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC “Navy Eagles Black Talon” Drill Competition Team! They competed on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 at Flanagan High School and earned multiple trophies during the Flanagan “Stars and Stripes” Competition Drill Meet in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The Comp Team earned the following awards: 1st Place Personal Inspection (Trophy) 2nd Place 100m Relay (Trophy) 3rd Place Color Guard (Trophy) 3rd Place Team Push-Ups (Trophy) 5th Place Overall Athletics (Trophy) 5th Place Overall Competition (Trophy) 5th Place Armed Exhibition 5th Place Unarmed Exhibition Drill 5th Place Team Sit-Ups 5th Place Overall Academics And please congratulate Cadet … Read More

SLW Centennial NJROTC Competes in Florida State Brain Brawl Academic Championships.

  SLW Centennial’s Navy JROTC Black Talon unit competed in the Florida State Area 7 NJROTC Brain Brawl Academic Championships this past weekend on Saturday, January 28th, 2023, hosted by Gaither High School, in Tampa, Florida. “Alpha” team, c/LCDR Aidan Rossell, c/SCPO Sean Stewart, c/PO2 Jannaya Grant, c/SR Hei Chu and c/LTjg Jade Sikorski, placed 16th out of 32 teams, making it to the semi-finals before being eliminated. “Bravo” Team, c/ENS Casey Scott, c/LT Peyton Mangine, c/SN Nolan Hamel, c/ENS Faith Miller, and c/PO2 Mayreeana Neston, placed 24th out of 32 teams. The unit will look to qualify for Nationals … Read More

SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC Leads MLK Parade

    The SLW Centennial High School’s NAVY JROTC “Black Talon” Company participated in the 2023 Martin Luther King Parade on Monday, January 16th 2023,  in Fort Pierce, Florida.  The Black Talon Unit lead the High School portion of the parade. The parade is marched to honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Black Talon Cadets marched along Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd beginning from Lincoln Park Academy and finishing at Lawnwood Elementary.     The Black Talon Company was lead by the company’s Supply Officer, Cadet Lieutenant Junior Grade Jade Sikorski, and Administrations Officer, Cadet Ensign Faith Miller, … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JRTOC Wins 1st Place!

The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC “Black Talon” Unit competed in the Lake Howell High School’s NJROTC “Silverhawk” Showdown Drill Meet against 15 other NJRTOC units.  The field meet competition is composed of Academic, Drill, Physical Fitness, and Personnel Inspection.  The SLW Centennial “Black Talon” won 1st Place in the Personnel Inspection portion of the Field Meet Competition! The Personnel Inspection portion of the competition is one of the most challenging events on the Field Meet to do well in. Not only are cadets graded on overall uniform appearance, but they are also judged on proper position of attention … Read More

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Cleans the Streets!

The Saint Lucie West Centennial High School Navy JROTC performed Adopt-A-Street responsibilities on Thursday, January 5th, 2023.     The Navy JROTC unit “Navy Eagles” are responsible for picking up trash along Cashmere Boulevard between Heatherwood Boulevard and Crystal River Boulevard. The Navy JROTC Navy Eagles have been performing these duties for the past 16 years.   The platoons rotate the Adopt-A-Street responsibilities monthly. They also perform Campus Clean-up duties around the SLW Centennial High School.     The next Adopt-A-Street for these Navy Eagles is scheduled for March 8th, 2023 and they look forward to making sure the neighborhood … Read More

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Competes in Florida Marksmanship State Championships

On Saturday, December 10th, 2022, The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC traveled to Oviedo High School to compete against 28 other teams in the Area 7 (Florida) State Marksmanship Championships hosted by the Oviedo High School Navy JROTC. Centennial’s “Alpha” Team consisted of Aidan Rossell, Payton Mangine, Justin Lotak, and Jade Sikorski.  The Alpha Team finished in 12th place out of 28 teams from all over the state of Florida.  Cadet Rossell was their top shooter and earned a top team shooter medal. Centennial’s “Bravo” Team consisted of Daniel Sharpe, Casey Scott, Sean Stewart, and Nikolas Ramirez. The Bravo Team finished … Read More

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Earns Distinguished Unit Award with Academic Honors

  The St. Lucie West Centennial High School Navy JROTC program earned the Distinguished Unit with Academic Honors designation. This award is given annually to the top 30% of the Navy JROTC programs in each district or area throughout the United States.  The designation of Academic Honors is awarded to the top 5% programs.  The selection, award, and designation are based on the excellent administration, academic performance, military proficiency, and outstanding dedication from the cadets and staff in the NJROTC program. This is the 4th consecutive year in which the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC program has earned the Distinguished Unit … Read More

SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Competes and Wins Trophy at States!

The SLW Centennial Navy JROTC Competition Team competed in the Area 7 Florida State Drill Championships this past weekend, March 5th, 2022 at Winter Park High School in Winter Park Florida. They competed against the best 19 Navy JROTC Units throughout the state of FL. Congratulations to the Color Guard Drill Competition Team! They placed 4th in the State and brought home a fourth-place trophy from States! The team consisted of Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Linarducci (Right Rifleman), Color Guard Commander Cadet Lieutenant Aidan Rossell (Ensign Flagman), Cadet Ensign Nikolas Ramirez (Navy Flagman), and Cadet Lieutenant Commander Gregory … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Competes in Florida State’s Area 7 Academic Championship

The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Black Talon Company participated in Florida State’s Area 7 Academic Brain Brawl Championships on Saturday, January 29th, 2022. The Brain Brawl Championships pitted 32 NJROTC Academic Teams in a bracket competition where the top four teams competed in the finals. Each team is comprised of 5 cadets, 4 main players, and an alternate that can swap in when needed. SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC had two teams receive invitations to compete in the Championships. Team Alpha was composed of Gregory Vetrano, Sabrina Fortney, Anders Maurancy, Zachary Schumacher, and Casey Fortney. Alpha Team made it to the … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Qualifies Two Teams for Area 7 (Florida State) Academic Championship

The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC competed in the G. Holmes Braddock High School Brain Brawl Academic Competition, in Miami, on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022. The competition was fierce. 20 teams in total challenged each other in a “Jeopardy” style match where four teams battle each other answering questions for three rounds, followed by quarter-finals and semi-finals. Only the top four teams make it to the finals. The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC took home the Third Place Trophy and earned their invitation to the State Championships this weekend, on January 29th, 2022, at Gaither High School in Tampa. The … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC assist in MLK Memorial

The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC unit assisted the Caribbean American Cultural Group, Inc. on Monday, January 17th, 2022 at their annual memorial celebration honoring the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The event took place at the Sunlight Community Church and the guest speaker was Hon. Byron Rushing, Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1983 to 2018.   The SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC presented colors and began the Pledge of Allegiance before the event. The Color Guard members consisted of Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Linarducci (Right Rifleman), Cadet Lieutenant Aidan Rossell … Read More

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC Assist in Vietnam and Global War on Terrorism Memorial Wall Tribute

On Saturday, November 27th 2021, the SLW Centennial Navy JROTC assisted the Reverence Motorcycle Association and the Historical Society of Martin County in presenting Colors for the “Tribute to Valor” in remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice in defending freedom during the Vietnam War and the Global War on Terrorism. The Color Guard personnel were right rifleman Cadet Petty Officer First Class Daniel Sharpe, unit flagman Cadet Petty Officer First Class Peyton Mangine, ensign flagman Color Guard Commander Cadet Ensign Casey Scott, and left rifleman Cadet Lieutenant Commander Gregory Vetrano.

SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC assist Veteran’s Group at Horses and Heroes Event

The SLW Centennial High School’s Navy JROTC assisted the Horse and Heroes of Southeast Florida by providing a Color Guard and a Parking Detail for their event. The Horse and Heroes of Southeast Florida empowers and improves the lives of people struggling with the challenges of military injury and trauma, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, helping them to connect to a community through the benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies.   The program provides veterans and their families the opportunity to learn fundamental horsemanship skills that foster connection and teamwork between horse and human.