The second annual District Project Citizen Showcase was held recently at Samuel S. Gaines Academy. Middle and K-8 schools presented their best projects developed by students in their seventh grade civics classes. The projects highlight a solution to a school or community public policy problem. The projects demonstrate extensive research, writing, collaboration, and application of civic knowledge in a student-developed project. The top six entries (three from each St. Lucie County Congressional district), will be displayed in Tallahassee at the State Capitol and selected projects will then advance to the state showcase in Orlando later this spring. This year’s showcase was supported in part through a grant from the St. Lucie County Education Foundation with additional support from the St. Lucie County League of Women Voters and the Florida Law Related Education Association. Pictured is the first place team from Dan McCarty School in Heather Eakins’ class. From left, School Board Chairman Carol Hilson, student Edmundo Moreno, Ms. Eakin, Anna Duran, Kiara Laurent, Benjamin Johnson, district K-12 Social Studies Curriculum Supervisor Tim Norfleet, school board member Dr. Donna Mills and vice chairman Debbie Hawley.