Fort Pierce Central history fair winners get set for district contest

Fort Central High School held its Annual History Fair Luncheon at the Cobra Café recently to honor the winners of the school’s event. Over 500 students completed semester long projects in their World History and American History classes. The students with the most outstanding projects were selected to present their projects to a panel of judges. The winners enjoyed a formal luncheon prepared by culinary students of the Cobra Café and sponsored by the Fort Pierce Lions Club as the community celebrates student success. Fort Pierce Central High will be represented by 37 students at the district history fair at Westgate K-8.  Pictured are honored students, along with students are Central teachers and Lions Club members Arin Terwilliger in the Lions vest at left, teacher Sharon Ortiz, and Lions member Barbara Belcher at right, and principal Todd Smith back right. Exhibit Winners include:

Group Exhibit

 1st Place


Amber Most and Samantha Maye

Karen McCall


2nd Place

‘Chinese Revolution’

Janisha Chin, Sabrina Kennedy, Kimone Chin

Sharon Ortiz, History Fair Coordinator and Lions member


3rd Place


Jamir Howard, Jamal Howard, Jeremy Hagood

Miachael Schwerer/ Sharon Ortiz


 Individual Exhibit

 1st Place

‘The Holocaust’

Alexandra Thomas

Sharon Ortiz


2nd Place

‘The Great Awakening’

Sophia Pop

Brenton Kappler


3rd Place

‘The Revolver Reaction’

Sean Budge

Arlene Cole


Research Papers

1st place Sam Vaughn

2nd Place LaWanna Miller


Julie Pont,

Alex Wolf and Jasmine Sigmon

Bria Wheeler and Tollisha Lawson



Kathleen Swinford and Danielle Freeman

James Lowery, Nicole Votino, and Michael Gulbrandsen