Four local teams to compete in academic world competition

Three teams from Lincoln Park Academy and one team from Port St. Lucie High School have advanced to the 2013 Odyssey of the Mind World Competition in Lansing, Michigan, next month. The three Lincoln Park teams earned first place in state competition, a first for any school or individual coach. The team from Port St. Lucie High earned second place in state competition in only its second year of competition. Pictured are Coaches Diane Tucker from Port St. Lucie High, left, and Judith Hueter from Lincoln Park displaying the ceremonial checks representing donations from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and other district partners that were a surprise presentation at the April 23, 2013, St. Lucie County School Board meeting. Pictured also are student team members, school administrators, and, third from right, School Board Chairman Debbie Hawley, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Helen Roberts, and Superintendent Michael Lannon.