Northport K-8 students from the Northstar team were selected to present at this year’s Project Citizen Oral Hearings held recently at the Palm Beach Coounty Convention Center. Three of the five teams presenting were from St. Lucie County and two were from Miami-Dade County. The team from Northport K-8 School represented Mary Ellsworth’s sixth period class with their project, “Put Down the Fork and Pick Up the Pace.” The project centered around the issue of childhood obesity and how schools can help combat
this increasing problem. With support from Northport administration, the PTO, Building Level Planning team, cafeteria staff and coaches, students were able to initiate a Fun Run, install changes in the school menu’s for next school year and earn the promise of a middle grades Field Day next year. Students
learned how much hard work, knowledge of current laws and civic responsibility it takes to get public policy enacted. Northport K-8 school is extremely proud of the state finalists. Pictured, from left, are Gabriella Mejia, Jellisa Alleyne, Cameron Templeton, Jalisa Smith, Sabrina Wing, Myles Jackson, Cassidy Giles and Alexandria Robinson. Students were accompanied by teachers Mary Ellsworth and Mala Woessner.