Northport K-8 seventh grade students are busily preparing their Project Citizen presentations. After a semester of research, phone calls, letters and policy studies, students in Mary Ellsworth, Christopher Prusa and Angel Bracero’s civics classes are fine tuning and refining their presentations. Students selected topics of interest to help raise awareness about hot button issues and learned how to become change agents to help make what seems to be impossible become the possible. Some of the topics selected by students are sidewalks in Port St. Lucie, school dress code, school budgets and textbooks, animal shelters and the issue of stray animals, dirty bathrooms and bullying. Students in Christopher Prusa and Mary Ellsworth’s classes met in the school media center to work with media specialist Lynne Gruszka to fine tune presentation skills and to learn how to present to a group. Pictured are students from Mary Ellsworth’s civics classes presenting their Project Citizen project. From left are Mackenzie Hunsicker, Michael Gorbach, Gabriel Pedraza and Melissa Royo. District wide Project Citizen presentations will be displayed and judged on Saturday, February 15, at Samuel Gaines K-8 School beginning at 9:30 AM. One display, per teacher, per school will be presented.
Author: LYNNE Gruszka
Northport K-8 School Media and Marketing Specialist