Please come out and support the Lincoln Park Academy Bowling Team that has qualified to participate in the National Bowling Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana in June. Bowlers will be outside the St. James Publix on May 16th from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Any donations and support are welcomed.
Lincoln Park Academy’s Bowling Team, in conjunction with Five Guys of SLW, will be hosting a “Community Night” on 5/17 from 3:00 pm until 9:00 pm. When making your purchase, please mention Lincoln Park Academy’s Bowling Team so the team can receive a percentage of your purchase. Funds raised will be used to send the team to the National Bowling Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It’s a Three-Peat!
Lincoln Park Academy is sending an Odyssey of the Mind Team to World Finals for the third year in a row!
Odyssey of the Mind is a creative problem solving competition that includes learning communities from all over the world. The abilities to cooperate, communicate and share talents acquired while on an Odyssey Team are just what the next generation needs to meet the challenges of our future.
The Lincoln Park Academy Odyssey of the Mind Team’s excellent performance at the State Competition has earned them the honor of representing the state of Florida at the World Finals held at the University of Iowa. This is an honor that requires raising the funds needed to get there! The team of seven students is working hard to meet this challenge. Please go to http://tinyurl.com/mvr4gty to add your 100% tax deductible support to this endeavor!
Students, left to right; Hamza Razuman, Rachael Howard, Brenden Rouse, William Clarizio, Samantha Strong, Baylie Cainas, Samreen Razuman
Congratulations to the LPA Odyssey of the Mind teams! On February 26, two teams competed in the Regional Tournament at Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach and both teams are headed to the Florida State Tournament on the campus of the University of Central Florida on April 8.
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from K to 12th grades. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics.
The Problem 5 Team came in first in its category and received the Ra’natra Fusca Award for the most outstanding performance in the regional tournament. Team members are Reese Perretta, Shreya Reddy, Haniya Shareef, Cristin Donaldson, Lance Barrett, Gary Simmons, and Camila Parra.
The Problem 3 Team placed second in its category and is headed into the state tournament with the intention to win the event outright. The team members are of Elizabeth Sterling, Amanda Bouquet, Isabella Gomes, Rafaella Milla, Lourdina Payen and Juanita Maldonado.
We are so proud of our Odyssey of the Mind teams and wish them the best of luck at the State Tournament.
Congratulations to Lincoln Park Academy Senior, Callie Zheng for being selected as Fort Pierce Rotary Club, Student of the Month for October. Callie is a graduating with a weighted GPA of an awesome 6.22. She is the daughter of Quan Zheng and Wei Cai.
Callie’s subjects of interests are many and include Chemistry, Mathematics, and Engineering. She has received awards as a 2019 Florida Sunshine State Scholar, a 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist, First Place Individual Southwest Region for the AMATYC 2018 and Third Place in Senior Plant Sciences Category at the Florida State Science and Engineering Fair. Callie is a member of the National Honor Society, the Beta Club, Mu Alpha Theta Honor Society, Association for Women in Mathematics and the International Thespian Society.
The person who has influenced Callie the most is her brother. He has shown her what a hard work ethic looks like and has pushed Callie to be dedicated and devoted to anything she sets her mind to.
Callie’s most meaningful quote is “You miss 100% of the shots you do not take!”
Lincoln Park Academy Seniors had their first Senior meeting. During the meeting several things were discussed by their class sponsor, Mr. Gray. Mr. Sanabria, school principal, spoke to the students and shook the hand of every class senior to ensure that they are committed to graduate. The seniors received a class shirt and signed the graduation gown as a symbol of their commitment!
On Wednesday, September 5th, Lincoln Park Academy’s entire 12th grade congregated in their auditorium for a Jostens inspired commitment to graduate ceremony to celebrate being a senior and to commit to graduate at the end of the year. The energy was captivating when asked how they all felt about being seniors this year as students were seen bouncing in their seats and were heard shouting such phrases as, “Oh, Yeah!” Every single student walked onto the stage, looked our esteemed principal, Mr. Sanabria, in the eyes, and said, “I commit to graduate!” They then joyfully walked over to the table where they were sure to choose the exact color sharpie that would best represent them when signing the graduation gown. The beautiful gown of many colored signatures, which represents the breathtaking diversity and togetherness of our school, will be put on display for all those who enter our school to see our students’ total commitment to graduate.
October is National Administrator Month and Lincoln Park Academy’s National Honor Society gave a big thank you to our fantastic administrators, Mr. Sanabria, Ms. Stone, Miss Veldhuis and Mr. Lehman. We very much appreciate all the hard work that goes into making our school safe, successful and productive!
The newly formed Lincoln Park Academy Speech and Debate Team can boast of great accomplishments during its inaugural year as all six members qualified for State and one member qualified for Nationals.
Team members Aaron Address, Jennifer Barajas, Daphne Bellot, and Zyla Marc qualified for State in the Program of Oral Interpretation. Alyssa Monaco also qualified for State in the category of Declamation, and Donald Smith qualified for Nationals in Dramatic Interpretation.
Coaches Debra Scherer and Stuart Address are proud of the team and looking forward to next year.
On Friday, April 15th at Lincoln Park Academy, we had the honor of congratulating four more of our seniors. Each student athlete has committed to their college and/or university to further their education and continuing their sport of choice.
They are as follows: Taylor Sukmana: Golf – Palm Beach Atlantic University; Brooke Johnson: Swimming – Florida Atlantic University; Anthony Marian: Soccer – Florida Southern University; and Aidas Kavaliauskas:Swimming – Florida Atlantic University.
Geoffrey Zheng was named to Team Florida for being one of the six highest individual scorers in the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge competition. As a part of being named to Team Florida, Geoffrey also received a scholarship for $1,000.
Congratulations to Lincoln Park Academy 9th grader Breanna Myles for being crowned USA National Miss Florida Junior Teen. As Miss Florida Junior Teen, Breanna will move on to the USA National Junior Teen competition where she will have the opportunity to win over $200,000 in cash, prizes, and scholarships.
Good luck at the next level, Breanna!
LPA student Bradley Livingston, is a 10th grader whose artwork, “Lively Toes,” has been accepted for the Dali Museum’s Surrealist Art Exhibit in St. Petersburg, Florida. His work will be displayed together with 100 juried works shown at “The Marvelous, the Fantastic & the Grotesque” Exhibition, May 19th – August 26, 2018. Congratulations to Bradley Livingston on a job well done!
Lincoln Park Academy’s Mali Kaminaga, Carlos Arce, and Geoffrey Zheng competed as members of the St. Lucie County Academic Team at the Florida Commissioner’s Academic Challenge in Orlando April 21-24. The county team placed 5th overall in their division. In addition, Geoffrey Zheng was named to Team Florida for being one of the six highest individual scorers in the competition. As a part of being named to Team Florida, Geoffrey also received a scholarship for $1,000.
Students in Ms. Steffens Studio Art classes have been participating in a host of exciting contests, exhibitions and juried shows this school year. Their work has been displayed at the Art Connection in Ft. Pierce, The 3rd Annual Highwaymen Heritage Trail Festival, and the St. Lucie County Fairgrounds. We were recently notified of several wins in the PSL Drop Savers Poster Contest and are awaiting word on the Doodle4Google contest and the eminent Dali Museum’s Student Surrealist Art Exhibition entries.
Lincoln Park Academy Theater produced Hairspray the Musical the last week of April 2019. This toe-tapping show was a delight to work on and to see. With over 100 students involved, this show was held very near and dear to many students’ hearts. A timeless story of equality and love, Tracy Turnblad soars to new heights with her hair and her willingness to stand up for what’s right. Over 1,200 attendees traveled through time with LPA to an upbeat world of hairspray and a world of changing dance.
The Lincoln Park Academy Middle School Math Team participated in the annual MathCounts competition on Friday. Kendrick Carpenter took first place individual honors and will go on to compete at the state level on March 24th. Also among the top ten finishers was Malaica Ashley who finished in eighth place. Congratulations to the entire team for a job well done!
Lincoln Park Academy, for the first time ever, has a wrestling program. On December 22, the Greyhounds took 1st place at the Battle on the Lake tournament hosted by Okeechobee High School. Two LPA wrestlers at the tournament were Rakan and Rayan Abulathou. The brother duo pinned every wrestler they faced. Congratulations to Coach Pryor and all of our Greyhound wrestlers.
The Lincoln Park Academy Jazz Combo performed as the opening act for Grammy-nominated and award-winning Najee on November 4th, 2017 at the Sunrise Theater. Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, Eta Eta Omega Chapter under the Pink Rose Foundation Inc., held its annual scholarship fundraiser at the Sunrise Theater.
Vice President of the Pink Rose Foundation and Event Chairperson Michelle Jerger said, “The students have amazing talents and are extremely professional. They set the tone for a successful evening.” Jerger also commended the leadership of Band Director Jason Albert.
Lincoln Park Academy’s Class of 2018 is committed to graduating! On October 26th, LPA juniors participated in their annual C2G ceremony to reaffirm their commitment to graduation. All 218 students shook principal Henry Sanabria’s hand to show their commitment to working hard, coming to school everyday, and finishing high school strong. Students also received a keychain tassel to remind them that “the tassel is worth the hassle!”
The annual Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl played at FAU stadium in Boca Raton hosts a fantastic art contest in partnership with Palm Beach and St. Lucie Public Schools. Lincoln Park Academy Junior, Sandy Gamez, had her art work selected as best in the district at the high school level. The competition asked students to depict the connection between “health and football” in a small work of art. Mr. McGraw explained, “Ms. Gamez considered different contexts of football and health issues while composing her work and chose to render her picture in black and white to emphasize specific emotions and themes in her piece. We are so proud of Sandy’s hard work and success.” Sandy’s talent and hard work paid off in the form of a monetary award for Sandy and the LPA visual arts department.