Lincoln Park Academy’s Sebastian Suarez Meets Challenge of the United States Congress

Lincoln Park Academy’s Sebastian Suarez Meets Challenge of the United States Congress

Fort Pierce, FL – Sebastian Suarez, a senior at Lincoln Park Academy in Fort Pierce, earned the Congressional Award Gold Medal.  Established into law in 1979, the Congressional Award was created to honor, encourage, and inspire America’s youth.  To earn the Gold Medal, Suarez completed 400 hours of Voluntary Public Service, 200 hours of Personal Development, and 200 hours of Physical Fitness. Additionally, he planned a trip to and explored New York City over a five-day period to better understand the cultures that shaped the metropolitan area.

Through the Congressional Award, Congress urges young people to challenge themselves. Any interested, motivated student, aged 14 through 24 years old, may participate in the Congressional Award by setting and achieving individually challenging goals in four program areas: Voluntary Public Service, Personal Development, Physical Fitness and Expedition/Exploration. The Congressional Award adapts to meet the needs of every participant as they set goals according to their own interests and level of abilities.  The Award is geared toward youth who set their own personally challenging goals and activities.  These are students who want to stand out for the goals they set for themselves on their own time.

Suarez did not “win” the award – he EARNED it! He will be recognized at the national Gold Medal ceremony along with other distinguished award recipients next summer.

About St. Lucie Public Schools

St. Lucie Public Schools is a B rated District with no failing schools proudly serving the students as the second highest ranking School District on the Treasure Coast.  The mission of SLPS is to ensure all students graduate from safe and caring schools equipped with the knowledge, skills and desire to succeed. For more information, visit, http://www.stlucieschools.org.

 

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Lincoln Park Academy’s Project Citizen Finalists

Lincoln Park Academy’s Project Citizen Finalists

Two groups led by Civics teachers  Alaina Moise and Tamara Lindo represented Lincoln Park Academy in the Project Citizen Showcase at IRSC on February 14, 2019. The first project entitled “Stop Human Trafficking” was presented by Molly Gillard, Alexis Bentinganan, Jaimy Ponceti, and Dalita Decambre. The second project entitled “Food Inspection Correction” was presented by

Raul Pozniak, Ricardo Ramirez, Autumn Thomas, and Gabriel Vandermude. Of the three top spots, both projects placed in the top three to advance to the state competition. Congratulations on your success!

Lincoln Park Academy’s FHSAA State Track Champion!!!

Lincoln Park Academy’s FHSAA State Track Champion!!!

FHSAA State Champion!!

On Friday May 6th, Caleb Pottorff of Lincoln Park Academy won the 3200 meter run at the State Championship event  in Bradenton.

On Saturday May 7th, Caleb also ran the 1600 meter run and finished second.

Congratulations to Caleb and his coaches for becoming a State Champion.

Lincoln Park Academy’s Concert Chorale to Participate in Disney’s 2015 Candlelight Processional

Lincoln Park Academy’s Concert Chorale to Participate in Disney’s 2015 Candlelight Processional

For the 8th consecutive year, the LPA Chorale has been selected to participate in the 2015 Disney Candlelight Processional. The Candlelight Processional held in the Epcot Center at the American Gardens Theater is a breathtaking retelling of the Christmas story in words and music complete with a 50 piece orchestra, choir and celebrity guest narrators. The narrators read the Christmas story and interspersed are favorite carols of the season.

The Lincoln Park Academy Chorale will perform on Friday, December 11th at 6:45 pm and 8:15 pm. The celebrity guest narrator for the evening will be Ana Gasteyer.

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LPA Wins at Fair

LPA Wins at Fair

Lincoln Park Academy’s 3-dimmensional art classes worked collaboratively to create a red, white, and blue Floridian inspired booth. The students each formed an individual red, white, or blue flower to contribute to a large hanging garden mural. The main focal point of the booth was a large eagle relief that read, “Art can change people and people change the world.”

Ms. Duran’s advanced classes produced large “Big Head” sculptures inspired by influential Floridians and characters such as Tim Tebow, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck. In order to recreate Florida’s famous beaches, sand and sandcastles were lined along the floor space. Lincoln Park Academy’s booth received 1,037 votes of the total 7,136 votes cast to become this year’s $1,000.00 People’s Choice Award recipient. This award was in conjunction with the Out-of-the-Box Award which provided Lincoln Park Academy with a total of $1,250.00 from their 2017 St. Lucie County Fair School Display.

Lincoln Park Academy would like to thank the Fort Pierce Sunrise Kiwanis Club, the St. Lucie County Supervisor of Elections, and our wonderful surrounding community who supported our fair booth. Ms. Duran and her 3D classes plan to use a portion of the reward to fund a community service project in the future.

 

Lincoln Park Academy wind symphony presents concert

Lincoln Park Academy wind symphony presents concert

The Lincoln Park Academy (LPA) Wind Symphony performed a concert recently featuring the student members of the Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Steel Drum Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. The band members played a wide variety of literature for this concert and interacted with the audience. Assistant Superintendent of Fine Arts Dr. Kevin Perry is shown above as a guest conductor for the Wind Ensemble. The ensembles will perform again at the annual Winter Concert on Thursday, December 6th at 6:30pm in the LPA auditorium.

Lincoln Park Academy Theater Presents…

Lincoln Park Academy Theater Presents…

During the first weekend of October, Lincoln Park Academy produced the musical James and the Giant Peach! This production was a resounding success, attracting audience members of all ages. This fun filled production is full of magic, family and songs that make you want to sing along. The students involved performed with such heart and energy.  It was a beautiful way to spend an evening. The following Monday, October 7th, over 700 students from across St. Lucie County came to the Lincoln Park Academy Auditorium to enjoy this show. The young students brought so much life and joy and it was a lovely time had by all.

 

 

 

 

Lincoln Park Academy Students Participate in Unity Day

Lincoln Park Academy Students Participate in Unity Day

Lincoln Park Academy students, teachers, and staff participated with millions of people across the country in Unity Day on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, to take a stand against bullying.  By wearing orange, Lincoln Park Academy showed that we believe that no student should be subjected to bullying.

 

Lincoln Park Academy student project brings toys to hospitalized children

Lincoln Park Academy student project brings toys to hospitalized children

Three Lincoln Park Academy student athletes have delivered stuffed toys to children at Palm Beach Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit as part of a Kare for Kids community service team project. Pictured, from left, are Erin Gerlica, Jeffrey Gerlica and Kayla Andrade on a recent toy delivery. The Kare for Kids team more than doubled its original goal of 75 by collecting more than 175 toys! Jeffrey plans to continue with the Kare for Kids program so he can help bring further joy to children in need.

Lincoln Park Academy Senior, Sebastian Suarez Meets the Challenge of the US Congress!

Lincoln Park Academy Senior, Sebastian Suarez Meets the Challenge of the US Congress!

Congratulations to LPA senior, Sebastian Suarez, for earning Congress’ only charity, the Congressional Award.  Sebastian completed over 400 hours of voluntary public service, 200 hours of personal development and 200 hours of physical fitness over a 24-month period, to include a 5-day, self-planned trip to New York City, where he explored the various cultures that helped shape the formation of the city, to garner this prestigious award and meet his personal goals.

Sebastian attributes his reaching this goal through the support and encouragement of teachers and administrators at Lincoln Park Academy. “At Lincoln Park Academy, I have had the opportunity to grow and develop in a safe and encouraging environment,” says Sebastian.

The Congressional Award was established in 1979 and was created to honor, encourage and inspire America’s youth ages 14 to 23.

Lincoln Park Academy Senior Named Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist

Lincoln Park Academy Senior Named Regeneron Science Talent Search Finalist

Lincoln Park Academy senior, Haniya Shareef has been named one of the top 40 a finalists in the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. As a top 40 finalist,

Haniya will receive at least $25,000 in awards. She was selected from a pool of highly qualified entrants based on her project’s scientific rigor and her potential to become world-changing scientific leaders.

Haniya will also travel to Washington, D.C., from March 8-14 to undergo a rigorous judging process to determine the top 10 winners. If chosen as one of the Top 10 winners, she will also have the opportunity to meet with members of Congress and share her project with the public at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on March 11. While in D.C., this year’s finalists will compete for more than $1.8 million in top awards. The top 10 awards range from $40,000 to $250,000 for the first-place winner. Winners will be announced at a formal awards gala at the National Building Museum on March 13.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public since 1942, focuses on identifying the next generation of scientists and engineers who will provide critical leadership in solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges while shaping the future of research and development for our nation and the world.

 

 

 

Lincoln Park Academy Senior Athlete Wins Scholarship

Lincoln Park Academy Senior Athlete Wins Scholarship

Lincoln Park Academy was recently notified by the FHSAA that Senior Jamya Wiley is one of twelve female finalists for the Florida Dairy Farmers Academic All-State Team. Jamya will attend a banquet in Gainesville on June 11th and be awarded a $1,700.00 scholarship.  The over-all winner will be announced and will receive an additional $4,600.00.

Congratulations and good luck to Jamya!

Lincoln Park Academy Represents the USA at the Panasonic KWN 25th Anniversary Global Awards Ceremony

Lincoln Park Academy Represents the USA at the Panasonic KWN 25th Anniversary Global Awards Ceremony

The two teams from Lincoln Park Academy, under the guidance of master Adobe instructor Gena Harriman, won The Americas region in their respective categories!

LPA’s World Hunger team and civic documentary moved on as one of seven finalists with other regional winning teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, and Thailand. They also won another similarly action packed 5-day trip to NYC with the addition of a cultural exchange and a brand new studio quality Panasonic video camera! At the KWN 25th Anniversary Global Contest, their Fighting World Hunger video won the Best Concept Award and another brand new studio quality Panasonic video camera!

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The Panasonic Kid Witness News World Competition

KWN got its start in 1989 in the U.S. as a hands-on video education program supported by Panasonic North America, which supplied video cameras and editing equipment to public schools to make news programs from the perspective of children. The program was subsequently expanded on a global scale. At present, 548 schools from 23 countries and regions are participants in the program.

KWN is designed to foster creativity and presentation skills among young students. Supervising teachers cite further merits of the program such as a heightened awareness of the environment and the community as well as development of team skills among participants through the process of creating civic documentaries. The expanding network of KWN schools also provides a platform for international cultural exchange among KWN students.

The two teams from Lincoln Park Academy, under the guidance of master Adobe instructor Gena Harriman, won The Americas region in their respective categories!

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 Students Donovan Kryak and Zaid Jamil won the 2014 Eco-Effect Award for Best PSA Of The Year with a public service announcement entitled Water Conservation. Marisol Galindo, Imani Rodney, Sana Adalsha, LPA AP Ms. Candace Stone, Janice Ng, Donovan Kyrak, Zaid Jamil

Students Janice Ng, Imani Rodney, Marisol Galindo, and Sana Adalsha won the 2014 New Vision Award with Fighting World Hunger!2

Janice Ng, Imani Rodney

Both teams each won impressive trophies, and a 4-day Winners Weekend trip for all team members to the new Panasonic North American HQ, the 2014 KWN New Vision & Eco-Effect Awards Ceremony, Double Decker Bus Tour in NYC, Lunch in Times Square, Broadway Performance: Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Dinner at Don Pepe Restaurant, Night at the Movies: Shaquille O’Neal’s CityPlex Movie Theatre and many more team building activities!

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Marisol Galindo, Imani Rodney, Sana Adalsha, LPA AP Ms. Candace Stone, Janice Ng, Donovan Kyrak, Zaid Jamil

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LPA’s World Hunger team and civic documentary moved on as one of seven finalists with other regional winning teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, and Thailand. They also won another similarly action packed 5-day trip to NYC with the addition of a cultural exchange and a brand new studio quality Panasonic video camera! At the KWN 25th Anniversary Global Contest, their Fighting World Hunger video won the Best Concept Award and another brand new studio quality Panasonic video camera!

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Lincoln Park Academy Peace Poster Show

Lincoln Park Academy Peace Poster Show

The Hurston Branch Library will display the artwork of Lincoln Park Academy students grades 6th– 8th from January 15th – February 15th.  The Zora Neale Hurston Branch Library is located at 3008 Avenue D, Fort Pierce, Florida, just west of 29th Street. The student artwork represents individual expressions of peace and justifies why kindness matters in a global sense.  For over three decades, Lions Clubs around the globe have sponsored this “peace” themed art contest for schools and youth groups.

Featured winners include Regina Macias (7th), Breanna Ferber (6th), Nachbi Pierre (7th), and Quinn Stephenson (8th).  Lincoln Park Academy would like to extend our gratitude to the Fort Pierce Lions Club for donating materials, providing awards, and setting up the show! Special thanks to Crystal Samuel, President/Sight Chair of the Fort Pierce Lions Club, for all her hard work and continued dedication to the youth in our community.

Lincoln Park Academy Orchestra Receives the Dyer Difference Award

Lincoln Park Academy Orchestra Receives the Dyer Difference Award

Before moving to the treasure coast in 2008 the Dyer’s had a dealership in small town rural Ohio. Giving back to the community became part of the culture at their dealership. They depended on their community and the community, in turn, counted on them. The award committee is made up of the management team at Dyer and the recipient is voted on monthly. The award is presented on behalf of Dyer Chevrolet Mazda Subaru and salutes a non-profit organization on the Treasure Coast that is truly making a difference in their community.

Lincoln Park Academy Orchestras is the 100th recipient of this award! Congratulations to the orchestra director Josephine Cappelletti and the hard working student musicians for their many contributions and performances in the community including the Fort Pierce 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, Dyer Chevrolet Grand Opening, Strings for Seniors nursing home performances, Wedding Events, Graduation Events, and more!