FPL Sponsors Show for SLWK-8 K-2 Students

FPL Sponsors Show for SLWK-8 K-2 Students

On Tuesday, October 4, The National Theatre for Children came to our school and performed for our K-2 students. They performed an energy show sponsored by FPL titled Captain Wattage. Captain Wattage solved the mystery about who was stealing energy. (It was Vivica Voltage!) The boys and girls (and teachers) loved it!

FPC’s Culinary Academy Cooks Up Experience

FPC’s Culinary Academy Cooks Up Experience

Fort Pierce Central’s Culinary Academy and administration feed the football team!

Not only do culinary students gain hospitality experience and volunteer hours while supporting our football team but they were also visited by Brandon Parks, FPC Culinary Academy graduate (farthest left in picture). Brandon is currently attending Valencia College in Orlando and just landed a job with Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurant as a 2nd line cook! Disney hired him based on his work experiences in the Cobra Cafe and the St. Lucie CookOff (winning team member) as he never worked in the restaurant industry.

Congratulations, Brandon Parks! Go Cobras!

FPCHS Wrestling Team Clinches Regional Title

FPCHS Wrestling Team Clinches Regional Title

Fort Pierce Central High School’s Wrestling Team won its first Regional Wrestling Title since 1995. The 3A Region 3 Champs qualified 11 athletes for the state tournament. That is the most qualifiers in school’s 49-year history, and it ties for the most in St. Lucie County History.  Coach Seidel said, “It’s well deserved for the athletes that put their blood, sweat, and tears into it.  I am so proud of what they have accomplished so far.”  The Cobras will travel to the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, FL on Friday and Saturday for the state tournament. Go Cobras!

Pictured:  Kevin Finn, Jacob Fleitas, Jared Fleitas, Anthony Gibson, Cameron Golden, Lance Harris, Isaiah Herrington, Ryan Hester, Berlens Jean- Louis, Henry Jones, Steven Krantz, Zaine Parlor, Russell Raabe, Travon Ross, Head Coach Seidel, Assistant Coach Rocky, Coach Martinez, Coach George, Coach Glenn

FPCHS – The Art Space

FPCHS – The Art Space

This exhibit showcases the work of the Creative Photography students from Fort Pierce Central High School. The school added photography courses four years ago, and in that time Heather Blackmon-Gordon’s students have grown in both skill and scope. With photography as their commonality, they search for their own creative style and vision.

The students have spent the last few months documenting, critiquing and reflecting on physical and mental places in their lives. The photographs are of people and places, with a focus on utilizing lighting to portray moods. Many of the photos are pieces of seniors’ portfolios that they are submitting to visual arts colleges and universities for Portfolio Day, or to the prestigious Scholastic Art Competition.

 

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FPCHS Students Use Drone Technology For Safety

FPCHS Students Use Drone Technology For Safety

Fort Pierce Central High School students use drone technology to keep fellow students safe.

Students in Fort Pierce Central High School’s Embry Riddle Aeronautical University program are working in collaboration with the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office. These amazing students are using drone technology to improve safety on our campus. This is an ongoing project and we are excited to see the next phase. Thank you to WPTV for featuring these wonderful students! Central Can!

https://www.wptv.com/news/region-st-lucie-county/fort-pierce/students-use-drone-technology-to-keep-fellow-students-safe

FPCHS Presents The Music Man

FPCHS Presents The Music Man

Fort Pierce Central presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man at the Fort Pierce Central High School Auditorium Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th at 7:00 PM; Saturday, February 27th and Sunday, February 28th at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.

Tickets are available at the Fort Pierce Central High School Box Office. For more information, contact 772-468-5888 or email lst0122@stlucieschools.org.

The Fort Pierce Central Theatre Department, which is located at 4101 South 25th Street in Fort Pierce, Florida, performs mystery dinner theatre, fall, and spring productions for the public. As International Thespian Troupe #4618, Fort Pierce Central participates and has earned, Best in Show and Superior Ratings in theatrical competitions at the District and State levels.

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FPCHS Empty Bowls Project

FPCHS Empty Bowls Project

Fort Pierce Central High School art students and culinary students are working together to bring awareness to a community problem.  For $15 anyone can purchase a bowl, fill it with fresh hot soup prepared by the school’s culinary arts students and when they are done eating, the bowl goes home with them as a symbol of all the empty bowls in the community.

The bowls will be on sale at the Fort Pierce Farmers Market on Saturday, March 16th.  All proceeds benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank.

Click the link below for a video and full story:

https://www.wpbf.com/article/students-helping-to-stop-hunger-one-bowl-at-a-time/26578041

FPCHS Donates to Veterans

FPCHS Donates to Veterans

Fort Pierce Central High School JROTC cadets participated in the Wreaths Across America fundraising effort in the fall and raised over $1,100.  The dollars raised were donated to St. Lucie County’s local veterans organizations in an effort to honor the men and women who dedicated themselves to serving and protecting our country in the armed services.

Immediate Past President of the Military Officers Association of America, Treasure Coast Chapter Bobbie Williams and Treasurer of the United Veterans of SLC, Inc. Vernon Walentainy were present to accept the donation from students. The gentlemen thanked the cadets and shared how the donation will make a difference in the lives of veterans and their families.

 

Background – Wreaths Across America

Source: https://www.wreathsacrossamerica.org/

In December 1992 in Harrington, Maine, when wreath maker Morrill Worcester found himself with a surplus of 5,000 wreaths during the holiday season. Worcester saw the surplus as an opportunity to pay tribute to our country’s veterans and with the help of Maine Senator Olympia Snowe, arranged for the wreaths to be placed at Arlington National Cemetery. This annual tribute to our country’s veterans has continued ever since, touching the lives of millions of veterans’ families and volunteers and growing in scope through the years.

In 2007, the Worcester family along with veterans and volunteers formed the non-profit organization Wreaths Across America to continue and expand their efforts at Arlington National Cemetery and to support those around the country who wished to do the same. Wreaths Across America’s mission is simple: Remember the fallen, Honor those that serve, and Teach the next generation about the value of freedom. Morrill’s wife, Karen, has served as the organization’s volunteer Executive Director since the non-profit was created and today oversees what has become a massive volunteer organization that continues to grow. In 2017 alone, Wreaths Across America and its national network of volunteers place over 1.5 million veterans’ wreaths at 1,433 locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

 

FPCHS Culinary Students Support Empty Bowls Benefit

FPCHS Culinary Students Support Empty Bowls Benefit

This marks the 11th year for the fundraiser benefiting Treasure Coast Food Bank.

Each year, hundreds of area school children create ceramic bowls by hand for the event. Filled with a serving of soup, they symbolize a meager meal and raise awareness and support for those struggling with hunger in the community.

For $20, patrons will receive a custom tote and the bowl of their choice filled with fresh, hot soup.

This year, soups will be prepared by Fort Pierce Central High School Culinary Arts students and Treasure Coast Food Bank’s new production kitchen.

 

TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN TCPALM, CLICK HERE!

Empty Bowls Article From TCPalm

 

FPCHS Culinary Awards

FPCHS Culinary Awards

On Saturday March 2, 2019, four Fort Pierce Central High School students, Sarahi Fraga, McClintock Hoeffner, Luz Martinez, and Hope Thomas, won third place in the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association’s 19th Annual Management Competition, sponsored by the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality & Tourism.

In this statewide competition, participating teams demonstrate their knowledge of the restaurant and foodservice industry by developing a new restaurant concept and presenting it to a panel of judges at a simulated business exposition.  The teams also submitted a written proposal for review, and presented their concepts of marketing, menu and costing, layout and décor, and critical thinking to various groups of judges through posters, verbal presentations, and question-and-answer sessions.

In addition to taking home third place overall in the state of Florida, Luz Martinez was awarded the Hospitality Excellence Award, and received a $2,000 scholarship to the post-secondary institution of her choice.  McClintock Hoeffner won a $5,000 scholarship to Keiser University for placing second in Chef Erik Youngs Voodoo Chef High School Recipe Challenge.  McClintock had to create an original recipe incorporating Chef Youngs signature DIRT spice into a meal consisting of a protein, vegetable, and starch.  His dish was a coffee and DIRT spice infused ribeye steak with a mushroom sauce, steamed broccoli finished with seasoned butter, and pan fried thinly sliced red new potatoes dusted with DIRT spice.

Their instructors Chef Jesse Strell and Cindy Swertfager, the school, and their families are more than proud of all of these outstanding students.  All their hard work and dedication has definitely paid off.  We are excited to see what the future holds for our talented Cobras!

FPCHS Competes in HOSA State Competition

FPCHS Competes in HOSA State Competition

FPCHS Medical Academy students were shining at the HOSA State Competition in Orlando, FL. Congratulations to all of our students on their amazing accomplishments!

1st place: Gold Medals

Ben Taulbee- Nursing Assisting

Cassandra Connor, Sebastian Falconi & Yamilet Avilies- Community Awareness

Jose Enriques- Vet Science

2nd place- Silver

Marie Ramirez, Tamia Foxx, Yedanny Dominguez, Irene Vallejo, Tamia Renaud- Health Education.

3rd place- Bronze

Haley O’Connor- Human Growth and Development.

Finalists-

Jamal Theobault- Medical Spelling

Aaliyah Frank- Home Health

Gloria Cruz- Vet Science
FPCHS Celebrates Scholar Athlete

FPCHS Celebrates Scholar Athlete

Congratulations to Fort Pierce Central High School Senior Laura Haggerty!  Laura was honored on Senior Day for her academic and athletic accomplishments.  With 4 Years Varsity Soccer and 3 Years Varsity Tennis, Laura will graduate this May from FPCHS with a 5.58 weighted GPA, and 3.98 unweighted GPA.  She will also graduate from IRSC with her AA degree on May 2, 2019.  Laura plans to attend the University of Florida in the fall to study engineering.  Congrats Laura!  Once a Cobra, Always a Cobra!

FPCHS Art Students Honored

FPCHS Art Students Honored

FPCHS art students were honored by the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  FPCHS student Noah Weston won an Honorable Mention for his Portfolio piece, Prize Chicken.  Student Justin Brunelle won the prestigious Gold Key Award from Scholastic for his photograph, Friend in the Dark.  Congrats to these two talented art students!
FPC SkillsUSA Chapter Business Procedure Team Win 1st Place

FPC SkillsUSA Chapter Business Procedure Team Win 1st Place

The Chapter Business Procedure team takes 1st place again in SkillsUSA Florida state competition. The same team placed 8th in the National competition in June 2014. The team will be unable to compete this June due to summer college orientation commitments. Congratulation to the following members of the Chapter Business Procedure team: Tchael Jeune, president; Precious Sneeze, treasurer; LaToya Montimer, secretary; Emily Phillips, and Deon Gamble.

FPC JROTC Cadet slected for 2014 Girls State

FPC JROTC Cadet slected for 2014 Girls State

Every year, local students fill out an application, write two essays and are interviewed to compete for a spot to go to Tallahassee for a chance to experience and participate in our states government. Out of all applicants, only 300 girls get this honor. American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 is proud to give this opportunity to a very deserving candidate.

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318, Port St. Lucie, President Debbie Johnston would like to congratulate Nicole Geldmaker for being the 2014 Girls State recipient. Nicole attends Fort Pierce Central High School and is the Battalion Commander for the JROTC under the direction of LTC (R) Al Nevárez. She is vice president of the Debate Team as well as a member of the National Honor Society. Her sights are set on attending West Point Military Academy and obtaining a degree as a pharmacist then serving in the Army for five years. She is very active in our community volunteering more than 500 hours. One platform she is passionate about is education reform and educating other students about government.

FPC High School Odyssey of the Mind Team off to World Finals in May!

FPC High School Odyssey of the Mind Team off to World Finals in May!

Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college. Team members apply their creativity to solve problems that range from building mechanical devices to presenting their own interpretation of literary classics. They then bring their solutions to competition on the local, state, and World level. Thousands of teams from throughout the U.S. and from about 25 other countries participate in the program.

The Fort Pierce Central High School team won second place at the State competition last Saturday at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. They will now compete in the World Finals from May 20-23, 2015 at Michigan State University.

Over 800 teams from around the world will compete in the 36th Odyssey of the Mind World Finals. The competition emphasizes creativity and teamwork and has grown into the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide.

Best wishes to the FPC Odyssey of the Mind team — have fun in Michigan!

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FPC French Club Students Visit Paris, “The City of Light!”

FPC French Club Students Visit Paris, “The City of Light!”

Over spring break, a group of seventeen French Club students and three teacher chaperones from Fort Pierce Central High School departed from Miami International en route to Paris, France. Each day the group sampled a variety of cuisines at various restaurants that ranged from traditional French fare to the food of the French Caribbean, West Africa, and others. The trip included stops at the Louvre and Orsay Museums to admire Leonardo DaVinci’s famous “Mona Lisa” and the works of Vincent Van Gogh. Visits to famous landmarks included the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs Elysées, the Versailles Palace, the Arc of Triumph and the Moulin Rouge. Climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower was definitely the ‘high point’ for the students. On the return trip, the group encountered a few delays due to flight cancellations. However, this gave the group a chance to enjoy stops in London and New York before making it back home with even more memories to share with family, friends, and classmates.

FPC Fall Food Drive

FPC Fall Food Drive

The Sophomore Class at Fort Pierce Central sponsored a Fall Food Drive to benefit the Treasure Coast Food Bank on November 20-24. Freshmen class members collected the most with 127lbs of the 387lbs of food collected.

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