Congratulations Pamela Kaiser. Mrs. Kaiser has been recognized by the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program for her contributions as an AP reader. In June 2014, 607 high school AP English Literature teachers joined forces with college faculty who teach in the same discipline to score 399,220 exams in Louisville, KY. Ms. Kaiser has been recognized for her hard work, her dedication, and her expertise. This was her fifth year participating as an AP Reader. Thank you Ms. Kaiser for your dedication to our students.
SLW Centennial student, Kyana Munao, qualified and participated in the FHSAA Cross Country State Championship for the second time in her four years as an Eagle runner. Kyana was only one of two athletes from St. Lucie County to qualify for State. Congratulations, Kyana!
Junior, Sloan Sizemore, won 1st Place in the Individual Performance Category at the St. Lucie Public Schools History Day Fair. Sloan will be competing next at the State History Day Fair in Tallahassee.
Jaeger Johnson (pictured in front row, 3rd from the left) will be part of the District Team that will compete at the Commissioner’s Academic Challenge State Level competition in April. Jaeger’s individual scores at the District Academic Challenge competition earned him a seat on the District’s Team. Congratulations Jaeger!
PrepVolleyball.com has been working since November attempting to identify the top varsity-playing sophomores (Class of 2020) in the country in 2017.
This recognition is based on outstanding High School Varsity Achievement for the 2017 season.
SLW Centennial Sophomore, Kailey McKnight made it onto the Elite Honorable Mention List.
Kailey McKnight, 5-9 OH, St. Lucie West Centennial (Port St. Lucie, Florida) — First Team All-Area and the team’s Offensive MVP, McKnight recorded a county-leading 358 kills and added 274 digs and 58 aces and passed 298 serves for the Eagles in 2017. “She is a standout when it comes to her offensive and defensive skills,” said coach Carla Nicholson. “She has a passion for the sport and works very hard during and after high school season to become a better player. Her higher level skills are evident as she led the district in almost every category. Kailey is definitely a team player and her teammates love playing with her. With all of her experience at such a high level, Kailey was a huge asset in helping our team reach the Regional Finals and finishing in the top 8 schools in Class 9A in Florida.”
Jaci Caine was selected to serve as youth commissioner on the Florida Youth Commission.
Caine, 17, is a senior at St. Lucie West Centennial High and plans to study medicine.
Olive Garden sponsored an event honoring student athletes at SLW Centennial High School. Student athletes with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and higher were recognized for their academic achievements. The top two students who both have a 4.0 cumulative GPA include Cameron Pagan (pictured on left), 10th grade, Volleyball Team and Nalin Saraf (pictured on right), 10th grade, Cross Country Team .
The Senior Class of St. Lucie West Centennial High School participated in an outreach project Saturday, November 1st. The service project was through Habitat for Humanity, which is a nonprofit based on the belief that every child, woman and man should have a decent, safe and affordable place to live.
The seniors woke up bright and early to get a head start on the project, which was a two bedroom, one bathroom house that needed to be gutted entirely. The students and their Senior Sponsors, Kerry Young and Carol Rondeau, took hammers and other tools to the drywall; they were assisted by a fellow Centennial teacher, Connie McCraw. After a lunch break and many trips to the dumpster, the house was gutted entirely and ready to be rebuilt. When the house is ready for a deserving family, the students and their sponsors will be able to go back and present the family with the key to their new home.
SLW Centennial’s Quiz Bowl Team took first place in the Quiz Bowl State Competition sponsored by Skills USA. The team will advance to Nationals. The student team members are:
Yeltsin Jean-Pierre, Dallas Sidebottom, Jaeger Johnson, Aylah Poe, and Adrianna Lovalente.
Cadets from the SLW Centennial NAVY JRTOC proudly participated in the St. Lucie County Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade as part of the 35th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration. The theme this year was “A Legacy of Justice, Peace, and Equality.”
The SLW Centennial Navy JROTC, in cooperation with the West Gate Boys and Girls Club, has begun a mentoring program. The partnership hopes to instill great citizenship values of patriotism, self-sacrifice, self-discipline and attention to detail in our grade school youth.
The SLW Centennial NAVY JROTC had two cadets presented with awards on the evening of March 12, 2020 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 8058 Youth Awards Ceremony.
The SLW Centennial Navy JROTC was presented with a Community Service Citation in grateful appreciation for the outstanding work and dedication to community events and patriotism. The citation was accepted by the Unit Commanding Officer, Cadet Lieutenant Commander Britney Smith.
After the Community Service Presentation the essay winners were announced. Placing third place in the VFW’s Voice of Democracy Essay Contest of “What Makes America Great” was Cadet Ensign Suhjam Bolivar and coming in First Place and winning the VFW’s Voice of Democracy Essay Contest was Cadet Lieutenant Commander Britney Smith. The awards were presented by the VFWs Post 8058 Quartermaster Ronald Stamps.
SLW Centennial High School NAVY JROTC‘s own Naval Science Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Rodriguez, USMC (Ret.) participated in the Woodcarvers Purple Heart Cane presentation this weekend on the 26th of January 2019. He can be seen on the accompanied picture third from the right. The Woodcarvers Organization presents handmade walking canes to Military Veteran and Active Duty Purple Heart recipients.
In the spirit of the holiday season, SLW Centennial’s National Honor Society partners up with the St. Lucie County Guardian Ad Litem’s office to collect toys for local area children in need.
Ms. Higgin’s and Mrs. Durkee’s Saint Lucie West Centennial Medical Academy students participated in a mock disaster drill at Tradition Medical Center and Martin Emergency at St. Lucie West. They were requested to participate as victims — all 24 went to Tradition Medical Center first to be “moulaged” by specialized makeup volunteers.
Twelve of the students stayed at Tradition Medical Center in the Emergency Room, the other 12 were transported to Martin Emergency at St. Lucie West. Every student was given a script to memorize. They all did a fantastic job portraying themselves as injured victims; they took it very seriously and had a lot of fun.
After the mock drill was complete, all students were treated to a great pizza lunch at Tradition Medical Center.
More than 117 Health Science A&P 10th and 11th grade students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School learned Hands-Only CPR this week. These students were taught by Mary Higgins’ First Responder and Dual Enrollment students.
First Responder classes are available to students who have completed the Allied Health Program as a senior elective. First Responder students prepare for careers in emergency medicine by becoming CPR certified as Health Care Professionals, completing web based classroom instruction and skills in advanced first aid techniques, followed by a shadowing opportunity at various St. Lucie County Fire Stations. They will also take a State Certification test at the end of the year. Dual Enrollment classes are also available which gives the students the opportunity to enroll in postsecondary courses and receive both high school and postsecondary credit.
This “student-teaching-students” approach is innovative and one of the first of its kind in the state of Florida. Students will walk away knowing how to recognize the need for CPR, how to call 911, and how to push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. This method has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work, or in public.
Each student received an American Heart Association personal use CPR Anytime kit to take home and keep so that they can train additional family and friends in Hands-Only CPR. The American Heart Association expects hundreds more will be trained to save a life by the 10th and 11th grade participants. This event is part of the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR for Schools training program and is supported by an educational grant.
More than 120 Health Science 1, 10th and 11th grade students at St. Lucie West Centennial High School learned Hands-Only CPR this week. These students were taught by Mary Higgins’ First Responder students.
First Responder classes are available to students who have completed the Allied Health Program as a senior elective. First Responder students prepare for careers in emergency medicine by becoming CPR certified as Health Care Professionals, completing web based classroom instruction and skills in advanced first aid techniques, followed by a shadowing opportunity at various St. Lucie County Fire stations. This “student-teaching-students” approach is innovative and one of the first of its kind in the state of Florida.
Students will walk away knowing how to recognize the need for CPR, how to call 911, and how to push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song “Stayin’ Alive.” The American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR at this beat can more than double or triple a person’s chances of survival. This method has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for sudden cardiac arrest at home, at work or in public. Each student received an American Heart Association personal use CPR Anytime kit to take home and keep so that they can train additional family and friends in Hands-Only CPR. The American Heart Association expects hundreds more will be trained to save a life by the 10th and 11th grade participants.
This event is part of the American Heart Association’s Hands-Only CPR for Schools training program and is supported by an educational grant.
Mrs. Durkee and Mrs. Higgins’ Allied Health classes and HOSA-Future Health Professional members partnered up with Communities Connected for Kids for their annual Making Christmas Bright project. CCK oversees child-welfare services in Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast, and Guardians for New Futures, which helps meet the unfunded needs of children in foster care. The project has served thousands of children in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie counties.
For the fourth year, students, student groups, faculty and staff from all over the Centennial campus, jumped at the chance to participate in this year’s toy drive. We were even fortunate to have a parent ‘Secret Santa’ partner with us this year. We were able to provide the 60 children on our list with the three gifts on their Christmas wish list. In addition, because of our Secret Santa mom, we had at least 200 extra gifts for additional kids.
We wish to thank all who generously donated gifts to this very worthwhile organization. It means so much to us to participate with this very important project for local children in need. If you ever want to consider participating with this toy drive event, contact Christina Kaiser at CCK (772) 528-0362 or email email@example.com and join the fun.
SLW Centennial Law Academy students presented a Mock Trial to over 120 Palm Pointe seventh grade Civics students. This was a collaborative effort between Mrs. Sandra Oliveira, Law Academy Coordinator, and Mrs. Lulkin and Mrs. Cruz, 7th grade Civics teachers, to enhance the learning experience for the seventh graders who are learning about the court system and the trial process.
The Law Academy students prepared and presented the case. The seventh grade students were placed in jury groups to deliberate the outcome. After the presentation, there was a debriefing session where the seventh graders could ask questions of the presenters. This was a great experience that provided the Law Academy students with an opportunity to practice and apply what they have learned in the classroom and an equal opportunity for the seventh graders to observe a mock trial presentation in a courtroom setting.
SLW Centennial Law Academy students presented a mock trial to over 120 seventh grade students. It was a collaborative effort between the Law Academy teachers Sandra Oliveira and Eric Eberhardt, and the Palm Pointe 7th grade Civics teachers, Anne Lulkin and Hillary Cruz. The 7th graders were divided into juries. After the trial was presented by the high school students, each group had to deliberate the verdict. The verdicts were shared and then the session was open to discussion and questions between students and teachers.