Jaguar color guard presents the colors for baseball opening

Jaguar color guard presents the colors for baseball opening

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion School presented the colors during the National Anthem to open the Jaguar Baseball Team’s first game of the season. Assistant principal April Rogers threw out the first pitch opening the game for the season. The Color Guard was led by Cadet Major Devynn Rhodes, who was accompanied by Cadet Second Lieutenant Tyler Lynn, Cadet Second Lieutenant Ashlee Seipel, and Cadet Staff Sergeant Allison Miakisz. These cadets displayed outstanding professionalism and have done an amazing job. We wish the best of luck to the baseball team as they journey on into their season. Pictured, from left, are Cadet Second Lieutenant Ashlee Seipel, Cadet Major Devynn Rhodes, Cadet Staff Sergeant Allison Miakisz, and Cadet Second Lieutenant Tyler Lynn.

Jaguar Drill Team sweeps drill meet

Jaguar Drill Team sweeps drill meet

What does it mean to be a winner? For the Jaguar Battalion Drill Team, it’s the pride of knowing that hard work and dedication pay off.  Port St. Lucie High School hosted the annual Treasure Coast Drill Meet, with four other schools competing.  There were eight different events, and the Jaguar Battalion took first place in each one. The following is a list of the commanders that led their teams to victory: cadet Corporal Ashlee Seipel, cadet Second Lieutenant Andrew Miller, Cadet First Lieutenant Devynn Rhodes, cadet First Lieutenant Gerard Delgado, cadet Captain Amanda Mabry, cadet Captain Sean Scott, and cadet Captain Ryan Monday. The cadets displayed excellent dedication, and competed outstandingly in all events.

Jaguar Drill Team Sweeps Meet

Jaguar Drill Team Sweeps Meet

On February 10th, the Jaguar Drill Team competed in the Seminole Ridge High School Drill Meet. Competing in the wide variety of events included: platoon, squad, color guard and exhibition. Both the male and female teams performed admirably. The Jaguar Drill Team placed first in the overall meet — winning all eight of trophies!

Jaguar Musicians Find Harmony

Jaguar Musicians Find Harmony

Student musicians in St. Lucie Public Schools returned early to begin practicing and refining their craft in preparation for musical performances for audiences throughout the District this fall.

Port St. Lucie High School’s Jaguar Band found a beautiful day to harmonize with Mother Nature and rehearse on the field under beautiful blue skies.

 

 

 

 

 

Jaguar Raiders compete in regional event

Jaguar Raiders compete in regional event

 The Port St. Lucie High School Raider team recently competed in a regional event at South Fork High School in Martin County.  The competition consisted of 17 schools vying for victory in five demanding events, beginning with a physical fitness test which consisted of two minutes of push ups and sit ups. Following the physical fitness test, the Raider Team endured a grueling three-mile terrain run. The Raider Team’s third event was a cross country rescue where cadets carried a 120 pound litter and three 30 pound rucksacks on their backs for one mile. Afterwards, they took a skills test consisting of first aid and land navigation. When the Raider Team finished their skills test, they participated in the rope bridge competition. For this event, the cadets had to construct a rope bridge over a fifty foot obstacle without any errors in their knot or while they were traversing the rope bridge. The team earned a third place trophy in the event.  The commander of the male team was cadet Command Sergeant Major Mason Propst, and mixed team leader was cadet First Lieutenant Devynn Rhodes. The Jaguar Battalion raider team put forth a strong effort in all events and anticipates next year’s competition at South Fork High School.

Jaguars at Morningside CSI Night

Jaguars at Morningside CSI Night

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion went to Morningside Elementary School to take part in the school’s CSI night. The leaders of the night were the School Resource Officers from Morningside and Port Saint Lucie, Officer White (Morningside). The objective was to use investigative skills taught by the SRO’s to find clues and evidence that they could use to capture the thief of the children’s gifts. The cadets acted as the arresting officers and the students from Morningside Elementary were the investigators.

This was a great experience for the students and cadets to further their knowledge of law enforcement. The Jaguar Battalion thanks Morningside Elementary for letting them participate in the event.

 

Jaguars at the Atlantic Raider Meet

Jaguars at the Atlantic Raider Meet

Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC Raider Team traveled to Atlantic High School and competed in a Raider Challenge. The competition consisted of 500 push-ups, 500 sit-ups, 75 pull-ups total for the whole team, a ½ mile 150lb litter carry, a tire flip with weight ranging from 250lbs to 500lbs, a Rope Bridge, and 32 sandbags. Port Saint Lucie High placed in 3rd against 14 other teams with a time of 32:40. It was a close competition with the difference between us and 1st place was only 5 seconds. It was a tough course but our raiders did amazing.

Jaguars at the Atlantic Raider Meet

Jaguars at the Atlantic Raider Meet

Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC Raider Team traveled to Atlantic High School to compete in a Raider Challenge. The competition consisted of back to back events starting with Rope Bridge and a physical fitness test (PT). During the PT test the team had to complete a total of 500 push-ups, 500 sit-ups, and 85 pull-ups.  The rest of the events consisted of a ¾ mile litter carry with 80lbs of weight, move 40 20lb sandbags from one point to another, flip a 350lb tire 100 yards, and finish by running a mile to the finish line. Port Saint Lucie High finished with a time of 29:36 securing the first place win by 46 seconds. It was a tough course but our raiders did an amazing job.CCR PT Ropebridge Sandbags Tire flip

Jaguars at the Atlantic Raider Meet

Jaguars at the Atlantic Raider Meet

Port Saint Lucie High School’s JROTC Raider Team traveled to Atlantic High School to compete in a Raider Challenge. The competition consisted of back to back events starting with Rope Bridge and a physical fitness test (PT). During the PT test the team had to complete a total of 500 push-ups, 500 sit-ups, and 100 pull-ups.  The rest of the events consisted of a ½ mile litter carry with 80lbs of weight, move 6 30lb dumbbells and a log of over 250lbs from 200 yards, flip a 300lb tire 100 yards, and finish by running ½ a mile to the finish line.  Port Saint Lucie High finished with a time of 28:18 securing the first place win by 27 seconds. It was a tough course but our raiders did an amazing job.

 

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Jaguars compete at orienteering competition

Jaguars compete at orienteering competition

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion Orienteering Team recently ventured to Woodpecker West, a part of Ocala National Forest, to test their navigation skills against other Orienteering teams from across the state of Florida. This competition was the first real challenge for the Orienteering Team this year. Each team is sent out into the woods with nothing but a map and a compass to find several points and make their way to the finish line as fast as possible. The Port St. Lucie High School’s four teams placed first, second, seventh and eighth overall in the competition. The Jaguars look forward to thier next competition in March.

Jaguars Continue to Set the Standards

Jaguars Continue to Set the Standards

The Jaguars placed in the following events:

First Place Male Squad Exhibition, commanded by Zachary St.John, First Place Male Unarmed Squad, commanded by Chaz Pollino, First Place Male Unarmed Platoon, commanded by Tyler Lynn, First Place Female Unarmed Squad, commanded by Allison Miakisz, and First Place Female Unarmed Platoon commanded by Catherine Zukowski.

Second Place Female Squad Exhibition commanded by Ashlee Seipel, and Second Place Female Platoon Exhibition commanded by Ashlee Seipel.

Third Place Male Color Guard commanded by Robert Hopkins, Third Place Male Armed Platoon commanded by Anson Rivera, Third Place Female Color Guard commanded by Mackenzie Shea, and Third Place Female Armed Squad commanded by Ashlee Seipel.

The Jaguars did an amazing job and will be training hard for the State drill meet. Congratulations to all of the cadets.

 

The Jaguar Battalion Drill Team posing with all of their trophies.

The Jaguar Battalion Drill Team posing with all of their trophies.

 

Jaguars Dominate at South Fork

Jaguars Dominate at South Fork

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Raider team competed in South Fork’s Raider Competition against 17 teams from 7 other schools. The competition consisted of five events: 3 mile team run, Cross Country Rescue, The Raider Fitness Challenge, 200lb tire flip over a 100 meter course, and the One-Rope Bridge event.  Before the Cross Country Rescue everyone takes a written first aid test, during the event the team simulates a casualty by carrying an 80-120lb stretcher over a mile long course while wearing three 30lb ruck sacks.  To complete the Raider Fitness Challenge the team must go through a course consisting of a 10 yard low crawl, a 40 yard 20-30lb sandbag carry, an obstacle to either go over or under, a speed agility maze, an 120lb object to carry around 50’ length, and a turnaround point to repeat the course in reverse.  The Jaguars dominated the competition, the male team and the female team won first place Over All winning four out of the five events.  Males and females placed first place in the 3 mile team run, cross country rescue, the raider fitness challenge, and the One-Rope Bridge.  We are very proud of all the cadets’ who work hard and took home 10 first place trophies.

 

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Jaguars March in the MLK Jr. Parade

Jaguars March in the MLK Jr. Parade

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion showed their pride at the annual Martin Luther King Junior Day parade in Fort Pierce. Marching in this parade is a tremendous honor and privilege for Port Saint Lucie High.

The Battalion formation was led by the Jaguar’s Color Guard was commanded by Cadet Sergeant First Class Jamie Triplett carrying the National Flag. Cadet Second Lieutenant Jonathan Steiner carried the State Flag. Cadet Sergeant First Class Adam Pagan and Cadet Staff Sergeant Seth Taylor posted as Guards.

Following behind the Color Guard was the Battalion Staff and shortly after that, the company formations. Beginning with Alpha Company formation then Bravo, Charlie and lastly Delta. The cadets preformed with the utmost excellence showing the heart and pride of the Jaguar Battalion. Way to go Jags!

Jaguars March in the MLK Jr. Parade

Jaguars March in the MLK Jr. Parade

To the left we have Cadet Staff Sergeant Victor Alvarez, Cadet Private Michaela Luyao, Cadet Corporal Andre Hannon, and Cadet Private Cameron Lennard Carrying the Battalion Banner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaguars March in the MLK Jr. Parade

By: Sarai Narvaez

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion showed their pride at the annual Martin Luther King Junior Day parade in Fort Pierce. Marching in this parade is a tremendous honor and privilege for Port Saint Lucie High.

The Battalion formation was led by the Jaguar’s Color Guard and was commanded by Cadet Staff Sergeant Tesa May carrying the National Flag. Cadet Staff Sergeant Marco Nader carried the State Flag. Cadet Staff Sergeant Haley Pollard and Malver Casanas posted as Guards.

Following behind the Color Guard was the Battalion Staff and shortly after that, the Company formations beginning with Alpha Company formation then Bravo, Charlie and lastly Delta. The cadets preformed with the utmost excellence showing the heart and pride of the Jaguar Battalion.

Way to go Jags!

Jaguars place second in marksmanship match

Jaguars place second in marksmanship match

The Port St. Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion hosted this year’s Treasure Coast Air Rifle Match sponsored by American Legion Post 318. This competition was made possible by the continuous support of the American Legion Post 318, which provided the competition’s trophies and medals.

Competing against four other schools in St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie placed second overall. This was a standard shoulder-to-shoulder match, shooting the three standard shooting positions: standing, kneeling and prone.

Cadet Captain Michael Hutchinson was the “Top Shot” from Port Saint Lucie scoring 222 points. Each cadet preformed to the best of his or her ability. The Jaguar Battalion gives a special thanks to The American Legion Post 318 for their continued support. Photo by Clay Lesniak.

Jaguars qualify for state Raider meet

Jaguars qualify for state Raider meet

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Raider Team travelled to South Fork High School to compete in the Area III Raider meet qualifier, which included 10 schools from St. Lucie, Martin, Broward and Palm Beach County. The competitions were cross country rescue, truck pull, fitness test, rope bridge and a five kilometer team run. The female Raider Team placed second overall, took first place in cross country rescue and truck pull, second place in rope bridge, and third place in fitness test. The male Raider team also placed second overall, first in 5k run, and second in cross country rescue. Both the male and the female Raider teams qualified for the State Raider meet. Pictured is the Jaguar team. Photo by Jaffrey Murankus.

Jaguars Salute the Seniors

Jaguars Salute the Seniors

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion opened the annual senior pinning ceremony for the class of 2016 at the Port Saint Lucie Civic Center. Cadet Command Sergeant Major Jamie Triplett led the Color Guard presenting the national flag, Cadet Captain Savannah Cymbal presented the state flag, and standing as the guards were Cadet Major Julian Taft and Cadet Captain Kaylee Zuidema. The Color Guard gave a great presentation of the colors to begin the ceremony. Congratulations to all the senior Jaguars of 2016 who were pinned at the ceremony.

Jaguars Show Their Pride

Jaguars Show Their Pride

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion showed their pride at the annual Martin Luther King, Junior Day parade in Fort Pierce. Marching in this parade is a tremendous honor and privilege for Port Saint Lucie High.

The Battalion formation was led by the Jaguar’s Color Guard and was commanded by Cadet Sergeant Major Travis Cetin carrying the National Flag. Cadet Captain Savannah Cymbal carried the State Flag. Cadet Private first Class Marco Nadar and Cadet Staff Sergeant Damilola Jolaogun posted as Guards.

Following behind the Color Guard was the Battalion Staff and shortly after that, the company formations. Beginning with Alpha Company formation then Bravo, Charlie and lastly Delta. The cadets preformed with the utmost excellence showing the heart and pride of the Jaguar Battalion. Way to go Jags!

Jaguars State Drill Meet

Jaguars State Drill Meet

The Port Saint Lucie High School Jaguar Battalion traveled to Lakeland, FL to compete in the Florida State Final Drill Competition on April 16th.  Out of the 396 Army JROTC programs in the state of FL 108 schools qualified to compete at the state finals.

The Jaguars competed in the following events: Female Color Guard, commanded by Cadet Major Jamie Triplett; Female Platoon Unarmed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Major Catherine Zukowski; Female Squad Armed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Second Lieutenant Syanna Graham; and Female Squad Armed Exhibition, commanded by Cadet Staff Sergeant Kaycee Rhodes.

Male/Mixed Squad Unarmed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Command Sergeant Major Adan Pagan; Male/Mixed Squad Armed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Sergeant Major Travis Cetin; Male/Mixed Platoon Unarmed Regulation, commanded by Cadet Major Julian Taft; and Male/Mixed Squad Armed Exhibition, commanded by Cadet Captain Zachery St. John.

The Jaguars are still waiting to hear the results from the competition.  The final scores will be sent out during the week of April 18th.

Congratulations to all of the cadets who competed and to all the cadets who commanded.