On April 8, 2014 at the School Board Meeting, students were presented with awards for the Samuel S. Gaines Essay Contest. In the high school division,

1st Place was presented to Michael Camacho, Fort Pierce Central High School;

2nd Place was presented to Terrance McQueen, Fort Pierce Central High School; and

3rd Place was presented to Jalyne Edwards, Lincoln Park Academy.

Pictured are, Todd Smith (FPC Principal), Sarah Murrell (FPC Teacher), Terrance McQueen, Genelle Yost (Superintendent), Michael Camacho, David Foxx (LPA Assistant Principal), Jewel Edwards (accepting for her sister, Jalyne), Dr. Samuel S. Gaines, Debbie Hawley (Board Chairman), and Chuck Kearns (Morganti Group).