St. Lucie technical skills students move on to regional and state contests

Having already qualified through regional events held earlier this month, a goup of 21 Allied Health students from Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie West Centennial, Fort Pierce Central and Fort Pierce Westwood high schools and their instructors head to the Florida Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Championships to be held March 30-April 1, 2012. Meanwhile 46 additional students from Fort Pierce Central, St. Lucie West Centennial, and Treasure Coast high schools will travel to several technical centers in Polk and Orange Counties soon to participate in many other Region III SkillsUSA technical and leadership competitions.  Criminal Justice students from Treasure Coast and Fort Pierce Central high schools will also compete locally in SkillsUSA Crime Scene Investigation and Criminal Justice contests.  Gold and silver medalists from all of these events will qualify to participate in the Florida SkillsUSA Championships to be held April 29-May 2, 2012.  Pictured is the HOSA team from Fort Pierce Westwood High and their instructor Cindy Kreis. Front row, from left, Stephanie Honeycutt, Chelsea Coggins, Coraima Gomez, Tiffany Harry, Ms. Kreis, and Jasmine Loussant. Back row, from left, Unity Wiggins, State Finalist Everett Ramos, Shavela Vaughn, Maeonna Wright, Hannah Bauer, State Finalist Dustin Tuckett, Sabrina Cuker, Nicole Bohaboj, Jonathan Barrow, State Finalist Tiffany Stonesifer, and Kristen Brunson.