Representatives from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office Drone team hosted a live demonstration for Criminal Justice and Law Academy students from St. Lucie West Centennial High School. Special thanks to SLPS Criminal Justice Advisory Board member, Sergeant Wes Harbrin from the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office for setting up this event! Mrs. Angela Baumgarten’s students were engaged and learned about skills, training, and career options for sUAS industry certification and the connection of drones to the field of law enforcement.
St. Lucie West Centennial High School’s Criminal Justice students from Mrs. Angela Baumgarten’s class participated in a guest speaker presentation with business partners from the Emergency Operation Center of St. Lucie County. Guest speakers were Kathleen Hissong (Communications Manager) and Karen Kozac (Emergency Management Safety Planner). The presentation was very well received by the students and included a conversation on qualities and characteristics needed to work, and details on employment opportunities within St. Lucie County. This connection was made possible from the Criminal Justice Advisory Board and business partnerships with Doug Baber (Director, Human Resources and Risk Management) and Frank
St. Lucie West Centennial High’s Criminal Justice student, Taylor Cuevas, is an Intern with the City of Fort Pierce- Code Enforcement Unit. This internship allows her to learn and apply her training as an Accredited Legal Professional. She states that she is gaining new knowledge and appreciates the opportunity. Taylor plans to attend the University of Central Florida to pursue Criminal Law after high school. Thank you to Mr. James “Jim” Nichols for offering this opportunity to his students through the Criminal Justice 4 course.
Students in Ms. Ashley Daniel’s Photography course at St. Lucie West Centennial High School participated in a virtual guest speaker presentation with Professional Fashion Editorial Photographer, Courtney Rodwell. This engaging and motivational session included a conversation on skill sets, college, and career preparation for a career in photography.
Graduating seniors from the 2018-2019 Certified Nursing Assistant class were recognized by Mrs. Durkee, Mrs. Higgins, School Administration, District staff, and parents/guardians at St. Lucie West Centennial High School.