Hello, everyone. There are so many great things happening in our schools right now, I wanted to fit as much as I could before they all let out for the year.
First, congratulations to Palm Pointe Educational Research School in Tradition. The teachers, staff and students there are continuing to keep the bar raised as one of the best schools in the area.
Another school that's doing great things is the College Preparatory Academy of the Treasure Coast. A Somerset School, this school hit the ground running at the beginning of the year, and they haven't stopped since.
This weekend, the school is having its first annual Miss Spartan MMXXIII contest. Come out and support Port St. Lucie's charter high school as 12 students compete for the title.
What makes this competition fun is that is based on brains. The students will compete in written and verbal communication skills, as well as promote community involvement.
By demonstrating leadership on a number of levels, these students will represent CPATC and show what potential leaders look like.
Stop by at 7 p.m. at the Port St. Lucie Community Center on May 5. Tickets are only $5, and any money that goes to the students and their endeavors is money well spent.
My last congratulation goes out the students and their families who are walking the stage at Tradition Field on Friday evening as part of the Indian River State College commencement ceremony.
No matter the age of the student, this ceremony is a tribute that honors and recognizes their dedication and commitment to reaching higher levels of achievement.
Watching the college graduation puts me in the right mindset to watch with pride the hundreds of high-school students who will soon claim diplomas of their own.
This community is such a great starting point for future successes, and I can't wait to see what the future holds for them in the years to come.
Until next week, drive safe.
Dawn Krebs is an associate managing editor for Hometown News and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.