St. Lucie County Schools have a long history of participation with Project Citizen with outstanding students yielding excellent result and this year falls right in line with keeping up the positive progression to success. Participants and winners of the 2014 Project Citizen State Finals were recognized at the June 10, 2014 School Board Meeting. St. Lucie West K-8’s seventh grade team that was led by Ms. Stephanie Isaacs won 3rd Place in the State’s Project Citizen Showcase with their project entitled, Water Pollution Solution. Two other SLC teams that were in the top five were: West Gate K-8, with their project entitled, Residential Rehabilitation Center, and Palm Pointe with their project entitled, Puppy Mills Bite.
St. Lucie West K-8’s seventh grade team project entitled, Water Pollution Solution very timely with what has taken place and still unfolding regarding the Indian River Lagoon with its ongoing saga of controlling and monitoring the pollution in the Lagoon waters. The students’ project could well help spread awareness to the varying causes and effects regarding water pollution to our environment. It is good to see and know that our schools in America are preparing the citizens of the near and distant future to heal the earth and solve all of the dilemmas that hinder people around the world in unity for peace and prosperity for everyone.
Project Citizen in Action:
Project Citizen students from across the nation are making an impact in their local communities and the media is taking notice. From public policy success stories about improving school lunch programs to water conservation, stay informed about Project Citizen news and updates. In some states, Project Citizen is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies.
PHOTO: Critics of fracking in California cite concerns over water usage and possible chemical pollution of ground water sources as California farmers are forced to leave unprecedented expanses of fields fallow in one of the worst droughts in California history.
REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SLCSD) June 2014