EVENT SPOTLIGHT: Third Annual ‘Lift Every Voice’ Set Feb. 18 at Rockledge High School

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event’s mission is to showcase academic and club projects for public, private and home school STUDENTS

The Third Annual Lift Every Voice is scheduled for Sunday, February 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rockledge High School, located at 220 Rockledge Ave. in Rockledge. The event’s mission is to showcase academic and club projects for public, private, and home schools in Rockledge and surrounding cities.

The Third Annual Lift Every Voice is scheduled for Sunday, February 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rockledge High School, located at 220 Rockledge Ave. in Rockledge. The event’s mission is to showcase academic and club projects for public, private, and home schools in Rockledge and surrounding cities.

BREVARD COUNTY • ROCKLEDGE, FLORIDA – The Third Annual Lift Every Voice is scheduled for Sunday, February 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rockledge High School, located at 220 Rockledge Ave. in Rockledge.

According to Rockledge City Councilman Dr. Michael Cadore, “The event’s mission is to showcase academic and club projects for public, private, and home schools in Rockledge and surrounding cities.”

Dr. Cadore told me,” Our community should encourage our students to express their talents at every chance we get. There are many students who are not participating in school extra-curricular activities and positive clubs throughout the community. We want the Lift Every Voice event to be something that students look forward to.”

Cadore continued, “We cannot stop providing opportunities. It’s also about serving and educating. If you don’t serve your community now, don’t expect your community to serve you later.”

The Third Annual Lift Every Voice is scheduled for Sunday, February 18, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Rockledge High School, located at 220 Rockledge Ave. in Rockledge. The event’s mission is to showcase academic and club projects for public, private, and home schools in Rockledge and surrounding cities.

Co-organizer, Beverly Hamilton talked about how important this event is for young people. She said, “Students should have an opportunity to lift their wonderful class projects, dancing and music performances from the four walls of their schools with limited viewers and share them with the community for more greater visibility and encouragement.”

The title of the event, “Lift Every Voice,” comes from the Negro National Anthem written by Jacksonville historical leader, James Weldon Johnson.

Those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Food trucks. local businesses, and vendors will be on site.

For more information, contact Cadore at mcadore21@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Steve Wilson moved to Brevard County in 1984 and has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports and the space industry, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.

Steve Wilson was born in DeRidder, Louisiana and grew up in both New Orleans and Macon, Georgia.  He moved to Brevard County in 1984 and retired from local government as the Community Advocate/Assistant to the City Manager with the City of Rockledge in 2018.

Among the awards and accolades Steve has received over the years are 15 + year Rockledge Little League volunteer, Brevard Public School Jefferson Award Recipient, Rockledge High School Raider Booster Award 2001, 2006, City of Rockledge Employee of the Year 2006, Rockledge Kiwanian of the Year 2006-2007, City of Rockledge Quality Public Service Award 2008, 2012, 2017, Rockledge Kiwanis Citizen of the Year 2012-2013, Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Sportscasting 2015, Rockledge High School Leadership and Service Award 2016, Central Florida Humanitarian Award 2017, Space Coast Inspiration Award – 2018,  Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement – 2020, Ecofest Achievement Award – 2022, Quality Floridian Award – 2022, presented by U.S. Congressman Bill Posey.

Wilson is especially proud of his chairing two fundraisers in support of pediatric cancer research through the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in honor of Merritt Island resident Julie Spurlock that raised over $25,000.00.

He has been a partner, along with Orville Susong, for the past 24 years with the Friday Night Locker Room, a broadcasting team that covers and reports on a wide variety of local events that are of significance to the residents of the Space Coast and beyond. Their mission is to promote youth sports, support first responders and law enforcement personnel, and showcase community and charitable events that are produced by our nonprofit partners in central Florida.

The Friday Night Locker Room has awarded hundreds of sports achievement plaques to Brevard County student-athletes over the years. They have also awarded more than $18,000 in academic scholarships to Brevard County high school seniors.

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