Promoting a town, and a school

Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 11:02 AM.

Tim Croft | The Star

Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School Principal Jeremy Knapp had an idea about bringing sharper focus on this school and the community it calls home.

The aim was to promote the small-town values and beauty of the Port St. Joe community while also spotlighting the efforts of students, teachers, parents and administrators to produce graduates ready for the 21st Century residing beyond the town’s limits.

The theme of the effort, “Small Town, Big Aspirations”, Knapp said, is appropriate for a school that has won 24 state championships in sports and sent students out into the world where they have become doctors, lawyers, engineers and scientists, among other vocations.

The project thus far has been centered on banners created to spotlight school and community.

“We want to promote the area and the school at the same time,” said Knapp, in his second year at the school. “This isn’t just about the school; we want people who don’t know about Port St. Joe to come here.”

A school that has helped the district earn state kudos as a honor roll district, which is based primarily on outcomes from the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, and a high-performing district, a measurement of educational and operational excellence.

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