The members of the Tampa Bay Posse—owners of one of-a-kind Corvettes–, will roll into West Palm Beach Friday, September 7, to delight about 40 Roosevelt Elementary students who were the school’s highest FCAT performers last year. A convoy of more than 20 cars will parade through the school’s parking lot starting at 11:00 a.m. preceding a luncheon the school is hosting for the Posse and students. The group is joined this year by the West Palm Beach Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, whose members tutored the students in preparation for the statewide test. Brothers of the fraternity joined with the Tampa Bay Corvette Posse to co-sponsor a DJ who will play music on the school’s playground to add to the festivities for those students who scored a 4.o on the writing, reading, or math portions of FCAT.
This year the Posse also sponsored red, white, and black Write to Ride t-shirts for the student to wear on this special day. The parking lot at the Science, Technology and Mathematics magnet program will be transformed into a deluxe, Corvette car exhibit and demonstration area. Principal Dr. Glenda Garrett expressed gratitude for the fourth year of involvement by the Tampa club. “We have students participating this year who first heard about the event when they were in first or second grade and this year—they were old enough and scored high enough to be among those who reap the rewards,” she stated. Typically the students are allowed to select the color of the “grand chariot” they get to ride in through the neighborhood.
This year an added feature of the celebration is a skating party for the students –also sponsored by the Tampa Bay Posse—that will be held at a later date. Members of the Posse and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity are expected to be on hand at the school until 2:30 p.m. For details, contact Dr. Garrett at 561.653-5100 or Glenda.email@example.com.