Canaveral Port Authority Names Second Class of Student Junior Ambassadors

Canaveral Fireboat in Harbor

Port Canaveral, FL – July 2, 2021 –
 The second class of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners’ student Junior Ambassadors has been named. The Junior Ambassadors for the 2021-2022 school year are:
Cooper Cohen, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Lance Cook, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
Alex Higginbotham, Cocoa High School
Lucus Koch, Rockledge High School
Phoebe Koch, Rockledge High School
Reef LaGala, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Cash Luck, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Beck Mowrey, Merritt Island High School
Maddox Murrin, Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School
Chloe Rhodes, Astronaut High School
Tim Sagorski, Merritt Island High School.

Canaveral Port Authority Commissioner Robyn Hattaway began this initiative in 2019 in collaboration with Brevard County School Board Member Misty Belford. “I’m proud to welcome back students after a hiatus due to the COVID pandemic,” stated Commissioner Hattaway. “Workforce development is a critical issue in our nations ports and the maritime industry. This program introduces Brevard students to paths to trade skill careers equally with college degree-oriented careers.”
The Canaveral Port Authority Junior Ambassador Program will enable 10th and 11th grade students from 6 public high schools and one private high school within Brevard County to explore career opportunities at the Port. The program also seeks to provide workforce development to Port partners and community outreach.
During the school year, students will meet with Port leaders in such areas as cruise, cargo, military, environment, hospitality, commercial space flight and construction. The students’ final project will be a presentation that features what they’ve learned. Junior Ambassadors will share their presentations with the Commission and with students at their respective schools.
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About Port Canaveral   

Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world's most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers in space, Port Canaveral hosts nearly 5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 6 million tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water
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Melanie Bradford
Special Assistant/Liaison, Board of Commissioners
Tel: (321) 394-3201