On Tuesday, March 3, the Coral Springs City Commission recognized the Coral Glades High School Jaguar Cheerleaders for winning the MTV Fired Up Cheer Challenge. The Jaguars competed against 23 other teams across the nation. As winners, they received $5,000.
“I want to thank the community for their support and let the girls know that we are extremely proud of them,” Principal Michael Ramirez said. To watch the Jaguar Cheerleaders’ performance, visit http://dance.mtv.com/firedup/videos/19.
The Commission also recognized high school senior Steven Lerner for creating a Leadership Day at Coral Springs Charter School, where he serves as president of the Student Government Association. More than 800 students participated in this event, and Student Government hopes to make this an annual tradition.
“Steven is one of our outstanding student leaders, as well as a leader in the community. We are extremely proud of him,” Principal Billie Miller said.
“From what I understand, not only was it a success, but it empowered the students. You are indeed an excellent role model and we are very proud of you,” Commissioner Claudette Bruck said.
The Commission later proclaimed the week of March 2, 2009 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week. This chronic disease often disables the central nervous system and affects not only the person suffering from it, but also family and friends. During this week, the City Commission encourages residents to support the cause toward finding a cure by joining the National MS Society. For more information, visit www.nationalmssociety.org.
The City also proclaimed Saturday, March 7, 2009 as Marine Industries Association of South Florida’s Waterway Cleanup Day in Coral Springs. Broward County’s Waterway Cleanup Program has been in existence for 32 years. The City joined this effort 14 years ago.
“It’s been my pleasure to be part of this for 14 years, and I couldn’t be happier with the success of the program,” Commissioner Roy Gold said.
If you would like to volunteer at this year’s event, meet Commissioner Gold at Riverside Park, located at 205 Coral Ridge Drive, on March 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Service hours will be awarded to participating students. For more information, visit www.waterwaycleanup.org.
“I would like to thank the Commission and citizens of Coral Springs. Thank you so much for your continued support every year. The City of Coral Springs is our largest site and I look forward to seeing as many of you on Saturday,” said Melanie Daily, Marine Industries Association of South Florida’s Public Relations and Event Coordinator.
Commissioners also recognized Michael McNally for his promotion from Fire Lieutenant to Battalion Chief for the Coral Springs Fire Department. McNally began his career with the CSFD in 1993 as a volunteer before working in Parkland. He was hired as a caree