On Tuesday, May 5, the Commission recognized the students and school advisors that participated in this year’s Teen Political Form held in March.
“I want to thank all of the Commission for allowing this to take place. It was a vision that came from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School a couple years back and it was such a great experience for us to learn and to hear from students directly that we expanded the program,” Commissioner Roy Gold said.
Participants recognized include Steve Carlo, Dominique Bryen, Latisha Mais, Gayle Boshek, Brittany Schemtob, Gerry Emmet, Jim Uitermarkt, Kira Henderson, Danny Perez, Melissa Goldstein, Carmen Newstreet, Lee Braun, Steven Johnson, Grant Kerwit, Michele Stein, Louis Kushner, Jennifer Jolley, Alex Avarello, Jenny Cohrs, Sangitha Palaniappa, Scott Schwartz, Beth Sharp, and John Mazzoni.
“I want to thank all the teens that volunteered and Commissioner Gold for his leadership in bringing this Forum for the second year in a row. The teens asked some wonderful questions and I, as one of the elected officials, always learn a lot from the Forum,” Mayor Scott Brook said.
The City Commission also recognized 18 deserving high school students who were awarded Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarships for the upcoming academic year. Please see the accompanying press release for more information on this recognition.
The Commission also proclaimed the week of May 10, 2009 as National Police Week. The Coral Springs Police Department play an essential role in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of our residents and the Commission wants to acknowledge them during this week.
“What these men and women do on a daily basis to protect our community, making us one of the safest communities in the State of Florida and the country, is phenomenal,” Mayor Scott Brook said. “For me to go to the schools and hear from the students how safe they feel in their community is rewarding, and we can’t thank you enough for the sacrifices that you and your department make everyday.”
Lastly, the City proclaimed May 7, 2009 as the 21st Annual National Day of Prayer. On this day, residents are invited to join the City of Coral Springs as they share faith, hope and togetherness. A ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. on the front lawn of City Hall, located at 9551 W. Sample Road. If case of rain, the event will be moved to the Charter School, located at 3205 University Drive on the southeast corner of Sample and University. For more information, call 954-344-1063.
“This is perhaps my most favorite of all events because it brings together people of all different faiths and cultures,” Commissioner Claudette Bruck said. “It’s really the main existence of the City of Coral Springs because we know that what we should do is embrace our diversity.”