The Coral Springs City Commission recognized Mr. Jamie Simmons as one of five honorable mention winners for the prestigious Florida Governor’s Award for Excellence in teaching economics and free enterprise. Mr. Simmons has been a marketing teacher at J. P. Taravella for the past 15 years, and is also a DECA and SHAPE club advisor. A total of 150 nominations were entered in the competition. Judges examined his lessons taught concerning his Miami Subs Apprentice Advertising Project, The Car Buying Unit, and the student’s understanding of stocks and mutual funds through the use of the Florida Stock Market Game. Mr. Simmons received the Governor’s Award and a monetary stipend on May 18, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. “Thanks for being one of our leaders,” Mayor Scott Brook said.