For the past 11 years the high school students of Coral Springs have come together to set up Teen Political Forum. Council officials of Broward county are asked to devote their time to answering questions from concerned high school students. For the second year running J.P Taravella won the 1,000 dollar prize for most students attending.
” Teen Political Forum made me feel so connected to our community, and I am so glad JPT won,” Sophmore Amanda Caca said.
This years panelist consisted of Larry Vignola, city commissioner of Coral Springs, Skip Campell, Mayor of Coral Springs, Dan Daley, Vice Mayor of Coral Springs, Donna Korn, Broward County school board member, Robin Bartleman, Broward county school board member, Micahel Udine, Broward County commissioner, and Lou Cimaglia, City Commissioner.
These council officials were shouting out their twitter for kids to follow and ask questions on. Questions ranged from students concerned about going in bathrooms that do not match their identity, and unfiltered water in school water fountains.
Throughout the night students were cheering at every mention of their high school. Especially Coral Springs Charter and Taravella. Both went head to head on who can cheer the loudest for their high school. Coral Springs Charter also brought out as many kids as possible in order to win back their trophy they won for five consecutive years before Taravella won it last year.
Beside from the 1,000 of students who showed their support by attending, and the councils officials who took the time off from work. The forum would have been nothing if it was not for all the hard working students here at Coral Springs who organized the whole event.
” I was helping Larry Vignola with his campaign for reelection for city commissioner and he asked me to be on the committee for Teen Political Forum the entire experience has been so fun,” Junior Erika Potosky said.
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