2011 Broward County High School Public Speaking Competition
On May 20, 2011 the Broward County Air Quality Program, in partnership with the Broward County School Board, sponsored a public speaking competition for Broward County High School students. The theme for the competition was how to balance environmental protection and economic growth! Students were asked “You have been appointed Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. What policies, strategies or programs would you recommend to Florida’s Governor to help protect our natural resources while fostering economic growth?”
Fifteen students qualified to participate in the competition from Cypress Bay High School, Nova High School, Coral Glades High School, and Monarch High School.
The panel of judges for the competition included Commissioner Lisa Aronson, City of Coconut Creek; Diana Guidry, Broward County Naturescape Program; and Notosha Austin, Broward County Waste and Recycling Services.
Congratulations to the winning students:
First Place: Kelsey Segaloff of Nova High School received a new 8GB ITouch with the Air Quality Index Application
Second Place: Lauren Shatanof of Cypress Bay High School received a new Phillips Vibe 4GB MP3 Video Player provided by Broward County Waste and Recycling Services
Third Place: Rachel Shatanof of Cypress Bay High School received a gift card for Bass and Pro Shops Outdoor World
All of the winners also received a Climate Change book, National Geographic’s Six Degrees Could Change the World DVD, and Go Green Bags from Broward County.
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