DATE: May 29, 2013
Competition Winners: Rachael Rosier; Jordan Friedman; and Marcelo Asmat
MEDIA CONTACT: Maribel Feliciano, Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division
Broward County Pollution Prevention, Remediation and Air Quality Division, in partnership with the Broward County School Board and Florida Atlantic University, sponsored a public speaking competition for Broward County High School students on May 17. Thirteen students qualified to participate in the competition representing Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Coral Glades High School, in Coral Springs, Pompano Beach High School, Pompano Beach and Monarch High School, in Coconut Creek.
Broward County is pleased to announce the following winners:
• Rachael Rosier; First place winner and twelfth grader from Coral Glades High School
• Jordan Friedman; Second place winner and eleventh grader from Cypress Bay High School
• Marcelo Asmat; Third place winner and tenth grader from Coral Glades High School
Students were asked to play the role of appointees for the State of Florida Energy Office and devise a plan to increase the use of solar energy within the state, provide action steps and factual evidence to support and promote solar energy generation, enhance solar market conditions and present their results. Each student was given 4 to 6 minutes to deliver their speech.
The panel of judges included Clinton A. Sockman, Vice President of Renewable Energy at Advanced Renewable Energies; Rachel Kalin, South Florida Regional Planning Council; and Tony Abbate, Florida Atlantic University’s Associate Provost of the Broward Campuses and professor in the School of Architecture.
For more information, visit the Public Speaking page on broward.org/pollutionprevention/airquality, under Educational Programs.