Coral Springs


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The Coral Springs High School Girl’s Cross Country Team earned second place at the Coral Springs Cross Country championship meet. Theresa Frederick, a leader of the team enjoys cross country running and being a part of the team.

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) strategic focus on early learning and literacy is getting national support.  Today, BCPS and the non-profit organization Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) announced an exciting partnership and grant funding to support early literacy development in kindergarten through third grade students. 

The announcement and kickoff celebration at Plantation Elementary School included School Board members, Superintendent Robert W. Runcie, CLI representatives, District staff and local community leaders, as well as reading activities by students.

 Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) is a non-profit organization focused on strengthening education in the United States by ensuring students can read by the end of third grade. In November 2015, CLI was awarded $19.5 million from the 2015 Investing in Innovation (i3 grant) competition from the U.S. Department of Education.  CLI is using this funding to expand its program into four school districts across the nation, including Broward County Public Schools – the only school district in Florida chosen to participate. 

 

Taste Buds of India was closed by Florida food inspectors for way to many roaches. A sign on the door said closed for renovations but it was closed by the State. It is now open after it was cleaned up.

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Cross Country is a very popular and successful sport at Coral Springs High School. Those who participate in the sport put in long hours of exercise and run many miles to get ready for the 3.1 mile races. Tyler Brunton, the captain of the Coral Springs High School Cross Country team loves the sport. He was among teammates who participated in the Coral Springs Championship meet. “I love running and being on the team is fun. I have been on the team since my freshman year,” he said.

Khiro Hoilett, is the top runner on the Coral Springs team. “It takes a lot of dedication and effort to do well in cross country,” he said.

The Coral Glades High School is a young but up and coming team. Shaddai Ensley, the captain of Coral Glades team said, “We are working hard and we are improving our times,” he said.

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Cross Country is a very popular sport in Coral Springs. Everyday, very dedicated athletes participate in demanding running workouts to improve their time over a 3.1 mile course. They may run ten miles in a single workout or complete shorter runs at a higher speed. Some teams even train on local hills. Kate Hearn, the coach of the Coral Springs Charter Cross Country team believes it takes commitment and mental toughness to succeed in cross country. “It takes mental toughness and a lot of commitment. We do cross fit training and long distance runs,” said Hearn.

Austin Shook, the top runner on the Coral Springs Charter boy’s team said, “It takes a lot of dedication and hard work to be a good runner. We run a lot of miles every day,” he said. “I do a lot of training on my own. It relaxes me and relieves stress.”

Jodi Medina, captain of the Coral Springs Charter Girls team said, “This is a good way to stay in shape. I have been running all four years of high school. I like being a part of the team,” she said. Medina also plays on the school’s soccer team.

Michel Normil, the top runner on the J.P. Taravella Boy’s Cross Country team said, “It takes discipline and hard work to be successful in cross country. You have to work hard to be successful,” he said.

Emmanuella Michel, captain of the J.P. Taravella Girl’s team said, “It takes a lot of dedication and practice to do well in cross country.”

Irwin Goldberg, the J.P. Taravella cross country coach said, “It takes commitment and dedication to do well in cross country. These are athletes who want to have better times and accomplish all they can,” he said.

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The Stoneman Douglas Cross Country program has enjoyed a great deal of success over the years. Those join the team are expected to put in long hours of training and be very dedicated to the sport. This year the girl’s team has won all its regular meets and won at the Coral Springs Cross Country Championship at Tradewinds Park.

Emilia Thom, a senior and team captain won by a fairly large margin at the Championship and won over a large field of runners. She loves the sport and hopes to compete in the state championship meet. “It takes a lot of dedication and discipline to be a good cross country runner,” she said. “I train six days a week. It is something I like to do. It is therapy for the brain,” Thom said. She is in the top ten percent of her class academically.

Being successful is also a good feeling. “The feeling of winning is awesome,” she said. “I want to make it to the state championship.”

Angela Chambers, a coach for the Stoneman Douglas Cross Country team believes that dedication important to winning. “A runner needs to be motivated. We do a speed workouts and we train on hills. We also do long distance runs of as much as ten miles. You need to be have a good attitude to be a good cross country runner,” said Chambers.

Amanda Taylor, one of the top runners on the Stoneman Douglas team loves being a part of the program and believes in the importance of hard work and discipline to achieve success. “It takes discipline and hard work. We do a lot of speed workouts. I like being a part of this team,” she said.

A major benefit is the camaraderie of being a part of a team where the members work hard for success. Most of the runners have good grades and are at the top of their class academically.

Karel Klos, a senior and team captain for the Stoneman Douglas boy’s team said, “It takes a lot of mental strength and discipline to do well in cross country. We do long runs and a lot of speed training. I love being a part of the team,” he said.

Nick Boyer, a top runner for the team said, “It takes a lot of hard work to do well. You have to be dedicated to being the very best and never give up,” he said.

Austin Freese said, “I like being on the team. You have to be dedicated, eat right and put in a lot of hard work,” he said.

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Bowling is a very popular sport among Coral Springs High Schools. The sport is offered at the varsity level by Coral Springs high schools and a growing number of students are developing skills as competitive bowlers.  Pictured above a member of the Boys and Girls Bowling Team at J.P. Taravella High School.

Crystal Singh of Coral Springs Charter School recently bowled a 300 game. She is part of a very strong girls bowling team that has won three straight district championships and is hoping to advance to the state championship this year. Harmony Ramano, considered the eighth best high school bowler in the nation is also hoping for success this year. She bowled a 299 at a national competition. “I love bowling. We have a good team this year. It takes effort and hard work to be good at bowling,” said Romano.

Julia Galang is also a top bowler for the Coral Springs Charter Girls team. She has bowled a 278. “I love to bowl and I want to get to the state championship this year,” she said. The Coral Springs Charter Girl’s team is picture below.

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The J.P. Taravella Bowling Team is good. The Boys team is undefeated and the girls are working on developing their team. Wendy Moskowitz, who runs the overall program said bowling is a fun sport but that to be good does require hard work. “We have a good team this year and hope to advance to the state competition,” she said.

Top members of the girl’s team include Alanna Thompson, Jennifer Oxman and Ashley Davis.

Joey Watynski, captain of the boy’s team has bowled a 298. “It takes hard work and dedication to do well. I enjoy bowling,” he said. He is among a group of very good bowlers including Vinnie Fedora, Tyler Mason, Zach Gavin and Conrad McCarthy.

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Alanna Thompson, captain of the girl’s team has bowled a 275. “I love bowling. It takes a lot of practice to be good,” she said.

The Stoneman Douglas girls bowling team is undefeated and hoping to advance to the state playoffs. The boys bowling Team is also doing very well. “It takes a lot of practice to do well in bowling,” said Kaitlyn Carbocci, team captain.

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