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Coral Springs High School hosted wrestling tournament. Teams from all over South Florida participated. J.P. Taravella and Coral Springs did very well.

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The Coral Springs Aquatic Complex will host the International Water Polo Tournament on February 12-14. This is a great opportunity for young athletes to not only compete against, but also interact with their peers from other countries.   The South Florida Water Polo Club has hosted this event at the Aquatic Complex since 2003. In 2014, 56 teams in four different age groups competed including teams from Canada, Hungary, Russia, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Israel, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Georgia and USA.   The matches take place Friday through Sunday from approximately 8 to 10 a.m. There is no admission fee for spectators. The Aquatic Complex is located at 12441 Royal Palm Blvd.  For more information, call 954-345-2121.

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The McArthur High School wrestling team at the Coral Springs Duels.

As part of its mission to increase students’ access to college and to encourage and support a college and career-going culture, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) offers all high school juniors the opportunity to take the SAT, at no cost to students, on SAT School Day – April 12, 2016.  SAT School Day, in partnership with the College Board, provides equal access to all juniors in preparation for college admissions and scholarship opportunities.

The District’s SAT School Day initiative aims to remove barriers that may prevent students from taking the test, including a limited number of testing days and locations, financial concerns, lack of test prep opportunities and transportation to weekend testing sites.

“We want every student to be able to participate in the SAT process as part of their post-secondary pursuits,” said Superintendent Robert W. Runcie. “SAT School Day is the next step to making sure that every student is college and career ready. In partnering with the College Board to build a culture of college and career readiness, we are investing in every student’s future.”

By providing students with the opportunity to take the exam free of cost during the regular school day, the District has removed challenges and barriers that might further reduce students’ chances of participating.  The new SAT School Day initiative addresses disparities among students preparing for and taking the critical college access exam and furthers the District’s goal to strengthen paths that not only lead to graduation, but also prepare students for college and career.

Broward County in partnership with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue launched the lifesaving Yellow Dot safety program today. The Yellow Dot program is designed to assist Broward County residents and first responders in the event of an automobile crash or other medical emergency involving the participant’s vehicle. The program can help save lives by improving communication at a time when accident victims may be unable to communicate for themselves. “What happens in the critical moments after an accident may mean the difference between life and death. The Yellow Dot program provides instant medical information to first responders on the scene of an accident. This vital information will help emergency workers make the best treatment decisions, especially when someone is unconscious and unable to speak for themselves,” said Broward Mayor Marty Kiar, who brought the program to Broward County. A Yellow Dot decal displayed on a car’s rear windshield or in a clearly visible location on a motorcycle alerts emergency responders to look for the Yellow Dot pamphlet in the vehicle’s glove compartment. The information you provide on the pamphlet will help emergency responders decide how to treat you if you are unable to communicate effectively following an accident.

Coral Springs Mayor Skip Campbell would like to see more electric cars in Coral Springs. He has called for more electric cars in the city’s fleet of cars and more electronic charging stations in the city.

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The Sand Turtles volleyball program held an event recently. Pictured here are members of the FAU sand volleyball team working with younger players. According to Capri Grotowski, the FAU sand volleyball coach, sand volleyball is one of the fastest growing NCAA sports. Sand volleyball teams consist of two players who play on a sand surface. It is very strenuous and demanding sport.

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