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Roundup of Broward County Public Schools Events and Activities May 14 - 16, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders (MTL) Scholarship and Awards Banquet
Where: Broward College North in the Omni Auditorium, 1000 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL 33066
When: Thursday, May 14, 2015, 6 – 10 p.m.
MTL, a dropout prevention, educational re-engagement and student leadership peer-mentoring program, is hosting its first annual scholarship and awards banquet. MTL will celebrate the academic and leadership accomplishments of its students and recognize community partners, parents and District staff that have supported the program. For more information, contact Latrell Carr, program manager, Mentoring Tomorrow's Leaders, at 754-321-1561.
Cooper City Elementary School Peace Pole Ceremony
Where: Cooper City Elementary School, 5080 SW 92nd Avenue, Cooper City, FL 33328
When: Friday, May 15, 2015, 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.  
After participating in Peace Week, Anti-bullying Week, and Violence Prevention Week, to promote safe environments for students, Cooper City Elementary is the recipient of the District Peace Pole. Cooper City Elementary will proudly display this award and honor during a ceremony. For more information, contact Natalie Perez, public relations, at 754-323-5200.
ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Academic Competition      
Where: Plantation High School, 6901 NW 16th Street, Plantation, FL 33313          
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
The ESOL Academic Competition showcases students’ talents and proficiency in the English language. It also aims to develop students’ creativity, organizational, research and problem-solving skills. In addition, the event provides students with an increased understanding of the cultures of people throughout the United States and the world. During the ESOL Academic Competition, students will participate in a variety of events, such as impromptu speaking, declamation (rhetorical speech), original oratory, talent, art and writing. Middle school students will also showcase their abilities through a spelling bee. The theme of this year’s competition is, “Languages are the Pathways to College and Career Readiness.” For more information, contact Jackie Alvarez, multicultural resource facilitator, at 754-321-2596.
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