Teen Political Forum: The purpose of the Teen Political Forum is to have City, County and State elected officials enlighten students with their personal experiences and address teen issues of interest, concluding with a Q & A from the student audience. This is a great opportunity for students to talk directly to elected officials and feel that their voices are heard. A Steering Committee made up of select high school students spends several months planning the program, under the guidance of a City Commissioner and City staff. This is a valuable experience for the students to develop their leadership skills. The event is open to all high school students who live in Coral Springs or who attend local high schools: Coral Springs, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, Coral Glades, Coral Springs Charter, J. P. Taravella and Coral Springs Christian Academy. Service hours are offered for attending the Forum. Students who are home-schooled or attend private schools and live in Coral Springs are also welcome. Four years ago incentives were introduced to help attract attendees, which proved very successful. Sponsors donated a $1,000 cash award and Pizza Party to the high school with the largest attendance at the event. Additionally, a Traveling Trophy is awarded to the school with the largest attendance each year. Students are treated to food donated by local restaurants. These incentives help to attract approximately 1,000 to 1,500 students to the event. ShineOn: An annual recognition ceremony which honors the “Teacher of the Year” and one student from each graduating class (5th grade, 8th grade, 12th grade) for exemplary community service in each of our public and private schools. Swearing In Ceremony: Officers of student government councils in each of our public and private schools are sworn in at City Hall, honoring them for their commitment and dedication to their schools and fellow students. This began in Fiscal Year 2017.