Mayor Ceasar Mestre and the Town Council, along with Senator Rene Garcia, recognized the students of the Miami Lakes Middle School Law Magnet Studies program during the Council meeting on Tuesday, September 10.
The students won the Division, State and National titles in the Project Citizen competition, most recently receiving the Superior Achievement at the national competition. Led by lead teacher Lisa DeYarza, Project Citizen is a program implemented across the nation and world.
The purpose of the program is to engage students in the legislative process by having them identify a community problem and propose a public policy solution. This marks the sixth consecutive state championship the Miami Lakes Middle School students have won under the guidance of DeYarza.