Christian Garza selected as Parkland’s 2018 Top Teen.

By: Sharon Aron Baron

At Wednesday’s city commission meeting. several Parkland students took home awards or scholarships for their hard work in high school.  

Mayor’s Top Teen Award

The Mayor’s Top Teen Award is a program that recognizes and celebrates teens whose actions promote a positive image, overcome obstacles, demonstrate scholastic achievement, and set a good example to their peers and community. A three-person committee, comprised of city staff, carefully reviewed the applications and selected Christian Garza as the 2018 Mayor’s Top Teen. Garza, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was commended for his commitment to helping her community, overcoming personal obstacles, and being an exceptional student.

Educational Advisory Scholarship Award

Educational Advisory Board winners.

Education Advisory Board Members, Bob Marks, Megan Mila and Golden Johannson conducted a special Subcommittee Meeting in February , to interview potential scholarship candidates. The board members were impressed with the caliber of the applicants and recommended each of the applicants receive an award. The members have recommended the awards be distributed as follows:

First: $850 award, to Susanna Barna
Second: $650 award, to Carlee Goldberg
Third: $500 award, to Christy Ma

Engineering Scholarship Award

Engineering Scholarship Award Winner.

The City of Parkland, Unger Engineering Services and Winningham and Fradley Inc., selected Lauren Newman as the recipient of the 2018 Engineering Scholarship. Newman, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, will receive $3,000 for post-secondary school related expenses.