GOVERNOR BUSH PRESENTS POINTS OF LIGHT AWARD TO FORT MYERS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
Governor Jeb Bush recognized Ft. Myers High School Student Government Association as this week's Points of Light Award recipient.
"The Ft Myers High School Student Government Association is a fine institution that should be commended for their vital role in their community," said Governor Jeb Bush. "I am pleased to see that our youths have made volunteering a personal responsibility, and because of their sacrifices, many families and organizations in the Ft. Myers area have successfully rebounded from last year's hurricane season."
During the 2004-2005 school year, the Fort Myers High School Student Government Association's 88 members volunteered thousands of hours and raised thousands of dollars for disaster relief and charitable causes. The members stepped up their normal volunteer projects during this past school year by reaching out to their historic rival, Charlotte High School. Their rivals' school was completely demolished by Hurricane Charley. Ft. Myers SGA conducted a fundraiser, "Dollars 4 Disaster," benefiting Charlotte High School, as well as Lee County's Pine Island community, helping them rebuild three churches.
In February, the SGA won the award for the best community service activities in the State of Florida at a leadership conference at the University of Florida.
The Governor's Points of Light Award, sponsored by Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, recognizes a Florida resident or organization that demonstrates exemplary service to the community. Award recipients are announced weekly. A panel of judges composed of leaders in the areas of volunteerism and service evaluate all nominations and make recommendations to the Governor. Volunteer Florida Foundation manages the award. For more information, or to nominate, go to www.VolunteerFloridaFoundation.org .