The students departed Tuesday morning at 3am for the five hour drive to Tallahassee and returned late Wednesday evening. While in Tallahassee, the students participated in the World Cafe, a powerful method for encouraging group dialogue on public policy that engenders ways to work together effectively. The students also took tours of the Florida Historic Capitol and the Florida Supreme Court, and learned about municipal services provided by the City of Tallahassee during a visit to Tallahassee City Hall.
While there, Representative Chris Latvala (District 67) took time out of his busy schedule during week 5 of the 2020 Legislative Session to meet with the students to discuss the state legislative process.
A special thanks to Representative Latvala, the Largo City Commission, the chaperones (City Commissioner Jamie Robinson, Merissa Carlisle (Library) and Kara Piehl (Recreation Parks and Arts)) and to Gloria Gonzalez (Office of the Mayor and Commission) for their respective efforts to ensure an action-packed, positive and safe learning experience for the students.