Mater Lakes' Sophia Torres named Community Service Chair for MDCPS SGA

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 0 Comments

Mater Lakes' Sophia Torres named Community Service Chair for MDCPS SGA
Mater Lakes Academy (MLA) is proud to have junior Sophia Torres representing their school as the Community Service Chair for MDCPS Student Government. MLA has an active participation with the SGA of MDCPS. Torres made it her goal to be on the board since she began in SGA. So as a current member of MLA’s SGA, she has the experience needed to be a representative on behalf of MLA.
Torres had to go through an application process by submitting a 500 word essay about herself and why she wanted the position. She also had to submit teacher recommendation letters and a resume of all extracurricular activities. Torres stated, “I enjoy helping the community and I love being involved with others to make an impact on someone’s life,” when asked why she ran for the position of Community Service Chair.
On April 11, Torres won Community Service Chair for the 2019-2020 school year after running against another female student. The former Community Service Chair for the 2018-2019 school year was Carlos Naranjo from Mater Academy. Torres looks forward to meeting with all the new and former officers to discuss the plans for next school year in May. Some of the projects she has planned for next school year are collecting hygiene products, clothes donations and providing lunch for the homeless every month. 
When asked how she felt after she won, Torres said “I was filled with joy knowing that I am going to have the chance to do whatever it takes to give back to the Miami Dade community and make a change, especially in the lives of homeless people.” Her goals for next school year consist of bringing the schools together, keeping Miami Dade County healthy and clean and leaving a positive impact on the community as a whole.
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