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May 2019

  • Sophia Torres, junior at Mater Lakes, wins the position of Community Service Chair for MDCPS SGA

                    Mater Lakes is proud to have Sophia Torres, junior, representing our school as the Community Service Chair for Miami Dade Public Schools Student Government. Mater Lakes has had active participation with the SGA of Miami Dade County Public Schools. Sophia made it her goal to be on the board since she began in SGA.  So as a current member of MLA’s Student Government, she has the experience needed to be a representative on behalf of MLA.

    Sophia had to go through an application process by submitting a 500 word essay about herself and why she wants the position. She also had to submit teacher recommendation letters and a resume of all extracurricular activities. Sophie 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, 2019, Sophia won Community Service Chair for the 2019-2020 school year, after running against another female student from School of Advanced Studies North. The former Community Service Chair for the 2018-2019 school year was Carlos Naranjo from Mater Academy. Sophia 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 proving 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.

                    Mater Lakes is proud of Sophia Torres and all her accomplishments especially winning such a prestigious leadership position.