Walter C. Young Middle School
Walter C. Young Middle School is a middle school located in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The school's 8th grade 2006 eCybermission team (Chris Pannier, Matias Kaplan, Zachary Adler, Matthew Jacobs and their adviser Mrs. Mark) took first place at the national level. For several years running, the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math teams have been champions at the county level.
In 1977, a committee appointed by the city of Pembroke Pines came up with the idea of a multi-use facility to accommodate the needs of the citizens of Pembroke Pines, the Broward County School System, and social service organizations. Governor Bob Graham's task force strongly promoted the idea that future schools should be constructed as multi-purposed such as the Walter C. Young Resource Center proposal. Representative Walter C. Young, a retired school principal himself, saw great potential in this concept. In fact, he became the cheerleader for the idea, pushing people to build such a facility. With matching $8.5 million in state funding to build it, he got an agreement signed by The City Of Pembroke Pines and The Broward County School Board.
In April 1986, Representative Walter C. Young and the School Board Chairman, Don Samuels, took part in the historic groundbreaking of the center. The center would eventually be named after Representative Walter C. Young.
There are currently[when?] nine extracurricular clubs at Walter C. Young Middle School.
- Scrabble Club - This club is a group of about 30 students that train weekly for the United States Scrabble Open (the National Scrabble Competition) for children in 6th-8th grade. The competition is held in Providence, Rhode Island. The competition will be televised on ESPN and only the top four will get an opportunity to be in the nationals. These students play at least two games a week and study relentlessly to improve their vocabulary. Mrs. Harrison is the club sponsor. In the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 school years, the Scrabble Competition was held in the Orlando, Florida.
- First Priority - First Priority is a youth organization that supports student-initiated, student-led Christian clubs on middle school and high school campuses in South Florida. This club is sponsored by Ms. Joy Williams and meets every Thursday in the Diner Theater.
- Scrapbooking Club is a club where students can exploremeets on Wednesdays from 3:30 until 5:00 in the library. Mrs. Zelinski, Scrapbooking Club Sponsor
- Student Government class room representatives meet the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30 am in room 711. Mrs. Alt & Mrs. Zucker, Student Government Sponsors
- Morning Announcements broadcasts all over the school every morning.
- Other clubs include the Future Educators Club, Math Club, National Junior Honors Society,Art Club, and the Student Government.
Located on the campus is the Pembroke Pines Branch Library. It is also the home for student classrooms. The library is available to students fromwork, and check out books.
Walter C. Young Middle hosts the Pembroke Pines Relay for Life. One team, headed by the schools art teacher, sold tiles that would be painted and posted on the bridge connecting the school's campus and C. B. Smith Park.
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