Friday, May 17, 2019

Magnet Program Symposium Attracts Fort Lauderdale Postmaster as Judge

Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney (left) posed with Student Bri Anderson (right) who demonstrated the benefits of natural wax on a surfboard.
Photo: Fort Lauderdale Customer Relations Coordinator Edwin Vivas

Every year, Fort Lauderdale Postmaster David Guiney is invited to judge student projects entered in the South Plantation High School’s Magnet Program’s symposium. The symposium encompasses all areas of study, including the arts and sciences; projects vary from recycling to music to technology and writing. 

The objective is to empower students to compete in the global marketplace in environmental science and technology, and to prepare students for real-world experiences, including restoring Florida's Everglades.

Guiney, along with Broward County Postal Customer Council members, talked with students to learn more about their projects, including one called Green Prints that involved melting bottle caps into plastic moldings. Another project involved a study of surfboard wax (natural vs. synthetic). The natural wax did not contain carcinogen byproducts and prevents toxins in ecosystems.  

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