• Students interested in joining Youth in Government or learning more about the program should see Mrs. Tait. The club meets every Thursday after school in Room M-1.  Learn leadership skills, engage in Democracy, join in your community and have fun with Countryside High School’s chapter of Youth in Government. The website is Floridayig.net.

    Contact: Ms. Tait  taith@pcsb.org Room M-1 

    April 6, 2016 

    Countryside High School sent eleven bright, dedicated, and civic minded students to the 59th Annual Florida YMCA Youth in Government State Assembly in Tallahassee.  Patrick Cousineau , Carter Glogoski, Liam Feighny, Kyle Parady, Alexis Cross, Celeste Smith and Zachary Wood introduced bills,  debated legislation, and represented Countryside High School exceptionally well for two days. Tina Bhatt was recognized by the Assembly for her excellent research and writing skills in District Court with The Most Outstanding Memo award. Will Ferra strengthened his leadership skills as Committee Chair person. Another student skillfully guided her bill banning animal testing in Florida through both the Youth House of Representatives and Senate. Shannon Cousineau displayed leadership skills as acting clerk and Speaker of the House in her chamber. Please congratulate all of your peers in Youth in Government for a job Well-Done!



    The Countryside High School Chapter of Youth in Government excelled at the  58th State Assembly in Tallahassee. Many got their bills passed in their chambers, ran for offices, debated issues, and argued constitutional issues as Supreme Court justices. All were outstanding representatives for Countryside. The following received program awards:


    Carter Glogowski, Tessa Rogari and Kyle Parady received the award for Best Brief as a Law Firm. 


    In the Legislative program the following students were recognized:


    ·         Joseph Reategui  - Outstanding Statesman Runner Up

    ·         Xenphon Karapateas - Look – Out Award

    ·         Celeste Smith – Outstanding  Statesman