Tues., Apr. 5 FCDI “Day at the Capitol”

April 19, 2023

Wellington sophomore Patrick McDermott and Coach Paul Gaba were in Tallahassee for the 2023 FCDI “Day at the Capitol” on April 4. While at the center of Florida political action, they participated in breakout groups, did a scavenger hunt at the capitol, and met with a number of high-level state leaders, including Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez, Education Commissioner Manny Diaz, Supreme Court Justice (and former high school debater) John Couriel, Speaker of the House Paul Renner, Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, and several state representatives. McDermott also participated in a mock session of congress, where nearly 100 students from across the state debated the pros and cons of nuclear power and research.