(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- Miami-Dade County Commissioner Esteban Bovo, Jr. in conjunction with the City Of Hialeah, will honor the memory of Mayra Capote with a street co-designation in her name. On Friday, October 28th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Commissioner Bovo and staff from various County and City departments will unveil “Mayra Capote Street” near the intersection of West 12 Avenue and 68 Street in Hialeah.
On September 8, 1999, 14-year-old Mayra Capote and two other students from Hialeah-Miami Lakes Senior High School were killed in a tragic automobile accident as a group of five students hurried back to school following an off-campus lunch break. In response to the tragedy, the Miami-Dade County School Board approved a plan of action to close all senior high school campuses during the lunch period by the opening of the 2004-2005 school year in order to safeguard the lives of students.
Her grieving mother, who Mayra was named after, has dedicated relentless efforts in urging the Florida State Legislature to sponsor a bill that would implement the policy statewide.
For more information, please contact Commissioner Bovo’s office at 305-375-4831.