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Students who created Boca Raton Community High School lunch club get award

Posted at 8:28 PM, Dec 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-13 04:44:19-05

No student eats alone at Boca Raton Community High School. The "We Dine Together" club launched earlier this year and is now expected to take off in more than 200 schools across the country in January. 

On Tuesday, State Rep. Emily Slosberg visited the students in the club at the high school to recognize them for their bravery. 

The three students who noticed the divisiveness in their cafeteria at lunch hour created the club. They were determined to end the loneliness they felt watching students without a friendly face to talk to. 

Slosberg recognized the founders of the club award for their bravery to tackle a growing problem among teenagers; depression, bullying and suicide. 

"There's two big issues of the day in schools and that's bullying and suicide and when kids are alone they're isolated at lunch they are bullied this creates an atmosphere where kids feel comfortable together," said Slosberg. 
"It just shows us that people are recognizing the change that we are creating in Boca Raton," said Denis Estimon, co-founder of "We Dine Together."
Estimon said 'We Dine Together' has created a new culture at the high school and he expects the same thing to happen when the club is launched at over 200 schools in January.