Alan and Laura Howitt are very happy to have moved to Coral Springs from Michigan 11 years ago. Laura tells us, “Coral Springs is family oriented. There a lot of activities for our children to participate in.” Their kids, Alyssa, 17, and Josh, 13, are successful students and enjoy being involved in school and community activities. Alyssa is currently active with cheerleading and drama, but also played JV and varsity flag football with her school until this year. Josh, a big time sports fan, plays travel and rec baseball as well as football and golf.
Mom and Dad have busy careers. Alan has a payroll and accounting business while Laura is a clinical social worker, working in the mental health field. On the board for Coral Springs American Little League for the past three years, Alan has also coached Little League baseball, soccer and basketball. He has enjoyed deep-sea fishing trips for the last few years. In her spare time, Laura loves running and has completed three 1/2 marathons. She also volunteers at Alyssa and Josh’s schools.
Alyssa is a senior at Coral Glades high school where Psychology is her favorite subject. She is involved with key club, the national honor Society and looks forward to college at the conclusion of this school year. She is considering studies in political science or social work. Josh is in the eighth grade at Sawgrass Springs middle school and says that Civics is the subject that most piques his interest.
Very friendly and outgoing, the Howitts spend precious family time at baseball games, attending movies, going out to dinner and they especially enjoy traveling. More recently, they went river rafting and traveled to several states touring a variety of colleges for Alyssa to consider. Though she looked at the University of Michigan where her parents are alumni (Go Wolverines!), Alyssa has her sights set on becoming a Gator at the University of Florida.
Truly a pleasure to spend time with, the Howitts are grateful for the hometown they’ve loved for more than a decade. Alan tells us, “Since moving down to Florida, we have met a lot of people through various school and sports activities. We have developed a lot of great friends.”