The certifications are new at Flagler's Matanzas High School
The Flagler County School Board recognized three students June 16 as the first at Flagler Schools to earn new industry certifications.
Bailey Russell, a sophomore at the finance flagship at Matanzas High School, earned Quickbooks certification.
Saniya Lugo Navas, a senior at the construction technology flagship, earned the NCCER carpentry certification.
“Construction is a male-dominated field, so for Saniya to get that was amazing,” said Matanzas’ teaching and learning specialist for career industry certifications, Jeremy Ossler.
Brandon Woody, a junior in the digital media program, was the first to earn the Adobe InDesign certification.
“They represent what’s best about Flagler County schools,” Ossler said.
Matanzas Principal Jeff Reaves praised Ossler and Assistant Principal Mandy Kraverotis for their work.
Matanzas also started its first chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.
“This is a new trend starting to recognize students in these fields, preparing for careers,” Ossler said.