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Palm Coast Friday, May 10, 2019 1 year ago

Your Town: Flagler Palm Coast senior named Photoshop Wizard

Also in Your Town: MHS students build butterfly garden for seniors.
by: Paige Wilson Community Editor

Flagler Palm Coast High School students battled through a screen to create the best promotional event poster for an “event of the year” in Photoshop, including original illustrations, photographs, photo Pmanipulations or collages.

The winner is senior Breanna Roux, who designed a poster about a music festival in Photoshop, using terminology relating to tools in Photoshop itself.

“We have done this contest since 2012, and it gives kids who want to go over and above the normal assignments something to look forward to every year to push themselves further,” teacher Ed Beckett said. “Everyone who enters this contest improves their skill because of it.  Plus, when they win, they get to strut around campus as the Photoshop Wizard of FPC for an entire year.”


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MHS students build butterfly garden for seniors

MHS students Sophi Brice and Marlee Schrum stand with Dot V., Irma B. and Maria W at Grays Adult Family Care Home. Courtesy photo

Marlee Schrum, the president of the Matanzas High School Forensic Student Investigators club, volunteers on Saturdays at the Gray’s Adult Family Care Home in Palm Coast. After showing the pictures of the butterfly garden she and her mom put together, owner Nicole Gray said having a butterfly garden there for the residents would be wonderful.

MHS teacher Gloria Barton, club Vice President Sophi Brice and other club members decided to create a butterfly garden for the home. The two students explained what plants butterflies enjoy and how to upkeep the garden.

“It made us proud that we had an opportunity to make seniors happy when they look to their garden,” Schrum said in a press release. “We will continue expanding and growing this garden as the summer goes on.”

The students plan on teaching the seniors how to make origami butterflies next.


Battle of the Books

Rymfire SSYRA first-place team Mark Lopat, Cameron Short, Noah Soto and Max Peck. Courtesy photo

Rymfire Elementary School had its first Sunshine State Young Readers Award Junior Battle of the Books Competition on Friday, May 10. Thirty-six students were invited to participate on a team to battle against the other teams to show their knowledge of the 15 different books on the 2018-2019 SSYRA Jr list. Melanie Tahan, the library media specialist, said she decided to do a junior battle after having such huge participation in the program with first- and second-graders this school year. All students received a certificate and celebrated with a cookie dessert party. 


Spring Classic Tournament winners

Sportfishing Club Spring Classic Tournament trout winners: first: Shane Moore- 5.70 lbs.; second: Dallas Moore- 4.50 lbs.; third: Mitchell Dees- 4.15; fourth: Ronnie Council- 3.45 lbs. Courtesy photo

The Flagler Sportfishing Club announced the winners of the 23rd-annual Spring Classic Tournament. The tournament had 128 participants, up from 110 last year, and 90 boats and one kayak.

The winners are as follows:

  •  Spots winner- Garrett Brown: Redfish, with thirteen spots
  • Tournament trout winners- first: Shane Moore- 5.70 lbs., second: Dallas Moore- 4.50 lbs., third: Mitchell Dees- 4.15, fourth: Ronnie Council- 3.45 lbs.
  •  Flagler slam winner - Gene Morrow
  • Tournament flounder winners- First: Brian Sousa- 3.15 lbs., second: Jordan Weiner- 2.30 lbs., third: Clayton Simmons- 2.10 lbs. and fourth: Gary Lane- 1.70 lbs.
  • Tournament Redfish winners- first: Dave Barner- 7.75 lbs., second: Jett Voegtle- 6.75 lbs., third: Wyatt Seay- 6.05 lbs., fourth: Dave Farlow with Jr. Angler Adriana Farlow- 5.70 lbs.

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