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The Flagler/Palm Coast Kiwanis Club recently recognized the Seniors of the Month for August and September from Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School. The winners for August were Mia Alexa Scarcella for FPC and Kali Conville for MHS.
Scarcella is a member of Future Problem Solvers, Student Government Association and National Honor Society, and she serves as President of the Leo Club. She has accumulated more than 400 hours of community service and is currently employed as a Dance Instructor at the Flagler School of Dance.
Conville is a member of the Leo Club, the Matanzas track team and the school swim team, and is also employed as a lifeguard.
The winners for September were Margaret O’Mahoney for Matanzas and Alexandra Feldman for FPC.
O’Mahoney is a member of Sports Medicine Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Interact Club, Leo Club and the National Honor Society. She has accumulated more than 600 hours of community service, and she currently works at Vystar Credit Union and serves as a student representative on the Flagler County School Board. She is an AP Scholar with Distinction and a member of the Grand Champion Community Problem Solvers.
Feldman is a member of Mu Alpha Theta, Model United Nations, Thespians, Key Club and the National Honor Society. She has participated in FPC Makerspace, Community Problem Solvers and Flagler Youth Orchestra, and she also volunteers as a math tutor. Alexandra was selected as an FPC Artist of the Month and a National Merit Semifinalist.
Imagine School’s dress-down day raised money for new STEAM programs
Imagine School Town Center held a crazy-hair-themed dress-down day on Sept. 22. Students paid $1 to participate, and the money raised will go toward the new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) programs. There are two new STEAM labs: one for grades K-5 and one for middle school. To see other photos from the day, look in the gallery above.
FPC IB students on a mission to go to Argentina
The International Baccalaureate Class of 2019 from Flagler Palm Coast High School is planning a trip to Argentina during spring break to enrich their cultural awareness and education. About 50 students, some chaperones and the Spanish teacher, Mr. Per Berg, are planning to go on this trip. The cost is about $2,000 per student due to flights and cultural excursions. The students are planning to stay with families of high school students, like during a foreign exchange program. But they need the community’s help to raise a total of $100,000 for the trip.
Those interested can contact “FPCHS IB Juniors to Argentina” at [email protected].
Ocean Art Gallery is celebrating sea turtles in October with an art gala, art raffles and an update on nest hatching results. All events will take place at the gallery, located at 206 Moody Blvd., Flagler Beach. In partnership with Gamble Rogers State Park and the Friends of Gamble Rogers, the multi-event month will benefit FROGRS, a local nonprofit.
The gallery will start the celebration on Friday, Oct. 6 from 5-8 p.m. with a showing of sea turtle art by nine artists, accompanied by live music and light refreshments.
All during October, the gallery and FROGRS will sell raffle tickets for “Coming Home,” a giclée by acrylic artist Fred Haase, and “Golden Girl,” an original by watercolor artist Bibi Gromling. All proceeds from raffle ticket sales will go to FROGRS. There will be raffle drawings at 6:45 p.m. on Oct. 27 during the Art Gala Finale.
The finale will feature an end-of-season sea turtle nesting report on the number of nests and hatchlings by a Gamble Rogers park ranger, plus a continuous showing of sea turtle pictures on a large-screen television.
The gallery will donate 10% of all sea turtle art sales during October to FROGRS in support of the volunteers’ activities at the park.
For more information, call Ocean Art Gallery at 693-4882 or Gamble Rogers State Park at 517-2086.
Flagler Technical Institute assists Old Kings school nurse for hands-on learning
The Medical Assisting students from Flagler Technical Institute (FTI) assisted the school nurse at Old Kings Elementary with height, weight, vision and hearing screenings as part of their schooling. The students are almost halfway through their 14-month program.
Local ‘Coupon Kid’ donated products for hurricane victims
Antonio Pica, 13, known as the "Coupon Kid" of Palm Coast, has donated over 150 necessity products such as toothpaste, shampoo, laundry detergent, pasta, tea and more to the victims of the recent hurricanes. He has been couponing for about two years, said his mother Donna Pica. Donna said that after seeing the devastation that people have encountered due to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Antonio was sad and wanted to help.
The donations were picked up by Flagler School Board member Maria Barbosa to be distributed.
Book characters come alive during Christ the King’s dress-up day
The teachers at Christ the King's Early Learning Center, along with their students, dressed up as book characters from some of their favorite stories on Friday, Sept 22. To see more photos from the day, look in the gallery above.
Submit Your Town entries to Paige Wilson at [email protected].