Also in Your Town: Deadline for Palm Coast’s Find Your Florida 2018 Photography Contest approaches.
Rymfire raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Rymfire Elementary School has raised $1,503.23 this year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Caryn Burris's sixth grade students won a pasta party, courtesy of Olive Garden, for having raised the most money at the school as a class. The efforts of student Diego Costa won them first place. Costa raised $1,000 himself from asking for donations online, writing to friends and family, and more. For his outstanding efforts, he received an award plaque presented by Megan Then of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for "Outstanding Achievement in Fundraising."
Flagler Palm Coast High School celebrated prom on Friday, April 27, at the Daytona Beach Hilton Grand Ballroom. Seniors Ezequiel Lopez and Ivy Santiago were crowned king and queen. Juniors Brock Underberg and Shelby Beck were named prince and princess.
Matanzas High School celebrated prom on Friday, May 4, at the Daytona Beach Speedway 500 Club. Seniors Charlie Wicker and Delia Zepp were crowned king and queen. Juniors Jericho Taylor and Nicole Nabico were named prince and princess.
FPCHS JROTC receives Distinguished Unit Award
Unit FL-936 at Flagler Palm Coast High School has been selected as one of 275 units to receive the 2017-2018 Air Force JROTC Distinguished Unit Award, according to a news release. This award recognizes Air Force JROTC units that have performed well above and beyond normal expectations and that have distinguished themselves through outstanding service to their school and community while meeting the Air Force JROTC citizen development mission for America.
Flagler Schools receives re-accreditation
Flagler Schools Superintendent James Tager announced that Flagler Schools received a five-year re-accreditation from AdvancEd.
“This is a great way to have outside educational professionals come to our district and take a good, hard look at what we’re doing,” Tager said in a news release. “It is a rigorous process and validates what we’re doing as well as gives us steps to improve.”
In April, a team from AdvancEd interviewed more than 200 people, including school administrators, teachers, staff, students, parents and local business leaders.
AdvancEd’s process looks at three specific areas: Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity and Resource Capacity. The district’s strengths were listed as “a positive culture throughout the district, a strong dedication and commitment to improving student achievement, and a careful consideration for obtaining and providing human, financial, material and technological resources.”
Wanted: Awesome photos of Palm Coast
Entries for the city of Palm Coast’s Find Your Florida 2018 Photography Contest are due by midnight Thursday, May 31. More than $500 in prizes will be awarded. It’s free to enter, and photographers may submit up to 20 photos using the city website: http://www.palmcoastgov.com/photocontest.
The theme of the contest is “Find Your Florida in Palm Coast.” Winning photos will illustrate what makes Palm Coast special. First, second and third place will be awarded, plus special awards for a new people-focused category, “Palm Coasters” and for the Best Photo taken by a youth age 17 and younger.
Local Girl Scout earns prestigious award
Bunnell resident Jennifer Gordon was one of 15 Girl Scouts in Northeast and North Central Florida to earn the most prestigious award for high school students across the nation — the Girl Scout Gold Award, according to a new release.
“The award acknowledges the power behind each Gold Award Girl Scout’s dedication to not only empowering and bettering herself, but also to making the world a better place for others,” CEO of Girl Scouts of Gateway Council Mary Anne Jacobs said in the release.
Get involved with Irish Social Club of Palm Coast
The Irish Social Club of Palm Coast held its annual picnic at Herschel King Park on Saturday, April 28. Also, the club recently collected personal needs for the Family Life Center in Flagler County, including monetary donations of $3,500. The club is open to all — whether you're Irish or not. Call John Dowd at 445-3857 for more information.
Lace as art
Palm Coast artist and Blue Fine Art Gallery owner Krystyna Spisak-Madejczyk hung an exhibition of handmade crochet lace created by her sister Barbara-Spisak-Komala, a retired engineer who lives in Poland and began crocheting after she retired. The gallery is located in Bunnell’s Marvin Garden at 4601 E. Moody Blvd., Suite K 11. Call 447-3065 for details.
Donations needed for proposed sculpture garden
The Gargiulo Art Foundation, a local nonprofit, is looking for donations for the proposed sculpture garden in Town Center. Twenty-five $1,000 donors are needed to match artists. Tax deductible checks can be made out to the Gargiulo Art Foundation. Call 446-0617 or mail self-addressed stamped envelope to GAF at 8 Cedar Point Drive, Palm Coast.
Step Up Youth Group to hold carnival
Step Up Youth Group, a community organization that focuses on getting children involved in positive activities, held a kickball game on May 2 to help raise money, make friends and encourage parent interaction.
The group will also have a carnival at noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Espanola Park, 3570 County Highway 205, Bunnell. Admission is $6 for kids age 7 and up. Under 7 is free. Email [email protected].
Pets in need of adoption from Flagler Humane Society
Zach – 38133429: 2-year-old male black mouth cur
China – 38444902: 1 1/2-year-old female pitbull mix
Rosco – 12406573: 7-year-old male Australian kelpie
Minnow – 38298101: 4-year-old male lab/terrier mix