Scholarship Recipients 1617
Lea Gray • Seabreeze High School
Lea is attending Christian
Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.
She earned a 4 year
Varsity Letter in cross country and track. She was captain in
both. She holds school records in 4x400, 4x800, 800, 1600, 1
mile, SMR, DMR. Her 5K PR is 19:43.
Lea was President of the Leo Club,
Treasurer of SMAC (Seabreeze Movement Against Cancer), Captain of
Cross Country & Track. She was chosen International President
Award of the Leo Club in 2016 and Leo of the Year 2017. She
was in the National Honor Society 2015-2017, Spirit Club
(2013-2017), Surf Club (Team surfer 2016-2017), Fellowship of
Christian Athletes 4 years (2013-2017), Member Daytona Beachcombers
Running Club, Daytona Beach Track Club,
Academics: Students Diploma
of Distinction, Academic Achievement in Geometry Honors,
Superintendent's Diploma of Distinction, First Place Creative
Nonfiction Writing Competition, Seabreeze Special Achiever of the
Week, Creative Writer of the week, AP Chemistry Flask of
Intelligence. Culinary Academy (3.25 yrs; ServSafe
Certification); Drafting Academy (2 yrs.; out-standing Drafting
student; Designed House - including electrical & build 3D model to
Volunteer Experience: Culinary
events and catering (over 100 hours), Running race water stops,
Drafting Academy - Celtic Festival, Seafood Festival, VMA Expo,
Homecoming Carnival, Leo Club (over 200 hours), Save our Seas Surf
Club, Beach Clean up, SMAC, Tutoring (NHS during lunch), Team RWB-citizens/veteran
group (race packet stuffing), First Lego League Robotics - Student
Mentor and Coach, Competition Judge.
Lea ranked second in her class,
having earned a 4.55 GPA. She is majoring in Chemical
Engineering and will be running Cross-Country and Track & Field on
the collegiate level.
• Spruce Creek
is attending Williams College in Williamstown, Mass (with
double-major in Physics & Economics)
Cum Laude – Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction - Seal of
GPA 4.0, Class
Ranking #9/601 Seniors.
Florida Sunshine State STEM Scholar of
Elected Class Treasurer: Grades 9, 10,11. Senior Representative
SCHS Varsity Cross Country, Team Co-Captain Grades 11&12. 1st
Place All-Florida Academic Team 2015 & 2016.
SCHS JV & Varsity Soccer - Defensive Back. District Champions 2016 &
2017. Volusia County Senior All-Star.
SCHS Varsity Track. 4x800M 2’02”, 1500m 4’29”, mile 4’45”, 2 mile
Ormond Beach Soccer Club: Center Full-Back, 200+ games, League
YouTube ‘Cody Carrier Soccer’
Cody has a1st & 2nd Degree Black Belts,
Tae-Kwon-Do: Won Florida & U.S. National Championship in
Point-Fighting for Kick USA.
Piano, Senior Jazz Band
(Honors). Performances in London, Savannah Jazz Festival, University
of North LakeSide Jazz Festival. U. of North Florida, Summer
Jazz Camp $500 Scholarship, Piano & Keyboard, First Chair &
All-County Flute, Ormond Beach Middle School . Stetson University,
week-log summer residential Florida Flute Workshops.
Boy Scouts of America
Eagle Scout ncluding Order of the Arrow, National Youth Leadership
Training & Duty to God Religious Emblem. VFW Scout of Year for all
Florida. Philmont Scout Ranch, Rayado Outdoor Leadership Training:
21-day, 200-mile high-altitude trek in Carson Nat. Forest, NM. 20
Scouts per year selected. $350 Scholarship.
Community Service & Volunteerism (500+
Hours) Mentor for 6
SCHS Freshman International Baccalaureate Students for year.
He was founder & director of The Florida
to Costa Rica Soccer Donation Project. Organized donations of soccer
equipment from schools, libraries, YMCA’s, etc., and delivered
to players & schools in Monteverde, Costa Rica. He is a Soccer
coach for Ormond Beach Recreation Dept. – U13 boys &
girls. He also was Adopt-a-Beach Coordinator for 1mile of Daytona
Beach 4 times a year and a Jr. Life Guard summer camp counselor.
Eagle Scout Project: Researched, designed,
and had manufactured a wildlife interpretive panel, and then
remodeled Walter Boardman Salt Marsh Observation Deck in Tomoka
State Park. With contributions from the Audubon Society fund-raised
Honors & Awards
Spruce Creek HS – Chemistry Senior of the Year. Social
Studies Senior of the Year. Science Student
of the Month. Daytona Beach News Journal
Medallion of Excellence - 4 Seniors awarded $250.
Scholar of the Month
Research Center of America (ERCA) Scholarship -
$1000 Scholarship. Elks Lodge of Port Orange Student
of the Month for local high schools. Veterans for Foreign Wars
Scout of the Year for all Florida - $500 Scholarship American
Legion of Florida Eagle Scout of the Year 2nd
Place - $1000. VFW
Voice of Democracy Vision of America Essay Competition
-1st Place. President Barack Obama Volunteer
Service Award for Community Service. National Honor
Society – $2300 Scholarship at Graduation. Spanish
Honor Society, 1st Place in County
Language Competition for 2 Years. Spruce Creek HS Foreign
Language Student of the Month May 2016.
American Legion of Florida Eagle Scout of the Year
Scholarship 4th Place - $500. Ben Carson
Scholarship (Presidential Candidate)
- $1000. Mathematics Student of the Month.
University of North Florida Jazz
Camp Scholarship for summer camp.
varsity Cross-Country, Co-Captain Grades 11, 12; 1st place
All-Florida Academic Team, PR 18:02. 4 year varsity Track Team.
1500M PR 4:29,
2 Mile PR 10:42, 1 Mile PR 4:45, 4x800m PR 2:02.
• Spruce Creek
Megan is attending
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University.
ran Cross-Country & Track & Field for 4 years. She was
co-captain her senior year. Over the years she has
been named/received 'Rookie of the year', Most Improved,
Perseverance, Newcomber of The Year and the Coach's Award.
She is active in her church, Christ The King Community Church,
also active in the fellowship of Athletes Club and is an office
assistance at CDPW Inc. in Edgewater.
Kylie Dahlberg - Matanzas
Kylie will be attending Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC
will be running Cross Country & Track at Lenoir-Rhyne.
She has been on the Matanzas Cross Country team for 2 years and was
captain her senior year. Her 5K PR is 20:35. She has
been on the Track & Field team for 4 years and captain her senior
year. She qualified for State as an individual in
the 800 in 2015. District Champs in 2016 and her best 800 time
is 2:22, best mile is 5:44, 600 is 1:44, and 400 is 1:05.
She is in the
Matanzas Leo's Club, National Honor Society and works at
Swillerbee's Donut and Coffee Bar. Tutoring her peers has been
a natural fit since she is both bright and kindhearted. She
also volunteers working with the elderly at Bishop's Glenn where she
makes the biggest contribution to the community.
Kylie also excelled
as a midfielder on the Matanzas Soccer team. As a four year varisity
player, she was key in helping the team win the district
championship her freshman and sophmore years. In her freshman
year, she also contributed to MHS winning the regional championship
and making it to the final four of the state series.
Olivia will be attending Northeastern University in Boston, MA
has been on the Track & Field and Cross Country teams at Spruce
Creek for three years. She earned a 4 year varsity in Track &
Field, was rookie of the year 2014,
middle distance sprinter in 2016, ran a 400 m PR 61.09 and 200m in
27.8. In Cross Country she won the coaches award in 2014 and
ran a 5K PR of 22.51. She was Track & Field team captain,
Varsity Girls soccer team captain and Spruce Creek Student
She was involved with Players
Development Academy (Soccer Club), Port Orange Soccer Club, Port
Orange Recreation Youth soccer coach, YMCA Youth Soccer Coach,
Spruce Creek Student Government & National Honor Society.
Congratulations and best wishes to our 2016 -2017 recipients