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2016-2017 Scholarship Recipients  

 

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 scale.)

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.

   

Cody Carrier • Spruce Creek

Cody is attending Williams College in Williamstown, Mass (with double-major in Physics & Economics)

Academics:  Summa Cum Laude – Superintendent’s Diploma of Distinction - Seal of Bi-literacy

GPA 4.0, Class Ranking #9/601 Seniors.          Florida Sunshine State STEM Scholar of      Year.

Student Government  Elected Class Treasurer:  Grades 9, 10,11. Senior Representative Grade 12.

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 10’42”

Ormond Beach Soccer Club: Center Full-Back, 200+ games, League Championships

YouTube ‘Cody Carrier Soccer’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpbKIdTE_lI

Cody has a1st & 2nd Degree Black Belts, Tae-Kwon-Do: Won Florida & U.S. National Championship in Point-Fighting for Kick USA.

 

Music 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 $2700.

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  Educational 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.

Running 4 year 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.

 

Megan Fletcher • Spruce Creek

Megan is attending Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University.

Megan 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

Kylie 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 Harris • Spruce Creek High

Olivia will be attending Northeastern University in Boston, MA

Olivia 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,

Best 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 Government Historian.

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