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2018-2019 Scholarship Recipients  17


Marion Diana Hagstrom Taylor Middle-High School


Marion has been accepted to the University of Fla, University of Central Florida.  She will be making a decision soon as to where she will be attending.
She has a PR in 5k's of 23:47.  She lettered in 6,7,8,9, 11 & 12.  Health issues prevented her from running in 10th. grade.  Marion was a member of the Northwest Volusia Jellylegs Running Club in 2014-2015 and competed in various 5k's with  her family,  She qualified for regionals in Cross Country in 2014 and team 2017.
Marion was High School Class President for 7,8,9,10 & 11th. grade.  She was Taylor Academic Team Captain, treasurer of Taylor School Advisory Council, Historian of PAWS (environmental Club) and chairperson for 2018 Taylor High School Prom, Taylor Baccalaureate Junior Class leader.  Marion's service organizations included THS Key Club, National Honor Society, Beta Club, Science Olympiad team Cap't (2 yrs), West Volusia Young Life, Sunshine State Scholar for Volusia County, AP Scholar, 430+ volunteer hours, Internship Daytona Museum Arts & Science 2017, Clay Electric youth to Washington winner, Stem solutions winner, 2016, 2018-2019 Daytona News Journal Medallion of Excellence winner.  Marion has a GPA of 4.6, ranked in class 1/167.
For six years Marion ran varsity Cross Country.  Throughout her entire middle and high school experience, running has been both a passion and an anchor.  It slowly became embedded in her routine to where it was no longer just a sport; it was her 'go to'.  Whenever Marion felt 'anxious', angry, depressed, or stressed, she would lace up her running shoes and head to the track.  She ran when she had to make a big decision and wanted clarity.  She ran because it was the time she could see just how fast and far she could go.  Running has given her peace of mind that she couldn't easily find anywhere else.  It has been an anchor for her through her hardships and it has kept her closer to her Dad who was always supportive of her and her running.  In fact, he started running with her.  It was a way for them to bond.  Her whole family started running and on Saturday mornings they would all lace up and head to a local 5K.

Ethan D. Lemoncello Seabreeze High School


Ethan has applied to Daytona State, Cincinnati Christian University, Erskine University and Johnson & Wales and has been accepted by all.  He will be attending Daytona State.
Ethan was captain of the SHS Track & Cross Country team.  He has a PR in the 5K of 16:36, 4:54 mile, 2:07 800 m.  He has earned First Team all area for Volusia/Flagler County Preps for the past two years.  He has led his cross country team to the FHSAA Class 3A State Championship for the past two years.  He would encourage his team mates to train when they didn't feel like it.  His philosphy is 'hard work pays off' and it did for Ethan and his team mates.
He has been in youth group for the past 6 years.  Ethan started at Salty Church then switched to First United Methodist Church.  He earned the Life Rank in Boy Scouts and Ventore Crew.
Ethan has always given his all to anything he does.  Cross Country, Track & Field, or life.  In his freshman and sophomore year he was not really into running.  By his Junior year he ran an 18:54.  His whole team moved on.  Ethan began to train every day and even on days the Coach told him to rest.  He started out the season first for his team.  He worked very hard running as much as 60 miles a week.  His team was then challenged when their number one runner transferred to their rival school.  That pushed Ethan hard to want to be the best.  Ethan pushed himself and team mates and barely made the cut for States.  He ran a 17:06 and became the #1 runner for Seabreeze.  They finished 18th. in the state.   He told his team that 'next year' was going to be their year.  They came up to the 5 Star Conference that Flagler had won for the past 6 years.  Ethan's coach had never won it!  The team went out and ran their hardest and won it for their coach.  The next week Ethan ran his best time of 16:36 and placed 3rd. overall and helped his team win districts training for regional's.  Running has taught Ethan how to discipline himself, have patience and has made him a better person.

Bernadette DeBerri Mainland High School


Bernadette has committed to and will be attending the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts to pursue her passion for acting.
She has been a member of the Mainland Cross Team for four years and earned a varsity letter all 4 years.  She has been the girls cross country captain for her junior and senior year.  Bernadette has organized summer workouts, led practices and stretching, organized pre and post race activities and organized team bonding events.  She also has been President of the Drama Club for 2 years leading meetings and events.  She organizes and facilitates events for the class of 2019.
Bernadette has participated in performances at the Daytona Playhouse including "cinder-ella" and "Alice in Wonderland" as well as many performances at Mainland.  She has also been on the varsity flag football team for 3 years, the academic team for 3 and class officer for the past 4 years.  She has also been in the Drama Club for 4 years (Drama Club President 11th & 12th), Fellowship of Christian Athletes (9, 10), Best supporting character role award (9) Environmental Club (10).
Bernadette is a young lady of exquisite character and exceptional talent.  Her heavy involvement in school and her community is handled with grace.  She is beloved on campus due to the way she makes everyone feel included and appreciated.

Jacob Mayr Father Lopez



Jacob applied to University of Michigan, University of Florida, Florida State University, University of Central Florida,  and University of North Caroline - Chapel Hill.  He has been accepted by all and has chosen the University of Michigan to attend in the fall.
He has been a member of the Lopez Cross Country team.  Jacob is a 4 year varsity letter winner, 2015 Rookie Runner of the Year, 2015 1A State Champion (team),  2018 Most improved, 5k PR 18:05.  Father Lopez Track & Field 2017 & 2018 State Competitor in the 4x800 relay, 4 year varsity letter winner, 2018 MVP.  Best times: 400 - 52.43, 800 2:05; 1600 - 4:47.  Jacob was captain of the varsity Cross Country team and track.  He led practices/workouts and organized team activities.  He was Varsity Team Captain; Chick-fil-A Team member; MarbleLife Inc - Intern.  Student Government Association School Treasurer, Mu Alpha Theta - Director of Tutoring, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout, St. Peter Catholic Church - Eucharistic Minister.  Jacob holds a 4.60 GPA
Through the process of elimination Jacob joined the cross country team at Lopez.  Football was not his thing.  Golf was boring.  Swimming was not his strong suit.  The best choice he could have made was running.  That one decision helped him discover the passion he has for running and introduced him to some of the greatest people.  That summer he transformed from an eighth grader who was worried about high school to a teenager that found his passion.  He found confidence and joy in running and a sense of control in his somewhat hectic high school life.  The friendships he has made along the way in running have all been amazing.