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Posted: 2013 Mar 01 - 06:02

Scholarship applications available

The Ponce Inlet Garden Club is offering a $1,500 scholarship to assist in the continuing education of a high school senior upon graduation.

The scholarship is open to any high school senior living in Ponce Inlet.

The deadline is March 22.

For more information and an application call (386) 767-1669 or e-mail ponceutter@bellsouth.net.

School of Emergency Services at Daytona State to host open house

The Daytona State College School of Emergency Services will host a ceremony and open house to celebrate its new location at the college's Advanced Technology College at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6.

Current students in criminal justice, emergency medical services and fire science programs will open the ceremony promptly at 2 p.m. with presentation of colors. The open house continues until 4 p.m. and offers industry leaders and the public a chance to see what these programs do to prepare topnotch practitioners in the field.

Advanced Technology College is at 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach.

Panhellenic scholarship applications available

The Daytona Beach Area Alumnae Panhellenic has applications for the Martha Halling Panhellenic Scholarship.

Applicants must be from Volusia or Flagler County as evidenced by a driver's license, a member of a nationally recognized sorority, and currently a full-time student at any accredited college or university.

Applications must be received before March 31. For information e-mail barbarahoupt@gmail.com or call (386) 671-7413.

Scholarships will be awarded at the association's spring luncheon, May 18.

Deltona High student named Sunshine State Scholar

Barbara Sanchez, a Deltona High School junior, was recently named Volusia's 2012-2013 Sunshine State Scholar.

The Sunshine State Scholars program recognizes Florida's top STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students and introduces them to the post-secondary and career opportunities available in Florida.

Ms. Sanchez, along with her parents and teachers, Alisha Kellett and Teresa Snyder, attended a two-day program Feb. 21-22 where she and other scholars from across the state received recognition for their achievements.

Each of Volusia's 10 high schools nominated a student for the honor of representing the district.

Priya Sathyarayan from Spruce Creek High was the runner-up and will serve as Volusia's alternate.

AKA seeks participants for Men of Tomorrow Program

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Gamma Mu Omega Chapter of Daytona Beach, is seeking participants for its 16th Biennial Men of Tomorrow Program.

Men of Tomorrow honors high school juniors and seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties who are bound for success and will become future leaders.

The young men will participate in four months of activities contributing to their cultural, educational, and social enrichment. Participation in the program develops leadership skills and provides career guidance. Interested young men must have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average to participate.

The program will culminate in June with a formal presentation of participants to the Daytona Beach community. To request an application for participation in the program, e-mail MenofTomorrow@gmoaka.org.

Embry-Riddle students, staff and faculty compete to feed community's homeless children

Every day in Volusia County there are nearly 2,200 children who may or may not eat dinner. Some of those same children don't even have a place to call home.

As part of its continuing commitment to give back to the community, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is teaming with Food Brings Hope for a campus-wide "$7 Sacrifice" through April 12 with fundraisers, T-shirt sales, on-campus events and more aimed at raising $25,000 to help feed local children.

With $7, Food Brings Hope teams with Halifax Urban Ministries to provide 40 pounds of dry food and six pounds of meat to feed an entire family.

Embry-Riddle students, faculty and staff from the Daytona Beach Campus as well as the Embry-Riddle Worldwide headquarters will be divided into 10 teams responsible for coming up with creative ways to bring in the cash.

Founded by Forough B. Hosseini in 2007, Food Brings Hope works with nearly 500 children in 10 area schools offering after-school and weekend meals, mentoring, tutoring, transportation, activities and trips to reward academic success.

For information, visit erau.edu/foodbringshope.




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