Ormond student recognized by prestigious honor society

Kathleen T. Owens’ outstanding achievement in academics has earned her membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), a prestigious honor society headquartered in the District of Columbia.

The Ormond Beach resident, on the Dean’s List, is a student at Kaplan University located in Des Moines, Iowa.

Owens is the daughter of former Palm Coast resident Catherine “Cathy” Darby, once active at the First Church, the African American Cultural Society and with the Flagler County Democrats.

About the society
Owens has yielded a lifetime ambition of studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree to become a paralegal. She’s had the support team of family and has excelled to meet her goals. The NSCS membership comprises the top 10 percent of students at their colleges and having a 3.4 grade point-average or better on a 4.0 scale.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars dispatched a media release, pinpointing what’s in store for Owens:

“NSCS is more than just a symbol of academic achievement. Membership gives students access to a number of amazing benefits including career and networking resources, scholarships, travel, and service projects – both on campus and in the community,” says Stephen E. Loflin, NSCS Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students.

Membership is by invitation only, based on grade-point average and class standing.

NSCS has more than 850,000 lifetime members and 300 chapters in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

For more information about the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, call 202-265-9000, or visit the NSCS website at: nscs.org.

‘The Melting Pots’ brewing for August
Chairman Barbara Solomon has announced that the African American Cultural Society is gearing up for the biennial event of Ashe’ VII.

Solomon’s planning a gig orchestrating the presentations of two fantastic days.

They’ll link up with the Flagler County NAACP on Aug. 19, 4 p.m., for “The Melting Pots.” The show will star the young people enrolled in the Summer Internship Program (SIP).

Tickets for this event are $15 and $5 for children and students.

Part 2 will be a visual arts exhibition that will take place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Sept. 15. Both audiences will gather at the African American Cultural Society, 4422 U. S. 1 North in Palm Coast. The art show is free.

Additionally, your support is needed now for ads in the Ashe’ journal.

A full-page ad (7×8 1/2) is $100; a half page (7×4 1/2), $50; quarter page (3 1/2 x 4 1/2), $25; business card, $15; and a patron’s “name only” ad, $10. Please include an extra $5 for printing your ad in color. Also include your name on the back of each picture that’s submitted.

Both the ad and check must be sent to the African American Cultural Society’s mailing address at P. O. Box 350607, Palm Coast, FL  32135, Attention: Ashe’ VII.
If you have questions, call the African American Cultural Society at 386-447-7030.


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