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HONORED FOR SHOOTING SENIOR GAMES

130404_dt_community01The Ormond Beach Senior Games Executive Board recently honored Lance Rothwell, (shown in center) a student at Daytona State College majoring in photography, with a certificate of appreciation and a $100 scholarship last month. Under the direction of Duane C. Fernandez Sr., students from the photography department at Daytona State have volunteered their services by photographing the games. Fernandez is  founder and president of Team Hardnotts University/Teaching Youth To Shoot With Cameras Not Guns.

Domestic Violence Summit takes place Friday
The State Attorney of the 7th Judicial Circuit, R.J. Larizza will be one of many workshop presenters as part of the 2013 Circuit 7 Domestic Violence Summit to be held April 5.

State Attorney R.J. Larizza, Assistant State Attorney Michele Simonsen and Captain Jerome Miller of the Apopka Police Department will be presenting “Effective Investigations/Evidence for Court” workshop as part of the Domestic Violence Summit.

Larizza and Simonsen will explore evidence-gathering and legal issues in the context of what factors or evidence strengthen a case that can lead to successful prosecution in court. Miller will discuss effective investigations for all law enforcement officers.

“This training is a proactive effort to address all of the consequences and issues characteristic of domestic violence cases,” said Larizza. “I am excited about the training and I am proud of the multi-disciplinary participation in the event.”

Free attendance
Workshop presenters also scheduled to speak are Darlene Wolfson, Director of Programs for the Domestic Abuse Council, Inc.; Tania Schmidt-Alpers, recent recipient of the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Award for her years of representation of domestic violence victims, and a representative from the Department of Children and Families.

Attendance is free for law enforcement, child welfare professionals, social work and domestic abuse professionals. Because a complimentary lunch will be provided to attendees, registration is recommended to assist organizers in preparation and planning for the event.

Registration and coffee will begin from 8:30 a.m., followed by opening remarks and introductions. The summit is a one-day event and concludes at 3 p.m.  Approximately 150 people are estimated to attend.

Registration is recommended by emailing simonsenm@sao7.org or calling 386-239-7710 ext. 14740.

Teacher recruitment fair scheduled at B-CU
The School of Education at Bethune-Cookman University is hosting a teacher recruitment fair where representatives from Virginia and Georgia as well as over a dozen Florida counties will be in attendance.

The fair will be held April 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Civic Engagement President’s Banquet Center. Certified teachers from Daytona Beach and the surrounding cities are encouraged to attend.

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