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39 local juniors graduate from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

39 local juniors graduate from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES The FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools graduated 39 high school juniors on April 14 from its 28th annual Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, which develops young leaders. The students, representing all 10 area public high schools, participated in five day-long seminars coordinated by community leaders. Each seminar is designed to familiarize […]

A new way to handle college debt

A new way to handle college debt

Education department launched another loan repayment program in 2015 BY ERIN E. ARVEDLUND PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE There’s yet another way to pay back student loans without going broke. It’s called REPAYE. In December, the Department of Education launched its eighth college-loan repayment program, dubbed the Revised Pay As You Earn Plan. “Helping student […]

Free summit to tackle health issues  affecting Black men

Free summit to tackle health issues affecting Black men

BY ANDREAS BUTLER DAYTONA TIMES An upcoming event is geared toward helping men get serious about their health. However, organizers say it will be much more than a health fair. A free Men’s Health Summit will take place on Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Bethune-Cookman University’s Center for Civic Engagement. […]

Students learn about homebuilding and teamwork during tour

Students learn about homebuilding and teamwork during tour

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Over 125 middle school students were treated as VIPs during a recent construction tour of ICI Homes’ Plantation Bay community in Ormond Beach.   “I have never seen the framing of a home before,” said Sara Gordon, a sixth grader at Holly Hill K-8 School. “It was really cool to […]

Daytona State to honor students, employees, alumni at awards convocation

Daytona State to honor students, employees, alumni at awards convocation

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Daytona State College will honor nearly 200 students along with four employees, an accomplished graduate and a young alumnus during its annual outstanding student awards convocation on Wednesday, April 13, in the L. Gale Lemerand Center (Bldg. 310) on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. The awards […]

Atlantic High, Ormond Beach Middle teams win Black History Brain Bowl

Atlantic High, Ormond Beach Middle teams win Black History Brain Bowl

SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES High school students representing Atlantic High School in Port Orange and a team of students from Ormond Beach Middle School were the big winners at the annual Black History Brain Bowl sponsored by the Daytona Beach Section of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. on Feb. 27. Prizes for […]

Salute to Dr. Seuss

Salute to Dr. Seuss

The birthday of Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel) was celebrated on March 2 at Turie T. Elementary School as part of Read Across America Day. The afternoon was filled with guest readers, special crafts and snacks – all connected in some way to Dr. Seuss and the many characters he brought to life. Above, Volusia […]

Bank distributes Financial Literacy Grants through FUTURES Foundation

Bank distributes Financial Literacy Grants through FUTURES Foundation

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES SunTrust Bank recently awarded $16,780 in Financial Literacy Grants to seven school projects across Volusia County which combine entrepreneurism and financial literacy. SunTrust funded a total of $25,000 through FUTURES Foundation, which facilitated the application process for this school year’s grants. The remaining funds shall be distributed during the 2016-17 school […]

Symposium to focus on student engagement

Symposium to focus on student engagement

SPECIAL TO THE TIMES Two leading experts on promoting student engagement and success inside and outside the halls of higher education will speak at Daytona State College’s eighth annual Academic Excellence Symposium slated for Friday, March 4, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. in the Hosseini Center on the college’s Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. […]

From Civil War to Civil Rights

From Civil War to Civil Rights

Frank Smith’s life has been about activism, honor and service. BY AVIS THOMAS-LESTER URBAN NEWS SERVICE Frank Smith, Jr. emerged from a Mississippi jail and learned that he was wanted – by Uncle Sam. The 20-year-old civil rights worker had been locked up for three weeks in Greenwood for helping Blacks register to vote. “After […]