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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 […]

The secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

The secrets of tracing African-American genealogy

Host of PBS show has tips on getting around ‘slavery wall’ BY THERESA WALKER ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE Kenyatta D. Berry can trace some of her African-American ancestors back to the 1790s. Even for a professional genealogist who serves as a host of the popular TV show “Genealogy Roadshow” on PBS, that’s quite […]

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Midway in spotlight as month comes to close

Longtime resident’s project highlights once-thriving Black community BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Percy Williamson’s project highlighting Daytona Beach’s historically Black Midway comes to fruition Sunday night. “Beyond Midway – The Evolution of An African-American Neighborhood’’ airs at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 on WDSC TV 15, Daytona State College’s channel. The documentary, the brainchild of Williamson, a […]

Black Lives Matter, racial injustice inspire reading lists

Black Lives Matter, racial injustice inspire reading lists

BY NARA SCHOENBERG CHICAGO TRIBUNE (TNS) For 21 years, Lisa Shorney’s book club has focused on fiction, but in September they made an exception. They read “Between the World and Me,” African-American journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates’ searing indictment of racism in America, told in the form of a letter to Coates’ teenage son, a young man […]