Flagler students receive scholarships from Alpha Kappa Alpha


Jeroline McCarthyScholarship winners have scored big according to a news flash that reverberates the Ivy Community Foundation, Inc., in partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. The Chi Delta Omega Chapter recently awarded eight scholarships to students from both Flagler Palm Coast High School and Matanzas High School.

The Chi Delta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has granted more than $50,000 in college scholarships to deserving high school graduates in the Flagler/Palm Coast area.

Scholarship recipients were Giovanni Gonzalez, Mikayla Preston, Stania Paul accompanied by scholarship chairman Marva Jones and Vice President Karen Wells. Receiving awards were Kayla Campbell, Andrew Nguyen and Deshawn Myles.
Scholarship recipients were Giovanni Gonzalez, Mikayla Preston, Stania Paul accompanied by scholarship chairman Marva Jones and Vice President Karen Wells. Receiving awards were Kayla Campbell, Andrew Nguyen and Deshawn Myles.

The recipients will begin the next phase of the journey in higher learning and embark on majors from nursing to nuclear engineering.

Three scholarship recipients participated and successfully completed the Early College Program while simultaneously earning their associates degrees and graduating from high school.

Daniel Spearman, a 2009 scholarship recipient and a recent University of Florida graduate, will begin graduate studies in the fall to become a doctor. Spearman provided profound advisement to the recipients with regard to overcoming distractions and remaining focused.

Former scholarship recipient Kayon Jones delivered a beautiful musical rendition of “One Moment in Time.”

This year’s recipients are: Giovanni Gonzalez, Mikayla Preston, Stania Paul, Kayla Campbell, Andrew Nguyen, Deshawn Myles, Nina Eustaquio, and Adriana Laforest.

Church to host former FSU players
New Found Favor Ministries will not have the usual greeting by their pastor. Bishop Phillip King announced that his former football teammates from Florida State University (FSU) will be welcomed.

Invited with that lineup are former and current student athletes, other alumni, fans, and the Flagler County community to worship the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Seminole Sunday.

Bishop King, a former linebacker at FSU and the University of Louisiana at Monroe, walked away from a multi-million dollar NFL offer. He walked away because of his call to the ministry.

A native of Daytona Beach, the bishop is married, a father, and a preacher’s kid. He has been a head coach, recording producer/composer as well, having worked with a four-time Grammy-award winner and other gospel artists. He served 11 years under his dad’s pastoral ministry as minister of music and assistant pastor.

The service will be held June 9, 11:30 a.m., at New Found Favor Ministries, 801 North State Street, Bunnell. For further details, call the church at 386-586-7777.

Cothran to be installed at Zion Baptist
Monitoring a story from the Zion Baptist Church of Palm Coast, the congregation, ministry supporters and community stakeholders will gather to witness the official Pastoral Installation Service and Ceremony of the Rev. Charlene E. Cothran as pastor/teacher.

Established earlier this year by faithful Bible students led by Rev. Cothran, the church is a growing congregation, having established community outreach programs, including an emergency food pantry, and a Christian counseling program.

The June 9, 11 a.m., service takes place at Zion with guest preacher Minister Linda Hill York of Hamilton, N.J. The church is located at 1 Enterprise Drive, Unit 1, Bunnell, near Whiteview Parkway.

The 5 p.m. official installation convenes at the Hilton Garden Inn, 55 Town Center Blvd., Palm Coast, off Route 100 near I-95. The guest preacher will be Dr. Joseph E. Woods, pastor of St. Phillips Baptist Church in Hamilton, N.J.

Dr. Woods is founding director of Christ Covenant Interdenominational Assembly (CCIA), the covering and training organization of Zion Baptist Church.

Gospel recording artist Elder Fanesca Myers & Company of Orlando will minister at both services. Trombonist/Pastor Ivan Ray of Jacksonville will minister at the 5 p.m. ceremony, along with liturgical dance from Atlantic Vibe Performance Academy of Palm Coast and Mrs. O. Geni LeVant of Hamilton, N.J.

Pastor Cothran is an ordained minister who attended the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and currently is enrolled in a Christian counseling degree program at Newburgh Theological Seminary and serving well the activities in her community.

For further details, call the church at 386-283-4905.

Academy classes begin June 10
Palm Harbor Academy is one of the schools that fulfills the quest for early learning.

The charter school will have its doors open for classes on June 10 at 95 Old Kings Road North.

The school provides free tuition, free academic assessment, free prescriptive tutoring, and small class sizes for enrollment in the Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Program over the summer.

Included in the package are free transportation and a free uniform shirt.

All Florida residents’ children turning four years old by Sept. 1 are eligible to participate in the program.

For particulars and/or to schedule a tour, call the Community Liaison at 386-PHA-1499 or 386-447-9692, or to reach by email, log on to www.palmharboracademy.net.

Food giveaway is June 8
The Women’s Missionary Society of First Church – the Rev. Gillard S. Glover, Pastor – has scheduled the monthly food giveaway for June 8, 1-3 p.m., at 91 Old Kings Road North, Palm Coast. For more information, call 386-446-5759.


As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted and bereaved.



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