A shoutout to these high achievers from Flagler high schools

Despite canceled proms and classic graduation ceremonies altered by COVID-19, two local students are at the top of their game.

Alexander Harvey and Brea Dwyer have ramped up their potential.

Alexander, who’s called Alex, earned a 4.1 grade point average (GPA).

His mom, Adrienne Harvey, says that Alex is a 2020 graduate of Flagler Palm Coast High School (FPCHS) and a high achiever. He is graduating magna cum laude.

He is a four-year member of the swim team, a member of the SGA (Student Government Association), and the FPC Thespians. Alex has discovered pathways to careers through the E-sports gaming club and team, and the i3 Flagship and Ambassador programs.

He is in a good place, dual-enrolled at Daytona State College, and on track to complete his Associate of Arts degree in December 2020.

A sign delivered to his home deems Alex to be a scholarship recipient presented by the African American Cultural Society.

He works at Belle Terre Swim and Racquet Club, where he is a lifeguard and a client services rep for the gym. He’s also an after-school counselor at Rymfire Elementary School.

Alex Harvey is graduating magna cum laude this year from Flagler Palm Coast High School.
COURTESY OF ADRIENNE
HARVEY

Career goal

Alex’s goal is to become a forensic psychologist due to his love of science – perhaps because of his grandmother, Ada Harvey, a retired biology teacher of Flagler Palm Coast High School.

“People in the community have told me how much they’ve enjoyed their interactions with Alex. I beam every time I hear these comments,” his mother asserted.

“I want to say thank you to the village that helped me nurture Alex,” she said. “There are so many wonderful people I can’t begin to name! When I look in his eyes, I see everyone of you that showed him kindness, accountability, discipline and encouragement.

“As a parent, our most important job is to raise socially conscience, productive citizens of the world.

Ask for prayers

Alex was raised by a single mom and grandparents.

“Last year, my father (the Rev. Alphonso Harvey) passed away, and I was concerned about how Alex would fare this school year.

“He told me, ‘Mom, Popi taught me how to love God and to give back to your community.’

“Please raise your prayers and cover Alexander as he goes on to the next chapter of his life,” his mother implored.

Brea Dwyer will graduate with her Associate of Arts degree and a 5.0 grade point average from Matanzas High School.
COURTESY OF ROSE DWYER

Brea’s journey

Brea Dwyer, a Matanzas High School senior, will graduate May 31.

She will be majoring in public relations and event-planning management at the University of Central Florida.

She’s dual-enrolled at Daytona State College (DSC) and will graduate with her Associate of Arts degree and a 5.0 GPA.

Brea was the February 2020 Senior of the Month, class president for three years, Junior Homecoming Princess, captain of her church’s Pathfinder Club – the youngest member of her church’s executive board and serving in the capacity of Youth Activities director.

Brea has played varsity flag football since her freshman year and is a recipient of the Medallion of Excellence Scholarship Award and the DSC Presidential Award.

She is part of the National Honor Society and the Pirate Athletic Committee.

Earned Principal’s Award

Brea has a full academic scholarship to the University of Florida and, subsequently, is planning to get her MBA at the University of Pennsylvania, or the University of Central Florida.

She intends on having her own public relations firm and event-planning business.

She was surprised at home with visitors from the school district, who dropped off five additional scholarship awards with the matching yard signs – including the Principal’s Award, which is hard to come by at Matanzas High School!

Brea’s picture will hang in the school’s lobby for the entire 2020-2021 school year.

Her mother, Rose Dwyer, said, “Brea, you do not cease to amaze your dad (Attorney Marc Dwyer) and me with your accomplishments! Thank you for being a mother’s dream child.

“May God bless you on this amazing journey!” resonated her mother. “I am humbled, yet proud! Glory to God for all He has done for my children!”

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As always, remember our prayers for the sick, afflicted, the prodigal son, or daughter, and the bereaved.

Celebrations

Birthday wishes to Emma D. Wilson, Emma J. Kendrick, and Melanee Gaddis, June 3.

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