+ FPC students celebrate the life of Shaklyia Chess
Students at Flagler Palm Coast High School gathered Friday, April 8, to celebrate the life of their friend and classmate, Shaklyia Chess.
Chess, 16, died March 26, when she overcorrected her car along Highway U.S. 1, south of Bunnell.
Chess’ friends remembered her through song, dance and poem.
+ FPC offers a jump start to success
Representative from the University of North Florida, Stetson university, Daytona State College and Keiser College will be at Flagler Palm Coast High School, 5500 E. State Road 100, 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, for their Junior Class Jump Start to Senior Success program.
The event, which will be held in the 600 Bistro, will focus on college admissions, college visits, choosing the right college, writing admissions essays and developing a senior resume.
The differences in SAT and ACT testing will also be discussed as well as scholarships and financial aid.
+ Bunnell Elementary students go Tropicana
Fourth grade students at Bunnell Elementary competed Wednesday, April 6, in the school wide Tropicana Speech contest finals.
Emily Wise won first place with her speech, “School portions and items in the cafeteria.”
She will be advancing to the county-wide competition.
Tara Tallaksen took second with her speech, “Being the principal,” and Julia Reiter took third place with her speech, “Bullying.”
+ Flagler County youth look for a chance to shine
Who will be Flagler County’s youth entertainers of the year?
The chance to compete in the Spotlight on Youth Talent Show is coming up. Open auditions will he held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 17, at the Flagler County Youth Center, 5500 E. State Road 100.
Any kindergarten through 12th grade Flagler County youth, who has a talent to share with the community, is invited to audition.
2011 Entertainers of the Year Awards will be given to the top entertainers in the junior, K-6, and senior, 7-12, divisions.
The show will take place 7 p.m. Thursday, May 26, at the Flagler Auditorium, 5500 E. State Road 100.
Cost is $5 per person with all proceeds to be donated to the Youth Center at the Carver Community Center, in Bunnell.
+ FPC freshman wins mural contest
Flagler Palm Coast High School freshman Krystene Maceda won first place and a $100 gift card for designing the winning Bulldog Game Room Mural, for the Youth Center.
Second place went to junior Kelly Kryspin, and honorable mention was awarded to senior Brian Arce, and sophomore Kelsie Hosler.
+ Wadsworth gives speech medals
Joey Washkevich won the gold medal at the Wadsworth Elementary School fifth-grade Tropicana Speech contest.
He will advance May 3 to the county-level speaking contest.
+ Imagine Students accepted into IB program
The first three students in Imagine School at Town Center history were accepted into the International Baccalaureate program at Flagler Palm Coast High School.
Tiffany Marino, Stephanie Martino and Margaret Reed will be starting in the IB program in the fall.
“It is a big accomplishment for our middle school students,” said Cami Brocksmith, social studies teacher.