Giovanni Gonzalez, of Matanzas High School, and Joseph Alter, of Flagler Palm Coast High School, were recognized by the Flagler/Palm Coast Kiwanis Club as Seniors of the Month for March.
Gonzalez is active in the Interact, Hispanic, LEOs and DECA clubs and a member of the National Honor Society and Teens in Flight. She is also on the swimming, soccer and basketball teams. She hopes to become a cargo pilot in the U.S. Navy.
Alter is president of the senior class, and is active in the Student Government Association, Future Problem Solvers, and the School Advisory Council. He is captain of FPC’s cross county team and the track-and-field team. He is the student representative serving on the Flagler County School Board from FPC. Alter was also selected as a delegate to attend Florida Boys State and the Florida Student Delegate to the Episcopal Church National Convention. He has been accepted at the University of Florida and Florida Southern College and is planning to major in pre-med.
+ Let’s go to the movies: Matanzas film festival
The second-annual Matanzas Film Festival featured a full roster of films, to inspire creativity in everyone. The winners are: Best Commercials, Liz Zvereva, Angelo Schibeci, Hannah Adams, Juliet Grego and Keri River and Geraldine Jeannot; Best Trailers, Stefano Schibeci, Caitlin Peterson and Tori Troino; and Best Short Film, Caitlin Peterson.
+ Imagine School named finalist in character program
Imagine School at Town Center was one of 30 schools nationwide to be named a finalist in the 2013 National Schools of Character Program. Imagine joins one other charter school and 28 public schools in the finals. Winners announced in May.
+ FPC dance team brings home superior ratings
The Flagler Palm Coast High School 2013 All State Dance Team received seven Superior ratings last weekend, at the fourth-annual Florida Dance Performance Assessment in St. Petersburg.
Team members are Gina Abreu, Elizabeth Exantus, Felicia Demers, Kaitlyn St. Clair, Rubin James, Adrianna LaForest, and Abbie Phinney with Kendahl Bermudez and Alexandra Lojo as alternates, led by teacher Janice Monsanto.
Monsanto gave a special thanks to Wendy Ellis, Yvona Gonzalez and Team Manager Christina Stephenson for their supportive roles and Ruth Albert, Cindy Miller and Jeanna Reiter for their time and feedback at auditions.
+ Car wash for German exchange program
Flagler Palm Coast High School will hold a car wash 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9, at Intracoastal Bank, 1290 Palm Coast Parkway N.W. to raise money for an upcoming German exchange program.
FPC will host 20 students from Germany from March 18 through April 1. Students from FPC will travel to Germany May 31 through June 16.
+ Bunnell Elementary Problem Solvers hard at work
One team of Bunnell Elementary School Future Problem Solvers are working to prepare for the booklet writing section of the state competition this month.
All groups competing in the Community Problem Solvers competition were also invited to the state competition. The school will enter four projects: Kids Against Distracted Driving; Green: The Only Earth Tone; Adoption Option; and The Movement Movement.
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