Kiwanis Club awards seniors of the month

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Seniors of the month Michael Safarty, Sylvia Lujo, Stephanie Stuart and Cassandra Cuyler COURTESY PHOTOS
Seniors of the month Michael Safarty, Sylvia Lujo, Stephanie Stuart and Cassandra Cuyler COURTESY PHOTOS
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PALM COAST -- The Flagler/Palm Coast Kiwanis Club has recognized Cassandra Cuyler, Michael Safarty, Stephanie Stuart and Sylvia Lujo as its Seniors of the Month for December and January.

Cuyler serves as a student representative from Matanzas High on the Flagler County School Board. She is a member of the National Honor Society, the Science National Honor Society and the Leo Club. She is the school’s yearbook editor and is a writer-editor for the school newspaper.

Cuyler volunteers as a math and science tutor at Belle Terre Elementary and volunteers with the Habitat for Humanity. She is also a varsity cheerleader. Cuyler also went to Tallahassee to serve as a Girls State Representative from Flagler County and is an Advanced Placement Scholar of Distinction. She plans to get a PhD in biology.

Safarty was selected as Flagler Palm Coast High's December Senior of the Month. He is a member and vice president of the Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society, Future Problem Solvers, the Model UN Team, and he serves on the International Baccalaureate Council. Safarty is an AP Scholar and a state-certified mentor and evaluator for Flagler County elementary and middle school Future Problem Solving teams.

He also played varsity tennis and received the coach’s award in 2012. Safarty has applied at the University of Florida and plans on majoring in economics or history.

Stuart is the January Senior of the Month for Matanzas. She is a member and president of Future Farmers of America and volunteers on the Matanzas sports medicine team, with the Flagler County Humane Society and the youth group at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton Catholic Church. She is a member of the FFA competition team for aquaculture, environmental sciences and landscaping, and she's a certified horticulture professional.

Stuart has been the varsity lacrosse goalie for four years and was recognized as defender of the year in 2012 and 2013; she is also a member of the girls weightlifting team. She is currently employed at Carrabba’s.

Stuart plans to attend Florida Institute of Technology and major in science and aquaculture.

Lujo was selected as the January Senior of the Month for FPC. She is a member of the Matanzas band, the National Honor Society, Future Problem Solvers, Mu Alpha Theta, the Model UN and is in the IB program. Lujo has been playing the piano and dancing since the age of 4. She does ballet, tap, jazz and modern dancing, and she volunteers as a math tutor and a dance teacher assistant. She works as a Hollister model and plans to major in chemical engineering at either Stanford or Columbia University.

Students nominated for military class 2018
Flagler Palm Coast High School student Matthew Christopher Chumaceiro and Matanzas High School student Amanda Claire Langhauser received their certificates from Congressman Ron DeSantis honoring their Military Academy Nomination. Chumaceiro has been nominated to the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Air Force Academy, and Langhauser has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy.

DeSantis presented 35 candidates from Flagler, Volusia, and St.Johns counties, with 49 nominations to four United States service academies: the United States Military Academy, the United States Naval Academy, the United States Air Force Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

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