- April 19, 2019
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly visited three local schools to present three exceptional students with awards for being “Great Kids” for the month of April, on Thursday, April 18, according to a press release from the FCSO.
Each month, based on recommendations from school resource deputies, students who exemplify leadership, hard work ethic and compassion are recognized.
Belle Terre Elementary student Kimmy Nashmy was described as respectful, caring and hard-working. Her positive attitude and perseverance makes her a stand-out student.
Indian Trails Middle School student Karl Knighton is a high-performing academic student and has consistently represented what it is to be a student athlete. Peers look up to him on and off the court because of his natural athletic and leadership skills.
Matanzas High School student Skyelar Williams-Michaud is also a scholar athlete. He thrives scholastically and exemplifies an excellent moral character — always willing to give a helping hand.
American Association of University Women Flagler announced its 2019 Scholarship recipients, according to a press release.
Julia Hok and Hannah Frassrand, students of Flagler Palm Coast High School, will each receive a $2,000 scholarship. Each has taken and mastered courses through the school’s International Baccalaureate program. The awardees were honored during the annual Class of 2019 Senior Scholarship Ceremony presented by the Flagler County Education Foundation and Flagler Schools.
Hok has excelled with Future Problem Solvers and has been recognized at the state and national levels for her achievements with Community Problems Solvers competitions. She has been honored through QuestBridge for excellence in STEM and as a National College Match Finalist.
Frassrand is a member of the National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, the mathematical honor society. From Algebra II to Statistics, she has received awards from numerous competitions. She is also a member of the Air Force JROTC program and has received the Veteran of Foreign War JROTC Medal, the Distinguished AFJROTC Cadet Academic Ace Award and the Top Performer Recognition.
The Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia kicked off a partnership on April 9 with Flagler County Fire Rescue to bring the “Fire Fighter are our Friends” Program to the city of Bunnell, according to a press release.
Flagler County Fire Rescue will visit selected early learning programs each month to read stories focusing on social skills and positive self-esteem to preschool-aged children. ELCFV will also provide each early learning program with play-based activities to enrich their existing curriculum.
“We believe that community engagement with our children is an investment for the future of our community,” Fire Chief Don Petito said in the news release. “We hope to develop trust with Fire Rescue and a continued partnership with the Early Learning Coalition of Flagler and Volusia.”