- January 19, 2023
By: Shannon Martin
Public Affairs Officer, Flagler County Sheriff's Office
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly visited three local schools on the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 4, to present three exceptional students
with awards for being “Great Kids” for the month of November.
“This is a wonderful tradition that we started last year and it allows us to meet and recognize some extraordinary kids doing great things in our community and in their schools,” Staly said. “We have some really great kids in Flagler County and it is an honor to give them an award for all they do.”
D'Zyon Coates is a student at Rymfire Elementary. This year, Coates represented Rymfire Elementary as the 4th grade Tropicana Speech Champion.
Ashlyn Paige Machiela is a student at Buddy Taylor Middle School. She works with the Flagship Program and always strives for the best and in doing so brings out the best in everyone around her.
Brett Galt is a student at Matanzas High School. He is a teacher’s assistant for the Guidance department and is also a Flagler Sheriff’s Explorer. Brett has an interest in criminal justice and his career goal is to either work with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or become a member of the FCSO team.
The “Great Kid” award is presented by the sheriff to a student selected by School Resource Deputies who show respect for their peers, help others, work hard to do well in academics, and represent themselves, their family, and their school with great character. The recipients for the awards are nominated by Flagler County Sheriff’s School Resource Deputies and Flagler County Schools and are awarded on a monthly basis to one elementary, middle and high school student.