Sheriff Rick Staly visited three local schools Nov. 16, to present three exceptional students with awards for being “Great Kids” for the month of November 2020. This is the first round of Great Kid Awards that the sheriff has been able to present for the 2020-2021 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“2020 has been a rough year for everyone in Flagler County, including our kids,” said Sheriff Staly. “I am so happy that we are able to recognize these wonderful kids who are doing great things in our community and their schools, especially during such trying times. We want them to know that we appreciate their hard work, we’re here to help them, and that together we will get through this.”
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.
The three student recipients for November are:
Matthias Smith is a student at Bunnell Elementary. He is a very respectful student who works hard to stay on task. He is someone that everyone enjoys being around and is always willing to lend a helping hand, which is a great representation of the students at Wadsworth Elementary.
Ana Aleida Maria Burgos Batista is a student at Indian Trails Middle School. She is a hard worker who always sets an example for others to follow. She has excelled in all that she does, and her smile brightens up everyone’s day.
Jaylen Collins is a student at Flagler Palm Coast High School. He is a young aspiring student athlete who has a positive attitude and leads by example. Jaylen has an outstanding GPA and perfect attendance. He sets a great example by interacting and socializing with his peers and teachers. As a dedicated Defensive Team Captain, he exemplifies an outstanding attitude and overall determination.