- March 17, 2023
by: Melissa Morreale
Flagler County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Rick Staly visited three local schools on April 28 to present three exceptional students with awards for being “Great Kids.”
“I couldn’t be more proud of the youth in this county, as they’re excelling in ways that will allow them to prosper in their adulthood," Staly said. "The recipients of this month’s Great Kids award have shown great leadership, positivity in all aspects of their educational careers and respect towards their peers, teachers and community. I’m honored to be able to recognize this group of Flagler County students and know they’ll continue to represent this community in remarkable ways.”
The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office recognizes Old Kings Elementary School student Grace Taylor for her positive attitude and leadership skills. She is a role model to her peers and is always respectful, responsible and enthusiastic. She is a student who goes above and beyond to provide guidance to others.
The FCSO recognizes Indian Trails Middle School student Kidanny Negron Acosta for being a hard worker who has excelled academically, completing seven core academic classes in addition to “The Big Three”: Do what is right! Do your best! Treat others the way you would be treated!
The FCSO recognizes Matanzas High School student Courtney Howard for her academic dedication and commitment to her younger siblings in addition to her after-school job. She is a wonderful role model to her peers and leads by example.
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 Schools and are awarded on a monthly basis to one elementary, middle, and high school student.