Over 4,000 seniors graduate from Volusia County Schools

As freshmen during the start of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s seniors were the first class to have persevered through the pandemic and its aftermath in all four years of high school.


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  • | 10:00 a.m. June 6, 2023
Seabreeze High School students get ready to graduate at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Photo by Michele Meyers
Seabreeze High School students get ready to graduate at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. Photo by Michele Meyers
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From May 31 through June 4, over 4,000 Volusia County Schools high school seniors were awarded diplomas as they crossed the stage at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.

Volusia County Schools shared the following statistics for the recent graduations: 

  • Spring graduates: 4,139 
  • Scholar designations: 629 
  • Merit designations: 1,771 
  • Florida Seal of Biliteracy recipients: 293 
  • Associate degree recipients: 150 
  • Community service hours: more than 200,000 
  • Students entering the military: more than 120.

“This year’s graduating class has overcome unimaginable hurdles and achieved so much during their time with Volusia County Schools academically, athletically and professionally," VCS Superintendent Carmen Balgobin said. “I know they will continue to soar high as they spread their wings and move on to their next adventures.” 

As freshmen during the start of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s seniors were the first class to have persevered through the pandemic and its aftermath in all four years of high school.

This year was also special in that Volusia Online Learning held its first graduation alongside VCS’s 10 traditional high schools: Atlantic High School, DeLand High School, Deltona High School, Mainland High School, New Smyrna Beach High School, Pine Ridge High School, Seabreeze High School, Spruce Creek High School, T. DeWitt Taylor Middle-High School and University High School.

 

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