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2011 Medallions of Excellence
Date: 4/13/2011 Album ID: 1209083
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This highly-competitive awards program sponsored by The News-Journal recognizes outstanding achievements by high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties, in schools with more than 25 students in the 2011 graduating class. Medallion award winners will be well-rounded students who not only attain academic scholarship but who also excel in school and community activities in areas including (but not limited to) the arts, sports, volunteerism and/or leadership.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal Medallion of Excellence, awarding outstanding achievements by high school seniors in Volusia and Flagler counties
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Atlantic High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Jonathan Booher, Matthew Brown and Brent Meister during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Spruce Creek High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Deepak Sathyanarayan, Ankur Aneja, Renusha Indralingam, Alex Roux and Roshan Patel during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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DeLand High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Jacob Lites, Claytia Gonsalves, Carolyn Coffey and Logan Murray during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Deltona High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Jennifer Cherry, Yanil Munoz and Katelyn Zeringue with Deltona High Principal Susan Freeman during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Flagler Palm Coast High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Lauren Rawlins, Elizabeth Wang and Ryan McDermott during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Father Lopez High School Medallion of Excellence winner Brianna Atkins with assistant principal Patty Dailey during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Mainland High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Dylan Fisher, Evan Iler, Mitchell Walker and Travis Dobler during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Matanzas High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Rachel Flanagan and Marielena Dias during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Pine Ridge High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Kari-Elle Brown, Manuel Alamo, Veronica Lowry and Angel Estrada-Carrion during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Seabreeze High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Paul Rice III, Anetta Kazakova, Sebastian Caliendo, Richard Rogers and Ashlie Walsh during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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New Smyrna Beach High School Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Tia McDonald, Drew Walker, Ericka Kirkpatrick, Evan Schroeder and Kylie Wofford during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Taylor High School Medallion of Excellence winner, Shelby Greenlund, along with Taylor prinicipal Marty Schmidt, during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Warner Christian Academy Medallion of Excellence winner, Michael Andrasco, along with Warner principal Steve Elliott, during the awards banquet at the News-Journal Center, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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Embry-Riddle president Dr. John P Johnson talks with Medallion of Excellence winners, l to r, Mitchell Walker of Mainland, Rachel Flanagan of Matanzes and Manuel Alamo of Pine Ridge at the awards banquet at the New-Journal Center in Daytona Beach,Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (Nigel Cook)
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<p><b>BRENT MEISTER, Atlantic </b></p><p><b>Major school activities:</b> Finesse; Future Farmers of America (treasurer); soccer (co-captain).</p><p><b>Community service:</b> Participated in the coastal clean-up, Estuary Day and with the Legacy Program.</p><p><b>Honors/awards:</b> Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout); Pop Warner All American Little Scholar; Boy Scouts of America 250 Nights of Camping.</p><p><b>College/career plans:</b> Major in marine science at Daytona State College and pursue a master’s degree in oceanography at the University of North Florida.</p><p><b>Parents:</b> Joel and Jo Ann Meister.</p><p><b>Residence:</b> Port Orange.</p> (Nigel Cook)
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<p><b>JONATHAN BOOHER, Atlantic </b></p><p><b>Major school activities:</b> Tennis; Academic Team; National Honor Society; Student Class Board (treasurer).</p><p><b>Community service:</b> Volunteer with the Youth Choir Tours, Teen Court and with the Sunday night AWANA and RA’s/GA’s.</p><p><b>Honors/awards:</b> Multiple tennis awards; Recognition for AP test scores; Most Academy Spirit for the Academy of Law and Government.</p><p><b>College/career plans:</b> To major in accounting to work for the Federal Bureau of Investigation and its fraud unit. College undecided.</p><p><b>Parents:</b> Kent and Robin Booher.</p><p><b>Residence:</b> Port Orange.</p>
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Mathew Brown, Atlantic High School.<p><b>MATTHEW BROWN, Atlantic </b></p><p><b>Major school activities:</b> Varsity football (captain); Sounds of the Atlantic Chorus (treasurer); Thespian Troupe 5340 (member of the CAPA Academy); Student Government Association (parliamentarian).</p><p><b>Community service:</b> Helped special needs kids, with beach clean-ups and at city-sponsored events.</p><p><b>Honors/awards:</b> Mr. Atlantic High School 2010-2011; Superior Rated Thespian; Volusia All-County Choir Ensemble 2010.</p><p><b>College/career plans:</b> Major in mechanical engineering with a specialization in automotive engineering. College undecided.</p><p><b>Parents:</b> Mickel and Eleanor Brown.</p><p><b>Residence:</b> Daytona Beach.</p>
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<p><b>CAROLYN COFFEY, DeLand </b></p><p><b>Major school activities:</b> Swim team (captain); track and field (senior captain); yearbook staff (sub-editor); National Honor Society.</p><p><b>Community service:</b> Volunteer with Hameau Farm in the Big Valley, served on some mission trips and was the high school wrestling team manager.</p><p><b>Honors/awards:</b> Coach’s Award for swimming and track and field; National Merit Commended Scholar; Award of Prestige at the DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts.</p><p><b>College/career plans:</b> Major in either environmental engineering or veterinary medicine. College undecided.</p><p><b>Parents:</b> Steve and Elizabeth Coffey.</p><p><b>Residence:</b> DeLand.</p>  (Peter Bauer)
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<p><b>CLAYTIA GONSALVES, DeLand </b></p><p><b>Major school activities:</b> Girl’s weightlifting (captain); Seek Wisdom Club (director of media and communications); Spanish National Honor Society; Student Government Association.</p><p><b>Community service:</b> Participated in Relay for Life, Adopt a Park and was a volunteer at health clinics in Trinidad and Tobago.</p><p><b>Honors/awards:</b> National Achievement Semifinalist; French National Award — Le Grand Concours; Girl’s Weightlifting (first place at Five Star).</p><p><b>College/career plans:</b> Major in international affairs at Georgetown University. Plans to work at the U.S. Embassy in Latin America or the Middle East, and to be a U.S. Diplomat.</p><p><b>Parents:</b> Clayton and Sislyn Gonsalves.</p><p><b>Residence:</b> Deltona.</p>  (Peter Bauer)
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