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NSBHS Valedictorian Ericka KirkpatrickNSBNews.net video by multimedia editor Sera FrederickClass Valedictorian Ericka Kirkpatrick addresses her classmates at Saturday's graduation at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The full text of her address is attached.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Valedictorian Ericka Kirkpatrick reminded her 399 classmates they came into the world two decades ago with the birth of the Internet. With its growth, they too can grow and make a difference in the lives of so many.

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NSBNews.net photo and videos by Sera FrederickThe 400 graduates of New Smyrna Beach High School celebrate as shown in this photo. NSBNews.net is doing something never done before in media coverage of a high School graduation: Digitally record every graduating senior receiving a diploma after being called to the stage. NSBNews.net is the media leader in Volusia County in utilizing 21st-century technology to bring this coverage home to you.

When you click the headline or "read more," you will be able to view all four video segments.

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2011 NSB High School Salutatorian Drew WalkerNSBNews.net video by multimedia editor Sera Frederick / Salutatorian Drew Walker addresses his classmates during the graduation ceremony Saturday at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. A copy of his speech is attached. 

DAYTONA BEACH -- Nice guys don't always finish last. Sometimes they finish second. Such is the case with Salutatorian Drew Walker who encouraged his classmates to endure as they face the realities of a 21st-century world with an entrenched economy where those planning to attend college will have to deal with higher tuition rates and decreasing financial aid.

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Video by multimedia editor Sera Frederick / Class President Imran Lufi addresses his classmates at Saturday's graduation at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The full text of his address is attached.

Imran LufiDAYTONA BEACH -- New Smyrna Beach High Senior Class President Imran Lufi missed out on Homecoming where he was named king because of appendicitis. There was no way he'd miss the chance Saturday to say a final farewell to his 399 classmates at the 2011 graduation ceremony at the Ocean Center.

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DELTONA, Fla. -- Are you thinking about returning to school? Bonnie Thurman will describe Daytona State College’s Fresh Start Program at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 6, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Marching to the tune of "Pomp and Circumstance" once is stresful enough. Imagine doing it twice in two weeks. 

For New Smyrna Beach's Sammi Hicks it's been there, done that! She's not alone. More than 150 high school students graduated earlier this month from Daytona State College with associate degrees that will allow them to go directlly to most colleges as juniors.

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BRASELTON, Ga. – After teeing off for four days at the Chateau de Elan Resort in Braselton, Ga, Daytona State College claimed its ninth title in 13 seasons at the NJCAA Women’s Golf National Championships. Under the direction of Head Coach Laura Brown, the Falcons scored 1191 over four rounds to finish 55 over par, besting their closest competition by 14 strokes. 

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Headline Surfer photo illustration / Katheryn Csonka, an assistant professor of nursing at Daytona State College, is shown above.
 
By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.-- Katheryn Csonka, an assistant professor of nursing at Daytona State College has been named a leader among America’s Best Nurses for 2017 by the American Health Council. 

The honor is awarded to nurse educators and professionals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State College has broken ground on a $32.6 million Student Center/Workforce Transition building that its leaders say will embody a design and function for modern-era higher education.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.  – More than 100 employers combined will be on hand seeking to fill open positions on Tuesday, and again on the following Tuesday, April 18, when Daytona State College's New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater and Daytona Beach campuses host spring job fairs.

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