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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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LAKE MARY, Fla. -- The Seminole County School district has seen a dramatic spike in student enrollment in the past couple of weeks.

Dramatic enough to fill the equivalent of three classrooms, district officials say. The sudden influx comes from families leaving Puerto Rico, many of them to Central Florida since the massive devastation from Hurricane Maria.   

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SANFORD, Fla. -- School Board Chairwoman Amy Lockhart is all too aware of the suffering of Puerto Ricans with the utter devastation inflicted on the island a week ago by Maria, which made landfall on the commonwealth as a category 4 hurricane.

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DELAND, Fla. -- The Department of Education is waiving a portion of the missed instructional time due to Hurricane Irma. 

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DELAND, Fla. -- Volusia County Schools will remain closed through Wednesday in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State College has been awarded a $20,000 grant to develop a new associate of science degree program in database technology as part of an American Association of Community Colleges collaboration with the National Science Foundation called MentorLinks: Advancing Technological Education.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Retired Circuit Judge Hubert Grimes has been named the acting president of historically-African-American Bethune-Cookman Universiy, whose president has resigned amid controversy over millions in finances.

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