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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Rob Meyerson, president of Blue Origin, a pioneer in 21st-century space flight and exploration, cited his company's motto in Latin and then English for the 500-plus graduates of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's 500-plus fall semester graduates: “Gradatim Ferociter” or “step-by-step, ferociously.”

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Here are the individual high school grad rates for Volusia County, FL / Headline SurferPhotos for Headline Surfer / Volusia County School District's graduation rate is 76 percent, equivalent to a C grade. In terms of a grade, neighboring counties Seminole (80.3 percent), Flagler (80.4 percent) and Orange (81.3 percent) would all get a B- and Brevard would get a B+.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Having held the post since May on an interim basis, Linda Miles has been named associate vice president of the College of Health and Public Services at Daytona State College.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men has come of age, celebrating its 40thanniversary of serving students on the Daytona Beach campus.

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DeLAND, Fla. -- With Melody Johnson entrusted by her new and returning colleagues in a unanamious vote to elevate her from vice chair to chair and elevation of Linda Cuthbert to vice chair, along with John Hill, the re-election of previous chair Ida Duncan Wright and the election of Carl Persis, this is perhaps the most gifted school board lineup to date in this 21st century in setting policy for educational excellence in the Volusia County Schools.

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A 19-year-old special needs student at Mainland High School was struck and killed Monday in a nearby crosswalk while walking to school after apparently missing her bus, Daytona Beach cops said.

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DELAND, Fla. -- Hundreds of students and their parents participated in International Walk/ Bike to School Day on Oct. 5, two days before Hurricane Matthew. 

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DELAND, Fla. -- All Volusia County Schools will be closed Monday and Tuesday and that includes after-school activities and athletic events for both days.

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Photo for Headline Surfer / Lucas Boyce, former executive with the NBA's Orlando Magic, an author and motivational speaker, shown above, will speak at Daytona State College.

 

By HENRY FREDERICK

Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Former NBA executive, author and motivational speaker Lucas Boyce will be the featured speaker on Tuesday, Oct. 18, during the fall 2016 installment of the L. Gale Lemerand Entrepreneurial Speaker Series hosted by the Small Businress Development Center and Daytona State College.

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By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- There are 71 teachers nominated by their peers competing for the honor of Volusia County School District's 2018 Teacher of the Year.

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