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Stetson University hire Joseph ProtopapaDELAND -- Joseph Protopapa, director of integrated career services and employer relations at the Career Center at the University of Akron (Ohio), has been selected as Stetson University's executive director of career development and academic advising. He starts this month.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The past school year was a year where so many students shined in the classroom, in sports and other extra-curricular events as well as service to the community. Here is a look back in our multi-media format of stories, photos and videos.

NSBHS quarterback Josh Brisboishttp://nsbnews.net/content/409320-outstanding-male-athlete-nsbhs-quarterback-john-brisbois

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Jim TagerHeadline Surfer videos by Sera Frederick / All 392 graduating seniors, whose names were called to the stage to receive their diplomas are included in the 24/7 Internet newspaper's exclusive multimedia coverage of the NSBHS Class of 2012. More videos inside.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Principal Jim Tager and his devoted staff of teachers and counselors got together for one last hurrah with the seniors of the Class of 2012 before unleashing them onto a world unto their own to begin life's journey as young adults.

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Headline Surfer video and photos by Sera Frederick / Caitlyn Zona, president of the 2012 Class of New Smyrna Beach High School adresses her clasmates Saturday night at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, which you can watch by clicking the video. The 17-year-old New Smyrna Beach grad is headed to the University of Central Florida on an academic scholarship where she will major in education.

NSBHS Class of 2012 President Caitlyn ZonaNew Smyrna Beach High School 2012 Class President Caitlyn Zona encouraged her classmates to consider what the word "change" means to them at this point in their lives. Here is the full text of her address:

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Alexander DulockHeadline Surfer video and photos by Sera Frederick /
Our video shows the graduating seniors who received scholarships from their prospective colleges.
Salutatorian Alexander Dulock, shown here, was the top college scolarship winner with $124,000 from the University of South Carolina.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The 392 graduating seniors of the New Smyrna Beach Class of 2012 has received $2,218,368 in scholarship monies. That's a whopping $2.2 million.  

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New Smyrna Beach High School's Troupe 1903 needs help from the community in its fundraising efforts to cover the $20,000 expense of participating in is trying to raise money to participate in a big festival next month in Nebraska.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- A group of kids -- really good kids -- have a chance to showcase their talents, but they can't do it without help from the community that hungers for feel-good stories in a fast-paced world where teenagers are admired for what they can do on the football field or on the other extreme, getting into trouble.

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NSBHS Principal Jim Tager with senior Alexandria SpradlinPhoto for NSBNews.net/ Headline Surfer
New Smyrna Beach High School Principal Jim Tager poses with outstanding senior Alexandria A. Spradlin.
 

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Perhaps the middle initial "A" in Alexandria A. Spradlin's name is symbolic of her academic achiement at New Smyrna Beach High School. After all, the senior has been named finalist in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship competition.

"New Smyrna Beach High School is pleased to announce that Alexandria A. Spradlin is a finalist," Principal Jim Tager said.

Spradlin is one of 14,400 semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship program. She is the daughter of Christina and Gregory Spradlin.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Mullinax Ford is offering New Smyrna Beach High School the opportunity to raise $8,000. Members of the community can earn money for NSBHS by simply test-driving a new Ford at the school, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

For each person who takes a Ford for a spin during the "Ford Drive One 4 UR School" event, Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to New Smyrna Beach High School for up to 300 drivers. Mullinax Ford will donate an additional $2,000 for an additional 100 drivers - 400 Drivers equals $8,000. What a deal!

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Jan McGeePrincipal Jan McKee leads a ribbon cutting Tuesday for the Burns Science and Technology Charter School, 160 Ridge Road in Oak Hill, which welcomes 270 k-8th grade students on Monday.

OAK HILL -- With blue skies and a large tent to provide some relief from the hot sun, upwards of 300 people were welcomed Tuesday by Principal Jan McKee to the Burns Science Technical Charter School.

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DELAND -- The School District of Volusia County will hold a union negotiation meeting with the Volusia Teachers Organization at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 27.

The meeting will be held in the 2nd floor conference room at the DeLand Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara Avenue, DeLand.

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