DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- When pre-teen Scott Johnson went to the barber for a haircut, he took his father's advice to heart of striking up a conversation: In doing so, he learned that the barber was a stockbroker for 12 years, or so he was told, thinking to himself, "And he cuts hair, too."
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- With a mere 6 percent of the 66,166 registered voters taking part in the electoral process, Tuesday's primary turnout for the dist. 2 school board seat could go down as among the lowest in modern times with only 3,390 bothering to vote.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Some 350 students, along with a few teachers and administrators, formed the No. 8 inside the high school gym Wednesday to symbolize the number of lives that could be saved from the organs of someone who has died.
Headline Surfer photo by Henry Frederick / New Smyrna Beach High social studies students held a mock city commission meeting last year at city hall. City Commissioner and current County Council dist. 3 candidate Jim Hathaway is shown here sitting in the audience with City Attorney Frank Gummey seated behind him. A new crop of students will do the same on Thursday.
NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- When Mayor Jaquandra Walker bangs the gavel Thursday morning, she and a dozen or so other New Smyrna Beach High social studies students will have taken over the dais in place of the adult leaders of the community in a mock city commission meeting.
NEW SMYRNA BREACH -- The New Smyrna Beach High School 'Cudas have lots of reasons to be happy this school year. The football team is undefeated through the first six games and Homecoming is coming up.
DELAND -- 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.
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.
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.
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.
New 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: