Volusia County Council Chairman Frank Bruno at New Smyrna High graduation: 'Education is the key'

Video by Sera Frederick and photos by Henry Frederick / Volusia County Chairman Frank Bruno and his wife, Mary, attend Saturday's New Smyrna Beach High School graduation at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach in support of their niece, Ashley Thurman. The Brunos spoke with NSBNews.net on camera immediately after the commencement.

DAYTONA BEACH -- Volusia County Council Chairman Frank Bruno has advice for the New Smyrna Beach Higfh School Class of 2011: "Education is the key.

That's the advice Bruno had Saturday for seniors either moving ahead with college or thinking about it. Bruno attended the graduation with his wife, Mary, in support of their graduating niece, Ashley Thurman.

Bruno said he ewas not only proud of his niece but all 400 graduates.

At fat left, Mary Bruno has a prime seat for the New Smyrna Beach High School graduation at the Ocean Center, attended by 4,000 cheering on the 400 graduates. In the near photo, Frank and Mary Bruno enjoy the festivities.
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