Orlando Magic, Daytona Intl. Speedway, Disney, Kennedy Space Center, Univ. of Central Florida & Sanford Zoo among 200-plus institutions, entities & individuals
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- For perhaps the first time in the history of the Sunshine State, a media outlet has established a who's who among the best of its citizens, entities and institutions vast enough to cover multiple metropolitan areas, but close enough that they clearly define the building blocks that unify rather than divide.
Welcme to the inaugural Class of 2016 Headline Surfer® Hall of Fame.
What began as an intitial list of 50 recipients, has more than quadrupled to more than 200 Hall olf Famers, the vast majority in the greater Daytona Beach-Orlando metro area.
But it became readily apparent that that locations like Sanford in Seminole County, Kissimmee in Osceola County, Palatka in Putnam County, St. Augustine in St. Johns County, Palm Coast in Flagler County, and Melbourne in Brevard County have the connectivity this internet media outlet believes are tied together by the interstates, watewrways and cultural and tourism destinations.
That interwovenness provides the context in defining who we are and what we are in terms of community and what living, wiorking and playuing here means to our collwctive quality of lives.
And on a purely local level -- cklearly identified as Daytona -- there are four indivisuals whose individual achievements, sacrifices ands causes have put them at the head of the class, our version of Mount Rushmore. And only thesae four are ranked as follows:
1. Frank T. Bruno, Jr, Volusia County's first elected county chair, who stepped off thew daisa named for him in 2012, after 20-pliuas years as the face of Volusia County politics.
With that brief preamble, here is the Class of 2016 Headline Surfer® Hall of Fame:
Entrant: Frank T. Bruno, Jr.
Entrant: Ted Doran
Entrant: Joyce Cusack:
Entrant: Melody McSorley Johnson
Lori Stone McMullin