Extension service hosts 4-H University

The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension Servcie will host Florida 4-H University, a week-long event for senior 4-H youth (ages 14-18), at the University of Florida.

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in educational workshops led by UF faculty, explore career opportunities, lead community service activities, interact with youth from all over the state, and have fun while developing critical life skills that will help them become productive and engaged citizens of the communities, their country, and their world.

This year, due to Covid-19, the extension will be offering a Hybrid 4-H University, which will consist of the 4-H University Road Show, also known as 4-HU to YOU. The hybrid event will feature a series of weekend workshop days offered around the state throughout July, online workshops and activities from July 26-28, and an in-person State Share the Fun Contest and Senior Awards Celebration on Friday, July 30.

The cost is $105 for online and in person, $45 for online only, $45 share the fun in-person competitor only.

For more information, visit florida4h.ifas.ufl.edu.

Stetson gets grant for climate action

Stetson University has received a $7,000 grant from Second Nature, a Boston-based, non-governmental organization focused on accelerating climate action in and through higher education

The Second Nature Acceleration Fund is dedicated to supporting innovative cross-sector climate action activities driven by colleges and universities.

The grant will support collaboration among Stetson University and community groups that are focused on memorializing African American experiences.

The goal is to foster equitable access to cycling trail networks in the Central Florida region by creating a mobile application for cycling and pedestrian infrastructure that features overlooked, local, African American histories. Participants will include students and local experts on the African American experience.

Port Orange student graduates from Widener

Jason Schreiner of Port Orange earned a bachelor's degree in professional studies from the Center for Graduate & Continuing Studies from Widener University.

The university honored graduates at ceremonies between May 11 and 14 on the campus in Chester, Pa.

Port Orange student graduates from Valdosta

Dylan Steele of Port Orange earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Valdosta (Ga.) State University.

Mr. Steele was among more than 1,100 students who completed their degree requirements during spring semester 2021.

Tallahassee Community College honors

Madelyn Bradley of Port Orange was named to the Spring 2021 President's List of Tallahassee Community College.

Students name to the President's List earned a 4.0 grade point average.

Port Orange residents Nicole Powers, Mackenzie Childs and Hannah Lamb were named to the Dean's List. Students must earn a 3.5 GPA to receive the Dean's List recognition.

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