School system will provide free meals for students

Volusia County Schools will provide free breakfast and lunch meals for its students (18 years old and younger) during the extended school closure period March 23-27.

Meals will be available for pick-up between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the parent loop of each school site.

District staff will distribute the meals directly to those in their vehicles (drive-through service) upon arrival. Also, district staff will hand-out meals directly to any walkers and/or bike riders that may lack motor-vehicle transportation. There will not be any public access to the school buildings during this time period.

East Volusia sites are:

•Tomoka Elementary and Osceola Elementary schools, Ormond Beach.

•Mainland High School, Campbell Middle and Hinson Middle schools; and Champion Elementary School in Daytona Beach- 921 Tournament Drive, Daytona Beach, FL 32124

•South Daytona Elementary School

•Port Orange Elementary and Spruce Creek Elentary Schools in Port Orange

•Chisholm Elementary School in New Smyrna Beach

•Indian River Elementary School in Edgewater

West Volusia sites are:

•Taylor Middle/High School in Pierson

•McInnis Elementary School in DeLeon Springs

•Citrus Grove, Freedom and Starke Elementary schools; Southwestern Middle School; and DeLand High School in DeLand.

•Volusia Pines Elementary School in Lake Helen

•Orange City Elementary School and River Springs Middle School in Orand City

•Spirit Elementary and Pride Elementary schools, and Deltona and Galaxy Middle schools, all in Deltona

•Osteen Elementary School in Osteen

ERAU recognized for excellence

NAFSA: Association of International Educators has named Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University among seven exemplary U.S. universities and colleges as a recipient of the 2020 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

Named after the late senator, the award recognizes outstanding innovation and accomplishment in campus internationalization, defined by NAFSA as a conscious effort to integrate and infuse international, intercultural and global dimensions into the ethos and outcomes of their students’ education.

Attend a spring open house for chance at a scholarship

Anyone interested in exploring a college education, advancing their career or re-tooling for a new job should make plans to attend a Spring Open House at Daytona State College.

Open houses will be:

•5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, Deland Campus, Student Services Center, 1155 County Road 4139

•5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, Advanced Technology College, 1770 Technology Blvd., Daytona Beach

•5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, Deltona Campus, Fathi Hall, 2351 Providence Blvd.

•5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Daytona Beach Campus, Hosseini Center, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.

•5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 9, New Smyrna Beach/Edgewater, 940 Tenth St., New Smyrna Beach

Refreshments will be provided and new students attending each open house will have the opportunity to win a $500 DSC scholarship.

For more information or a reservation, email, call (386) 506-4372 or visit

Women’s History Luncheon

The Advisory Board for Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men will host its 18th annual Women’s History Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, at the Hosseini Center on the Daytona Beach Campus.

Tickets are available at

Applications available for scholarship

The DeLeon Springs Community Association Inc. has begun accepting applications for the 2020 DSCA Inc. Merit Scholarship.

The scholarship will go to a deserving high school student attending a secondary school in the DeLeon Springs area to further their education.

Applicants must be a resident of DeLeon Springs and accepted into an accredited two-year or four-year college, university or vocational school.

The application deadline is March 31. For more information, visit

Free tax help at Stetson

Stetson University School of Business Administration will offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program on the DeLand campus.

From April 1 to 14, taxpayers with income below $56,000 may make an appointment to have a free, basic income tax return completed and filed electronically by trained student volunteers.

Tax return preparation days are scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 1-3 p.m. Fridays at the Lynn Business Center, 345 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand.

Appointments must be made by calling 211 or (386) 253-0564.

Afterschool suppers available at Turie T. Small

Starting Monday, March 23, Turie T. Small Elementary School, 800 S, St., Daytona Beach,, will begin participating in the Afterschool Meals program.

The program provides nutritious suppers to children in afterschool programs. Snacks and/or meals will be available free to children enrolled in an afterschool enrichment program at Turie T. Small Elementary School.

For more information, call Heather DeMeola, Director, School Way Café, (386) 734-7190, ext. 50732.

Scholarships available

The Daytona Beach Area Alumnae Panhellenic Association is accepting applications for the Martha Halling Panhellenic Scholarship.

Applicants must be from Volusia or Flagler counties, a member of a National Panhellenic Council-affiliated sorority and a full-time student at an accredited college or university.

Applications must be received by March 31.

For a copy of the application, contact Barbara Houpt at (386) 671-7413 or

Rotary Club awards scholarships

The Rotary Club of Port Orange-South Daytona hosted a special presentation, honoring Amber Butler and Amelia Bonjour.

Both students are seniors at Spruce Creek High School and were each awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the college of their choice in recognition of their outstanding academic and community service achievements.

In addition to educational and community service requirements, Amber and Amelia also submitted a written essay describing their understanding of the Rotary 4 Way Test – “Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?”

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