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Ormond Beach Lions Club honors April's student-athlete of the month

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by: Jarleene Almenas News Editor

The Ormond Beach Lions Club has chosen Seabreeze High School student James Vuille-Kowing as its student-athlete of the month for April.

Vuille-Kowing is a four-year member of the school's tennis team, according to a press release, He was named the Volusia-Flagler Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season, and has also been named the Spectrum Boys Tennis Athlete of the Year. He is ranked 250th in the United States Handball Association and 53rd in the state. 

He is also a member of the track team, and placed fourth in the conference track meet with a 4 minute and 52 second mile. In addition, Vuille-Kowing serves as a volunteer tennis coach.

Aside from sports, Vuille-Kowing is a member of the National Honor Society and has earned a 3.9 weighted GPA, as well as scored 1370 on the SAT. Following graduation, Vuille-Kowing will attend the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where he will major in operations research and computer analysis. 

Mainland alumna spotlighted 

The salutatorian of the 2006 Mainland High School graduating class was featured as the U.S. Women's Armed Forces Soccer player in December.

Capt. Jen Gillete. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Women's Armed Forces Soccer Facebook

Capt. Jen Gillette is based in the Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho, where she is a pilot in a fighter squadron, according to a Facebook post by the U.S. Women's Armed Forces Soccer. She earned a bachelor's degree in pre-med and a master's in business administration, with the intention of becoming a veterinarian. 

EDC seeks volunteers

The Environmental Discovery Center is currently looking for volunteers to help with daily operations and scheduled events.

Volunteers can provide daily exhibit tours, plan programs, assist with community events, lead field trips and coordinate outreach efforts, a press release states. For more information, or to apply, contact EDC Coordinator Annie Evert at 615-7081, or via email at [email protected]

SHS hosts spring concert

The Seabreeze High School choir held a spring concert. Courtesy photo

The Seabreeze High School Vocal Department recently held its spring concert on Tuesday, April 16. 

DAR holds environmental program

The featured speakers for the Captain James Ormond Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution came from two local environmental agencies.

Chad Macfie, of the Marine Science Center. Photo courtesy of Shirley Graham

They were Annie Evert with the Environmental Discovery Center in Ormond Beach, and Chad Macfie from the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet. Macfie showed the DAR a bull shark skeleton.

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