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FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

  • FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program
  • FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program
  • FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program
  • FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program
  • FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program
  • FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program
  • FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program
  • FUTURES Graduates 39 from Tomorrow’s Leaders Program

FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools graduated 39 high school juniors on Tuesday, April 3, from its 30th annual Tomorrow’s Leaders Program which develops young leaders for our community. The students, representing all 10 area public high schools, participated in six day-long seminars coordinated by community leaders. Each seminar is designed to familiarize the students with different aspects and services in Volusia County and to develop leadership skills.

Included in the program were lectures, discussions and tours of various businesses and governmental facilities. Seminar subjects include: criminal justice and the court system; economic development and manufacturing; the Arts; education and governmental systems; leadership, diversity and ethics; and health care and social services. Tour sites and partners included Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare’s Residential Adolescent Program, Bob’s Space Racers, Inc., Atlantic Center for the Arts, Houligan’s Spirited Sports Grille in Port Orange, Halifax Health Medical Center, Halifax Urban Ministries’ Family Shelter & HUM Center and Hope Place, the Historic Volusia County Courthouse, Volusia County Council, Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Department, Seventh Judicial Circuit Judge Leah Case’s courtroom, Volusia County Branch Jail, Volusia County School District’s DeLand Administrative Complex and Universal Resort Florida.

Through the seminars, panel discussions and study groups, these 39 high school juniors were challenged to expand their awareness of the inter-relationships and complexities of our community. Seminar sponsors included Brown & Brown of Florida, Mr. and Mrs. Stanford Davidson, Jr., Halifax Health, Houligan’s Spirited Sports Grille, Jersey Mike’s, Universal Resort Florida, and Rosaria Upchurch, Ph.D., LMFT.


FUTURES Tomorrow’s Leaders

Graduates from this year’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Program are:


Atlantic High School

Zachary Baylor

Austin McCluney

Luke Ochs


DeLand High School

Gabriella Camacho

Stanford Davidson, III

Natalie Dokken

Lexi Finke

Kayla Nguyen


Deltona High School

Maya Caron

Alejandra Irizarry

Karl Kinner         

Yashira Sanchez


Mainland High School

Mariah Cowan

Leeshel Gaines

Katelyn Lanier

Briana LaRocca

Jash Patel


New Smyrna Beach High School

Jade Ache

Smyrna Clark

Elizabeth Dinardi

Wyatt Eskew

William Fox  


Pine Ridge High School

Kenneth Blakey

Christian Irizarry

Taylor Lee

Lacy Rose Morgan

Sage Schaefer


Seabreeze High School

Rivers Baird

Julie DeRienzo

Julianna Strong

Jordyn Taylor


Spruce Creek High School

Meghan D’Arcy

Sohayla Eldeeb

Zachary LeBlanc

Brenna Miller


Taylor Middle-High School

Marifel Mendoza

Britney Tagle


University High School

Kirsten Larsen

Jordan Koehler


The Tomorrow’s Leaders Program is coordinated and presented by the FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools. For more information about FUTURES Foundation and the programs it provides, please visit its website at or contact Executive Director Cynthia Ramirez at (386) 255-6475, extension 50730, or caperric@Volusia.K12.FL.US.


All 10 photos are listed left to right:

Photo 1: Atlantic High School

Principal Stephen Hinson, Zachary Baylor, Austin McCluney, and Luke Ochs


Photo 2: DeLand High School

Principal Dr. Melissa Carr, Gabriella Camacho, Stanford Davidson, III, Natalie Dokken, Lexi Finke, and Kayla Nguyen


Photo 3: Deltona High School

Assistant Principal Michael Micallef, Maya Caron, Alejandra Irizarry, Karl Kinner, Yashira Sanchez, and Principal Carolyn Carbonell


Photo 4: Mainland High School

Principal Dr. Cheryl Salerno, Mariah Cowan, Leeshel Gaines, Katelyn Lanier, Briana LaRocca, and Jash Patel


Photo 5: New Smyrna Beach High School

Testing Coordinator Sue Hopkins, Jade Ache, Smyrna Clark, Elizabeth Dinardi, Wyatt Eskew, and William Fox  


Photo 6: Pine Ridge High School

Principal R.T. Myer, Kenneth Blakey, Christian Irizarry, Taylor Lee, Lacy Rose Morgan, and Sage Schaefer


Photo 7: Seabreeze High School

Principal Joseph Rawlings, Rivers Baird, Julie DeRienzo, Julianna Strong, and Jordyn Taylor


Photo 8: Spruce Creek High School

Principal Dr. Todd Sparger, Meghan D’Arcy, Sohayla Eldeeb, Zachary LeBlanc, and Brenna Miller


Photo 9: Taylor Middle-High School

Marifel Mendoza, Principal Jeff Miller, and Britney Tagle


Photo 10: University High School

Jordan Koehler, Principal Dr. Julian Jones, and Kirsten Larsen



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