Port Orange-Spruce Creek High School, Class of 2008 Honors Banquet

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Port Orange Real Estate & Community Event Blog. By Lisa C. Hill, "THE SMART CHOICE!"

Brittany and Rachel
I just got home from the Spruce Creek High School Honors Banquet at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center, for the graduating class of 2008. Why was I at a high school banquet? Well, because my daughter is graduating this year, with honors! =D (She's the redhead on the left)


If you're a real estate buyer who's considering a move to FL, here's some great information you may not be aware of. Florida has a program that enables any graduating student with over a 3.5 GPA (Brittany has a 3.8) to receive a 100% full scholarship to any participating state college, as long as by the time they graduate, they have completed 80 hours of community service and gotten a high enough score on their SAT or ACT exam. It's called the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.

There's also a 2nd chance at this program, if all the criteria has not been met. If the student has a GPA, but only completes 40 hours of community service, and scores slightly lower on the SAT or ACT, they may still qualify for a 75% state college scholarship. Some private colleges accept the Bright Futures Scholarships also. The student can apply for other scholarship monies and/or pay the difference.

One more factor to consider is that the SAT can be re-taken if the score isn't high enough the first time. And it's my understanding that the ACT is easier than the SAT, if the desired results are still not achieved.

But back to the Spruce Creek High School Honors Banquet tonight. The principal of the school, Tim Egnor, said that this year, almost half the class was graduating with honors! That's incredible! Those are some hard-working kids!

Congratulations to the Spruce Creek High School, Class of 2008!

Now just to embarrass my daughter and one of her oldest friends, whose family we sat with tonight, I hope you enjoy the following photos, which I've been collecting for a few years. I did take pity on them and deleted some of the oldest ones. After all, a mother needs something to hold back for future blackmail.



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Congratulations Spruce Creek High School, Class of 2008.

Comments (15)

Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Lisa - Congrats to your daughter on her impending graduation!  This would be a great post for Family Ties if you like.  It looks like her friend has a mean right hook.  Have a great week!
Apr 21, 2008 05:14 PM
Thesa Chambers
Fred Real Estate Group - Bend, OR
Principal Broker - Licensed in Oregon
Lisa - you have every right to be proud - what a beautiful daughter and graudating with honors is a BIG deal - congrats on a job well done to all of you
Apr 21, 2008 05:19 PM
Scott Barr
Pacific Sotheby's international Realty - Newport Beach, CA
Behind every honor student there is a encouraging mom.
Apr 21, 2008 06:04 PM
Susie Blackmon
Ocala, FL
Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing

You've come a long way baby!  Congratulations ... is empty nest to follow?

Apr 21, 2008 09:33 PM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Lisa, Congratulations to the honor student and her graduation. :-)

Don R.

Apr 22, 2008 12:16 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County
Lisa - Yo are definitely a proud mom and a great role model for the "little one!"
Apr 22, 2008 03:23 AM
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent
Congrats to your daughter, Lisa and to you and your hubby for raising such a beautiful girl!
I know you're very proud of her!

I'll be passing this on to my sister who is in Weston, Fla.  Her girls will be graduating next year and then in 2011!
Apr 22, 2008 03:25 AM
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper | Sr Retail Loan Originator ! NMLS # 223305 | 360 Mortgage Group LLC Austin Texas - Leander, TX
Helping Homeowners w/Home Loans in 27 US States
Lisa, how proud you must be! Thanks for sharing your daughter's success with us. What a great program the State of Florida is providing to encourage the students to continue on with their educations! I have not heard of a scholarship program like this before, and will have to do some reasearch to see if Oregon offers anything similar. Or, maybe move to Port Orange before our 6th grader gets to that stage. :->
Apr 28, 2008 04:47 AM
Christina Williams. REALTOR® TN property search & local insights
First Realty Company - Crossville, TN

Love it. Great photos of you and your family.

Jul 25, 2008 01:55 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

For those of you who are looking for the bonehead who posted the spam comment, sorry. I removed it. =P

Mar 29, 2009 09:48 AM
Perky Hammer
Re/Max Central - Lansdale, PA

Darn! I was looking for the comment so I could see what all the fuss was about. Oh, well. P

Mar 29, 2009 03:49 PM
Lisa Hill
Florida Property Experts - Daytona Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate

LOL Perky. I actually would have removed it sooner if I had known AR wasn't going to. I think it's a violation of the Code if I point out the errors of another REALTOR. I don't want to be the pot calling the kettle black ;-)

Mar 29, 2009 04:33 PM
Ernesto Quiñones
Conchita Realty - International, IT

Hi Lisa.  I bet you are receiving a lot of visitors looking for the famous comment you talked about on your last posting. lol

Mar 30, 2009 04:34 AM
Peggy Banks
Triple Diamond Group - San Dimas, CA

Darn, I was hoping to add him to a list "who not to exchange referrals with".

Mar 30, 2009 07:21 AM
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

I am on the band wagon that wanted to see the comment and check this person out.  Too bad, I was too late!

Mar 30, 2009 02:23 PM

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