andreas schulz for school news
WINNING ATHLETE — University High School’s Andreas Schulz won two events and placed second and third in two more at the FHSAA State Track and Field Championships. He won the 200-meter and 800-meter events, while taking second in the shot put and third in the javelin. Last year, the Orange City student won the 200 only. As can be seen in the picture, he far outdistanced the other participating athletes in the 800 meters. The championships were run on the University of Florida track in front of a full house. BEACON PHOTO/TONY TUSSING

Friday, June 3, is students’ last day in class in Volusia County public schools before summer break begins. The last day for teachers will be Tuesday, June 7.

The University of Florida has a dual-enrollment program for high-school juniors or seniors who meet the following requirements: 3.6 cumulative unweighted high-school GPA and one of the following test scores: SAT 1,100 composite, PSAT 1,130 composite (PSAT 10/NMSOT only): or ACT 22 composite.

Applications are available at, or call 352-273-4155.

DeLand High School

The following students in teacher Jeanne Jendrzejewski’s Spanish classes at DeLand High School earned first-place finishes at the Volusia County Schools 2022 World Languages Festival: Megan Abando, Fidah Choudhury, Johnny Green, Adrian Jimenez Martinez, Farentino Lennox, Amaya Lewicki,

Leilany Munoz, Genya Redondo, Rowan Shearer, Elena Stoner, Violeta Arreola, Amanda Bailey, Lydia Barnard, DeLaney Brosen, Chloe Caven, Alexander Colon, Jeana Dundon, Ryleigh Feliciano, Sean Gaudreault, John Green, Jade Hernandez, Mary Kate Hoang, Luke Hoffmann, Gabriel Isaacson, Emory Munoz, Sydney Neira, Nicholas Pleus, Madiha Reza, Isaias Salmeron, Ariana Samiha, Zachary Schrager, Magdalena Schricker, Ecko Velez, Taylor Watson, Thomas Wheeler and Wendy Zhang.

Underclassmen at DeLand High School will return their laptops during their English class Thursday, June 2. All school-issued laptops must be returned by Friday, June 3. Textbooks must be returned to Room 9-100 by June 3.

DeLand High School Athletics

The DeLand Bulldogs Football 2022 Golf Tournament will take place Saturday, June 18, on the LPGA Golf Course, 1000 Champions Drive in Daytona Beach. The shotgun start will be at 8 a.m.

To register or for more information, go to or call 386-804-0881.

FHSAA Baseball

Orange City University High School made it to the last round of the FHSAA regional baseball tournament before being eliminated by Pace High School, which hails from the Pensacola area, 2-0.

Next, Pace defeated Melbourne, 2-1, and Doral Academy defeated Tampa Sickles, 5-4.

Finally, Doral defeated Pace, 5-4, to win the Class 6A state championship.

FHSAA Softball

Three local teams made it into the regional FHSAA round of play:

The Pierson Taylor Middle-High School Lady Wildcats were stopped by Dixie County, 9-0, with the Lady Wildcats closing out their 2022 season with a 14-6 mark.

The Orange City University High School Lady Titans topped Winter Springs, 4-0, to face Pace, who stopped the Lady Titans, 11-0, to move into the FHSAA Final Four, along with Mitchell High from New Port Richey, Melbourne High and Doral Academy.

The only other team in the region was the Deltona High School Lady Wolves, who stopped Rockledge, 7-2, to face Eustis. This game was postponed because of storms, but, on May 23, the Lady Wolves defeated Eustis, 4-3.

The Lady Wolves topped Clay County, 4-0, on May 26. Also in the Final Four, Lake Wales defeated Key West, 3-1, also on May 26.

Deltona and Lake Wales were scheduled to play for the championship on May 27.

Stetson University Athletics

The Stetson University Lady Hatter softball team lost in the first round of the ASUN tournament to Kennesaw State, 3-2. Stetson scored two in the seventh inning to knot things up, only to see Kennesaw score one in the ninth inning for the win.

Stetson freshman Haley Fox has been named to the 2022 ASUN Softball All- Freshman Team.

The Stetson Hatter baseball team defeated FSU, 6-4, with Kyle Ball and Andrew Estrella hitting home runs. The Hats then lost to Kennesaw State, 14-3, but came back in the second game to win, 10-9, by scoring three in the ninth inning. In this game, Cameron Hill, Christian Pregent, Camden Traficante and Connor Kehl all hit home runs.

The Stetson squad lost to Jacksonville University, 5-2, with Hill homering, and then stopped Jacksonville, 5-3 and 9-4, with Nick DiPonzio homering in the second win.

The Stetson men’s basketball team has announced the addition of four players for the 2022-23 season: Jalen Blackmon of Indiana, who transfers from Grand Canyon University; Alec Oglesby of Gainesville, who comes over from the University of North Carolina Wilmington; Sam Peek of New York, who is a graduate transfer from Wesleyan University; and Luke Brown of Indiana, who comes from Ball State University.

The Stetson men’s tennis team has signed three players for next year’s team: Lucas Olivier from Marseille, France, and Middle Tennessee State University; Juan Jose Rodriguez from Madrid, Spain, and Lamar University; and Bendix Schroeder of Syke, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Summer activities

Many activities are offered for youth during the summer. The DeBary Parks and Recreation Department added 10 new programs, with soccer camp, baseball and softball camps, golf camp and wrestling camp starting Monday, June 13. Call 386-601-0200 or email to for more information.

The Salvation Army has a camp for ages 6-12 starting June 13 and running through Aug. 5. Go to for registration, scholarships or more information.

Two sailing camps are taking place in opposite directions from DeLand. One is the Halifax Youth Sailing in Daytona Beach, and the other is Lake Eustis Sailing Club in Eustis. Look up either program on the internet for additional information.

Other programs in the DeLand-West Volusia area include theater camps (, art camps (, academic camps and music camps ( and Easterseals (

The YMCA always has day camps in numerous locations. Go to, along with day camps and overnight camps at Camp Winona (

There are many other day-camp programs usually offered by the local colleges and universities, as well as many art facilities. Try the name on the computer to find many more offerings.

College honors

Marissa N. Adame, of DeBary, has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Mars Hill University in Mars Hill, North Carolina.

Allyson Murdock, of DeBary, has graduated from Georgia Southwestern State University, earning a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in exercise science.

Nicholas Christiano, of Deltona, a Trine University student, earned dean’s list recognition for the spring 2022 term. Christiano is majoring in accounting.

— Send school news to Tony Tussing via email: at


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