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Oviedo High Student Receives Points of Light Award

Danica Dickinson, a 12th grade student at Oviedo High has been honored with the Daily Points of Light Award from the National Points of Light Foundation. Danica has served as a Teen Trendsetter, a program of Volunteer Florida Foundation, for the last four years. She started as a new student in Seminole County Public Schools. She had attended private schools prior to that time. For each of these years, Danica has recruited, trained, and coordinated other teen reading mentors volunteering at Lawton Elementary with struggling third grade readers. As a result of her efforts, 80 third graders have transitioned from struggling readers to eager readers. Danica also recruited 2 other teens to start Teen Trendsetter programs at Carillon Elementary and Keeth Elementary.

Each summer, Danica serves on mission teams with her church group and volunteers in Central America. In 8th grade, Danica was selected as a Walt Disney Dreamer and Doer who excels in the areas of curiosity, confidence, courage, and constancy.

The Points of Light Award will be presented to Danica at the Seminole County Public Schools Board Meeting on November 21, 2006 at 5:45 p.m.