Champions — During the opening celebrations for the Orange City WaWa location, Wawa Area Manager Ed Sanchez awards the Orange City Firemen's Association with the first place trophy in the hoagie-making contest, called Hoagies for Heroes, against the Orange City Police Department. Though their victory was narrow, (the Firemen's Association made 27 hoagies to the Police Department's 26), both teams were awarded $1,000 donations from Wawa to the charity of their choice. The day's festivities also included a speech about Wawa's history and giveaways and samples of Wawa's products for those in attendance.
BEACON PHOTO/KITTY ALLEN
Historical heroes — During the past grading period, Starke Elementary School in DeLand had a day observing historical heroes, with students making speeches about historical people who affected their lives. Those who presented winning speeches are Peyton Senez, Luis Almanza, Brandon Nunez, Amauri Mells, Kylan Brown, Cassius Lindsey, Tanijah Murphy, Mykayla Jones and Tyrone Cordare.
PHOTO COURTESY SARAH SIEG
Here are members of the DeLand City Eagles, who took the championship in the 10-12 year old C-Group. From left, are Nigel Cook, Jabari Gill, Kaylee Kelsey, Ezequiel Principe, Jaheem Curry, coach Marc Fisher, Mariah Fisher, Christian Moller, Trace Kopka, Zues Hernandez and Gabriel Garcia. Not in the photo is teammate Devon Henderson.
,The boys of the 10-12 year old C-Group DeLand City Jaguars take runner-up honors. Not in any particular order are Ansen Rollins, Skyler Ries, Preston Partin, Brady Van Der Burat, Chris Sepe,Jacob Kaidor, Evan Reed, Riley Garrison, Graham Gorman, Andrew Gazzoli and head coach Steven Georges.
Teammates on the 7-9 year old B-Group DeLand City Ravens are all smiles and holding their trophies as runners-up. They are Ezra Garrison, David Trann, Andre Morgan, Rex Murray, Jada Edwards, Ella Rollins, Shannon Minger, Adrian Revelo, Aiden Dawber, Kane Kaidor and coach Joe Kaidor.
Members of the DeLand City Grizziles celebrate their victory as champions of the 7-9 year old B-Group. From left, are James Cummings, Jada Rawls, Edward Wiggins, Ryan Rolle, Eduardo Azpiri, assistant coach Bernard Rome, head coach Edward Wiggins, Maki Vargas, Layla Hanson and Stephone Ross.
Below are the results and team photos of youth who participated in