FCSO Presents Great Kid Awards


Three exceptional students who attend Flagler Schools received Sheriff Rick Staly’s “Great Kid Award.” Sheriff Staly presented awards to two students on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. The third Great Kid Award was presented by Commander Jennifer Nawrocki on Thursday, November 30, 2023.

The “Great Kid” Award is presented every month during the school year to students who respect their peers, help others, work hard in academics, and represent themselves and their school well. The recipients are nominated by FCSO’s School Resource Deputies and school employees.

“We often only hear about the kids who make the wrong decisions,” said Sheriff Rick Staly. “I created the Great Kid Awards so we can recognize and honor the kids who make the right decisions and set a good example for their peers.”

Below is a summary of each student and why they received the Great Kid Award.

Alaya Bell

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office recognizes Bunnell Elementary School student Alaya Bell for her great kindness shown towards her classmates.  Her positive attitude and leadership skills are an amazing example of what a Bullpup should be. She is a role model to her peers and is always respectful, responsible and is an enthusiastic student who provides guidance to others. She is worthy of receiving this recognition and we are lucky to have such an outstanding young lady as part of our school family!


Arden Kings

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office recognizes Imagine School student Arden Kings for the October Great Kid Award. He is a hard-working student that exemplifies this award for his good behavior, outstanding dedication and positive, respectful attitude. He is very focused on his work and goes above and beyond on a daily basis to make the right decisions. Arden is a student who continues to exemplify great behavior and supports those around him and is very deserving of this award!


Kayla Weisenberger

The Flagler County Sheriff’s Office recognizes Matanzas High School student Kayla Weisenberger for the October Great Kid Award. She has the character of a statesman and the bearing of a diplomat. She currently serves as our Cadet Battalion Security Officer as a Junior, a position normally held by a senior. She worked numerous community hours during the summer while assisting in getting classrooms ready. She is a model student who sets a great example for her peers to follow!


By Julie Murphy

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