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Rebecca Dyke

Rebecca DykeIt seems a goal for Rebecca Dyke, 18, is nothing more than success yet to be realized. On May 31, this high-energy senior will earn her diploma from Atlantic High School, but not before she received her associate of arts degree from Daytona State on May 13.   

She’ll go from high school to being a junior at the University of Central Florida, where she will major in chemistry, saving her parents bundles of cash, since dual-enrolled students attending Daytona State pay no tuition. 

“I hope to one day work as a crime-lab analyst specializing in trace evidence,” she said. “I’ve always been interested in solving puzzles, problem solving and science. But I’m also a realist. The employment landscape is often volatile, so I think it’s important to have a degree that will provide me a background for alternative employment.” 

Rebecca shone in school: Honor Society Club at Atlantic High, where she ranked fourth out of 233 students in her graduating class; President’s and Dean’s list at Daytona State; and member of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. 

On top of academic heights, there’s her volunteer work, helping with child care activities at her church, missionary trips to Nicaragua, local fundraisers in support of breast cancer awareness and the American Heart Association. As one of her Daytona State instructors pointed out, Rebecca has demonstrated the kind of positive attitude and self-discipline that makes her a model student who is certain to achieve success in life.

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{May 14, 2014}

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Last updated: 2014-09-11T19:04:37.153Z