Kudos for Cudas
Congratulations! Academic Team Won District Title
L-R Mr. Merrick, Cajun Weisheimer, Gavin Wiese, Wiley Sokota, Daniel Wilson, Mr. Weisheimer, Serenity Mettler, Colin Shaughnessy, Esme Schliske and Ryan Puckett
Color Guard team earned 2nd place at the State Championship Finals!!!
L-R Mr. Merrick, Krystie Blohm, Skyler Haedrich, Leyawna Walker, Haley LaConte, Hannah Collins, Caitlin McFarland, Shelby Douglas and Mr. Hottel
2023 Outstanding Seniors
Front-Raven Henry, Rylee Beard, Cydney Hesselton, Rebekah Overley, Annabel Gifford and Olivia Gardner
2nd Row-Taniya Jackson, Ta'Mori Brodus, Kendall Traub, Alize Cardot, Eden Anderson and Jalynn Brown
3rd Row-Angel Methax, Madelyn Schneider, Raj Patel, Ivan Traykov, Ava Grimaldi, Hannah Zona and Madelyn Peterson
Back-Markell Peterson, Olivia Mease-Washington, Finnegan Sherman, Tillman Arieti and Cajun Weisheimer
Raven Henry, Character Counts Student of the Month February 2023
Top Picture - Ms. Fuhr, Ayran Henrique Camilo Wenceslau Soares, Angel Methax, Nathen Migonis, Anthony Hayden and Mr. Merrick
Bottom Picture - Ms. Fuhr, Markell Peterson, Dillon Curcija, Josh Doster, Jayle Smith, Hannah Bobbitt and Mr. Merrick - Not Pictured Salina Sulatycki
Four Students Picked for All-County Band
Pictured below Evan Dirlam, Logan Corley, Jordan Ferguson and Mr. Merrick
Lauren Bigelow and Mr. Merrick
Outstanding Seniors 2023
Eden Anderson, Tillman Arieti, Rylee Beard, Ta"Mori Brodus, Jalynn Brown, Alize Cardot, Olivia Gardner, Annabel Gifford, Ava Grimaldi, Raven Henry, Cydney Hesselton, Taniya Jackson, Angel Methax, Rebekah Overley, Raj Patel, Markell Peterson, Madelyn Peterson, Madelyn Schneider, Finnegan Sherman, Kendall Traub, Ivan Traykov, Olivia Mease-Washington, Cajun Weisheimer and Hannah Zona.
FFA District Leadership Development Event Contest
Tim Oliphant came in Third place for discussion meet.
Telek Kozlowski came in Second place for Safe Tractor Operation.
Andrea Blaha is our District Champion who will be moving on to compete at the FFA State Convention.
Congratulations to everyone who competed, and I am so proud of these students!
Congratulations Wyatt Monroe who won First Place at The AG Expo in Georgia
Congratulations! 2022 Medallion of Excellence Recipients - Isabella Weisheimer and Rachel Wang
Congratulations! Undefeated Season Won District Title
Drop Saver Poster Contest
City of Edgewater Department of Environmental Services-Utilities Division sponsored a "Drop Savers" poster contest. The poster depicted a water conservation idea, in slogan and drawing form. The contest goal was to teach and promote the importance of water conservation through a long-range education and awareness program.
New Smyrna Beach High School student Kyla Kavanaugh won 1st Place in the high school poster contest. Her poster will be on display in the Edgewater Council Chambers and will also be submitted to the Florida Section of American Water Works Association (FSAWWA) “Drop Savers” Water Conservation Program.
Outstanding Seniors 2022
School Safety Awareness Poster Contest Miguel Calle Romero 2nd Place and Scarlet Weishiemer 3rd Place
Historical paper Category for the 43rd Annual Volusia County Social Studies Fair - Jaden Black 1st Place, Logan Blacken 3rd Place and Elizabeth Mazda 2nd Place
Andrew Haynes, Alexzander Krack, Madison Butler, Hannah Collins and Siddharth Sukhdeo will be attending State for their Solos
Congratulations Jace Engberg for being selected as a College Board National Recognition Program Awardee. Jace earned this recognition because of his academic achievements in school and outstanding performance on the PSAT/NMSQT® and AP® Exams.
Congratulations to Oceana Lollick for winning the Volusia County Hispanic Heritage Month Essay Contest
Congratulations to Angel Methax, Ava Tanner, Ava Grimaldi, Alize Cardot and Tillman Arieti for being selected for Tomorrow's Leaders 2021-2022
Congratulations to Sean Ranieri for being recognized as a Commended Student from the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. Sean is being recognized for the exceptional academic promise demonstrated by his outstanding performance on the qualifying test used for program entry.
The New Smyrna Beach High Robotics Team, aka 'RoboCudas', took home a Championship in the annual 2021 Daytona Beach Robot Brawl, held on Saturday, October 2nd. Their Heavyweight Division bot, called 'The Edger', won First Place, competing against other VCS schools, including Spruce Creek High, Deltona High, Pine Ridge High and Pierson Taylor. The team was composed of seniors Garrett Geiger (driver), Will Robinson, Sean Ranieri, Mason Wiese, and Joseph Yancey. Over 40 bots participated in the event, held at City Island Jackie Robinson Ball Park, with 10 entered in the heavyweight division. The team was awarded a check for $1000.
Many thanks to Anthony Wild from Kids Rock the Nation for donating guitars to these students.
Congratulations Stella Busby, Ryan Puckett & Marin Botting for achieving a perfect score on your Biology EOC Assessments!
Student Acts of Kindness - October, 2020
Students Giovanni Carbone, Justin Domanico and Thomas Hathaway were honored for their recent act of kindness.
While driving home from work one evening the student's saw a woman laying in her driveway. They stopped to assist her. Unbeknown to them, she had been laying their for about three hours and had broken her hip. They contacted 911 and alerted her family in the nearby home of her fall. A family member commented, "I can't tell them how much I appreciate them because if they didn't stop, who knows what would have happened."
All three students are true heroes!
Congratulations to the winners of the American Legion Writing Content Project!
1st place Lawrence Bowen - $100
2nd place Samantha Taylor - $50
3rd place Elijah Crosby - $25 (not pictured)
FUTURES Foundation for Volusia County Schools recognized the following students from New Smyrna Beach High School:
Class of 2019 Visits Edgewater Public - May 10, 2019
20th Anniversary Artist Workshop Show
April 29, 2019 - Congratulations to the following students for receiving awards at the 20th Annual NSB High School Exhibit Sponsored by The Artist's Workshop held this past weekend in New Smyrna.
Artist Workshop List of Winners
- Winner artist workshop updated 2019.docx (27.4 KBs)
Many thanks to our VCS bus drivers for all that they do!
Class of 2019 Academic Signing Day 4-18-19
Academic Signing 4-18-19.xlsx (10.1 KBs)
Cuda Act of Kindness - March, 2019
New Smyrna Beach resident, Mary Kay Hague called to inform that two of our students assisted her last month at the WaWa on Rt. 44
Ms. Hague was pumping gas and lost control of the gas hose and it sprayed her.
Cole Combas and Isaac Sykes came to her rescue by gaining control of the hose and then going into the store to get water and towels for her to clean-up.
What a great random act of kindness!
Way to go Cudas!
Isaac Sykes, Principal Matthew Krajewski and Cole Colbas
News-Journal's Best of Volusia/Flagler Preps Team 2018-2019
March, 2019 - Congratulations to the following students who have been named to the News-Journal's Best of Volusia/Flagler Preps Team for the 2018-2019 school year!
Lauren Perry (not pictured)
Derek Sanderson (not pictured
Samantha Sydeski (not pictured)
Congratulations Class of 2019 Outstanding Seniors!
- 2019 Outstanding Seniors - Winners.docx (306.1 KBs)
Outstanding Seniors 2019
Congratulations to Sam Libby for winning the Dorothy Johnson Best in Show Award!
Congratulations to Sam Libby, senior AP 3D Studio Art student for winning the Dorothy Johnson Best in Show Award at the annual AP Art Exhibition at ArtHaus in Port Orange. Only one student out of all Volusia County's AP Art classes is recognized with this prestigious award. The AP Art show is open to the public & on display until March 15th, 2019. Congratulations Sam!
Barracuda Band Earns 82 Medals at the Florida Bandmaster' Association District 6 Solo and Ensemble Festival
February, 2019 - The Barracuda Band participated in the Florida Bandmaster’s Association District 6 Solo and Ensemble festival last Saturday. District 6 covers both Volusia and Seminole counties. We are proud to announce that our amazing musicians and color guard members earned a whopping 74 superior and 8 excellent medals, bringing our medal count to a total of 82. We were one of the only bands to have a medal count that was higher that the number of students enrolled in the band program!!
We are very fortunate to have great assistant music teachers here at NSBHS; without them these scores would not be possible. Mr. Antonios Molfetas directed the brass ensemble and they earned a superior. Mrs. Victoria Molfetas directed the woodwind ensemble and they earned a superior. Mr. Daniel Lunde directed two large percussion ensembles and both groups earned a superior. Ms. Krystie Blohm and her state recognized color guard earned superiors for their performances. The color guard also competed at the FFCC (Florida Federation of Color guards Circuit) and won first place in their class beating out 13 other color guards from across the state.
42 outstanding barracuda band and color guard members will be representing our school at the state level in mid-March, giving up a portion of their spring break in order to compete. Thank you to every student who took the time to prepare for this prestigious event and represent our school, and thank you to all of our parents, teachers, and administrators for your continued support of our award winning music program and for understanding that our performing arts programs are an integral part of the overall school curriculum here at NSBHS.
NSBHS Girls Weighlifting Team Wins Regionals!
January 24, 2019 - The New Smyrna Girls Weightlifting team are Regional Champions for the 1st time ever!
1st place winners:
Lyndsey Hughes- Also broke school records
Jillian Malphurs- Also broke school records
2nd place winners:
Marr Desvarieux- Also broke school records
3rd place winners:
4th place winners:
5th place finishers:
The girls have 1 more weightlifting meet left, the State Championships in Panama City. Congratulations Cudas!
New Smyrna 2019 Scholastic Art Award Winners
- New Smyrna 2019 Scholastic Art Award Winners.pdf (200.4 KBs)
Cuda Girl's Varsity Volleyball are District Champs!
Congratulations Cudas' on your District Championship win and for making it to the Regional Final 4!
Cudas' Qualify & Compete in State Cross-Country Meet
November 16, 2018: Congratulations for qualifying and competing in the State Cross-Country Meet.
Pictured above (not in order): Christina Bramlage, Ryleigh Carter, Griffin Cooney, Jessica Hass, Julia Hinkle, Aiden O'Gorman, Emma Jane Schlagater, Shannon Smith, Kayla Squiteri, Summer Ward.
Not pictured: Josie Corso and Ruth Rieber
2018 Volusia County Fair Results
- 2018 VC Fair Results.docx (14.8 KBs)
Daytona State College Announces Winner of Art Scholarship
November 15, 2018 - Congratulations to Destiny Bell for winning a scholarship to Daytona State College for her sculpture title, "The Midnight Howler." Destiny is a student in Ms. Colby's Ceramics II class and her sculpture will be on display at the Daytona State College Studio Arts Gallery until November 21st.
Congratulations again Destiny!
Destiny Bell - Midnight Howler
NSBHS Art Students Win Awards at Halifax Art Festival
November 11, 2018 - Congratulations to the following NSBH art student for winning awards in this weekend's Halifax Art Festival: Devynne Duke, a senior in Ms. Geyer's AP 2D Design class won the Wessel Foundation Creativity Award for her self-portrait titled, "Self-Visualized."
Tori Weiner, a senior in Ms. Colby's Ceramics II class won the Award of Honor for her sculpture titled, "Planted Prick." (pictured below)
Hunter Hill, a senior in Ms. Colby's Portfolio Development Honors class won the Halifax Art Festival Premier Award for her sculpture titled, "Inhumanatee."
Student's setting a great example!
Principal Krajewski received this email on Aug. 23, 2018 from a NSB citizen:
I just ran into some of your students eating lunch and wanted to inform you that they were so polite and offered to help with my order since I was with my small niece. We sat near them so she kept trying to interact with them and they all were so friendly, even at 2 years old, my niece noticed when they left and said "bye nice boys!"
Just thought you would like to know all the students representing your school today at Chic-fil-a were a great example.
NSBHS Photography Display in City of Edgewater Council Chamber
Dali Museum's Student Surrealist Art Exhibit
Congratulations to the following art students for having artwork accepted to the Dali Museum's Student Surrealist Art Exhibit in St. Petersburg, FL. Their artwork will be featured at the museum from May 19 - August 26, 2018.
NSBHS Student's Compete & Place in District Ornamental Horticulture Competition
On Tuesday, March 20, New Smyrna Beach High School FFA students competed in District Ornamental Horticulture Demonstrations. Ustina Guirguis placed 1st in Artist Arrangement and will advance to the state competition. Melody Mitchum and Bradley Lewis placed 2nd in Landscaping; Frangelica O'Connor and Hannah Lindmeier placed 3rd in Consumer Use; and Ashleigh Roy and Ashley Murchison placed 3rd in Marketing. Congratulations to our FFA students!
Pictured above: Front row: Ashley Murchison and Ustina Guirguis; Back row: Ashleigh Roy, Frangelica O'Connor, Hannah Lindmeier, Melody Mitchum, Bradley Lewis, and Ms. Cara Marsicano.
NSBH Art Students Recognized at the Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Awards
NSBH art students won several awards at this year’s NEFSAA. The Scholastic website (artandwriting.org) describes their program:
“Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community—young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets and sculptors, video game artists and science fiction writers, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.”
“Students across America submitted nearly 350,000 original works this year in 29 different categories of art and writing.”
“Through the Scholastic Awards, teens in grades 7–12 from public, private, or home schools can apply in 29 categories of art and writing for their chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited and published.”
Student Name-Work Title/Work Category/Award
Meaghan Flint Perfection/Infection Art Portfolio Gold Key
Rowan Lewis Oddities Art Portfolio Gold Key
emalee payne Deadly Sins Art Portfolio Gold Key
Kate Shif This is Life Art Portfolio Gold Key
Ashley Teagarden Aura Art Portfolio Gold Key
Ashley Teagarden A World Away Art Portfolio Gold Key
Caitlin Chiampou Generations Art Portfolio Silver Key
Caroline Crawford Distorted Intuition Art Portfolio Silver Key
emily minton Emily Minton Art Portfolio Silver Key
Allie Ogletree Beauty Paradox Art Portfolio Silver Key
Ally Stocker Fantasy Vs. Reality Art Portfolio Silver Key
Caitlin Chiampou Spring in Sepia Ceramics & Glass Gold Key
Hunter Hill Ocean of Space Ceramics & Glass Gold Key
Rowan Lewis Isometric Ceramics & Glass Gold Key
Rowan Lewis Crystal Piggybank Ceramics & Glass Gold Key
Rowan Lewis Sweeter than Honey Ceramics & Glass Gold Key
Rowan Lewis This Face of Mine Ceramics & Glass Gold Key
Allie Ogletree pool Digital Art Gold Key
Sofia Quinones The Shadows Digital Art Gold Key
Kate Shif Worn Digital Art Gold Key
Anna Stefanelli Ripples Digital Art Gold Key
Ashley Teagarden Childhood Drawing and Illustration Gold Key
Meaghan Flint Mephistopheles Mixed Media Gold Key
Ashley Teagarden Home Painting Gold Key
Meaghan Flint Muertadella Sculpture Gold Key
Rowan Lewis Rotten Sculpture Gold Key
Rowan Lewis Deprived Sculpture Gold Key, American Visions Nominee
2018 Medallion of Excellence Winners
2018 Outstanding Seniors
Congratulations to our 2018 Outstanding Seniors!
HOSA Regional Competition Winners
The following students placed in the HOSA Regional Competition.
-Jade Ache - 1st place, Human Growth and Development
-Michael Troy Mitchum, 1st place Medical Law and Ethics
-Grail colon - 4th place, Medical Law and Ethics
-Katherine Diaz - 2nd place, Nutrition
-Brenda Hernandez-Cortes and Rebecca Freshour tied for 5th place in Transcultural Health Care
-Brooke Roberts and Cielo Dorcy - 2nd place, CRP and First Aid
-Tim Duguay and Taylor Hibel - 2nd place, Public Heath
-Nicholas Zois - 3rd place, Extemporaneous Health Poster
-Angel Campbell - 5th place, Medical Photography
-MacKenzie Coleman - 1st place, Heathly Lifestyle
-Will fox - 1st place, Researched Persuasive Writing and Speaking
-Cameryn Flanagan, Kate Dettra and Shilynn Higinbotham - 3rd place, Heath Education
Tim Duguay, Sarah Wilson, Cielo Dorcy and Nicole Salata qualified in the top 8 for Health Care Issues exam.
CUDA Athlete News
Lady Cuda Swimmers
11/11/17 - What a wonderful Saturday for Cuda athletes! We had Lady Cuda swimmers in Stuart competing in a state meet; Cross Country men in Tallahassee at a state meet; and Volleyball at Choctaw HS in Fort Walton Beach in the state semi-finals.
Here are their results:
Lady Cuda Swimmers: 4 athletes competed, Samantha Sydeski; Kalley Hoots; Jillian Malphurs; and Amanda Alfaro. The girls broke their own school record with a time of 1:42:99 in the 200 Free Relay. They cam in 13th place. Amanda Alfaro came in 12th place with a time of 53.43, I believe in the 100 Free.
Men's XC: 7 athletes competed. Payne Meyer, Aidan O'Gorman, Logan Horning, Mason Peeples, Austin Reheiser, Christian Ciccarello, Ricky Seberig, Time Duncan. The team placed 6th in the state with Payne Meyer 7th overall; Aidan O'Gorman 8th overall and Logan Horning 11th overall.
Lady Cuda Volleyball Team played in the Final Four on Saturday. Their season of 18-1 came to an end against Choctaw HS in the semi-final game. Please congratulate these students as they are district and regional champs and represented our school well in State playoffs.
Volusia County Fair 2017 Recognitions
Miss Volusia County Fair:
Top 10 Miss Volusia County Fair:
Brooke Miller- Stock Show Syndicate $1000
Ustina Guirguis- Elvin B. Daugharty $1000
Breeding Gilt Show:
Mason Coates- Grand Champion Gilt
Melody Mitchum- 1st place class winner
Brandy Smith- 2nd place class winner
Ashley Murchison- 6th place class winner
Sara Colombin- 2nd place class winner
Lilly Farrar- 6th place class winner
Breeding Sheep Show:
Brooker Miller- Grand Champion AOB, 3rd place class winner, showmanship finalist
Caitlin Oleary- Reserve Champion AOB, Showmanship finalist
Ustina Guirguis- 4th place class winner
Juliet Henning-2nd place class winner
Frangelica Oconnor- 2nd place class winner black face division, 4th place class winner white face division
Wyatt Eskew- 5th place class winner, 6th place class winner
Beef Heifer Show:
Melody Mitchum- Class winner
Ashley Murchison- 2nd place class winner
Gavin Thomas- 3rd place class winner, 5th place showmanship
Logan Selman- 4th place class winner, 3rd place showmanship
Craig Anzalone- 5th place class winner
Ashleigh Roy- Class winner, Division A champion, Reserve Overall heifer, Reserve Cow Calf pair
Ustina Guirguis- Class winner, Division B Reserve Champion, 3rd showmanship
Market Lamb Show:
Brooke Miller- 2nd place class winner, 4th overall champion, 3rd place showmanship
Ustina Guirguis- Class winner, 6th overall, showmanship finalist
Caitlin Oleary- 4th place class winner, showmanship finalist
Brianna Lewis- 8th place class winner
Hannah Meeks- 3rd place class winner
Hannah Lindmeier- 5th place class winner
Emily Williams, with Houser - 2017 Volusia County Fair Grand Champion Market Steer
Volusia County Fair - Dragster Winners 2017
Unity Day Cudas Unite!
October 25, 2017 - Unity Day at NSBHS was a day to acknowledge and support all the important causes that take place in the month of October:
Anti-Bullying, Breast Cancer Awareness, Disability Awareness, Autism Awareness, Down's Syndrome Awareness and Mix it Up at Lunch.
Students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to write a message of kindness and inspiration on a strip of colored paper of their choice. Each color represented a different cause. The strips of paper were then linked together to form a chain. A symbol of our unity, respect and support for all of these worthy causes. NSBHS students also wore red on this day to show their support!
Pictured below our Mrs. Outlaw's students showing their support!
1st Nine Week Nominees 17-18
The students below were nominated for "Incredible Cuda" for the 1st nine weeks. Congratulations!
Tamia (Mia) Sanders
Outstanding Seniors - Class of 2017
Class of 2017 Recognizes Outstanding Seniors
Congratulations to the 20 outstanding seniors selected by the faculty for the Class of 2017. In order to be considered for this prestigious award, seniors had a list of criteria to meet which included conduct, citizenship, scholarship, extracurricular activities, and leadership. These "Outstanding Seniors of 2017" are club presidents, honor roll recipients, sports team captains and more. They are pictured below left to right.
Jamie Davis, Kori Spiropoulos, Jasmine Purkiss, Treyonna Coates, Madison Russo, and Judith Southerland
Brandon Igrec, Ryleigh Beaulieu, and Breonna Perrotta
Gabriella Senior, April O’Gorman, Alyssa Schwartz, Angel Curry, and Pedrito Delgado
Alexis Merrick, Sylvie Sorese, Megan Lawson, Aidia Bellafiore, Robert Levy, and Dawson Posick
State FFA Environmental Science Competition
Cole Harper, Brandon Igrec, Loren Hill and Kayla McNulty qualified for the State FFA Environmental Science Competition and represented New Smyrna Beach High School at the state level on January 17th. Our team took 6th place in the State of Florida. The competition components consisted of a Knowledge Practicum, an Identification of Flora and Fauna Practicum, a Problem Solving Practicum, and a Skills Practicum. The students did very well and Cole Harper was one of the top scorers in the state! Go environmental team!
Select the link below to view one of their PSA projects.
NSBHS Student Environmental PSA Project
Sam Kirk Wins District Delgate!
Sam Kirk, a sophomore member of the team, won Outstanding Delegate at the Model United Nations district meet recently.
Students Honored at Cross Country Awards Banquet
Cross Country students were honored at a banquet last month. Pictured left to right are: Coach Jordan Tager, Dallas Hanna, Kate Dettra, Anthony Peer, Ashley Cooper, Savanah Malphurs, Aidan O'gorman, Taylor Hibel and Coach Chelsea Zavala.
Congratulations! Northeast Florida Scholastic Art Award 2017 Winners!
- Art recognitions (1).pdf (215.1 KBs)