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Submitted by Kristen Rhodes, Walton Middle School

Walton Middle School would like to congratulate its SeaPerch team members for their outstanding performance at the inaugural regional competition held at Gulf Coast State College on Friday, May 6th, 2016.

SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program new to WMS this year, facilitated by science teacher, Mrs. Greer Harvell.  It equips students with the resources and skills needed to build and operate an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).  

WMS sent nine students to the event, where they competed against 100 elementary to high school level teams.  All three of WMS' SeaPerch teams were successful in completing every challenge, displaying amazing teamwork skills. 

Their day started out with a WJHG NewsChannel 7 interview and ended in a third place win in the Finesse Challenge.  All three teams represented WMS in a manner that makes our school proud.

 (Click the link to view WJHG NewsChannel 7's coverage of the event.  http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/SeaPerch-Regional-Competition-Lets-Students-Get-Innovative-378509985.html)

 

Submitted by Heather Stewart, Paxton High School

Paxton students Wesley Alford, left, and Shawn White earned fifth place out of one hundred and one teams at the first inaugural Seaperch underwater robotics competition held at Gulf Coast College on Friday, May 6. Students competed with teams from across the panhandle to navigate an underwater obstacle course with the SeaPerch robot they built from scratch in their Intro to Aerospace course.  

Future Little Warriors

May 10, 2016

Submitted by Krisy Spence, Maude Saunders Elementary

Pre K students from the WISE VPK visited Maude Saunders to see what kindergarten will be like.  Mrs. Willcox’s kindergarten class served as great hosts and even let them sit in their desks.  

Submitted by Nancy Currie, Freeport Elementary School

FES participated in a Cancer Freeze event on May 6th. Staff, students, and families helped raise over $2000.00 for local cancer patients. The event was an all-day affair with lots of walking, dancing, PE challenges, dunking booth splashes, and give-a-way raffles! Thanks to everyone for making it such a successful event!

FES Cancer Freeze Event

Submitted by Christy English, Walton High School

Congratulations to Azende Rey and Ashley Harper for placing in the state track meet! Azende placed 2nd in the high jump and Ashley placed 4th in the discus.  Way to go Braves!

Pictured left to right: Ashley Harper, Coach Schroeder, and Azende Rey

Submitted by Christy English, Walton High School

On Thursday, May 5, Walton High School's Koleman Truett and Danny Hicks signed their official commitments to play football at the collegiate level.  Koleman, pictured on the left with his mother, signed with Ave Maria University, and Danny, pictured on the right with his mother, signed with Huntingdon College.  Standing behind the boys are Coach Stephens and Principal Russell Hughes.  Congratulations, Koleman and Danny!