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Walton County received an award from the Broadband Communities magazine in recognition for collaboration between education and county agencies to have fiber run throughout the county.

Submitted by Krisy Spence, Maude Saunders Elementary School

Maude Saunders fifth graders welcomed special guest Judge Kelvin Wells last week.  Judge Wells spoke to the students as part of the Justice Teaching Program.  

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!  

 

On Sunday, May 1st, Rosemary Beach Foundation presented the 5th Annual Music in Pictures awards ceremony.  The event celebrated arts in education and honored the medalists of the 2016 juried art contest.  The Paxton School students who received an award are listed below. 

Whitney Stewart  – Medalist, Scotlyn Jones – Medalist, Riley Reeves – Medalist, Harmony Heitger – Medalist, Emily Wilson – Medalist, Gracelyn Jones – Judges’ Award, Payton Darby – Best in Show Elementary, Zoie Geohagan – Best in Show High School

 *not pictured: Shelby Taylor  – Judges’ Award