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The Walton County School District is proud to recognize former Walton High School alumni, college and NFL football player turned teacher and high school administrator, Dexter McNabb, during Black History Month.

Dexter Eugene McNabb (born July 9, 1969) is an American former college and professional football player who was a fullback in the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons during the 1990s. McNabb played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Green Bay Packers and the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL.

McNabb was born in DeFuniak Springs, Florida. He attended Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs, and played high school football for the Walton Braves. McNabb is the father of two children, Matthew McNabb and Alivia McNabb.

McNabb accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Galen Hall and coach Steve Spurrier's Florida Gators football teams from 1988 to 1991.During McNabb's senior season in 1991, the Gators won their first official Southeastern Conference (SEC) football championship.

The Green Bay Packers selected McNabb in the fifth round (119th pick overall) of the 1992 NFL Draft, and he played for the Packers for two seasons from 1992 to 1993.After a year away from the NFL, he spent the 1995 season with the Philadelphia Eagles. McNabb played in thirty-three regular season NFL games, mainly as a blocking fullback for the Packers and Eagles, and received few carries.

After his NFL career was over, McNabb returned to Gainesville and graduated from the University of Florida with bachelor's degree in sociology in 2003. In 2010, he finished his Master's Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Master of Science (Administrative Leadership) and became associate principal at Pulaski High School in Pulaski, Wisconsin. McNabb previously worked as an administrator for at-risk students at West De Pere High School in West De Pere, Wisconsin, where he also served as an assistant football coach and Head girls' track and field coach for the West De Pere Phantoms. During the 2013- present school year, McNabb is serving as the associate principal of Green Bay West High School.

Mr. McNabb is pictured here with his brothers, Edward Robinson and Myrick Anderson, also graduates of Walton Senior High.

Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe.

The WHS TV production classes toured the WJHG studio in Panama City Beach today. We learned a lot about what goes on behind the scenes and met many experienced staff members that detailed what goes into a professional news broadcast. We even got a chance to view and be a part of their live 11:00 show (see link below). Thank you to everyone at WJHG for making this an unforgettable experience for our students.

http://www.wjhg.com/content/news/Walton-High-School-tours-our-studio-414115143.html

Submitted by Christy English.

Congratulations to the WHS Academic Team who recently completed an unprecedented 4th consecutive year of undefeated competition!  2016-2017 team members include Hayden Clemmons; Seth Mosley; Evan Cowie; Kier Teves; Jimmy Franklin; Logan Green; Brie Anna Arke; Anthony Elio; Tanner Grey; Brandi Spicer; Billy Hubbard; Griffon Murphy; Katelyn Lloyd; and Belle Lloyd.  

Three Walton High team members qualified this year for the six-person Walton County School District state academic team that will compete in the state tournament held in April at Disney World.  Those three students are Evan Cowie, Kier Teves, and Griffon Murphy.

Congratulations again to these students and their advisor, Mr. Glen Harrison!

Submitted by Christy English.

WCSD Observes President's Day

February 14, 2017

Just a reminder - All Walton County School District Schools and Offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017, in observance of President's Day. Students and Staff will return on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Submitted by Donna Honish.
Congratulations to South Walton High School students Isabella Carvalho and Ansley Daniels. Both ladies won second place in the Earth and Environmental category of the Regional Science Fair. Ansley was chosen as an alternate to the state competition. Submitted by Barbara Stratton.
Students enjoyed a night of science experiments and exploration with a planetarium, live animal presentation, crime scene investigation room and human body escape room. Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither.
Congratulations to all of our Okaloosa-Walton Regional Science Fair winners! Jared Heady (pictured) from Walton Middle School is going to participate in this year's State Science Fair in Lakeland, Fl. His project title is "Invasive Plants vs. Oil Spills," category: Junior Earth and Environmental Sciences.
 
Thank you all for your participation and hard work!
 
Middle School Placements:
Emerald Coast Middle
• Cody Ryles-Endres
• Iuliana Paval
• Keeley Mears
Walton Middle
• Jared Heady - STATE
Paxton
• Emily Wilson
High School Placements:
Paxton
• Zachary Wilson/Tristan Petty
South Walton
• Ansley Daniel
• Isabella Carvalho
Special Awards:
William and Caroline Herschel Award in Astronomy: Anthony Elio, Billy Hubbard - Walton High
National Defense Association Award: William Tusa - South Walton
Air Force: William Tusa - South Walton
Submitted by Crystal Appel.