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Congratulations to our Tropicana speech winners!

Pictured from left to right:

Grady Campbell (5th grade) 1st place

Gabrielle Higgins (5th grade) 2nd place

Melody Aguayo-Martinez (5th grade) 3rd place

Levi Elmore (4th grade) 1st place

Emery Hagan (4th grade) 2nd place

Kylie Glass (4th grade) 3rd place

Submitted by Elizabeth Gaither

West DeFuniak Elementary’s Hat Day fundraiser was a success! All proceeds go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The Pennies for Patients campaign runs through the end of November and students are working toward a school goal of $2,000.00. Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

The Superintendent and Walton County School Board Members recognized and presented the Freeport High School Girls Volleyball Team for Honorable Sportsmanship with a resolution. Mr. Hope introduced the Freeport High Girls Volleyball Team that was in attendance; Catherine Meyer, Coach, Katherine Deems, Assistant Coach, Monica Morgan, Freshman, and Isabella Guardia, Freshman. The Resolution was read by Chairperson Jason Catalano. The Freeport Girls Volleyball Team were competing on Thursday, September 22, 2016 against Bozeman High School from Panama City, Florida, during the game an medical emergency occurred with one of the Bozeman Team members. The Coaches and Freeport High Girls Volleyball Team showed outstanding and honorable sportsmanship and character in the time of crisis. Photo courtesy of DeFuniak Herald Beach Breeze. Submitted by Laura Smith.
Congratulations to these two amazing ECTC employees. Theresa Bolton (left) and April Chambless (right) have been chosen as ECTC’s Teacher of the year (Theresa) and Educational Support Person of the year (April). We are very proud to have them on our team. Submitted by Carol Rothgeb/FB.

Congratulations to Ms. Gwen Wright who was selected Teacher of the Year by her co-workers at Van R. Butler Elementary School!  Submitted by Tammy Smith.

Students at West DeFuniak Elementary were thrilled to welcome guest author, Julie Smith today! Ms. Smith shared her entertaining book, "Bugs in My Breakfast" while teaching a variety of new vocabulary words. Ms. Smith is a long-time educator in Walton County. She encouraged students to pursue their dreams, because one day their dreams may become a reality just like her dream did! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.