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Third grade students at West Defuniak Elementary learned about the states of matter by making Root Beer Floats. They enjoyed making a tasty treat that contained a solid, a liquid, and a gas! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.

Congratulations to the following WHS students for meeting the 25 Book Challenge requirement of at least seven books for the 1st quarter.   Students were treated to a party on the patio (including pizza, snacks, and music) on Friday, October 14, followed by free time in the gym.


9th grade:
Raegan Clardy
Cheyenne Cordle
Tia Harknett
Laura Smith
Gabriell Wiggins

 

10th grade:
Sabreena Bentley
Katelyn Lloyd
Shannon Mackenstein
Lucas Myers
Miranda Willis

11th grade:
Natalie Allred
Trinity West-Ciappio
Paige Howell
Clay Lemay
Darien Mason
Hannah Mays
Brittany Nobles
Rachel Smith

 

12th grade:
Maddy Bramel
Kyle Burch
Hayden Clemmons
James Coffman
Latayia Gregg
Skylar Hagan
Anthony King
Emma Kuykendall
Amante' Tolbert

Submitted by Christy English

Orlando, FL (October 14, 2016) – Music education is strong and thriving in Walton County, where two elementary school students have been accepted for participation in one of two All-State elementary music ensembles. Students selected attend Van R. Butler Elementary and Freeport Elementary Schools. These students will perform with the FMEA All-State Elementary Chorus or Orff Ensemble in Tampa, January 13, 2017 at the Tampa Convention Center.  These students were chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive audition process among over 875 elementary students from all across Florida.  Congratulations to Ella Ekenseair (Butler, 4th grade, Chorus) and Savannah Smith (Freeport, 4th grade, Orff Ensemble). The students’ teachers, Mrs. Rebecca Austin and Ms. Angela Saltsman, are members of the Florida Music Educators Association and the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association.  Submitted by Nancy Currie - FES.

The Marching Braves traveled to Fort Walton Beach on Saturday, October 15, to compete in the Emerald Coast Marching Classic, hosted by the Choctawhatchee High School Band. This is the first time the Braves have participated in this event - one that features the best bands in the Panhandle and is also a qualifier for the State Marching Band Competition in St. Petersburg, FL.

 

The Marching Braves competed in class AA, where they not only received Straight Superior Ratings for the 4th time this season but were awarded Best in Class Guard, Best in Class Band, and First Place in class AA. The band also qualified to participate in the FL State Marching Competition with an overall score of 81.

 

The band will be traveling to Arnold HS on Saturday, Oct 22, for the annual Marching Performance Assessment. The Marching Braves will perform at 4:30 p.m. The band will finish their season on October 29, where they will compete at Theodore HS in Theodore, AL. The performance will be at 2:00 p.m.

 

Awesome job, Marching Braves!

Submitted by Christy English.

Congratulations to Noah Majors for qualifying at the district golf tournament.  He now advances to regionals, which will be held Tuesday, October 18, in Sandestin. Submitted by Christy English.

WHS Veterans Day Program

October 14, 2016

Walton High School will host the 5th annual Veterans Day program in the auditorium on Thursday, November 10, during 6th period (1:20 p.m.).   All veterans and their families are cordially invited to attend this special program. Submitted by Christy English.